If you are considering giving up ownership
of a terrier, we offer you the
Contact the breeder of your terrier.
Responsible breeders will take a dog
back if the placement does not work out.
Contact St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue at
bio and pictures of your terrier may be
listed on their web site for possible
the shelter and rescue links for rescue
sites in your area that might accept
have and contact their Rescue sites
Contact Russell Refuge in Rhinebeck NY (russellrefuge.org)
ask them to check their extensive
database for shelter openings.
Put an ad in the paper to sell or give
away your terrier
St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue is
accepting terriers only under extreme
emergency conditions at this time.
Foster facilities are very limited.
St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue has been
the hub for rescue activities
across the Midwest for
the Jack Russell since 1998. Many dogs have found
their “forever home” with our help over the years.
Unlike other breeds, nearly all of the dogs in Rescue
are there because their owners did not understand the
unique needs and temperament of this little fireball!
Our first goal is education. Often
the problems that lead to a decision to give a dog up
to Rescue can be solved and the dog can stay with it’s
family. But, if a terrier does finally need to be
given up, we always try to keep it with its family
until we can find a new owner, just to minimize the
emotional impact on the dog. And frankly because we have
very few foster families that can provide temporary
homes, volunteers are always welcome to become foster
parents for a Jack Russell in need of an interim home.
Emergency rescue cases. Any cases that are
considered emergencies, or require
immediate physical surrender of the dog are taken
and placed in foster homes or in our facilities here
at Blackburn Kennel in Franklin County, Missouri.
All dogs available for adoption are in good health, up-to-date on all shots and spayed or neutered.
adoption fee is required for all adoptions.
A few general guidelines.
These guidelines help determine which dogs can be
taken into Rescue and how adoptions are determined.
Our most important rule is that we cannot take a dog
into Rescue that has bitten people. We will always
review the particular circumstances to apply this
rule, but if there is an official record of the bite,
such as with law enforcement, animal control or a
hospital emergency room, we cannot modify this
For adoptions, a large fenced yard is a must for your
terrier. We typically do not place dogs with families
having children under six years of age, or with
lifestyles that can not accommodate the high mental
and physical exercise needs of the Jack Russell.
You can take a short test to determine
if your home and lifestyle are right for a Jack
Russell. Visit this site to take the “Interactive
St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue is affiliated with
Russell Rescue. Inc., and Missouri Earthdogs Rescue,
and we also work with Jack Russell Rescue
organizations throughout the United States.
You can see which dogs are available
for adoption at our Petfinder web site at:
St. Louis Jack Russell Rescue.
Here are two "special needs"
terriers looking for homes.
The Jack Russell Terrier Club of America
Russell Rescue, Inc.
Russell Refuge, Inc.
We always need volunteers to serve as
foster homes, and any support you can offer would also
be very much appreciated and put to good use.