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About Us

About Us

We began several years ago as a Mom and Pop organization as an agent/foster for Rotten Russell’s Rescue Ranch … Read more >>

Ready to adopt?

We have a wonderfully motley group of terriers in all shapes, sizes and dispositions – all looking for their forever homes. Meet the dogs >>

Jennifer and Milo

Join Our Family

If you can’t adopt right now, you can still make a difference in a dog’s life. We are always in need of donations and volunteers. Get involved >>

Happy Tails

We have been blessed with hundreds of adoptions over the years. Here are just a few of those wonderful happy tails. Get happy >>

Dog Blog

Dog Blog

Find out the latest poop from the JRT ranch. We also encourage joining us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Get the Poop >>

Without Donna and the GA JRT family, we would never have found a dog like Carson.  Their commitment to rescuing, rehabilitating, and genuinely helping their dogs learn to trust again is a gift to all of us, and we feel lucky to be a part of the always-expanding family.

Lily & Mike Goldstein

” Penny is a delight. I can’t imagine our life without her … Thank you, Mama Donna, for saving this girl for us!”

Joy Cauthen

“I’m so thankful to everyone at rescue who worked together to save and care for Fancy to give her a second chance in our home. I am so blessed to be part of this amazing group and to be able to work with these wonderful dogs – and people – everyday.”

Jeana Nolen

“We will never be able to thank Donna and the rescue enough for saving these 2 precious babies for us!”

Janeen Langley

Latest News


Hannah: Still Looking for Love

We recently posted Hannah's profile and an urgent request to find a new foster or forever home for her. It's been a week, and we are still avidly searching for the "right" person for her.
Walking the Jack Pack

Walk for a Dog

Download the Walk for a Dog app for your iPhone or Android phone and start racking up donations for the rescues today!

Team Russell ... Hustles

It was another busy weekend at the ranch with most members of Team Russell ... well ... doing the hustle - securing kennels, walking dogs, bathing and grooming the pups, mowing the acreage, you name it! Live in the Atlanta area and want to join the fun? We'd love to have you! Please, complete our volunteer application.

Bunny Hops to Foster

Call her what you will (we still have to refer to her as Bunny as she is listed and linked everywhere under that name on our networks), Bunny is a pint-sized package of playfulness. She was recently spayed and is now living the good life in her fabulous foster home; the same fosters who shared their first-time experience with Jessie, who is now living the good life.
I Am Ernie - The Mighty Snake Killer

Ernie: The Mighty Snake Killer

If you follow our Facebook page, you already know this week was a bit of a stressful one for all of us … especially little Ernie. On Sunday night, Donna heard Ernie barking up a storm. He’s a laidback kind of guy, so she knew something was wrong. She walked up to discover a Copperhead had made its way into Ernie’s kennel, and they were both bowed up at one another. Yikes!
Happy National Dog Day

Happy National Dog Day

Happy National Dog Day! Eli, Elanor and Team Russell wish you and your pups a wonderful day. Celebrate the canine way!

Be the Change Campaign

It’s been awhile since we’ve ran a campaign, so … it’s time again! We’re kicking off our “Be the Change” campaign tonight for the next few weeks to share all of the ways you can help make a change in the life of a rescue dog. It ranges everything from sharing posts or voting online, to taking a dog into your home permanently. Every part you play makes a difference in the lives of our dogs, so we want to share that and encourage others to help “be the change,” too.
Researching Rescue Applications

Soapbox Rant: Those Pesky Adoption Policies

All right, folks, time for a not-so-quick soapbox statement. (Hops up with megaphone) Many of you already know this spew by heart, so maybe it will be a good "share" for others who might not. We want to address some questions that continue to pop up in interviews, emails and on our social media sites. We know there have been countless articles written about this subject, both from the "be-a-stickler" to the "don't-run-off-people" points of view, so here's our stance on things. We try to take a middle ground whenever possible, but we simply will not when it jeopardizes the well-being of our dogs.