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About Us

About Us

We began several years ago as a Mom and Pop organization as an agent/foster  … 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 >>

Our Videos

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’Read

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

’Joy’Read

“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’Read

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

’Janeen’Read

Latest News

Maxie relaxing in cabin

Get Cabin Fever with Your Canine

Want to escape to the Great Smoky Mountains for a couple of nights with your dog(s)? Even better, want to do it for the possible price of a $5 donation, which goes directly to the rescue? Well, here's your opportunity! We are thrilled to announce the return of our annual cabin raffle. A couple of our amazing volunteers/supporters are once again donating a two-night stay at their luxury cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Team Russell takes 3rd!

Team Russell Takes 3rd

Congrats, Team Russell, on taking third place the corn hole tournament! $1,000 for the rescue! It was some tough competition, but Brad and Wonder Donna pulled us through to the semifinals. Woohoo!
Saving Pets Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge?

Are you up for a Challenge? On May 4, CrowdRise will kick off a special fundraising challenge for animal shelters/rescues and other groups focused on benefiting companion animals. They are giving away a $50k(!) grant for the team who raises the most during the challenge, which ends June 5. There are also offering incredibly generous grants for second-fifth places, as well as bonus challenges and prizes along the way that total over $25K. Holy vet-bills-paid, Batman!
Team Russell with Dogly's Jane Turner and Joe Wilkinson

JRT Fun Day

What an absolutely fabulous day yesterday was at the Rescue Ranch. Team Russell showed up bright and early to prepare for a day full of special guests and festivities.
Eli and Elanor

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the rescue gang! All of these cuties are available for foster, adoption and/or sponsorship. Visit Our Dogs Page to learn more about each one.
Russell Madness moviegoers

Russell Madness

We had a wonderful morning at the #RussellMadness screening at Atlantic Station. We are so thankful to Fandango Family for inviting us to attend this special event to educate moviegoers about Jack Russells and spread the word about rescue. We met lots of wonderful families, savvy dog parents/bloggers and, of course, the lovely host, Mara Davis. We didn’t have a chance to watch the movie, but we heard it was great. It releases on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD on March 10. Check it out!
Smooch a Pooch flyer

Smooch a Pooch Event

The kissing booth is back! Come meet some of our rescues ... and get a smooch from a pooch for a small donation to rescue!
Buddy at home

Buddy Goes Home

Let’s kick of the weekend on a high note—Buddy has gone home!
Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Georgia Jack Russell Rescue

Pampered Chef Fundraiser

Want to pamper yourself in the kitchen and help the rescues? Now you can! Join us between now and 11pm Jan. 23 in our Pampered Chef Online Fundraiser for the rescue. Together, we can make a difference! Order Pampered Chef products through the Fundraiser Catalog Show and up to 15% of total sales will go towards our cause. Plus, an extra $3 is contributed from every show booked from the event.
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