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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 >>

Latest News

Roxy and Larry

In Memory of Roxy

Roxy left us for the Rainbow Bridge last night. We could paraphrase, but we think it comes best from her foster parents who have spent the last few weeks with her ...
Front of Rescue T-Shirt

Limited Edition T-Shirt

You can’t buy love … but you sure can rescue it! Don’t we know it? We are having a special-edition, limited-run online sale of this awesome shirt. We hope to sell at least 30 by Oct. 10 to ensure printing and delivery for our JRT Friends & Family Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign

Calling all adopted parents! There's no doubt, we have had some fabulous Happy Tails over the years. Now let's share them for a chance to win a grant for the rescues!

In Memory of Jackson

We are all a bit stunned tonight as we say goodbye to Jackson tonight. This sweet man--who had been through so much the past couple of months--left us for the Rainbow Bridge this morning ... and took a little piece of us with him.

We Have a Winner!

They don't call her Boudica, the Warrior Queen for nothing! She came, she saw, and in the final hours of our first Year of the Jack Calendar Photo Contest, she "conquered" the top fundraising spot! This beautiful senior will now be the featured photo on our calendar cover and have her own month inside. She'll also be bringing home a lot of toys and treats with a PetSmart gift card.
Dad and Octavia, playing in the pool

In Memory of Octavia

It's never easy to say goodbye to the dogs we've loved ... even after we've said goodbye once before. Octavia may have moved almost 350 miles away from us last year, but we she always remained--and will remain--a part of our rescue family.

JRT Brew Nights

SAVE THE DATES: Live in Atlanta? Want to sample craft beers from a couple of our most-awesome local breweries? Oh … and … want to help Jack Russells while doing so? Boy, are you in luck! We will be hosting two brew/social nights this fall.
Year of the Jack Calendar Contest

Get Those Entries/Votes In!

There's only two weeks left in the Year of the Jack Calendar photo contest! This is typically the time when votes start to heat up, so be sure to get your entry in, in time to solicit votes.

Update on Roxy

We never like these updates, but, unfortunately, it is a part of rescue and, inevitably, the cycle of life as we know it. We have confirmed what we knew to be a possibility when Roxy first arrived from the kill shelter in June: She may not have long with us.


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.


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


“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.”


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


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