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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

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Latest News

Floyd and Larry
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Goodnight, Pretty Boy Floyd

Floyd was so amazing to so many people. His story was truly one of triumph over tragedy. No matter what happened to him, he was "all Terrier" and determined to overcome anything and be the JRT he was born to be.
Hanging in the hammock with Mom
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Emily Goes Home

We had so much going on last weekend, we didn’t want this awesome news to get buried in the other stuff. We casually mentioned it on a photo of her at vol day, but here’s the official scoop — Emily, now known as Twiggy, has gone home!
Yes, we HAD to do it ... Stanley Cup style ...
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Give a lot? Wag-a-Lot!

Mama Donna received an award and grant for the dogs last year for "giving a lot" from WAG-A-LOT. She wanted to pick up the award in person, but given her work and rescue schedule, that just didn't happen until one of our vols picked it up for her a couple of weeks ago. She insisted that members of the team (some of us ran) be in the photo with her. It's because of everyone in this photo and many, many more, that we continue to do what we do everyday for the dogs.
Christian Stone shooting video
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Spring Vol Day

Saturday’s Spring Vol Day was sensational! The winter wraps “flew” (sometimes literally) off the kennels quickly, leaving a lot of time for volunteers to spend with dogs, walking, playing, teaching commands/agility, and, most importantly, just giving them some TLC while they wait for new homes.
Lorelee and Eddie, "hooking up" (just noses) again after both leaving rescue. wink emoticon He was facing a life-or-death issue not too long ago over a horrific hernia surgery, from which he has recovered 110% (thanks to your donations and support). She was a former breeder dog and didn't trust men. They hit it off immediately at rescue ... They were happy to see one another again today ... then he hit on her sister, Chloe, and well ... Men! (Just kidding)
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A Celebration for Eli

several members of our Team Russell volunteer team decided to pack up our adopted dogs and head out to the rescue to celebrate the lives of the dogs we just lost, plus the new lives these rescues have found, thanks to Eli (and Eleanor’s) legacy.
Eli and Mama Donna
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Goodbye to Our Rock Star

Tributes to our rescues who cross to the Rainbow Bridge are never easy to write, but this one, by far, has been the hardest. We said goodbye to our beloved rock star, Eli, today after a battle with lung cancer.
Penelope at the dog park with the gang
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Penelope Goes Home

Guess who has “left the building” … and won’t be coming back … Miss Penelope! She joins a fabulous family of former GA JRT rescues, including Pumpkin, Susie and Chuckie.
Odie
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An Ode to Odie

You came into our lives and left so quickly, Odie. We knew you were never quite comfortable, but hope we did what we could to make you be, sweetheart.

Testimonials

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

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