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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

Sweet Cream Donation

Sweet Dreams are Made of This

We just wanted to give a very special shout out to Sweet Cream Co. of Columbia, South Carolina. They recently surprised us with an amazing donation check of $315 for the sales of their doggie pops in March and April.
Gayle and Barkley

Foster to Adopt? Our fave opp!

Our little lamb Barkley has moved from his medical foster home to his new (possibly permanent) foster home. Yay! For those wondering if fostering before adoption is a possibility, absolutely! We actually prefer this route to adoption. It’s a great experience for the dogs and the adopters all around.
There were so many great items in this year's silent auction -- all donated by wonderful sponsors with all proceeds going to the dogs.

Another Fabulous Fundraiser!

Last night was our 3rd Annual Paw Over Some Jack and Chow Down fundraiser, our “big” fundraiser with Chap's Chow Rescue at Plants Creative Landscapes' warehouse in Decatur. Thank you to everyone who came out (despite the heat) to support the rescues. Everyone was having such a great time, we even went beyond our usual 9 o’clock cutoff time. Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers and, of course, attendees for making this another great year that went to the dogs … literally!
Sponsor Card - Tucker Pet Supply

Fundraiser Fun Saturday Night

Join us for our 3rd annual fundraiser for Chap’s Chow Rescue and Georgia Jack Russell Rescue, Adoption & Sanctuary this Saturday, June 13, in Decatur. It's an event not to be missed! Food, drinks, live music, silent auction, raffles, wine wall and cool giveaways.
I WILL get that lure next time!

JRT Fun Day in May

What a fabulous JRT Fun Day we had at the ranch Saturday with the Dogwood Jack Russell Terrier Club. All of the dogs (including some of our current and former rescues) had a blast participating in the lure course, steeplechase and barn hunt activities. Thanks to everyone for making it such a fabulous time.
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.


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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