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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 GoldsteinRead More >>

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

Joy CauthenRead more >>

“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 NolenRead more >>

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

Janeen LangleyRead More >>

Latest News

Doggie Palooza

Doggone Fun at Doggie Palooza

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What a great day we had at Doggie Palooza yesterday! The weather was awesome, and it was great meeting so many new people and watching all the events. Thanks to everyone for coming out and stopping by our booth. Some awesome folks even “borrowed” Ruby and Eddie to parade as show dogs!
Isabella 3-Day

Izzy Supports the 3-Day Walk

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Former GA JRT Isabella (aka Izzy) showed up with her (own) mama Donna to welcome and thank weary walkers at the halfway/lunch mark today and “high paw” them on their commitment to the cure. The mere sight of her in her cute hat and pink T-shirt lit up so many faces ... and so many flashes! Expect to see her all over the Internet. Way to inspire, sweet girl!
Renny

Renny Goes Home

Leslye came to rescue on Sunday with her eye on this wild but wonderful, ball-loving boy. She wanted another dog to teach flyball. It was a match made in immediate heaven as they immediate hit it off, playing in the field! He also warmed right up to his new brothers, Jet and Rex. It's a win for everyone.
Sparky

Sparky Goes Home

Police officer Heather, her mom, and her “Teagle” mix Sadie drove all the way from Mississippi to speed date with our rescue boys on Sunday. They were all very open to whomever Sadie picked, but she and Sparky hit it off immediately. They spent a lot of time in the field with him, getting to know him and making sure it was a fit, but Sadie had made up her mind. “The boy is mine!”
Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry Goes Home ... Forever

It's another Sunday at rescue. Poop is getting scooped, water bowls are getting refreshed, and dogs are being walked. But there's something that none of us can ignore: That empty kennel. It's the first one we all see when we pull up to rescue; the one that housed Dirty Harry, who was notorious for welcoming everyone in his own way. He loved some folks; he warned away others. Whatever he did, however, he was Dirty Harry.
Julie

Julie Goes Home

Sweet, sweet Julie … oh, how we barely knew ye … Julie and her sister, Ruby, were born into foster care in late July. They spent the majority of those formative weeks with their beautiful mama, Gracie, before coming to rescue last weekend to be put up for adoption. With hours, this precious baby found her forever home!
Floyd with fake shades

Floyd's New Outlook on Life

Sometimes we invite our online family to join us on difficult surgical decisions and ask for prayers … and sometimes we just have to make those difficult decisions and follow through. That happened recently with Floyd when both of his eyes had to be removed.
Eddie After Surgery

Eddie's Successful Surgery

Our brave Eddie boy is back home at rescue and doing very well following his perineal hernia surgery last week … almost too well, in fact! He is his happy-go-luck self, ready to play and explore. Thank you for all of the support, prayers and donations.
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We're Now on Instagram!

You asked, we listened. It's overdue, but you can now find and follow us on Instagram! This is one more wonderful way for us (and our supporters) to share our dogs visually and help them find their forever homes. We soft-launched on Friday and, thanks to some fantastic fist-bumps from fabulous folks like ginny_jrt, we now have more than 400 followers! Check it out!