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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

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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 Goldstein

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

Joy Cauthen

“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 Nolen

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

Janeen Langley

Latest News

Researching Rescue Applications

Soapbox Rant: Those Pesky Adoption Policies

All right, folks, time for a not-so-quick soapbox statement. (Hops up with megaphone) Many of you already know this spew by heart, so maybe it will be a good "share" for others who might not. We want to address some questions that continue to pop up in interviews, emails and on our social media sites. We know there have been countless articles written about this subject, both from the "be-a-stickler" to the "don't-run-off-people" points of view, so here's our stance on things. We try to take a middle ground whenever possible, but we simply will not when it jeopardizes the well-being of our dogs.

Jessie: It's the Little Things

Jessie has been in foster care for a few weeks now ... and her mom is keeping a journal we just love. She's still available for adoption and, as you can see, is going to make someone an amazing forever dog. She's loving, patient, funny, laidback and sweet as all honey ...
Team Russell at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Adoption Event

On Saturday, Whole Foods Market Buckhead tried something new and inventive and invited us out for an adoption event. They set us up in a high-profile spot for our dogs to meet and greet visitors as they entered and exited their busy location. Suffice it to say, it turned out fantastic!
Hacienda del Mar

Win a Condo in Cabo for the Dogs

If you weren't able to make it to our June fundraiser and bid on the condos in Cabo San Lucas, here's your chance to one-up both of those offers with a 7-night stay (September 20-27, 2014) in a Presidential Suite Condo at Hacienda del Mar.
Jessie in Foster

Jessie: A First-Time Foster Experience

Fostering a rescue dog is about much more than just taking a dog into your home. It's about teaching a rescue dog how to live in a home. Some dogs' situations are more challenging than others, especially the ones who have spent most of or their entire lives living outdoors--in the backyard or in breeding kennels. And then there are other dogs who just leap into your arms and are ready to adjust to and learn everything. Jessie is the latter.