Surrendering a Dog
Although our mission is to help re-home Jack Russells, it is just as important to us to educate as many people as possible and keep dogs out of shelters and rescues and where they belong — in homes with their families.
You may think that you’re doing “the best thing” for your dog by finding him or her a home that “has more time for him” or “can give him the home he deserves.” In actuality, most dogs are better off remaining in the home they know and love, if their owners can provide 15 minutes a day of attention, a safe environment, food and water.
Did you find a dog without a tag?
- Many pets lose their collars when they have gotten lost, but many have been microchipped. Take him/her to your or a local vet or animal shelter. They can scan him/her to see if they can locate the owner.
- If a dog is running lose, contact your county animal shelter. Rescues do not have legal rights to pick up dogs. Dogs are considered property and we would literally be stealing if we took them without the owner’s permission.
Did you get your dog from a breeder?
- If yes, contact your breeder. Most reputable breeders will offer a contract in which they will accept the dog back if it doesn’t work out.
Did you get your dog from a rescue organization?
- If yes, contact them. Most rescues will offer a contract in which they will accept the dog back if it doesn’t work out.
New baby in the family?
- Learn how to be parents to both and avoid issues of “jealousy” and aggression.
- There are plenty of places that will accept pets. For a full list, visit People With Pets
Don’t have enough time for your dog?
- Although Jacks do require a little more exercise than other breeds, a mere 15 minutes of one-on-one time has been proven to keep dogs healthy, happy and well-adjusted. Whether it’s going for a walk or just relaxing and watching TV, those 15 minutes a day can help both of you reduce stress and add years to your lives … and no one has to lose their home.
Please note, our main focus is to help dogs in Georgia’s kill shelters. They are the greatest at-risk dogs, and the shelters here are always full with Terriers. They must be our priority. We are a small rescue and only have volunteer transports, so driving to other states to pick up a surrender is not an option for us.
We do, however, know of several other wonderful Jack Russell rescues outside of Georgia, including: