Why Jack Russell Terrier?

Jack Russell Terrier are simply the breed that we, as volunteers, connect with. Every family has a different lifestyle that needs to fit with the personality of dogs in their care. Jack Russell Terrier are high energy, loving, and very smart dogs. They are generally good with children, although puppies can be VERY rambunctious and inadvertently difficult to deal with around small children. Jack Russell Terriers are good swimmers, loving and extremely caring puppies due to their high level of intelligence and their smart nature. Please be sure that a Jack Russell Terrier is right for you before deciding to go in for one of our pups.

What is the personality of a Jack Russell Terrier?
Jack Russell Terrier are highly energetic dogs. They are playful and loyal. Although Jack Russell Terrier were originally bred as working
dogs, they make the perfect family pet. One trait that all Jack Russell Terrier have in common is their playfulness. Whether they’re puppies or in their senior years, They possess a youthful exuberance that is unmatched by any other breed of dog. Jack Russell Terrier have the natural ability to make their masters smile and fill a household with fun and laughter.

Where do they come from?
The Jack Russell Terrier that are currently in our foster homes come from several sources, but most commonly we are contacted by local animal shelters. With the overwhelming number of dogs and cats that end up at shelters, they simply cannot save them all. We also are contacted directly by owners who no longer can properly care for their dog and have decided to find them another home. We occasionally are contacted by good Samaritans that have found or rescued a Jack Russell Terrier and we take over from there.

Why did someone disown the dog?
We have heard many reasons for someone needing to re-home their Jack Russell Terrier. Examples are financial hardship, new baby, dog has behavioral issues, uneducated about Jack Russell Terrier care needs, energy level or time commitment of a new dog.

What is a foster parent?
A foster parent is one of the most selfless people in the world. They open up their homes and their hearts to a Jack Russell Terrier in need and get them healthy enough to be adopted to their forever homes.

How can I become a volunteer?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact us.

Are the Jack Russell Terrier healthy?
Before leaving our care, our dogs are healthy to the best of our vet’s knowledge. They receive a heart-worm test and if positive are cured of them. They are spayed or neutered and have received a full set of immunizations. Our dogs are also provided monthly heart-worm and flea preventative while in our care. Their vet records will be provided for you upon adoption.

How long does a Jack Russell Terrier stay with its foster parent?
It depends on the Jack Russell Terrier. Those that come in with heart-worms have an extensive recovery period, usually lasting a month. Some dogs just stay a few days if there is enough interest in them.

Do Jack Russell Terrier drool?
Most of them are not chronic droolers. Some do drool when anticipating food, and they may get frothy when playing hard.