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Willie / 4 years old / Male / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Willie
Male
Star / 7 years old / Female / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Star
Female
Sparks II / 6 years old / Male / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Sparks II
Male
Scooby / 9 years old / Male / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Scooby
Male
Rocky 3 / 6 years old / Male / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Rocky 3
Male
Pilot / 3 years old / Male / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Pilot
Male
Kimbo / 5 years old / Male / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Kimbo
Male
Jetro / 8 years old / Male / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Jetro
Male
James Brown / 2 years old / Male / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
James Brown
Male
Cricket / 1.5 years old / Female / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Cricket
Female
Charley / 6 years old / Male / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Charley
Male
Billie / 5 years old / Female / Rhinebeck, NY / Rescue Terrier
Billie
Female

Adopt A Jack Russell Terrier

Beyond the gate, in a world of its own, lies our little kennel - a refuge for unwanted Jack Russell Terriers that come from shelters or homes where they are no longer welcome. It is a place of peace and understanding, offering the opportunity to heal from the traumas imposed on them simply for being what they are.

We have many dogs here at the Refuge that are not pictured. We may have the perfect dog for you! If you are interested in the possible adoption of a terrier, please complete an on-line adoption application. Do not be shy about adding additional comments. It will help us to get to know you better. Our goal is to place terriers in happy, forever homes where the adopting party and dogs are both winners. Thank you for considering a Refuge Jack Russell Terrier!

We have posted several terriers that are not housed at the Refuge. These courtesy listing terriers can be adopted using the same adoption process for Refuge terriers.

Display:     Jack Russell Terriers: 12
 
Billie, 5 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Billie
Sex:Female
Age:5 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Available
Not recommended for homes with other dogs Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Billie

Billie is he smartest dog here and does not miss anything. She aims to play hard, but loves to outsmart you and thumb her little paws up while showing off.
Click for more detailed information about Billie
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Charley, 6 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Charley
Sex:Male
Age:6 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Available
Not recommended for homes with young children Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Charley

I am partial to male dogs. They seem to be 100% loyal and that describes my Charley to a T. Charley came to us from a shelter and spent the winter in the house with me and my terriers. He got along with all my dogs but is selective about who he likes.
Click for more detailed information about Charley
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Cricket, 1.5 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Cricket
Sex:Female
Age:1.5 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:White/tan
Available
Not recommended for homes with young children Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Cricket

Cricket is a 1.5 year old girl JRT. She is spayed and UTD on her vaccines, and in good health. She is okay with other dogs but tends to be a resource guarder with her prized possessions!
Click for more detailed information about Cricket
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
James Brown, 2 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
James Brown
Sex:Male
Age:2 years
Coat:Rough
Color:White/tan
Available
Not recommended for homes with young children Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for James Brown

James Brown is a 2 year boy JRT who is neutered and UTD on vaccines, and in good health. James Brown is missing a part of one ear but he is still adorable. He is very friendly and loves people and is good with other dogs, too.
Click for more detailed information about James Brown
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Jetro, 8 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Jetro
Sex:Male
Age:8 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Tri-color
Available
Not recommended for homes with other dogs Not recommended for homes with young children Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Jetro

Here is what we call a "Golden Dog". Handsome, house trained, friendly to all people, eight yrs old, well mannered. Jetro came to us with his person from Czechoslovakia who was moving to live with her with her daughter and her family.
Click for more detailed information about Jetro
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Kimbo, 5 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Kimbo
Sex:Male
Age:5 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Black/white
Available
Not recommended for homes with other dogs Not recommended for homes with young children Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Kimbo

Kimbo is a 5 yr old, black/white, smooth coat Jack mix. He is a sweet/kind dog who needs to learn what it is to be a house dog He will be better as an only dog. He would do best with a fenced yard where he can play with his toys and get to run around.
Click for more detailed information about Kimbo
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
Pilot, 3 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Pilot
Sex:Male
Age:3 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Available
Not recommended for homes with other dogs Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Pilot

Young male JR we named Pilot. Could be a mix. Good natured. These small dogs are preyed upon by large dogs and often killed by them. They are also poisoned, shot, or otherwise disposed of by the locals.
Click for more detailed information about Pilot
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Rocky 3, 6 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Rocky 3
Sex:Male
Age:6 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Available
Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Rocky 3

Rocky is a very good natured fellow and submissive to other dogs. Undocked tail and very cute face. Will probably need a brush up on house training as he spent much time living outside in his former home. Loves petting and attention.
Click for more detailed information about Rocky 3
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Scooby, 9 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Scooby
Sex:Male
Age:9 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Available
Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Scooby

Scooby, JR mix saved from CACC urgent list. Scooby is the epitome of a happy, friendly to all dog. (Except maybe cats). He is fairly tall with an un-cropped tail that is always wagging. Sits up like a woodchuck too. Loves to run and run.
Click for more detailed information about Scooby
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
Sparks II, 6 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Sparks II
Sex:Male
Age:6 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Available
Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Sparks II

His owners died within four days of each other, leaving Sparks alone and confused. He is nervous and bewildered being here but relatives said he was quiet and well behaved in his former home. A friendly little guy who absolutely LOVES water!
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Star, 7 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Star
Sex:Female
Age:7 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/White
Available
Not recommended for homes with other dogs Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Star

Star is active, loves attention, housetrained, smart. Star originally came from the CACC urgent list. She is all Jack Russell! Experienced, adult JR home a must. Star scores high on the cute list.
Click for more detailed information about Star
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Willie, 4 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Willie
Sex:Male
Age:4 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Tri-color
Available
Not recommended for homes with other dogs Not recommended for homes with young children Not recommended for homes with cats
Apply to Adopt       Donation for Willie

I'm about 4 yrs old. I come on pretty strong, but if you have a cookie for me I warm up quickly. Ok, so I'm selective about some people. My cuteness makes up for it. My person had a housing problem and I had to get out.
Click for more detailed information about Willie
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
Avery, 9 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Avery
Sex:Female
Age:9 years
Coat:Broken
Color:Brown/white
Rainbow Bridge
Not recommended for homes with young children Not recommended for homes with cats
Our diminutive 9 yr old, cracker jack of a terrier, Avery will entertain you with her prowness with her beloved tennis ball. A pretty broken coat, she weighs only 9-10 pounds.Very loving of her people she is best suited in an adult home without cats/kids.
Click for more detailed information about Avery
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Buddy 6, unknown old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Buddy 6
Sex:Male
Age:unknown
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Rainbow Bridge
Not recommended for homes with other dogs Not recommended for homes with cats
Buddy 6 is a typical old fashioned chunky, short legged Jack Russell with a very expressive face. He is a great dog but must be an only pet. Buddy is housetrained and very loving.
Lost 12/4/2014
Click for more detailed information about Buddy 6
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Buddy B, 2 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Buddy B
Sex:Male
Age:2 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Tri-color
Rainbow Bridge
Not recommended for homes with other dogs Not recommended for homes with young children Not recommended for homes with cats
Buddy B is a vibrant young dog looking for direction. Good natured, fun and willing to learn, this little guy would do best as an only dog with experienced terrier owners. He will thrive with the love and attention you give him.
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
Hope, 6 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Hope
Sex:Female
Age:6 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Rainbow Bridge
Not recommended for homes with other dogs Not recommended for homes with cats
Click to display Medical IssuesDear little 10 lb blind Hope. Found by the Yonkers shelter as a stray. Hope shows evidence of having many puppies in her estimated 6 yr old life. In typical Jack Russell fashion, she has kept her spirit and charm intact.
Lost 12/4/2014
Click for more detailed information about Hope
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Rocky 5, 12 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Rocky 5
Sex:Male
Age:12 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Tan/white
Rainbow Bridge
Not recommended for homes with cats
Rocky 5 is a lovely senior fellow. Tall, elegant and wonderfully house trained. Walks beautifully on leash. Loves people & other dogs (no kitties). Has cataracts but sees well enough to get around easily.
Lost 12/4/2014
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Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Sadie 2, 8 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Sadie 2
Sex:Female
Age:8 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Tri-color
Rainbow Bridge
Not recommended for homes with young children Not recommended for homes with cats
Sadie is the perfect little dog for an adult home. A sweet and quiet girl who would rather snuggle on the sofa and play in the yard with her toys then go for a walk. Sadie prefers the company of humans but may get along with a like minded male.
Lost 12/4/2014
Click for more detailed information about Sadie 2
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
GiGi, 2 years old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
GiGi
Sex:Female
Age:2 years
Coat:Broken
Color:Tri-color
Adopted
Not recommended for homes with cats
Gigi was rescued and brought home but the adopters did not know she did not like cats. She has attacked one of their rescue cats numerous times. They have tried to find a home for her but haven't had any luck. She is a great dog and great with kids.
5/17/2015
 
Rhinebeck, NY

 
 
Yasemin, 1 year old, rescue terrier in Rhinebeck, NY
Yasemin
Sex:Female
Age:1 year
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Adopted
Not recommended for homes with other dogs Not recommended for homes with cats
She had no name. Now she is Yasemin. Just under a yr old; this little sweetheart of a JR is tiny. She has been saved from the streets of Istanbul, Turkey and is arriving at JFK on December 18th along with a larger male JR (Pilot).
adopted 3/11/2015
Click for more detailed information about Yasemin
 
Rhinebeck, NY

  
All terriers are spay/neutered, vet-checked and heartworm negative unless otherwise noted.

Summary Listing of Refuge Terriers

NameSexAgeCoatColorDogsKidsCatsLocationStatusAdoptDonate
BillieFemale5 yearsSmoothBrown/whiteNoNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
CharleyMale6 yearsSmoothBrown/whiteNoNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
CricketFemale1.5 yearsSmoothWhite/tanNoNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
James BrownMale2 yearsRoughWhite/tanNoNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
JetroMale8 yearsSmoothTri-colorNoNoNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
KimboMale5 yearsSmoothBlack/whiteNoNoNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
PilotMale3 yearsSmoothBrown/whiteNoNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
Rocky 3Male6 yearsSmoothBrown/whiteNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
ScoobyMale9 yearsSmoothBrown/whiteNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
Sparks IIMale6 yearsSmoothBrown/whiteNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
StarFemale7 yearsSmoothBrown/WhiteNoNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
WillieMale4 yearsSmoothTri-colorNoNoNoRhinebeckAvailableAdoptDonate
AveryFemale9 yearsBrokenBrown/whiteNoNoRhinebeckRainbow Bridge Donate
Buddy 6MaleunknownSmoothBrown/whiteNoNoRhinebeckRainbow Bridge Donate
Buddy BMale2 yearsSmoothTri-colorNoNoNoRhinebeckRainbow Bridge Donate
HopeFemale6 yearsSmoothBrown/whiteNoNoRhinebeckRainbow Bridge Donate
Rocky 5Male12 yearsSmoothTan/whiteNoRhinebeckRainbow Bridge Donate
Sadie 2Female8 yearsSmoothTri-colorNoNoRhinebeckRainbow Bridge Donate
GiGiFemale2 yearsBrokenTri-colorNoRhinebeckAdopted Donate
YaseminFemale1 yearSmoothBrown/whiteNoNoRhinebeckAdopted Donate

If you are interested in adopting a Russell Refuge Terrier, you MUST complete an adoption application.   No exceptions!   Terriers in Rescue are in great need of proper JR homes and while they may need a little special handling, adopting a terrier in need can be much more rewarding than starting with a new puppy.

Russell Refuge does not ship dogs and requires that the applicant come to Russell Refuge (in Rhinebeck, New York) to meet us and the dog before an adoption will be made.

Even if you can not adopt one of our Russell Refuge terriers, you can help with a donation for Russell Refuge in whatever amount you can afford.   Rescue donations are used for temporary housing, spaying/neutering, veterinarian treatments, food, water, etc.

You many use our Contact Form if you have any questions about our available terriers.

MedicalTerrier has one or more medical conditions
No Other DogsTerrier is not recommended for adoption to a home with another dog
No Young ChildrenTerrier is not recommended for adoption to a home with young children
No CatsTerrier is not recommended for adoption to a home with cats

Maybe tomorrow will bring some good homes for these rescues.   Maybe tomorrow more people will realize that spaying and neutering their dogs will prevent so many unwanted animals.   Maybe...
Dale Mountan - Russell Refuge

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