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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
Star light, star bright,
the first star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
have the wish I wish tonight.

Guardian Angel The angel icon indicates that a terrier is sponsored by one or more Guardian Angels. These angels provide financial support for their Starlight terrier which buys food, toys and medical treatment for the terrier.

Starlight Terriers

Here at Russell Refuge, our primary goal is to find forever adoptive homes for our little charges. However, over the years we have provided sanctuary for some special individuals who we consider permanent residents of the refuge as well as those who are undergoing a healing process and not yet ready for adoption. We call these our STARLIGHT DOGS.

You can help these dogs -- or any particular dog that touches your heart -- with a tax-deductable monetary donation, a Pet Smart gift certificate or even just one new toy or bone knowing that your caring will make a difference in their lives. Thank you for your kindness. Here's a list of the current Guardian Angels.

 
Hi, my name is Stella.
Stella
Sex:Female
Age:Teenager
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/White
Starlight
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What Stella Wishes For ...

Monetary gifts will enable us to build another "habitat" area similar to Jimmy and Dakota's for Stella and a buddy.

Stella's Story

A JRT mix with the most haunting eyes, Stella has seen so much in her lifetime that one cannot imagine what she has endured. She was captured in a hav-a-hart trap in Brooklyn last year -- a feral dog born on the street, had puppies on the street and never had any positive contact with humans. But for all that has befallen her, she is a very kind dog with no inclination to bite.

Stella has been a major project. She now accepts the leash and truly loves long country walks and though not quite comfortable being petted, she is finally discovering "play." Stella is a wonderful, deserving, mysterious creature...and her eyes are becoming softer every day.
 

 
Hi, my name is Bandit.
Bandit
Sex:Male
Age:Teenager
Coat:Broken
Color:Brown/White
Starlight
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What Bandit Wishes For ...

Bandit doesn't think life could get any better then what he has at the Refuge...well, except maybe if he had even more cookies and chewies.

Bandit's Story

Bandit is a funny looking little JRT mix; all brown with white paws and a tip on his tail. He was dropped off here extremely frightened but has improved enough to be handled by all of us. Bandit counts on his "routine" of breakfast, play time, nap time, cookie time, dinner time, cookie time again and bed time; any deviation is upsetting to him. He has found his security and enjoys life fully. What a joy to see him run, leap with glee over and over again, roll in the grass and then run some more.

The left side of Bandit's face was somehow injured before he came here, resulting in a "flat area" and the loss of sight in that eye.
 

 
Hi, my name is DeeDee.
DeeDee
Sex:Female
Age:8 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Starlight
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What DeeDee Wishes For ...

DeeDee likes blankets she can curl up on. If she starts really burrowing into them, we will suspect she is channeling Ashley.

DeeDee's Story

DeeDee was returned from her 4th home and it's inhumane to put her through another try. Her last home described her as fierce and assertive which is what we all love about her. Like Ashely used to, DeeDee marched right back into the kennel and into the swing of things. She has found her forever home here.
 

 
Hi, my name is Freddie.
Freddie
Sex:Male
Age:5 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Tri-color
Starlight
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What Freddie Wishes For ...

Freddie wishes for walks, balls to chase and blankets to snuggle in.

Freddie's Story

Freddie was rescued from death row several years ago. He's a good dog who thrives on routine and greets those he is familiar with by wagging his lovely long tail. He has found his forever home here.
 

 
Hi, my name is Venus.
Venus
Sex:Female
Age:4 years
Coat:Smooth
Color:Brown/white
Available
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What Venus Wishes For ...

Venus is active and very loving and looks as though she will be small. She plays daily with CiCi and Beanie. What a hoot this girl is! Once she's in your arms, she is all yours.
 

  
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