Kentucky Russell Rescue
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THANK YOU
FOR CONSIDERING
ADOPTING
A RESCUED DOG!!
ADOPTION
SAVES
LIVES!!



We do it for the dogs...

Russell Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit national network of volunteers dedicated to placing unwanted or abandoned Jack Russells into permanent homes.

The goal of Russell Rescue, Inc. is to have this unique hunting terrier be in the protective care of those who thoroughly understand this dog. This is a very unique dog that arrives in any life with a special set of needs not suited to everyone. They get into trouble. If they cannot find trouble, they create it. If bored, they can apply their extreme intelligence in destructive ways. They require an educated owner and a loving caretaker willing to provide what this dog needs to be happy and safe. Most of life with them involves protecting them from themselves and their own demise. They rarely lack courage and don't take to abuse, even accidental abuse...


NOTE: WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DOGS INTO FOSTER AT THIS TIME

***** ABOUT RUSSELL RESCUE*****

In an effort to supply you with more information before you contact a rescue representative, we are providing you with answers to the most frequently asked questions. Please remember that each and every rescue person is a volunteer who does this out of their love for Jack Russells.

NOTE: WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DOGS INTO FOSTER AT THIS TIME

Owner Surrender

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON REHOMING YOUR DOG

*Did you get your dog from a breeder? If so, have you contacted the breeder?*
Good breeders will either take their dog back or assist you in re-homing your dog. It is usually a faster avenue than the rescue program. Please do this before contacting a Rescue representative. If not, please contact the representative that handles your state.

*How long does it take for you to find a new home for my dog?*
Please remember that it has to be the right home for your dog. There is no definitive answer. It could be a week; it could take several months. The new home must fit the needs of your JRT. We know that you want the best home for your JRT and this can take time.

*What are your requirements for my dog to come into your rescue program? *
As a general rule, your JRT must be spayed or neutered, up to date on its shots and current on its heartworm. The best course of action is to contact the representative in your state.

NOTE: WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING DOGS INTO FOSTER AT THIS TIME

*My dog bit someone - I need to find another home.* We are sorry but we do not accept biting or aggressive dogs into our rescue program. However, we will be happy to speak with you about suggestions and provide you with possible options, such as our direct owner referral service and/or assist you in finding a trainer in your area.

*Where are you located? I am moving in a week and I can't take my dog. *
We are a rescue adoption program. We do not have a facility, and have very limited foster care available. As a general rule, you will need to keep your dog until a suitable home is found. We are unable to assist you with such short notice.



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HOW YOU CAN HELP!!

Donate TIME, $$$, or SUPPLIES...

KY Russell Rescue/Multi-Breed Rescue is an all-volunteer organization. Volunteers are needed for everything from transporting dogs to screening adoption applicants over the phone and Internet. Our greatest need is for foster homes. To fill out a volunteer application, copy & paste the following into an email, answer ALL the questions, and mail to KYRussellRescue@aol.com.

NOTE:
*All resident dogs in a foster household must be UTD on immunizations, and be spayed/neutered. We do not place rescue dogs in homes with unaltered (unspayed/unneutered) dogs.
* We DO check vet & landlord references, 100% of the time.
* We ONLY place dogs in homes with proper containment (fence, kennel, etc.) or with an owner who agrees to take a dog out on a leash 100% of the time.

Volunteer Application

  • Name:
  • Address/City/State/Zip:
  • Home Phone:
  • Work Phone:
  • Email Address (if you have one):
  • Best Time to Call:
  • Occupation:
  • Do you own or rent your home?
  • If you rent, do you have landlord's permission to keep a dog?
  • Name of Landlord:
  • Phone No:
  • Do you live in a House, Apartment, Trailer, other?
  • How long have you lived at this address?
  • Do you have a completely fenced yard suitable for a dog?
  • Do you have a kennel run?
  • Describe fence or kennel run type, height and size:
  • If no fence or kennel, how will you handle exercise and toilet needs?
  • Do you have a suitable dog crate?
  • How many adults in the household? Children?
  • Age and gender of members in the house old?
  • Are any members of your household allergic to animals?
  • How many hours a day must the dog be alone?
  • Are there other visitors to your home, human or animal, with which a new dog will have to interact?
  • Please describe your lifestyle (active, passive):
  • Do you own other dogs? Spayed/neutered? UTD on shots?
  • Please list breed, size, and gender of each:
  • Do you own cats? If yes, how many?
  • Any other animals? If yes, please describe:
  • How many dogs have you owned in the past five years?
  • If you do not still own the dog(s), please describe what happened to it (them). Please be specific.
  • Do you intend to keep this dog primarily indoors or outdoors?
  • Where will the dog sleep?
  • Do you have a regular veterinarian? Vet's Name/Address/Phone Number:
  • Please check the area(s) listed below in which you would be interested in volunteering:
  • _ Screening Applicants/Adoption Counseling
  • _ Transporting dogs
  • _ Behavior Counseling
  • _ Foster Home
  • _ Fund Raising
  • _ Home Visits
  • _ Staff booths/information centers (table at trials, pet expos, etc.)
  • _ Shelter Contact
  • _ Maintaining local lists of dogs available and posting them to national list (computer & internet access needed)
  • _ Other (please describe):
  • Please describe previous volunteer and rescue experience:
  • Do you have any special dog handling experience? Please describe.
  • How many hours per week can you devote to Russell Rescue? PLEASE BE REALISTIC!
  • How flexible is your schedule? For example, if you receive a call in the morning, can you make time during the day to pick up a dog in an emergency situation?
  • Please let us know your availability. Can you be reached at work without it causing a problem, etc?
  • Please describe your feelings about what rescue is:
  • How would you feel if you had to recommend euthanasia of a Jack Russell Terrier?
  • Under what circumstances could you see yourself recommending euthanasia?
  • Are you willing to handle and/or evaluate (check all that apply):*
  • _ Sick dogs
  • _ Pregnant females
  • _ Dogs deemed mentally unstable by owner
  • _ Females in heat
  • _ Dog-aggressive dogs
  • _ Intact dogs (until spay or neuter can be arranged)
  • _ Dogs that donít like children
  • _ Geriatric dogs
  • _ Dogs that are not housebroken or crate trained
  • _ Extremely hyper dogs
  • _ Escape artists
  • Please list anything else you are or are not willing/able to work with: * Please note: It is the policy of the Russell Rescue, Inc. not to take biting dogs.
  • Reference: Other JRT owner or someone familiar with your philosophy on pet ownership:
  • Additional comments:

YOUR DONATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED; EVERY DOLLAR HELPS!!

We ALWAYS need the following:
  • Bleach (for cleaning up after so many dogs!!)
  • Paper towels (see above!)
  • Towels (for bedding)
  • Laundry detergent (for washing the bedding!!)
  • Dog toys (Kongs and tugs are favorites!)
  • Gas cards (for transporting dogs)
  • Dog food, DRY (any high-quality brand such as Nutro, Eagle Pak, Science Diet, Iams, etc)
  • Pet store gift cards (for purchasing food)
  • Dog treats (especially chewy bones, "Moo Shoes" {cow hooves}, rawhides, pig ears, and Greenies)
Email KYRussellRescue@aol.com for information on where to donate supplies.

THANK YOU!!
KY Russell Rescue/Russell Rescue, Inc. (KY) Louisville, KY
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"The friendship of a dog is precious." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower


Kentucky Russell Rescue
Louisville, KY 40203
Email: kyrussellrescue@aol.com
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