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Jack Russell Terrier Rescue Ontario (JRTRO)

Toronto, ON

Our Mission

Don't see the Jack for you?


We are getting new JRTs in almost daily, so if the friend you are looking for isn't here today, be sure to check back often to see who shows up next on Petfinder.


In fact, it's a good idea to fill out an adoption application right now so that you will be pre-approved when the right Jack for you becomes available. You can apply to adopt with our online form: http://russellrescue.org/adoption/


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Foster homes desperately needed!


If you can open your home for a few short weeks (sometimes a few months) then you can save a Jack's life. We have more dogs than foster homes right now and have to turn dogs away... dogs that desperately need rescue. If you can help, please email foster@russellrescue.org or fill out an online foster application form: http://russellrescue.org/foster/


Jack Russell Terrier Rescue Ontario (JRTRO) is a non-profit referral organization.

Adoption Policy

An adoption fee of $350 is required at the time of adoption. Puppies who are too young to be spayed/neutered are placed with an additional $200 fee.  This fee is refunded to you when when JRTRO receives a copy of the spay/neuter certificate for your dog. (These fees help us to pay for vetting costs as required for the dogs we rescue.)


All dogs placed by us have vaccines up to date, spay/neuter, rabies and a general health check.  Should a dog have a medical issue that is diagnosed by our vet it will be treated and disclosed in the adoption process.


JRTRO places dogs in Ontario, Canada and on a few occasions, we’ve placed dogs in other provinces (provided the adoptee is able to come and meet the dog).  If you are in another province, you can find your province’s rescue contact on the JRTCC (www.jrtcc.com/) rescue page or if you are in the United States you can find your state’s rescue contact on the JRTCA (http://www.therealjackrussell.com/) rescue page.

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