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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:


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 or fill out an online foster application form:

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

Adoption Policy

Adoption Fees, payable at the time of Adoption:

Our adoption fees are as follows, effective January 1, 2021:

Puppy age 1 year and under $525. If the puppy is too young to be altered a spay/neuter contract applies.
There would be an additional $300 refundable when JRTRO receives a copy of the spay/neuter certificate for the puppy.

Adult dogs 1-9 years $450

Senior dogs over 9 years $300
**Dogs with pre-existing health concerns will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

All fees go towards helping Jacks in need make the transition to their forever families.

All adult and senior dogs have been spayed/neutered and all dogs are vaccine up-to-date and have had a general health check. Puppies may not have been spayed/neutered depending on their age. Should a dog have a medical issue diagnosed by our vet it will be treated prior to being adopted 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 ( rescue page or if you are in the United States you can find your state’s rescue contact on the JRTCA ( rescue page.

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