Jack Russell Rescue

Jack Russell Rescue is a not for profit organisation operated entirely by volunteers which has been working to save the lives of dogs since 1993. Jack Russell Rescue has up to 40 dogs in care at any one time and currently rehomes over 250 dogs a year that may otherwise be needlessly put to sleep.

JR Rescue was established by co-founders, Jill Clinch and Sandra Ferris, to save and re-home abandoned Jack Russell Terriers and JRT cross-breeds that find themselves on death row in pounds throughout Australia.

Now the majority of Jacks that come to us at Jack Russell Rescue are surrendered from homes where they are no long able to stay or whose owner can no longer care for them. We will of course continue to rescue dogs from any shelter or pound where a Jack needs our help; if we have the capacity – we will always endeavour to accept a Jack Russell Terrier in need.

On average, we will have 35-40 dogs in care, and re-home more than 200 dogs per year.

The dogs that we offer for adoption may not all be pure JRTs, but at JR Rescue, we believe they are all worthy of saving.

Each dog is de-sexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped, wormed, temperament assessed, and vet-checked prior to re-homing.

We also provide follow up advice for the new families of our rescue dogs. It is our aim to ensure that each of these dogs finds the best possible forever home.

 Wellington enjoying his time at JRR

Wellington enjoying his time at JRR

Where We Are

Whilst JR Rescue is Sydney based, we re-home dogs all over Australia, and several of our dogs have gone to their new homes in Western Australia.

The shelter operates in private kennels and through a network of foster carers in the community. A location is indicated for each individual dog in their website profile.

Where Your Donations Go

Jack Russell Rescue relies entirely on donations and volunteers to continue its operations and we do NOT receive any government funding.

ALL of your donations go directly to the care and welfare of our rescue dogs.

Each dog is de-sexed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped, wormed, vet-checked and temperament-assessed prior to re-homing.

Jack Russell Rescue has Charitable Fund tax status, which means all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

 Marshall enjoying cooling off in a donated pool

Marshall enjoying cooling off in a donated pool

Special Notice

It is with great sadness that we advise Sandra Ferris passed away in 2008. As co-founder and Secretary of our group, Sandra was a wonderful champion for our beloved breed. She will be greatly missed.