Welcome to the Jack Russell Rescue of Scottsdale service information page. We are the premier Jack Russell Rescue agency in Arizona. Our goal is to provide you the very best in information about the Jack Russell Terrier.
SO YOU THINK YOU WANT TO ADOPT A JRT:
1. Since this feisty breed of dog is NOT for everyone, it is our goal to be sure that you understand the JRT before you adopt. So for that reason, we encourage you to visit the JRTCA website at www.terrier.com and read about these Big Dogs in little bodies. You are especially encouraged to read “The Bad Dog Talk” as published at http://www.terrier.com/breed/baddog.php3 . This article gives you the “worst case scenario” of a Jack Russell Terrier. If after reading this article, you feel that this is NOT the breed for you, then no further action is necessary. Just look for a breed of dog that is more suited to your needs than a JRT.
2. OK - you have read about the worst case scenario of a Jack Russell Terrier, and you are still interested! The next questions to answer are as follows: (a) Do you live in a house with a securely fenced yard (preferably block wall)? (b) Are the children in your family all over the age of 6 years? (c) Do you understand that a JRT is same sex dog aggressive, and you will not be allowed to adopt a male JRT if you already have a male dog in your household? And the same with a female JRT if you already have a female dog in your household? If the answer to any one of questions (a), (b), or (c) above is NO, then a Jack Russell Terrier is NOT the breed for you. Just look for a breed of dog that is more suited to your needs than a JRT.
3. Well, you got through Steps 1 & 2 above - and we haven’t scared you away! You have discussed the coming adoption with the members of your family and your spouse and you have ALL decided that you are ready to adopt a JRT. Please remember that you contact JRRS only after you have decided that adoption is the way you want to go. JRRS does NOT get involved in family dynamics. We are here to help you adopt a JRT only after you have firmly decided that this is what you really want. Your next step is to email JRRS at email@example.com and request an Application for Adoption. JRRS will send you an Application which you will be required to complete and return to JRRS via email, fax, or regular mail. Upon receipt of the completed Application, we will review the information provided and contact you to let you know that your Application has been approved and also to let you know what we have available that will meet your needs in a JRT. Jacks come in all the time - we never know from one day to the next what will be available. But the only way to get in line for a JRT is to complete and submit an Application for Adoption. Without a completed Application, we will not process an inquiry. Since we usually have a waiting list for adoptors, it might take a few weeks to fill your request. Remember that we get about 5 males for every one female JRT.
4. Now the adoption process begins. If you already own a dog, you will be asked to come to our Scottsdale site with your dog(s) and your entire family. You will all meet the proposed JRT on neutral territory. If you don’t like the JRT or the JRT doesn’t like you or the JRT and your present dog are not compatible, then we wait until a more suitable JRT is available. A visit of your home is part of the adoption procedure and may be done either before or after you adopt. At this point, when you have met a JRT that fits your needs and that you want to make a part of your family, you will be presented with an adoption folder and asked to sign a Contract for Adoption. You will be given Vet Records and any documents that the former owner has, including recording/registration documents, pedigrees, and stud certificates, if available. After you have paid the Adoption Fee for a JRT, you are free to take your new family member home. Feeding instructions and any medical information will be given to you at this time. The name of a trainer will be given to you for obedience lessons as needed. A JRTCA handbook, Rescue Brochure, and a copy of TRUE GRIT, the JRTCA magazine will also be given to you.
5. The JRT you have adopted is already spayed or neutered, all shots are current, heartworm test was negative, and the JRT has been microchipped. You are now the proud owner of a Jack Russell Terrier (or rather you are now owned by a JRT). Your life will never be the same. You have never met a smarter, more loving dog. Living with a JRT is like living with a little clown in a dog suit!