Are you a fan of the happy-go-lucky Jack Russell Terrier?  Do you have spare time?  Is your heart and home big enough to share with a Jack in need?

If you have answered “yes!” to any of the above questions, why not consider fostering a recently rescued Jack??

Jack Russell Terrier Rescue Ontario is a “virtual” rescue, we have no kennel in which to keep the dogs that we are asked daily to rescue.  We rely on the kindness of Jack Russell Terrier lovers to provide safe and caring foster homes throughout Southern Ontario.  Due to the large amount of dogs that need to be rescued every year we are always in need of suitable foster homes. Please note that we cannot accept foster homes that have unaltered animals living at the foster residence.

Apply to foster a Jack now!

JRTRO provides:

  • Coaching and support
  • All vetting for the Jack
  • If needed, training for the dog at a JRTRO approved facility

You provide:

  • A safe, patient and loving environment for the Jack to grow into the dog that it was meant to be
  • Exercise and fun
  • Lots of belly rubs and snuggling
  • Updates and photos

This is your chance to find out why we love our Jacks and to marvel at the changes you see in the dog whose life you save by fostering.  Please take the time to fill out our on line Foster Application and join our team.

Questions??  Please contact us at


Miss Ruby was saved from being euthanized to make room in the shelter.

By Diane Morgan

I am the bridge,
Between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.

I am made of mush,
Because my heart melted when I saw you,
Matted and sore, limping, depressed
Lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.

For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand.
I will love you with my whole heart.
I will make you whole.

I am made of steel.
Because when the time comes,
When you are well, and sleek,
when your eyes shine,
And your tail wags with joy
Then comes the hard part.

I will let you go—not without a tear,
But without a regret.
For you are safe forever–
A new dog needs me now.

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