Relinquishments

Please note:Filling in the form is not a guarantee that your dog will be accepted but we will do our best to help you.

We can only accept relinquishments IF we have an appropriate foster home available and IF the dog does NOT have an aggression or bite issue – as unfortunately we are not set up to rehabilitate dogs. 

If you have decided to relinquish your JRT, please review the Before You Relinquish and Relinquishment Process sections of the website.

Who should I contact about surrendering my dog to your rescue?

At Jack Russell Terrier Rescue we use an online relinquishment form to help expedite the procedure. Hardcopies are available but take longer to send and receive than electronic ones. When the Relinquishment form is recieved, the Relinquishment Coordinator will contact you via email or phone regarding how to proceed.  The JRTRO has a link to the Petfinder website, which lists our dogs available for Adoption, we ask that people surrendering their JRT provide a minimum of 3 pictures. While electronic images are ideal, we do have facilities to scan actual photographs which could be mailed to us.

How long does it take for you to find a new home for my dog?

Please remember that it has to be the right home for your dog. There is no definitive answer. It could be a week; it could take several months. We are dependent on applications. The new home must pass our screening process and fit the needs of your JRT. We know that you want the best home for your JRT and this can take time.

What are your requirements for my dog to come into your rescue program?

As a general rule, your JRT must be spayed or neutered, up to date on its yearly vaccinations and current on its heartworm.  Should there be any additional health issues those will be dealt with at the time of application.

Is there a fee to put my dog into your program?

Yes, you should be prepared to pay a relinquishment fee of $150.00. This fee goes toward helping us to operate the rescue, which in turn helps us find the right home for your dog.

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