Russell Rescue, Inc.

Russell Rescue is a placement service for displaced Jack Russell Terriers. It is a 501(c) corporation funded by donations and support from a network of Jack Russell lovers throughout the U.S. Almost Home Rescue is also a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Sunshine State Jack Russell Terrier Club is a proud supporter of Russell Rescue organizations. The Club donates partial proceeds from club events and supplies on a regular basis. Members also contribute individually as well as Foster and Adopt Rescuees.

Local Russell Rescue Inc representative Ariana Monnchick and MaryLu Kinlaw with Almost Home do a wonderful job of finding both temporary and permanent ‘forever homes’ for countless displaced Jacks. BUT this is not a labor of love that is ever completed. As each rescuee finds a home, others come searching…

So How Can You Help?

There are three main ways you can assist these unfortunate Jacks: Donations, Fostering and Adoption. Please consider how you might participate in saving a life.

Donations ~ There is on-going need for the following items:

  • Cash (of course) for veterinary care and supplies
  • Crates & Toys
  • Towels & Bedding
  • Leashes & Collars
  • Bowls, Food & Treats

Contact Ariana Monnchick and MaryLu Kinlaw with your donation today! You may also bring donations to any SSJRTC event. The Club will see that Russell Rescue organizations receive them.

Foster Care

Fostering a displaced Jack requires a commitment to providing a temporary loving and nurturing environment while a ‘forever home’ is located. Foster parents should anticipate accommodating the dog for a few weeks to a few months. They should expect to focus on welcoming, rehabilitating, socializing and lavishing love on the dog. Necessary veterinary services will be paid by Russell Rescue.

The well-being of the JRT is the primary concern for Russell Rescue. Foster home environments are matched to the individual dog’s need. Foster homes must be approved and Russell Rescue welcomes the opportunity to interview anyone interested in opening their home to a Jack in need of shelter.

If you or someone you know would like to Foster a Jack Russell, contact Ariana Monnchick and MaryLu Kinlaw today!


Providing a ‘forever home’ for a displaced Jack Russell Terrier is the ultimate contribution to the preservation of this breed. Just like other breeds in Rescue programs, there are a multitude of reasons Jacks find themselves in need of a new home. Regardless of what circumstances bring them to a rescue shelter, the need they all have in common is a safe and loving home.

If you feel your home can be a safe haven for an adoptee, please contact Ariana Monnchick and MaryLu Kinlaw today!

Adoption Guide (provided by

Rescue Contacts

Russell Rescue Inc
Ariana Monnchick

Almost Home Rescue
MaryLu Kinlaw

Your furry friends at Russell Rescue Inc and Almost Home Rescue send blessings for your support!


Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe.

I would promise to always be by her side.

I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.