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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-19-00389Ava (female)

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    DOB 4/4/14 Introducing our 2 year old , sweetheart Ava!! She is guessed to be a JRT mix, but doesn't have the JRT energy. She is an all around great dog. Loving her foster family, she is their sidekick, who loves to cuddle. Since she isn't a fan of the crate, and doesn't need to be in one, she sleeps with us. Three things she absolutely loves, is children, her toys and car rides. A fence is not necessary since she isn't a runner and tends to stay right with us. As an extra bonus, she is housebroken! If you are interested in meeting this sweet, cuddlebug, please go to , then to adoption page, to fill ... (Read More)out the application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $275 Animal Location:

Kane County Elgin, IL MAP IT!

Charlene Nelmark

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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-08-00310Monte in Illinois (male)

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Monte is estimated to be a JRT mix that turned 1 year around the beginning of the year. He is very loving and absolutely adores kids (especially boys) and the neighborhood kids feel the same about him. They play kind of rough together, which is Monte's play-style of choice. Monte wants to roughhouse with the other dogs in his foster home too, even though they don't like that. He is starting to realize that the senior dog doesn't mind hanging out with him when he is gentle, so he is working hard on his self-control. He knows some basic commands and even some tricks! There is plenty left for him to learn though and he will benefit from (and ... (Read More)enjoy!) training. Monte is active, but not hyper. He's the kind of dog that will happily join you on a long walk or hike, play fetch with you until you're tired, or curl up nearby with a chew toy. He's athletic and can jump a 5' chain link fence, but when faced with a 6' privacy fence he didn't even try. *A fenced yard is NOT required to adopt Monte and he walks fairly well on a leash.* A single-family home is required due to barking in his crate at times. Monte is being fostered near Aurora, IL and a home visit is required, so only applicants within 50 miles, please. Email or go to for an application and/or more information. The adoption fee for Monte is $250 and he is neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm negative and microchipped. Please check out his videos. Monte and soccer ball: Monte playing fetch: Monte: sit and down: (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Animal Heartline Humanane Association
Kane County Aurora, IL MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-03-04-00517Turbo (male)

Jack Russell    Age: Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Turbo is a special boy looking for a special home. Turbo is a really adorable 7 year old wire-haired Jack Russell. Turbo will climb up in your lap and give kisses, and would do best in a quieter environment without kids. Ideally, he would have a fenced-in yard. Due to past ear infection issues and having a neurological condition, he is sensitive about having a collar and leash put on and does not like his face or neck messed with. This means he'd do best in a home without kids. He will wear a harness, but isn't crazy about having a leash hooked to a harness, either. He paw taps when he walks, which is another neurological sign. Our vet ... (Read More)has determined that his cerebellum is the portion of his brain impacted. This special needs boy deserves a great home. This awesome photo is by Jeremy Moss Photography. Please call Patti at (309) 787-6830 ext. 13 if you are interested in meeting Turbo. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Quad City Animal Welfare Center
Rock Island County Milan, IL MAP IT!

3097876830 ext. 13

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-11-00214Dude (male)

Jack Russell    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Deaf,
 Fearful/Anxious, Incontinent 

    [Read About Natural Incontinence Care] I have had Dude since he was 7 weeks old. He's been a wonderful dog; however, his anxiety/ jealousy since the birth of my daughter has created major chaos in our home. I have tried exercise, essential oils, Rescue Remedy and other techniques, but he is anxious any time I am with my daughter. He does fine when I am not around and he is great with all people. He's very sweet and I wouldn't call it separation anxiety, but more jealous anxiety. My husband works full time and is in school and Can't find a moments peace in our home when we are all together. I can't complete my duties as a housewife, since I ... (Read More)have to provide constant supervision between our daughter ( 10 months) and Dude. He isn't really incontinent, but he needs to be let out late at night and early in the morning or he might have an accident. He is deaf, but responds well to hand signals. My husband is at his wits end and I am afraid he will take him to the shelter, where I am sure a 13 year old JRT won't have a chance. Please help!! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $20 Animal Location:

St. Clair County Mascoutah, IL MAP IT!

Jennifer Kootstra 618-671-2204

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-08-00571Joseph (male)

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Deaf 

    Joseph is an adorable, deaf and feisty, ten-year-old, 25-pound, male Jack Russell Terrier-mix looking for a loving guardian. Joseph is all terrier, and is looking for an experienced terrier-loving home. He loves his person, but takes a moment to warm up. He can be snappy when he's not pleased. He's very smart, knows how to sit on command and takes treats gently. He is extremely food-motivated; he loves his treats and he loves to go on walks. He is perfectly housebroken. Joseph warms up to most people, but prefers women to men, small dogs to big dogs. He is a deaf senior with a heart murmur and a bit of weakness in his back end. He is ... (Read More)otherwise healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped and heartworm-tested. His adoption fee of $75 benefits the rescued pets of Oak Park Animal Care League. To meet and possibly adopt him, please contact Gabrielle or 708-848-8155. To meet and possibly adopt Jospeh or any of the other dogs, rabbits and cats at the Animal Care League shelter, please visit at 1011 Garfield, Oak Park, Illinois, Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $75 Animal Location:

Petraits Pet Photography
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-14-00533Josie (female)

Jack Russell    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Needs Vaccinations, Aggressive 

    Is a good dog overall. Just can't touch her when she's sleeping. My 6 month old granddaughter is moving in and I don't trust her at all around kids.

     Animal Location:

LaSalle County Streator, IL MAP IT!

Don Lauterjung 815-999-7380

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Rescue Me ID: 14-07-12-00460Winston (male)

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Female Dogs Only, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Winston is 8 years old and still active. Loves to take walks and explore! Would be best to be the only dog or only male dog. Great with cats. Good with older (teen) kids. A secure fenced back yard would be a plus! Winston is a good boy! And he loves belly rubs! Can you give Winston his 4ever, loving HOME? Winston is with Castaway Pet Rescue... go to and fill out a Adoption Application or just email me!

 Adoption Fee: $75.00 Animal Location:

Lake County Round Lake Beach, IL MAP IT!

Linda Nemeth 847-322-0384

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Rescue Me ID: 14-06-15-00143Drew (male)

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Heartworm Positive 

    Drew was out of time at a high kill shelter. He is really cute in person! about 30 pounds full grown, housebroken, plays with any dog who will play with him. Neutered 6-17, microchipped and UTD vaccinations. He is crate trained pulls on a leash, but he had never had any training prior and is learning fast! He loves to play with toys too! Just a great happy guy. Travels well in the car and is quiet. He is getting the slow kill heart worm treatment. A current or past vet you have used for pets number is required for us to call for a reference prior to adoption. We have many other rescued dogs available also to choose from. Contact on adoption. ... (Read More) Brighton IL. Transport option may be available. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Macoupin County Brighton, IL 62012 MAP IT!

Laurel grench 618-372-7547

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Jack Russell in Illinois
    Jack Russell Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The Jack Russell Terrier is a witty, highly intelligent and trainable working dog. Jack Russells are cheeky, entertaining pets. Jack Russells do well with considerate children but do not like to be teased. Jack Russells need a dominant owner experienced in firm obedience training. The Jack Russell Terrier has strong hunting instincts and should not be trusted with small animals. This scrappy Terrier may fight with dogs with which he is not socialized from an early age. Jack Russells can live in an apartment but need plenty of exercise and do best with a yard. Jack Russells can climb and dig under fences, and need to be kept on a leash when walking.

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McHenry County - McHenry, IL 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, IL 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, IL 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston, IL 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, Illinois 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, Illinois 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, Illinois 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, Illinois 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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