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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-25-00225Rocky (male)

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    I am 12 weeks old, love other dogs & all people! I will be available for adoption on May 6th. I cannot have any visitors before%A0May 6th. You will need to fill out an online application and receive a phone call back from a staff member that everything is ok with the application prior to%A0May 6th. All family members and any dogs from the household need to be present at the time of the adoption. Adoption donation: $450 We open at 11 am Sunday mornings and we will be helping adoptions in the order of when they submitted an approved application to us. There will be a sign in sheet on the front door at 10:30 am so that we can pull ... (Read More)applications for the people that arrive between 10:30-11am. Again, the order in which adoptions will come in to the shelter to see any adoptable dogs or cats first thing on Sunday mornings will be as to when the application was submitted to Animal House Shelter so there is no need to come to the shelter any earlier than 10:30 to sign in. This will be the procedure for people that arrive between 10:30-11am. After 11am, on Sunday mornings it will be first come, first serve after we help all of the adoptions that signed in between 10:30-11am. Most people submit general applications to us which do not specify a name or a particular litter they are interested in so there is no way for us to know until people arrive Sunday morning at 10:30 how many people are interested in a particular litter, puppy, kitten, cat or adult dog. We always have around 300 dogs & cats available for adoption and the adoption counselors will help you to find the right companion for your family! We look forward to meeting you! All dogs are microchipped, neutered, current on all vaccines, heartworm tested and started on Tri Heart Plus & Vectra 3D. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Animal House Shelter, Inc
13005 Ernesti Rd
McHenry County Huntley, IL 60142 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-08-00232Gussie (female)

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Delightful Gussie is the absolute definition of 'mutt' - all the best qualities from many different breeds mixed together in one adorable package! This little muscly dynamo is clearly Jack Russell or Rat Terrier, and she likely has some mix of Staffordshire Terrier in her to give her that cute stocky body. She only weighs 30 pounds, but she has the personality of a dog 4 times her size! Gussie is a little over 2 years old, and she came to ACL from a local animal control. She's clearly been used for puppies in the past, and at her young age this is just so unfair! Luckily Gussie doesn't let anything get her down - she's a high energy, happy ... (Read More)go lucky, wiggly jigglebutt who just wants to party all day every day! Gussie responds best to firm, confident, calm leadership - she's super smart and knows some commands, too! Gussie is amazing with other playful dogs, and she just lights up when she has a doggy buddy. We're asking that she go to a home with a canine friend for her! Gussie is crate trained and housetrained, and she loves love! She's looking for a home with no cats or small animals, and kids 10 and up who like a dog who can wrestle! Email Gabrielle at to set up a time to meet her and discuss adoption! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

Cook County Oak Park, IL 60304 MAP IT!

Gabrielle Zenoni 7088488155

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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-08-00091Carmen (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 

    Meet Carmen 1-2 years old Approx. 20 lbs Chihuahua/ JR Terrier mix Carmen is about as sweet as they come. She's loving and fun. She connects very well to adult females and likes to stay close. She does well with kids but would do best with kids 7 and older. She loves playing with other dogs as well. Not sure about cats. She enjoys her toys, playing catch, and chewing on bones. She loves running around the yard so a fenced in yard would be great for her. She is smart and very motivated by treats. She knows sit and has been working on leash walking. It seems she hasn't done a lot of it in her life so she could use some continued work on it. ... (Read More)She seems very trainable! Carmen is mostly house broken but she is not good at letting you know she needs to go out. She needs a family that will be patient and continue working with her on that. She has improved and her foster family can tell when she needs to go out. Carmen does not love her crate but is kept in it when her foster family is not home. She would prefer to sleep with her family if that is an option. She also would do best in a home where someone is there most of the time. She is timid when meeting new people but warms up pretty quickly. She needs gentle introductions and to be eased into new situations with a lot of support and reassurance. Overall she is a wonderful girl! Always ready for fun but cuddly and affectionate too! Our standard adoption fee is $295 cash or check and $300 credit card ($5 processing fee). It includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, age appropriate core vaccinations, fecal testing, deworming, flea and tick preventative,1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, and micro-chipping. We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email for an application or additional details. Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed. Please consider becoming a foster home while you search for your new best friend. We need foster homes - pounds are overflowing with puppies and adult dogs that are at-risk and need help. We can only rescue as many as we have foster home commitments. Fostering is a rewarding experience for your family. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $295 Animal Location:

Safe Haven Dog Rescue
Kane County Elburn, IL 60119 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-31-00213Lacey (male)

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    LACEY IS IN FOSTER CARE! PLEASE FILL OUT THE ADOPTION APPLICATION AND WE WILL CALL AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE IT TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOU TO MEET HER! I am 11 lbs & love people! I would do best in a home with adults only. I am good with cats! I am completely housebroken and have been trained not to go on furniture. I am quiet and do not need to be crated while you're gone. I am great on the leash while going for walks, good being groomed, going to the vet and for car rides! All dogs are microchipped, neutered, current on all vaccines, heartworm tested and started on Tri Heart Plus & Vectra 3D. Adoption Donation: $350 Please fill ... (Read More)out the adoption application and call 847-961-5541 with any additional questions. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Animal House Shelter, Inc
13005 Ernesti Rd
McHenry County Huntley, IL 60142 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-10-24-00472Flash (male)

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Flash! This sweet boy, is such a love bug - he gives endless kisses and just wants to be your Pal! He'll have you laughing and will jump in your lap for some lovins. He likes to play fetch like a large dog and is just pure joy to be around. During our time together, I did NOT want to put him back into his house, I wanted him to be with me constantly! Such a great dog to be around (3 Flash is about 4 years old or so, he was not being cared for, left out in the yard with little to no attention and/or love. Flash just wants to bond, he wants to make you happy, he wants to give you kisses and make you laugh. He's a people pleasure - all ... (Read More)he wants is to see you happy, with him (3 ADOPT FLASH! (Has yet to be dog, cat or kid tested - intro would need to take place prior to adoption). We are calling Flash a Jack Russel / Chi mix! Pure Perfection! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Famous Fido Rescue
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

Gloria 773-907-0305 OR Natalie

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Rescue Me ID: 17-10-17-00095Cooper--$99! (male)

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Senior

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

    Ok, so he is 12 years old but don't let that fool you-Cooper has a lot of vim and vigor! What a perfect combination, the spunk to keep us and go for walks and be active with his family, but the maturity to not be over the top exuberant. Cooper likes the finer things in life whether it be a brisk walk in the crisp winter air or a warm nap on a snuggly blanket, and he is not slouch when it comes time for a nice dinner! Cooper was given up by his family due to his seasonal allergies. Apparently they flare up a little in the fall and spring. He gets a little itchy but nothing to serious. We gave him a soothing bath and if it gets bad a little ... (Read More)benadryl helps. We have many dogs with similar issues, my own bulldog is 10 x worse, thats a bulldog for you. He is a happy guy, loves his people and is doing well with the other dogs. At first he was not too happy about the rowdiness of others but has learned to accept it. He will do well in a more peaceful home than ours. He probably had a nice quiet life and does appreciate quiet times. His adoption fee is $99. Please email Kristine at (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $99 Animal Location:

LaSalle County Sheridan, IL MAP IT!

Kristine B

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

Jack Russell Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Drew was out of time at a high kill shelter. He is really cute! about 45 pounds full grown, housebroken, plays with any dog who will play with him. Neutered, microchipped and UTD vaccinations. He is crate trained, walks well on a leash pulls, but he had never had any training prior and is learned fast with almost no attention! He loves to play with toys too! Just a great happy guy. Travels well in the car and is quiet. He loves attention, and s very mellow. Never ever potties in his crate or indoor kennel and is very neat when outside. He sadly ha been waiting 3 years now for a home! Please consider him as he is a great dog. A current ... (Read More)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. 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, Illinois 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, Illinois 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, Illinois 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, Illinois 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Island County - Milan, Illinois 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, IL 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

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

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

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

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

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