Sunday, 23 September 2012

Meet Penny Rescued Puppy Mill Dog- Adopt -Don't Buy

Hi Everyone, Meet Penny.

Photo: Hi Everyone, Meet Penny.  She is a 5 year old shitz/jack cross from a puppy mill.  She has just joined the rescue.  When asked why I foster, she is one of many reasons.  Kissmutt rescue brought her in, and asked us to help out.  Had she not been taken in she would have been shot.  You will meet her tomorrow at Paris.  What a sweetie!!

  She is a 5 year old shitz/jack cross from a puppy mill. She has just joined Jack Russell Terrier Rescue  When asked why we foster, she is one of many reasons. Kissmutt rescue brought her in, and asked JRTRO to help out. Had she not been taken in she would have been shot. You see, her usefulness at a mill is only as a breeder machine.
Please  think about this when tempted to buy puppies from pet shops or back yard breeders. She is 5 years old and has never known the gentle touch of a human until now.
She is surprisingly gentle and trusting although timid just now and will find a great new life in a great new home because of the work that Rescue does. Two rescues came together to help this girl.
Your new best friend may be waiting for you at a rescue and you will have given a homeless dog hope, life, and happiness. In return they give you joy and unconditional love. These little beings are not throwaways or cash machines!
Pet Store Fact ~ Pet Store Puppies and their parents are not screened for genetic disorders. The parents are bred in mills regardless of hereditary orthopedic problems, such as hip dysplasia or ophthalmic diseases. The parents are simply 'puppy machines' bred over and over again for profit and the female is bred until her body just gives up approx by the age of 5 years 
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Penny and all the homeless dogs thank you.



Sunday, 16 September 2012

Read Bingo's Story: Please help

Hi Every one,

Meet Bingo.

 He is 8 months old and was surrendered to a vet clinic today. He had broken his front paw back in the beginning of July. The owners only sought help from the vet because the humane society had gotten involved.  His owners were reported due to  Bingo’s condition to the humane society.

 The vet had splinted his foot (as is regular procedure for this type of break), but the owners failed to take care of it properly. When he was at the clinic today the owners were told that they could be looking at surgery or amputation for his foot as it hasn’t healed properly. They decided that they would have him euthanized instead. The vet convinced them to surrender Bingo to the clinic.  

Jack Russell Terrier Rescue will take him because he is a great dog and deserves proper care and a chance at life.

  The ladies at the vet clinic had already gone out and bought him a collar (he came in with baler twine for a collar and leash).  Bingo has very dry skin, hair and is itchy. This is due in part to a flea infestation and poor nutrition.  He is being treated for that. He will need surgery and we are hoping that we can raise the money for his surgery through generous donations from all the wonderful dog lovers out there.

   He is an amazing little guy. I can’t believe what a great disposition he has considering he has been in agony for the past 2 months. He is affectionate, friendly to everyone: people, canine or feline and super cute. There was no way JRTRO couldn’t help him.

 We are unsure of what his future holds for him but we are going to try to help him keep his leg and his great spirit. 

 Hoping to bring him to Paris next weekend for the Jack Russell Trials at the Paris fairgrounds so everyone can have the pleasure of meeting him.

He was so well loved he doesn’t even know his name. How sad.

We are accepting any donations towards Bingo’s vetting 

There are many ways to donate:By cheque:

Mail cheques payable to JRTRO to the following address:

Linda Klan, JRTRO Finance
2 Withrow Avenue, Unit 2

Write "Bingo Fundraiser" in the memo line. To receive a tax receipt please ensure that your full name and address is included with your cheque.

By e-transfer:

Please send e-transfer to:

By credit card:
Go to the Helping Homeless Pets website:

At the top right hand corner of their home page is a DONATE button. Click this and you will be given a choice of making your donation by credit card or by cheque. If you would like to send a cheque, please mail it directly to JRTRO, see above.

If you would like to pay by credit card, click on Donate Now over the Credit Card option:

At the donation screen, enter the amount you wish to donate AND be sure to enter Jack Russell Terrier Rescue in the Fund/Designation field.

You can use the comments section for additional information such as "Bingo fundraiser" and there is an option to make a gift .

After you fill in the form, click on the continue button to enter the credit card information and complete the donation. If you have any questions contact Ursula Meyer at
Bingo Thanks You!!


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Feeding home cooked dog food

Good Evening,
 Some commercial foods are really poor nutrition for pets and cause allergies and other health problems.
One of the best ways to keep dogs healthy is to feed home cooked dog food. My mom makes vegetarian food and supplements with Vitamin B. Or a multivite because veg diets lack b vitamins and so must supplement  (People must supplement too if they are veg). We are all healthy and dive into the food and look for more.
 She uses barley or brown rice as a base, adds lentils, split peas, and tofu or soy crumbles as protein. Any vegetables are fair game especially squash, carrots, potatoes. Never give dogs grapes, onions or raisins! And everyone knows chocolate and caffeine are no no's for dogs.
Add some low sodium bouillon cubes, olive oil , apples or blueberries if you have some left over and put it all in the crock pot with about 8 cups water. Let it simmer on low setting for several hours and you have the best dog food and the house smells great while it is cooking.
 We have been on this diet for 4 years and we are doing very well. Vet approved!
 I used to have allergies and Melly had kidney failure but she has been hale and hearty for 4 years and is now 18 with no problems. Our teeth are in good shape too .
We get Natural Balance vegetarian food if Mom skips cooking for a few days. So consider doing this for your furkids. They will thank you and you will be thrilled with how inexpensive it is and how healthy and happy your dogs will be.