The JRTRO is still operational during the Covid pandemic.  We are still bringing dogs in locally, although far fewer than usual, and we have established a physical distancing protocol for all transports, home visits, adoptions and relinquishments.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at   At this point, we are also still planning for the Volunteer Appreciation Day on June 13 and the Rescue Roundup on July 4/5.  However, it may be necessary to cancel either, or both of these events.  We are monitoring the situation carefully, and will keep everyone informed.  A decision will be made and posted by the beginning of May if these events will proceed.  All the best to everyone during this difficult time, please keep safe and healthy.

Jocelyn Dollack, JRTRO President

Family, Fundraising, Friendship and Fun!

July 4/5 2020

NEW LOCATION: 11891 County Rd 2, Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0

We are blessed with a solid core of volunteers who help in so many ways. We appreciate donations of all kinds from sponsorship to raffle donations. Believe us when we say ‘every little bit helps’. It isn’t all about raising money. It’s about fun and family too. There are many ways you can help us with Saving Jacks. If you are interested in finding out where you fit in contact us.

Rescue Roundup Quicklinks:

  • Click here for sponsorship opportunities
  • Trial Premium (Coming soon)
  • View or download our entry forms for Saturday and Sunday (Coming soon)
  • Click here to pay your entry fees using PayPal (Coming soon)

Join us on Saturday for our Parade of Rescues

This Moving and Emotional Event takes place at 12 noon.

All Events close down and participants/judges are directed to the main area. As the crowd gathers over 40 dogs and families step out of the crowd and begin to travel the parade route with their dogs in their green bandanas along with their proud owners.

Each Dog and Owners name is called out as you progress through the Parade Route as we celebrate all those Amazing Dogs who have been given a second chance in life and the Wonderful Owners who have opened their hearts and homes to these great little dogs.

This event is open to all Rescues and their Owners, Jacks, Rat Terriers and Jack Look A Likes from “All Rescue Organizations” and is free.

Come celebrate with us and Don’t Forget to provide us with your name, your dog’s name and e-mail address so we can provide you with information and ensure your name and your dog’s name are announced in the Parade of Rescues.

Rescue Roundup is JRTRO’s Signature Fundraising event.

Click here to sponsor in your name, your companies name, in memory of a friend, loved one or furbaby or in honour of a friend, loved one or furbaby.

  • Sponsor a Class $25
  • A championship $50
  • A Division $100
  • Leader of the Pack $500
  • Top Dog, Presenting Sponsor $1000

Pot Luck Lunch Each Day… join in the fun and contribute to the greatest pot luck lunch ever.

We are famous for our Raffle! Bring a donation.

Want to help?  Volunteer at the Roundup.

*Classes open to dogs 16 inches and smaller.

Early entry deadline is Friday, June 12, 2020.

Ribbons awarded in all classes, Championship & Reserve Championship ribbons and prizes awarded to top two division finalists in all events. Perpetual trophies awarded on Saturday.

Saturday, JRT’s and JRT look alikes are invited to enter to compete in

Small Dog Racing*
Muskrat Racing
Parade of Rescues
Lure Coursing
*Super Earth
Dig It
Brush Hunt
Ball Retrieval
The Biggest Pot Luck Lunch
The World’s Best Raffle!

Sunday, All Breeds are invited to enter to compete in

Muskrat Racing
Trailing and Locating
Lure Coursing
Go Fish
Vision Quest*
Barn Hunt
Game of Bones
Costume Contest
The Biggest Pot Luck Lunch
The World’s Best Raffle!