Jack Russel

Rags to Wags

by Crystal Fetting
(Hutto TX, USA)

Bucky and actor Jesse Metcalfe on the set of Bucky's first movie

Bucky and actor Jesse Metcalfe on the set of Bucky's first movie

Bucky has an interesting story. I met him in October of 2007, when he was assigned to me as my rescue dog at a school for professional dog trainers. He had been saved by Phyllis, a member of the Jack Russell Rescue in Texas. Bucky was found on the streets, and was saved by Phyllis after being flagged for euthanasia for possessive aggression issues at the shelter. He was scared, and malnourished. She fostered him and then sent him to the dog trainer school's program to give him a second chance at life. I decided very quickly he was a blessing I would not be letting go, and I adopted him. He went through the academy for professional dog trainers with me, overcoming his possession issues and fears. His confidence slowly but surely came back to him, and he became an amazing trick dog, comfortable in his own skin. I ended up staying at the school and now work there. Soon after I was hired, we were contacted by an animal wrangler for film and Bucky got his big break in show business. He's in an upcoming movie called "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" a remake of the 1950's version. It stars Michael Douglas, Jesse Metcalfe and Amber Tamblyn. His name is Woodward in the movie, and it was a decent role for his first time. This little guy is just amazing - in under a year he went from stray on the streets, to movie star. Originally assigned to me while in school because I'd never worked with small dogs, I will never live life without owning a Jack. Bucky is proof that these little guys have all the heart in the world, and that there are amazing dogs in shelters that if given a second chance can shine!

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Mar 08, 2009
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Crystal /bucky
by: Anonymous

Crystal i send my best to you.bucky is the lucky one but you are the best. I remember when you trained other dogs in your younger years ..you were a natural.....except Mr. Utter's dog you didn't like him .. you and Bucky are a story!! Way to go girl. Aiee the RN

Mar 07, 2009
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Wisconsin loves Bucky!
by: Linda

Congratulations on being a movie star, Bucky! Your rescue mom, Phyllis, told me about your story. You are certainly one special little JRT! What a great ambassador you will be for all of the rescue dogs! Best of luck in your new career. My JRT, Guinness, said to pass on her best wishes as well and wants to know if she can have your paw-tograph. I think she is a little bit star struck with you, but then again, who wouldn't be?? Have fun!

Mar 06, 2009
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Jack Russell's
by: Dorothy Burnett

I just want to say, that I am also a Jack Russell Terrier owner. My son and I adopted Rocky from a foster home, as well. We had just lost our beagle, Snoopy, and I was determined not to lose my heart like that again. But, being a dog owner, it was very lonesome without my furrier friend. So, I went on line to Magnificent Mutts and there he was. We have since learned that Rocky is partially deaf, but what he can't hear he makes up in other ways. I love him with all of my heart and we call him Snoopy's little brother. I had never owned a Jack before but now that I do, I would recommend them to everyone.

Good luck to your new found friend, and from my Rocky, "you rock"!

Mar 05, 2009
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YOU ROCK BUCKY !!!!!!
by: Melissa

I am SO proud of you !!!! This is SO WONDERFUL and a wonderful story !!! Phyllis is THE BEST and I know great things will be ahead for Bucky !!! He will be THE STAR of the movie - can't wait to see :)

Mar 04, 2009
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In case you are thinking of adopting a JRT
by: Phyllis Petersen

p.s. In case you are thinking of adopting a JRT, please go to www.russellrescue.com. I love you Bucky! Go Crystal!

Mar 04, 2009
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Go Crystal and Bucky!
by: Kim from Ladysmith

I know your Mom, and she's soooooo proud of you, Crystal!! And what you've done with Bucky is commendable. Keep your spirits and expectations high and go for it!! Congrats!!!faerie

Mar 04, 2009
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Bucky, my former foster
by: Phyllis Petersen

Bucky was my former Russell Rescue Inc. foster. I rescued him from death row at a shelter. He is an awesome dog and Crystal is a wonderful dog trainer! I can not wait to see the movie!!!!

Mar 04, 2009
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Yea, BUCKY!!!
by: Robyn R. RRI/TX

You make us PROUD!!! You are a testiment to the tenacity and grit of the Jack Russell Terrier.
Your rescue cousins in Texas think YOU ROCK!!!!

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