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Rescue Me ID: 15-01-22-00554Hobbes (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Please Share %BD'%BD| Chicago, IL - Adopt Hobbes the Border Collie/Rat Terrier-Mix Hobbes is an extremely sweet, high-energy, cuddly and loving, 29-pound, 22-month-old, male Border Collie/Rat Terrier-mix looking for a loving guardian. When you first meet adorable little Hobbes, he seems a little nervous. The funny thing is, he really loves everyone, he just needs to build his confidence in a quiet and loving home. He is full of kisses and tail wags for everyone. Sadly, he was found stray in the Englewood neighborhood where children were beating him with sticks. Police officers intervened and brought him to Chicago Animal Care and ... (Read More)Control. When his original family neglected to claim him, he was transferred to Rain Dog Rescue. Despite his tragic start in life, Hobbes is a social creature and loves playing with other dogs and getting human affection. He is currently living in foster care with a dog trainer and going to doggie day care twice a week. Hobbes is looking for a loving and active dog-loving home with a canine sibling to play with. Hobbes does well at the dog park - enjoying not only all the dogs, but people too! Hobbes loves going on long walks. He is housebroken, crate-trained and knows the commands sit, stay and down and takes treats gently from your fingers. Hobbes is very healthy, de-wormed, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on monthly heartworm preventative. His adoption fee of $200 benefits Raindog Rescue. To meet and possibly adopt Hobbes, please fill out an adoption application at http://raindogrescue.org/application/ and follow up by contacting Raindog Rescue at info@raindogrescue.org or 773-770-5115. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Petraits Pet Photography
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 15-01-05-00483Doug and Sue (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Personality: Average Energy 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Doug and Susan are a pair of adorable yet shy rat terrier siblings looking for a loving guardian. We don't what kind of situation Doug and Susan came from, but they are much more trusting of other dogs than they are of people. Doug is nine pounds and Susan is only seven pounds. They were turned into Chicago Animal Care and Control by their family. I'm assuming the family had a lot of dogs and didn't spend much time socialized them with people. So, Doug and Susan are looking for a patient dog-lover to take them under their wing for training to boost their confidence and a lot of love. They groom each other, snuggle together, and never let ... (Read More)each other out of view. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance
5430 N. Clark Street
Cook County Chicago, IL 60640 MAP IT!

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Gloria Lissner (773) 907-0305;
Martha Hack (773) 690-2881

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Rescue Me ID: 14-12-12-00014Louie (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Abused/Neglected 

    Louie is a very friendly, playful, quiet and loving, nine-pound, eight to nine-year-old, male Chihuahua looking for a loving guardian. Louie was dropped off at Chicago Animal Care and Control after being found stray. He is so outgoing that he'll crawl into anyone's lap. Louie seems fine with other cats and small dogs after his initial introduction. But his true love is humans. He loves walks and hanging out with his people. He'd do best with children over 12 due to his age. Louie has been recovering nicely from a skin infection... after a three-month stay at the rescue his hair is growing back. He's a sweet, happy guy whose tail is always ... (Read More)wagging. He doesn't appear to know formal commands, but he will dance for treats and take them gently from your fingers. Louie lets you pick him up and hold him. In fact, he loves snuggling. He is de-wormed, up-to-date on vaccines. Due to a heart murmur, he has not been neutered. To meet and possibly adopt him, please fill in the on-line adoption application at http://famousfidorescue.com/rescueforms/machform/view.php'| and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

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Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 14-12-02-00498Dolly (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    All Dolly wants for Christmas is a real home who will love and care for her forever! Dolly was dumped with her mom and siblings on a rural road and then in a no kill very rural shelter for a year with no socializing. She is very shy of strangers, better in a home without children not because she's bad but because she wouldn't know how to act around them and they are scary. Once she adjusted to being handled she was very easy to leash train, crate train and all around did great with us. She has a much more submissive personality then her 2 sisters and is fearful with change. She loves attention once she knows someone and would be great for a ... (Read More)person or couple who may go for walks but are more homebody types. She was intimidated by our bossy cat, and is submissive with all the other dogs. She current on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She was heartworm negative when tested last year and has been on preventative. She really doesn't know any commands but would love someone who would like to teach her some fun tricks, or just sit and pet her, and that there are other great people out there besides us. She is now almost 2 years old and weighs 28 pounds. Vet's phone number you use currently or in the past is required to adopt for a reference. We have 30 rescued dogs of all sizes all praying for a real home! Please do not consider a dog for Christmas unless you want a dog as a family member for its whole life. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Macoupin County Brighton, IL 62012 MAP IT!

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Laurel grench 618-372-7547

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Rescue Me ID: 14-12-02-00469Trixie (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    All Trixie wants for Christmas is a real home who will love and care for her forever! Trixie was dumped with her mom and siblings on a rural road and then in a no kill very rural shelter for a year with no socializing. She is shy of strangers, better in a home without children not because she's bad but because she wouldn't know how to act around them. Once she adjusted to being handled she was very easy to leash train, crate train and all around did great and has a more confident energetic personality then her 2 sisters. She tends to bark at things when she is outside or hears something, hunting dog personality. Quite when crated and in the ... (Read More)house, but would probably bark at things outside a window if she could see something. She was intimidated by our bossy cat, current on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She was heartworm negative when tested last year and has been on preventative. She's good with the dogs she is with but will be bossy with them if she can get away with it. She is dominant over her very shy, submissive sister. She really doesn't know any commands but would love someone who would like to teach her some fun tricks, and that there are other great people out there besides us. She is now almost 2 years old and weighs 28 pounds. Vet's phone number you use currently or in the past is required to adopt for a reference. We have 30 rescued dogs of all sizes all praying for a real home! Please do not consider a dog for Christmas unless you want a dog as a family member for its whole life. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Macoupin County Brighton, IL 62012 MAP IT!

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Laurel grench 618-372-7547

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Animal ID: 2838Jake (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Jake is one of the calmest, super sweet, friendly boys with so much Love to give. He has soulful eyes, but the sun got the best of them for pictures. He is so good with the other dogs and cats in his foster home. He is great with all the people he has met, and wants nothing more than to be loved back. Jake is housetrained, walks well on a leash and harness, and has great inside manners. Jake would like to be on your lap watching TV and sleeps in his foster mom's room at night. He would be great for adults, children, or a single person. Jake is 7 years, born 08-23-2007, and weighs 32#'s. He had a loving home, and was surrendered due to loss ... (Read More)of the family house. All Jake asks for is a fur-ever family with Love, warmth, kindness...and treats! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Homes For Endangered and Lost Pets or H.E.L.P.
Kane County St. Charles, IL MAP IT!

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877-364-2286 Ext 2

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Rescue Me ID: 14-11-30-00093Kane (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Puppy

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

    Kane is about 4 months old. We believe he is a little Terrier mix...Rat Terrier and ? We aren't really use of his breeds but he is only about 12 lbs. Adorable little guy. Friendly, happy, good with other dogs. Loves people and just wants to snuggle up and sleep on you or with you. You just can't keep his ears down! :) His markings are unique and just gorgeous...white, black, brown and even some brindle. He also has freckles on his front legs. He is doing good on housebreaking but this will need to be continued in his new home. Needs to learn to walk on leash - loves running the fenced yard at his foster home with the other dogs. ... (Read More)Working on crate training. He will be neutered after he turns 5 months old which is included in his adoption fee. His fee also includes vaccinations, microchip, leash, collar, rescue id tag, fecal test and treatment, heartworm test. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350.00 Animal Location:

A Heart for Animals
McHenry County Huntley, IL MAP IT!

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847-868-2432

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Animal ID: 2836Kasper (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Kasper is a sweet, friendly guy who came to us as a stray! He is a great find! He is quiet, sleeps in a comfy bed UNDER the covers! and loves his walks! He will chase rabbits, squirrels, and cats, but doesn't run off as he comes right back. He is a Terrier after all! A fenced yard would be best (he will chase any animal visitors) but will also do well on leash walks and dog park outings! Kasper is fantastic with other friendly dogs and may be inquisitive about the indoor cats. He is house trained, weighs 21.8#'s, and is 3 years of age. He would like someone home at least half the day, or another pet buddy as company. If you can give this boy ... (Read More)a stable 4-Ever home, with Love and kindness'|Kasper may be the one for you! Look at his video! He is a super fun and Gorgeous boy! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 250 Animal Location:

Homes For Endangered and Lost Pets or H.E.L.P.
Kane County St. Charles, IL MAP IT!

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877-364-2286 Ext 2

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Animal ID: 1457Bandit (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Bandit, a 19-lb., 5-year-old fellow, wants you to know that, despite his name, he has never stolen anything. In fact, he has worked hard to overcome a tough start in life--one which included being surrendered to the humane society not once but TWICE when his family had to move! Not surprisingly, Bandit developed some separation anxiety, but with patience and love from his New Rattitude foster family and the help of some anxiety-reducing medication, he has become more relaxed and comfortable with normal daily activities. Now having learned to give and receive affection from those he trusts, he loves to snuggle and have his belly rubbed, ... (Read More)temples massaged, and head patted. He is eager to jump into his foster parents' lap and give gentle kisses. This affectionate boy is also friendly with strangers, warming up to them quickly. Bandit seems a bit indifferent toward other dogs, and if they wish to play and he doesn't, he will either ignore them or give them a little bark to let them know he is not interested. Bandit is crate trained and keeps his crate clean when his foster mom is at work. He is also house trained and quietly announces his need by standing near the door to be let out. However, not being a fan of inclement weather, Bandit will resist going outside until it has stopped raining, preferring instead to cuddle through the storm. Bandit loves going on walks or jogs, and he is working on perfecting his already good leash manners by learning to take a seat when he sees other dogs. And while he is interested in the other critters he sees while on walks, he generally doesn't try to pull toward them unless he gets close to them. A dog who has tackled so many hurdles deserves a future filled with days of gentle, tail-wagging play and curling up in the lap of that special someone who has lots of patience and love to share. If you dare, check out some pictures of Bandit during training at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/bandito , you may discover that Bandit will have stolen one thing, after all--and that's your heart. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Bandit, please go to New Rattitude's website at http://www.NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm, where there is detailed information and a link to our adoption application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Urbana, IL 61802 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-10-00554Magic (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Howdy and thanks for stopping by. My name is Magic and I am a super, super sweet little girl. I am looking for my perfect loving furever home cause I have lots of love to give. I know that being 2-3 years old I should already know but without much training before coming to my rescue I am learning the potty-training thing and almost have it figured out. I get along good with the dogs I have met so far in my life. I am a total mutt but that just makes me more lovable and sweet. If you think my little sweet self is the perfect one for you please contact my rescue to start the adoption process. Contact foranimalssake1@yahoo.com for more ... (Read More)information Local to the greater Chicagoland area (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

For Animals Sake Rescue
DuPage County Lombard, IL MAP IT!

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(630)930-8097

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Rescue Me ID: 14-08-15-00150Molly (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    
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McHenry County Spring Grove 60081

Contact:
Russ Huffmaster 8473079574

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Rescue Me ID: 14-03-11-00708Tyson (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Tyson is a sweet, and shy seven-year-old, 15-pound, male, Rat Terrier/Min Pin-mix looking for a loving guardian. Tyson is known as the mayor of Famous Fido's. Since he arrived at the shelter over a year ago, he has befriended every other dog that has arrived at the rescue. He's a little less trusting of humans due to his tragic past '| dumped at Chicago Animal Care and Control by the family he trusted, he was depressed and untrusting. With the help of staff and volunteers, Tyson has come around beautifully. He begs to be the first dog walked each day even in cold weather and appears to be housebroken if he gets out regularly. He's also ... (Read More)crate-trained. He's looking for a patient dog-lover willing to put in the time to gain his trust. When Tyson feels comfortable around you, he is an incredibly loyal and loving dog who enjoys being loved and having his butt scratched. He makes a great walking buddy and wows everyone with his handsome smile. Tyson is healthy, neutered, de-wormed, vaccinated, micro-chipped and heartworm-tested. His adoption fee of $200 benefits Famous Fido's Rescue Group. To meet and possibly adopt Tyson, please contact Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. The rescue has dogs of all sizes and ages looking for loving guardians. They spend their days at 5430 N. Clark Street in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Make an appointment to stop in and meet some of these lovable souls. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Petraits Pet Photography
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 14-01-03-00492Mickey (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Mickey is a high-energy, 12-pound, 18-month-old, Chihuahua/Terrier-mix looking for a loving guardian. Mickey landed at Chicago Animal Care & Control due to no fault of his own. He was rescued by Famous Fido, and spends his days with all the other dogs at the shelter. Typical of any young dog, Mickey is looking for someone with the time and energy to train and exercise a young dog. He loves walks, but needs multiple walks a day to perfect his housebreaking. Mickey is fast! And wiggly '| for this reason, he's recommended for adults and teens who can make sure to give him the training he needs so he doesn't dart out the door and get lost. He ... (Read More)loves his treats and will love training classes. He dances for treats and takes them gently from your fingers. Mickey is healthy, up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm-tested, neutered and micro-chipped. To meet and possibly foster or adopt Mickey, please fill in the on-line adoption application at http://famousfidorescue.com/rescueforms/machform/view.php?id=26727 and follow up by contacting Gloria at fido@famousfidorescue.com or 773-907-0305. His adoption fee of $200 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's. Mickey is currently staying at rescue headquarters at 5430 N. Clark Street in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Make an appointment to stop in and meet him and all the other adoptable dogs. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Petraits Pet Photography
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Rat Terrier in Illinois
    Rat Terrier Dogs can make good pets in Illinois if they match your IifestyIe. The Rat Terrier is a small breed of hunting dog also sometimes known as a Feist. Rat Terriers are vivacious, playful, and bold. This breed is great with children. Adult Rat Terriers adapt well to adoption. Rat Terriers are very smart and trainable. This breed can live in an apartment but needs plenty of vigorous exercise each day. Rat Terriers enjoy romping in a fenced yard, but because they are enthusiastic diggers, fences should be buried or reinforced around the base.

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    A single Rat Terrier can kill thousands of rodents in just a few hours. Teddy Roosevelt named the Rat Terrier breed. Rat Terriers come in several color variations, but the first Rat Terriers were always black and tan. The Rat Terrier was one of the most popular Depression-era working dog breeds.

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

Lake County - Vernon Hills, Illinois 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, Illinois 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

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

Kane County - S Elgin, Illinois 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 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, IL 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, Illinois 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, Illinois 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

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

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

Rock Island County - Milan 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 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

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

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

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

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