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Animal ID: 2968Joy (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Health: Spayed 

    Joy is a sweet, social, darling little girl. She gets along great with all people, dogs and cats too! She is a White and Brown Chihuahua mix Ratt Terrier, and at 6 months weighs 7#'s. Her sister Gem is white, and the two are a lot alike and would be great adopted together or separately. Joy is easy going and rather calm for her age. She is house trained and crate trained, but does fantastic loose in the house when someone is there. She loves attention and will come when asked to. If you are interested in a sweet, charming puppy, maybe Joy is the one for you!

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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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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.


Rescue Me ID: 16-04-21-00217gracie (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Senior

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

    very good and loving companion not so good with small kids i rescued her from a family who kept her caged most of her life unfortunately i had to move and as hard as we tried could not find a place that took pets and we are being force to give her up and she deserves a loving and caring place to live. thanks

     Animal Location:

Cook County niles, IL MAP IT!

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Leo Nunez 847 219 3825

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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.


Rescue Me ID: 16-04-20-00718Missy (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Missy! Rat Terrier Mix Missy is a pretty little rat terrier mix. She is approximately 24-30 months old and weighs about 15lbs. Missy gets along great with bigger and smaller dogs as well as cats and kids. She is shy at first but warms up quickly. She loves to play and is very engaging. Missy will be a wonderful family dog. She loves belly rubs and giving kisses. She doesn't really bark. When she has to go potty she starts running back and forth. She loves having someone to sleep with. She likes having her own pillow and she does like squeaky toys. Once she's finished playing, she turns into a total love bug! Our standard ... (Read More)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, micro-chipping and 30 days of shelter care insurance. We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email safehavendogsIL@yahoo.com 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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SafehavendogsIL@yahoo.com

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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-16-00153Joey (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Knows basic commands (sit, stay, down, watch me, leave it). Very food motivated. Does well with a consistent routine. Walks well on leash. Loves to play, but can be a bit rough at times when overly excited. Loves to hang out and chill. Doesn't like people to crowd him (likes his personal space). Great personality, goofy and lovable. Would make a great addition to a home with no other animals, no small children and fenced in yard. Go to www.rescueapittie.org to complete an application for Joey

     Animal Location:

Will County Crete, IL 60417 MAP IT!

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Barbara Vasili 7085257626

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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-08-00499  (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Meet Lexi - she's a beautiful 1 year old, 40 lb bundle of energy and love ! Lexi is house broken and crate trained. She loves to run (she's fast) and play tug-o-war. She's friendly and playful with other dogs. She will do better with non-dominant dogs please. She's still basically a puppy and gets excited when meeting people so we're working with her to not jump up on people. She knows how to sit and 'give paw' and is getting better walking on the leash. She loves to cuddle and give kisses. When its time to settle down, she'll curl up on the floor at my feet, or the couch or my lap and just chill out until its time to play again. Lexi would ... (Read More)be best without kids at home. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Chicagoland Lab Rescue
1954 1st Street, #164
Cook County Highland Park, IL 60035 MAP IT!

Contact:
312-371-4311 - Kim Kenny

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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-05-00270Gordon (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet adoptable Gordon, a 4 month old terrier/chi mixed puppy! Gordon is a tiny dude with a huge personality! He is good with other dogs big and small, and other people big and small (he loves kids!) Gordon has been doing great with potty training, crate training, and his favorite things include playing with his foster siblings, chewing on giant bones and snuggling! Please email bowwowrevolution@gmail.com if you are interested in this pint sized peanut!

     Animal Location:

Bow Wow Revolution
Cook County Chicago, IL 60630 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-23-00301Joshua (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 

    Joshua is a very sweet and affectionate. six-year-old, male Chihuahua looking for a loving guardian. Joshua loves people and has a great temperament. Joshua seems well-behaved with other dogs and cats. He loves to be pet and handled. To meet and possibly adopt Joshua, 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 $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's.

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Petraits Pet Photography
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

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773-777-2891

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-25-00230Sue (on the RIGHT) (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    DOUG (on the LEFT) and SUE (on the RIGHT) are a pair of adorable yet shy one-year-old rat terrier siblings looking for a loving guardian. We don't what kind of situation Doug and Sue came from, but they are much more trusting of other dogs than they are of people. Doug is nine pounds and Sue 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 Sue 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 ... (Read More)other, snuggle together, and never let each other out of view. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption
Cook County Chicago, IL 60640 MAP IT!

Contact:
773 907 0305

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-25-00226Doug (on the LEFT) (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    DOUG (on the LEFT) and SUE (on the RIGHT) are a pair of adorable yet shy one-year-old rat terrier siblings looking for a loving guardian. We don't what kind of situation Doug and Sue came from, but they are much more trusting of other dogs than they are of people. Doug is nine pounds and Sue 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 Sue 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 ... (Read More)other, snuggle together, and never let each other out of view. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption
Cook County Chicago, IL 60640 MAP IT!

Contact:
773 907 0305

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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!

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

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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!

Contact:
Laurel grench 618-372-7547

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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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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 are often mistaken for Jack Russells. The Rat Terrier was one of the most popular Depression-era working dog breeds.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
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McHenry County - McHenry 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, IL 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn, IL 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 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston 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 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winnebago County - Rockford 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, IL 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, Illinois 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, IL 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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