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Rescue Me ID: 16-02-04-00625Toby (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Very loyal and loving dog! Loves to play and sit next to you at all times! We love him so very much but he is having a hard time with our 7 month old baby. We are looking for a home that can truly love, protect, and play with him.

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Madison County Edwardsvile, IL MAP IT!

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Elizabeth Moody 217-725-5722

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Animal ID: 16-01-30-00325Ameera (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Ameera is very intelligent, house trained, plays fetch with rubber pretzel, knows some commands. Would be great agility dog, needs training. Doesn't do well with smaller female dogs but was good when we had her with older male rat terrier. Is food aggressive. She would be great as an only dog. She is a beauty. Anyone that wants her will have to give vet references, we want her to go to a good and safe home

 Adoption Fee: $50.00 Animal Location:

Christian County Pana, IL 62557 MAP IT!

Contact:
Pam Baldwin 217-825-3769

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-10-00308Joseph (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Deaf 

    Joseph is a feisty, affectionate, quirky senior Jack Russell Terrier looking for a terrier-lover to make his dreams come true! Joseph has had quite the career here at ACL - he arrived as a stray, became very ill, recovered, and then finally began to show us his personality. Joe is 100% terrier - he is very spunky, smart, food-motivated, and he bonds intensely to certain people. He can get snappy when he's confused or agitated, so he's only suitable for adult homes. Joseph won't cause any damage, though - at heart, he's a lovebug. Joe is deaf, so he'll need a home that can work with that. He's very responsive, invested in people, and ... (Read More)housebroken. Once he bonds to you, he loves you with his whole heart! Joseph is looking for a retirement home to take him on walks (he LOVES walks!), have scratch time, throw a squeaky toy around for a little bit, and then settle in for a nap. This boy is a staff favorite over here at ACL - please email Gabrielle at caninemanager@animalcareleague.org to set up an appointment to meet this special someone. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

Cook County Oak Park, IL 60304 MAP IT!

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Gabrielle Zenoni 7088488155

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-08-00571Joseph (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Deaf 

    Joseph is an adorable, deaf and feisty, ten-year-old, 25-pound, male Jack Russell Terrier-mix looking for a loving guardian. Joseph is all terrier, and is looking for an experienced terrier-loving home. He loves his person, but takes a moment to warm up. He can be snappy when he's not pleased. He's very smart, knows how to sit on command and takes treats gently. He is extremely food-motivated; he loves his treats and he loves to go on walks. He is perfectly housebroken. Joseph warms up to most people, but prefers women to men, small dogs to big dogs. He is a deaf senior with a heart murmur and a bit of weakness in his back end. He is ... (Read More)otherwise healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped and heartworm-tested. His adoption fee of $75 benefits the rescued pets of Oak Park Animal Care League. To meet and possibly adopt him, please contact Gabrielle caninemanager@animalcareleague.org or 708-848-8155. To meet and possibly adopt Jospeh or any of the other dogs, rabbits and cats at the Animal Care League shelter, please visit at 1011 Garfield, Oak Park, Illinois, Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $75 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: 15-12-22-00571Max (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Max is an adorable, happy, sweet, gentle and loving gem of a two-year-old, nine-pound, male, white with brown Chihuahua/Rat Terrier-mix with an endearing buck-teeth looking for a loving guardian. Max has a wonderful temperament and loves to sit in your lap. He is all love and his tail is always wagging happily. He loves to go on walks and is great on leash. Max is wonderful with people of all ages - including children, and he gets along with select other dogs. Max is very healthy, de-wormed, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on preventative. If you are interested in meeting and possibly adopting him, ... (Read More)please fill in the online 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, or you can contact his friend Susan at sjrussell4731@gmail.com or 773.972.8910. His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's. Max is currently staying at rescue headquarters at 5430 N. Clark Street in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The rescue is moving by the end of the month and it would be wonderful if he could find a loving home before that! (Less)

 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: 15-08-23-00301Joshua (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: 15-08-01-00208Blackie (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Blackie is a very sweet, happy and snugly, eight-year-old, 20-pound, female chubby Chihuahua-Mix looking for a loving guardian. Blackie LOVES her leashed walks and is quite perky while strolling the neighborhood. She is quiet, cuddly and affectionate. She'll do just about anything for a treat, but she doesn't appear to know any formal commands. Her tail is always happily wagging. Blackie just adores all people, but is not accustomed to other animals. Her favorite hobbies include eating, walking and cuddling. She is looking for a home as the one and only animal in the house. Blackie is healthy, spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, fecal and ... (Read More)heartworm-tested. She does have a heart murmur, so she takes inexpensive daily medication. To meet and possibly adopt her, 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. Her adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Famous Fido's. (Less)

 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!

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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!

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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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773-777-2891

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

Lake County - Vernon Hills 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan, IL 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, Illinois 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, Illinois 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winnebago County - Rockford, IL 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, Illinois 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, IL 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 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

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

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