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Rescue Me ID: 17-02-07-00603Bridgette (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    This poor little girl was found running loose on those bitter cold sub zero days we had.She was taken in by a kindly soul thank goodness and made herself right at home.The people who found her tried to no avail to find her home .They loved her dearly and wanted to keep her,but were only allowed one dog by their landlord ,and that spot was already filled, so here she is with me. Once again, she made hersellf immedietly at home,even with the other fosters here.Not even a curled lip as they sniffed and checked her out. She is so sweet,no stranger fear at all,pick her up,on your lap,she welcomes it all.She is housebroken,but would need someone ... (Read More)who has time to spend with her and let her out often. She loves the fenced yard and explores every inch of it.She's always the last one to come in enjoying every minute of it. Bridget is approx 9-10 yrs old and 13 lbs. She does have a fatty lympoma on her leg,nothing to worry about,no meds,and doesn't hurt her, but seems to be in good health. She loves to go for walks,and would be fine with that if no fenced yard. if you would like to meet Bridget,please call Karen at 630 851-9354 or email at bser321@aol.com. Her adoption fee is 75.00. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $75 Animal Location:

LaSalle County Sheridan, IL MAP IT!

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Kristine B

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Rescue Me ID: 17-02-07-00542Gleason (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered 

    Well who do you suppose is the life of the party? He will keep you entertained to the moon and back, that's right, it is Gleason appropriately named after the late great Jackie Gleason. They both could put a smile on your face and are sure to entertain. Gleason is one of those dogs that is perpetually happy, every day is a gift. This little guy is just a year old and would be a wonderful addition to an active family. Gleason lives to play, he would enjoy living with another dog or two. That is not necessary but he does great with the other dogs and would enjoy a buddy to play with(and keep each other busy!) Gleason loves his toys as well, ... (Read More)likes to play fetch and will occasionally bring the ball back-lol. He is just as happy playing with a stick he finds too, he is not a fussy boy. He can run like a gazelle and jump like a frog, leaping over other dogs, even sideways without much effort, he could would be an excellent agility dog. Gleason is a very smart boy and learns quickly, rat terriers are known to be wonderful, loyal and loving family dogs. His adoption fee is $275. Please email Kristine at joysparrows@gmail.com (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $275 Animal Location:

LaSalle County Sheridan, IL 60551 MAP IT!

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Kristine B

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Rescue Me ID: 17-02-01-00261Amanda (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Amanda is looking for a foster or forever home. She is approximately 8 years old, 22 lbs. Is timid at first but warms up (no fear biting, she just shakes). Good with other dogs but would not want to be with a high-energy in your face dog. Please contact ramjb1@yahoo.com for more information. Note that you MUST be in the Chicagoland area (Schaumburg and vicinity) to foster for/adopt from Almost Home Foundation.

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Almost Home Foundation
Cook County Elk Grove Village, IL MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 17-01-01-00231Barry (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    This handsome and debonair fellow has been with us for a few months now, what can I say, he likes it here! Well, that is not the full story, although he seems perfectly happy the perfect person has just not come across this wonderful boy. Barry is a chihuahua, maybe rat terrier mix? He is as cute as a button(love those freckles) and a really great little guy. But, he also needs a strong person in his life. Those of you that have had hard headed little dogs in their lives know what I am talking about-LOL!! Barry is very well mannered, funny, loving and sweet, but if he thinks he can get away being less than polite then he is going to give ... (Read More)it a shot. Like many chihuahua's they need to know who is boss or they will throw their hat into the ring we have to let them know that yes, we love them, but no...they are not in charge. Barry knows this with us and is sweet and loving. His adoption fee is $150. He is just 3 years old and about 8 pounds. Please email Kristine at joysparrows@gmail.com. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

LaSalle County sheridan, IL 60551 MAP IT!

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Kristine B

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Rescue Me ID: 16-12-29-00101Peggy Sue (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet adoptable Peggy Sue, the cutest little 10 month old rat terrier puppy! Peggy is the best, she's picked up great on potty training, is crate trained, good with other dogs and is smart as a whip! She would love a forever family that has another playful pup that she can hang out with. Peggy knows sit, and will do anything for a treat! We would love to find her special forever family, if you are interested please email bowwowrevolution@gmail.com!

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

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Rescue Me ID: 16-12-05-00543lulu (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Most Cats 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    lulu is a great dog hwever she needs an experienced owner - she was probably abused by her former family as she freaks out to men with big boots and if someone approaches her fast. The foster home has had no issues with her she potty trained

     Animal Location:

Fortunate Pooches Animal Shelter
McHenry County McHenry, IL MAP IT!

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7733182239 847 387 7563

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Rescue Me ID: 16-11-09-00229Isaac (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Handsome, charming Isaac is a stealth operator - he'll steal your hearth without you noticing! He's a 7 year old American Eskimo/terrier supermutt who arrived at ACL as a stray. He was very worried and unsure when he first arrived, and he didn't want to make friends. We knew it was an act, though, and soon found that he's a loyal, loving, tolerant dog who adores being with his people. He takes a little bit of patience to warm up to new people, but when you're in with Isaac, you're IN! His trust once earned is a permanent gift. Isaac likes dogs his size or smaller (he's about 25 pounds), and he'd enjoy being a solo dog OR a companion to an ... (Read More)already existing pet. He's a persnickety little terrier, so he'd do best with adopters 16 and up. Isaac's dream is to be the loyal companion to a quiet home who just wants a dog to go for short walks, have lots of pet time, and share their lives with. If Isaac could be the missing piece you've been looking for, please email Gabrielle at caninemanager@animalcareleague.org to schedule a meet! (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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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.


Rescue Me ID: 16-10-14-00343Luke (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    
     Animal Location:

Kendall County Plano, IL MAP IT!

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AnnabelA Avila 3127528432

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


Rescue Me ID: 16-10-09-00240Robert Benson (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adult Men Only 
Personality: Low Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    My best friend bit my wife and son. One man dog who loves to cuddle and ride in the car. Great rat hunter!

     Animal Location:

Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

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Alex Loftus 3127725396

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Rescue Me ID: 16-08-10-00414Sammy (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    We hope you like your sweets with a dash of tabasco, because that's Sammy in a nut shell! This absolutely adorable 5 year old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua is a perfect blend of sugar and spice. He arrived at ACL as a very frightened stray, but Sammy has set about winning all our hearts! He's an affectionate, low-key, social little guy who bonds tightly and loves to be cuddled. He'd really love a home with one or two people that want a constant companion to dote upon. Like many of his breed, Sammy tends to get feisty when he's frightened or unsure - it's hard to be a little squirt in a big world! For that reason, Sammy would do best in a home with ... (Read More)small dog experience. If you know what little chichis are like, you'll recognize Sammy's bluster for what it is - nerves. Once Sammy trusts you, he's your for life. He'll do best in an adult home, possibly with another small dog or even cat to hang out with. He'd do fine as an only dog, too, as long as you take him for walks, give him lots of cuddle time, and let him hide under a pillow - his favorite place to be! If you'd like to meet Sammy in person, please email Gabrielle at caninemanager@animalcareleague.org. (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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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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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 come in several color variations, but the first Rat Terriers were always black and tan. 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, Illinois 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

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

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

Kane County - Dundee 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, Illinois 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin 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, IL 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, Illinois 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 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, 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 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

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

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

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