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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-18-00072Febe (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Febe is a 4 year old, 20lb, Corgi blend. She may also have some Rat Terrier mixed in there. Febe is submissive in nature but warms up once she knows her environment is safe. She is both crate and house trained and does well with both dogs and kitties. Febe would do best with someone who is home often so that they can continue to work on her socialization and her leash skills - which right now are non existent. And because she does not do well on leash (alligator rolls), she will need a physically fenced in yard for exercise while she works on her leash manners. Febe will succeed in a quieter home and probably would not be an ideal candidate ... (Read More)for a home with small children. She frightens easily and when super scared can even be a bit nippy. Febe does love and is very loyal to her person once she bonds with them and is very affectionate. When she is excited or happy she does a 'dancing bear' sort of dance by hoping on her hind legs. It's very cute! If you think Febe could be a match for you - please send an inquiry today! Febe is fully vetted and microchipped. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250.00 Animal Location:

Oakland County Huntington Woods, MI 48070 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-02-00035Charger (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    Charger is almost 10 years old and is a Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix. He is a very loving dog, loves people and attention. It breaks my heart to have to get rid of him but my mom is ill and I have to leave. He's a great watchdog, let's me know if someone is outside. He's never been crated, loves to be covered up wth his blanket. He needs a good loving home. He loves to run and play. Potty trained and up to date on all shots. He doesn't like loud noises like fire works, it scares him and he will jump in your lap.

 Adoption Fee: $60.00 Animal Location:

Macomb County Ray, MI MAP IT!

Trynna Smith 586-256-4436

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Animal ID: 0511Zhorbit (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Zhorbit is a 10-year-old 15-lb. Rat Terrier, who has been in foster care for seven years because of residual issues from her original home where she was neglected, not socialized or trained, and very likely abused. As a result, she is a fearful dog when she is out of her comfort zone and she exhibits typical fear responses that she will never unlearn. The key to living with Zhorbit is to earn her trust and reinforce her positive behaviors. Her foster parents have worked extensively on this goal with excellent results. Zhorbit has taken classes that included basic obedience, agility, and nose work, and each new skill has improved her ... (Read More)confidence. When the people around her are sensitive to her stressors and triggers, Zhorbit is happy, relaxed, playful, and obedient. In fact, she is a funny dog who will entertain you will her silly antics! She is not a fan of cats, and while she gets along with other small dogs, she would not do well in a multidog household and probably would be happiest as an only dog. Zhorbit is house-trained and will bark to be let out. She is afraid of crates, but no problem--she can be left loose in the house for many hours at a time without having accidents or getting into mischief. Zhorbit enjoys daily walks for exercise and also likes to snuggle up to her favorite human for quiet time. Potential adopters must live within driving distance of Lansing, Michigan, so they can have a preadoption meet-and-greet with Zhorbit and her foster parents. Due to Zhorbit's fear issues, she cannot be adopted to a family with young children. For more pictures of Zhorbit, visit her online photo album at ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Zhorbit, please go to new Rattitude's website at, where there is detailed information and a link to our adoption application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Clinton County Dewitt, MI 48820 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Rat Terrier in Michigan
    Rat Terrier Dogs can make good pets in Michigan 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.

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Michigan Animal Rescue
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St Clair County - Clyde 48049
St. Clair County Humane Society 810-987-4357

Oakland County - Troy 48098
Long Lake Animal Hospital 248-689-8899

Washtenaw County - Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Humane Society of Huron Valley 734-662-4365

Washtenaw County - Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113
The Zimmer Foundation 734-663-8000

Monroe County - Ida 48140
Alliance for Spay-Neuter and Pet Rescue 734-243-1800

Wayne County - Lincoln Park, Michigan 48146
Friends of Lincoln Park Animals 313-381-9020

Tuscola County - Caro, Michigan 48723
Humane Society of Tuscola County 989-672-PETS

Iosco County - Tawas City, Michigan 48763
Iosco County Animal Shelter 989-362-3170

Ingham County - Lansing, Michigan 48906
Capital Area Humane Society 517-626-6060

Kalamazoo County - Kalamazoo 49008
Kalamazoo Humane Society 269-345-1181

Kalamazoo County - Oshtemo, MI 49077
Animal's Best Friend Fund 269-624-1090

Muskegon County - Muskegon 49442
West Michigan SPCA 231-788-5933

Kent County - Kentwood, MI 49508
C-SNIP 616-455-8220

Kent County - Grand Rapids, Michigan 49534
Humane Society of Kent County 616-453-8900

Charlevoix County - Boyne City, MI 49712
Charlevoix County Humane Society 231-582-6774

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