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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-16-00098Rico Suave (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: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

     Hi there! My name is Rico Suave and I must say the girls really love me! I am 3 years old and have a lot of personality in a small body. I am very well balanced, not a yapper, do great with all people, kids, cats, and other dogs of all sizes. I'm a laid back little guy who would make a wonderful lap buddy. I am housetrained and do well in the house. I also walk well on a leash and am a great little car rider. I am the perfect companion. If you would like to meet me, please contact my foster mom at Rico is being fostered in or around Charlotte NC

     Animal Location:

Furever Angels Animal Rescue
North Carolina


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Animal ID: 1375Lainey (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    I am Lainey. My foster mom refers to me as the mighty mouse because I weigh only 3.8 lbs. but I run with the big dogs. I can be feisty and quite the Napoleon when I want to guard the territory, but sweet and shy in a crowd (especially if a lot of people are looking at me). I am estimated to be 1 year old. I am friendly to all humans and I get along with both of the children I live with, ages 5 and 11. They know how to treat me properly and don't treat me like a toy just because of my little size. That is good because I am so easy-going that I don't voice my opinion too well. I like to jump like a pogo stick when I am experiencing sheer ... (Read More)happiness, like when you greet me or when it's time to eat or get treats. I walk great on a leash and I love a warm coat on a chilly day. I love to be curled up like a rollie-pollie in your lap when I want to take a nap, but otherwise I prefer to have my feet on the ground rather than being carried around. I love to go on long hikes with my foster mom and even with my tiny size I am able to be a billy goat on some of the cool trails where she takes me. I need a home that will continue to socialize me with people so I can work on my confidence around new surroundings. I like to sleep in on mornings and sunbathe in the yard. I would do well in a home with another dog, but I would be okay with or without a canine friend because I really prefer my human companion over anything! My foster mom would be glad to answer any questions you have about me. See more photos of me at ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Lainey, 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
Raleigh, NC 27603 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-03-26-00232  (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed 

     Animal Location:

Forsyth County winston salem, NC MAP IT!

Lois Bartholow

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Rescue Me ID: 14-03-21-00188Jasper (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Oh what to say about this cutie pie! Jasper was on his last day and we knew we had to find him a place to go! He stayed in boarding two weeks but is in a foster home with three JRT siblings. He was labeled a JRT at the shelter but in s survey of rescue partners, we believe he is a Toy Rat Jack Corgi mix! He is PRECIOUS! He hops like a bunny, scrawls like a baby, and wiggles his 9.6lb body in pure enjoyment. He is needing a little weight, but won't be much bigger. He has pricked ears and a natural rattie tail. He is just so happy ALL the time! He loves to sleep upside down under the covers and is perfect in his crate all day while his ... (Read More)foster mom is at work. Jasper is a true find! (Less)

     Animal Location:

Russell Rescue, Inc
New Hanover County Wilmington, NC 28411 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 50251Gidget (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Gidget - ID# 50251 - Female - Feist-Rat Terrier Mix Breed - 2 to 3 years - Small - Tri Color OS 3/6 Hi, my name is Gidget. I am a 2 to 3 year old, female Feist - Rat Terrier Mix Breed. My owner became very ill and now I am a homeless girl. I'm used to a very quiet home and I miss the companionship I had. I'm hoping someone will find it in their heart to adopt a sweet girl like me. I come across timid and shy but with a little patience and time, I know we could be best friends forever. For more information on Gidget, please call her foster parents at 910-489-2468.

 Adoption Fee: $85 Animal Location:

Animal Center of Moore County
5235 US Hwy. 15-501
Moore County Carthage, NC MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-03-08-00078Bella (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Bella is a great companion for an adult male, female or couple. She bonds and is sweet and loving with those closest to her and is selective with her affection to others. She loves cuddling and is a great lap dog. She loves to run in open spaces and is a lot of fun to watch! She is leash-trained for walks, house broken and crate trained. We find we are having to leave her at home or kenneled more than we feel is fair to her and would love to find a home with a family who is more available for her.

     Animal Location:

Mecklenburg County Charlotte, NC MAP IT!

Jody Green 704-807-3788

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Animal ID: 14-02-16-00106Piper (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Piper is a Boston/Rat Terrier born January 2012. Piper had a broken leg when she came into rescue. She is now healed and ready for her forever home. This is a precious little girl. I would love to adopt her myself, but if I don't let her go I can't save another little one's life. Piper has lots of energy, she is very loving and eager to please. She loves to cuddle and get under the covers in the bed with you,also, she is great with all other dogs and loves to play with kids. She loves toys too, loves to make clouds out of them. Piper is crate and leash trained. She is spayed, up to date on shots, heartworm negative. Adoption Fee $125.00

 Adoption Fee: $125 Animal Location:

Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, Inc.
McDowell County Marion, NC MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 12-12-08-00117BB (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    BB is one of the sweetest girls you ever wanted to meet. He number one skill is sleeping close to you at night. Second would be sitting in your lap while you pet her. Unfortunately, as our family has grown so has the pet population. BB has not adapted well at all. We've even met with a behaviorist. BB needs to be an only dog. It was amazing to watch her shine with the trainer. The ideal placement would be retired or divorced person looking for a buddy.BB does not have a mean bone in her body. I cheked questionable with kids was because in her nervousness, i cant take anything for granted.

 Adoption Fee: $150Bb Animal Location:

Craven County New Bern, NC MAP IT!

Michelle Dismuke 2522596512

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Rat Terrier in North Carolina
    Rat Terrier Dogs can make good pets in North Carolina 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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North Carolina Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

Davie County - Mocksville, North Carolina 27028
Humane Society of Davie County 336-751-5214

Forsyth County - Winston-Salem 27103
Forsyth Humane Society 336-721-1303

Orange/Wake/Durham County - Mebane 27302
Animal Protection Society 919-304-2300

Rockingham County - Wentworth, North Carolina 27375
Rockingham Humane Society 336-349-4379

Guilford County - Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
Triad Spay-Neuter Clinic 336/375-6080

Guilford County - Greensboro, NC 27429
Feral Cat Assistance Program 336-378-0878

Wake County - Cary, North Carolina 27512
Operation Catnip 919-460-0610

Wayne County - Goldsboro 27530
Wayne County Humane Society 919-736-PETS

Wake County - New Hill, NC 27562
SNAP-NC 919-783-SNAP

Johnston County - Smithfield, NC 27577
Johnston County Animal Protection 919-989-7601

Wake County - Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
SPCA of Wake County 919-772-2326

Wake/Durham/Orange/Person County - Raleigh 27605
AnimalKind 919-870-1660

Wake County - Raleigh, NC 27616
SAFE Haven For Cats 919-872-1128

Wake County - Raleigh 27675
Operation Catnip 919-779-7247

Pitt County - Greenville, North Carolina 27836
Saving Graces 4 Felines 252-321-8839

Wilson County - Wilson, North Carolina 27895
Wilson County Humane Society 252-243-2566

Cabarrus County - Concord, NC 28025
Humane Society of Concord 704-784-4434

Cabarrus County - Concord, NC 28025
Cabarrus Spay Neuter Clinic 704-784-6304

Gaston County - Gastonia 28055
Animal League of Gaston County 704-718- 4673

Union County - Monroe, North Carolina 28111
Humane Society of Union County 704-283-9126

Rowan County - Salisbury, North Carolina 28145
Humane Society of Rowan County 704-636-5700

Anson County - Wadesboro, North Carolina 28170
Humane Society of Anson County 704-695-3116

Mecklenburg County - Charlotte 28203
Humane Society of Charlotte 704-333-4130

Mecklenburg County - Charlotte, NC 28247
Friends of Felines 704-348-1578

New Hanover County - Castle Hayne, North Carolina 28429
Friends of Felines 910-452-6721

Onslow County - Jacksonville, NC 28540
Carolina Animal Protection Society 252-422-6770

Craven County - New Bern, NC 28563
Colonial Capital Humane Society 252-633-0146

Watauga County - Boone, North Carolina 28607
Wautauga Humane Society 828-264-7865

Avery County - Newland, NC 28657
Avery Humane Society 828-733-6312

Polk/Landrum County - Columbus, NC 28722
Foothills Humane Society 828-863-4444

Madison County - Marshall, NC 28753
Friends of Madison County Animals 828-649-9798

Buncombe County - Skyland, North Carolina 28776
Animal Compassion Network 828-258-4820

Mitchell County - Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777
Mitchell County Animal Rescue 828-765-6952

Jackson County - Sylva, NC 28779
Jackson County Humane Society 828-586-5647

Haywood County - Waynesville, NC 28786
Haywood Animal Welfare Assn 828-452-1329

Buncombe County - Asheville 28801
Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic 828-252-8804

Buncombe County - Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Humane Alliance of Western NC 828-252-2079

Cherokee County - Marble, North Carolina 28905
Western Carolina Spay-Neuter Clinic 828-837-2304

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