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Animal ID: 2049Koa (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Puppy

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

    Koa means 'brave' in Hawaiian, and New Rattitude's Koa is certainly one brave little pup. To this almost 4-month-old Rat Terrier, the whole world is his friend...or his plaything. He is your normal playful, sometimes mischievous, and always loving puppy. He is 10 lbs. of energy--enough to chase the other dogs in his foster home and fetch toys for a couple of hours before crashing for a nap. One of his favorite things is just being outdoors on a nice day. He would love a fenced yard where he could run and romp to his heart's content. True to his name, Koa shows absolutely no fear of larger dogs and will attempt to engage them in play by ... (Read More)pulling on their collars. He also loves to play with children (with everyone, in fact) and would be great in a home with kids old enough to know how to play with a pup and how to tolerate exuberant puppy play. Koa's sturdy paws suggest that he might have had a non-Rattie ancestor (or perhaps he just has great things to accomplish in this world) and that he is likely to grow to an adult size in the 20-lb. range. Koa is still working on his house-training, and he's making excellent progress in learning to go outside or using his training pad. He sleeps through the night in his dog crate. However, he is an early riser and will wake you up in the morning letting you know it's time for him to go out. Confident Koa thinks that if you see his photo album at, you'll be instantly smitten by the desire to snuggle him in your arms. Are you brave enough to look? Go ahead...take a chance! ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING KOA, 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
Attleboro, NC 02703 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-10-00293Daisy (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Very High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Daisy is 10wks old, wormed, up to date on shots-only needs her last set of puppy shots and rabies. She's completely healthy and full of puppy energy. She loves to play and she loves to eat! She will do anything for a treat. She is almost potty trained, she uses a pee pad and will go outside but doesn't tell you when she needs to go. Kennel trained when I'm at work and sleeps in my bed at night. She's a puppy and still learning not to bite. She knows sit. I want her to go to an indoor home where she will be loved and spoiled. I will be very picky finding her a home. The only reason I'm rehoming her is because my two male dogs are too ... (Read More)aggressive with her because she has a more dominant personality with dogs but very submissive with humans. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Buncombe County Asheville, NC MAP IT!

Brooke W 7196445913

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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-10-00158ROCKET (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    This happy little boy is Rocket. (Healthy, heartworm negative/on preventative, neuter/chip scheduled for 01/24/2018) Our best guess on his breed is a MinPin mix. He is approximately one year old (01/08/18) and full grown at an adorable 29 lbs. Rocket is a perfect child-sized pup, with a super-cute personality and a soft chocolate brown coat. He is house-trained, crate-trained, and rides nicely in the car. He doesn't demand attention but he does want to be with you. He is sometimes yappy when left alone, but he also goes days without making a peep. He is not startled by doorbells or visitors and is not a jumper. Rocket is still ... (Read More)puppy-like, but is calm and very well-behaved in the house. He enjoys toys, is easily trained, stays with his person, and is playful with our 7 dogs with no aggression at all. Rocket would love to devote himself to his own little boy or girl. If you can provide a safe, happy home for Rocket, please contact me. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Gaston County Gastonia, NC MAP IT!

Cheryl Hafner 9084003799

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Rescue Me ID: 17-12-27-00145Sammie Grace (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Sammie Grace has a story that is heart breaking and resilient all at once. In August 2017, rescue was notified of a dog that had been hit by a car in Anderson, SC. Sammie needed out of the shelter in under 24 hours, and a network of amazing volunteers transported her to Wilmington NC. It was found she had a displaced hip, fractured pelvis (Sacroiliac luxation) and a fractured tibia. The best ting SG had going for her? Her age! SG is a 12# (she came in to rescue at 9.5#) Jack/Rat and roughly 3-4 years old. This gal is a fighter! With an amazing orthopedic surgeon on board, SG has blossomed in to a 'normal' pup, if you can call the ... (Read More)breed normal! SG will run faster than you can walk and enjoys being outside exploring. She also enjoys to simply sleep. This gal could sleep her life away, on your lap, under the covers, as near to you as she can get. She is the sweetest thing, and other than a slight head tilt and a bionic anatomy that cannot go through a metal detector, SG has recuperated to find that forever family. She is VERY shy, and needs some time to warm up to you. Her past life was apparently not that great to her. She warms up to women faster than men. She would do best in a home where she can lounge on the couch, her bed, or the grass in the sunshine. She won't be going on long hikes or runs with you, but is the perfect pup for a low key home with lots of love and scratches to give. She will demand to be PET! Sammie Grace is pure diva and this beautiful pup cannot wait for her forever home! (her vet will be more than happy to discuss his procedures and her care with you!). (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

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


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Rescue Me ID: 17-11-10-00355Scooby (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    Hi my name is Scooby I am not a puppy no more but I still like to play and I love affection. I grew up around cats and dogs so I am willing to make new friends! And humans boy do I love humans! My favorite things are to be pet and loved and I adore to cuddle. But, I am afraid I might not find a home because I have a little growth on my stomach but hopefully whatever human is reading this will look past that and love me for the awesome dog I am! My owners do love me and want me to go to a good home but they cannot afford to take care of me no more. All I want is to be close with a human that loves me! I love all humans but I would prefer to ... (Read More)go to a home with older children and adults. And I am an inside doggie and I want a forever home before I leave to leave this earth to go to doggie heaven! With a human who will have patience and who loves me! Thank you for reading my story, call my owner if you want to take me home! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $30 Animal Location:

Cabarrus County Kannapolis, NC 28083 MAP IT!

Jackie L 704-298-2063

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Rescue Me ID: 17-04-29-00340Riley (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Riley is a Rat Terrier/Jack Russel female. We adopted her from a local shelter as a stray a little over 3 years ago. She is very loving, likes to be sitting next to someone. She needs a home with no kids, as she is very uneasy with my 1 year old. She is probably somewhere between 4-6 years old, up to date on vaccines.

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Wake County Wake Forest, NC MAP IT!

Stacy McKinnes 9548018571

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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. Teddy Roosevelt named the Rat Terrier breed. 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.

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

Forsyth County - Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103
Forsyth Humane Society 336-721-1303

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

Rockingham County - Wentworth 27375
Rockingham Humane Society 336-349-4379

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

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

Wake County - Cary, NC 27512
Operation Catnip 919-460-0610

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

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

Wake County - Raleigh 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, NC 27895
Wilson County Humane Society 252-243-2566

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

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

Gaston County - Gastonia, North Carolina 28055
Animal League of Gaston County 704-718- 4673

Union County - Monroe 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, North Carolina 28203
Humane Society of Charlotte 704-333-4130

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

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

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

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

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

Avery County - Newland, North Carolina 28657
Avery Humane Society 828-733-6312

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

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

Buncombe County - Skyland 28776
Animal Compassion Network 828-258-4820

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

Jackson County - Sylva, North Carolina 28779
Jackson County Humane Society 828-586-5647

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

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

Buncombe County - Asheville, NC 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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