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Animal ID: 2059Lefty (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    I'm Lefty, a 15-lb. Rattie mix with somebody long and low (a Dachshund, perhaps?) in my family tree. Though I can't really remember how it happened, I found myself walking and wandering all alone in the big world. Where were my people? Nobody knew, so I was put in a shelter. When you're just 3 1/2 years old and sitting behind bars, you can get scared. Then when you wait and wait and your family never comes to take you home, you can get sad. You wonder if you've been a bad boy, but all of that changed when a stranger showed up one day and told me I was safe. Since then, I've loved every human I've met, and I get along with all my canine ... (Read More)foster sisters. (Cats, on the other hand, are just critters, and I don't like 'em. 'Nuff said!) I'm house-trained and will bark when I want to go out. If I have to be left alone, I use a puppy play yard because I don't like crates (reminds me of the shelter days), but honestly, I've never gotten into anything in the house that's not my toy. However, I really don't like being alone and will bark for a while when my family goes out. When I'm outside in the yard, I try to help out by doing guard duty--patrolling the area and barking at cars passing by. I do enjoy playing, but my favorite thing would be just relaxing with you, maybe even sleeping in bed with you. You see, Lefty might have been left all alone once, but I promise I'll never leave your side. If you visit my online photo album at, you may decide that it feels so right to have a Lefty in your life. ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING LEFTY, 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
Conway, SC 29526 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 2044Shep (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    My name is Shep, and I'm 14 lbs. of canine cuteness. I have sturdy wee legs that suggest Corgi or Teddy Roosevelt Terrier ancestors. I also have a certain 'fullness of fur' that gives a touch of mystery to my history. But my adorable face, alert ears, and winning personality say Rat Terrier through and through. The most important thing about me is how very sweet and loving I am. I get along great with my Rattie foster siblings and absolutely adore cuddling and snuggling. Sleeping in my crate is fine, but I am always so happy just to crawl into your arms for a snooze. And even though I'm only about 3 or 4, I'm amazingly obedient and very ... (Read More)smart. I learned to use the dog door at my foster home immediately, and I'm completely house-trained. I don't destroy stuff (like your shoes or furniture), and I love to go for walks and won't drag you down the street. Whether you have a big house with a yard or an apartment, I will fit in perfectly. I just want to be with you forever. See more pictures of me at ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING SHEP, 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
Boiling Springs, SC 29316 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Rat Terrier in South Carolina
    Rat Terrier Dogs can make good pets in South 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 come in several color variations, but the first Rat Terriers were always black and tan.

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South Carolina Animal Rescue
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Richland County - Columbia, South Carolina 29209
Humane Society 803-783-1267

Spartanburg County - Spartanburg, SC 29305
Animal Allies 864-576-6971

Charleston County - Charleston, South Carolina 29407
John Ancrum SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic 843-556-7729

Charleston County - Charleston 29412
Pet Helpers 843-795-1110

Berkeley County - Goose Creek 29445
Doc Williams SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic 843-572-2144

Charleston Tri-County - Goose Creek 29445
Berkeley County PAWS 843-207-PAWS

Charleston County - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
Feline Refuge 803-884-1874

Florence County - Florence 29501
Spay Neuter Intervention of Pee Dee 843-407-7981

Horry County - North Myrtle Beach 29582
Humane Society of N. Myrtle Beach 843-249-4948

Anderson County - Anderson 29622
Anderson County Humane Society 864-225-9855

Greenwood County - Greenwood, South Carolina 29649
Humane Society of Greenwood 864-223-2498

Greenville County - Simpsonville, SC 29681
Concerned Citizens for Animals 864-243-4222

Aiken County - Aiken, SC 29801
Aiken SPCA 803-648-6863

Aiken County - North Augusta, South Carolina 29841
CSRA Life Saver 803-215-0559

Beaufort County - Burton, South Carolina 29903
Palmetto Animal League 843-522-4499

Beaufort County - Hilton Head Island 29926
Hilton Head Humane Association 843-681-8686

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