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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-05-00073seven pups names below (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Puppy

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

    These pups were rescued from the Lauderdale County Animal Shelter in Ripley TN. A man and his son went to the local landfill to shoot mice. The found these 7 puppies and their mom buried in the landfill. The mom is a rat terrier. The pups are around 7 weeks old and weigh 2 lbs. There are 5 boys and 2 girls and one of the girls is already spoken for. They will be available after their 2nd shots on April the 12th. I do not think they will weigh over 10 lbs at full size. The females are the second from the left and she is spoken for and the 4th from the left. The names from left to right are Gumbo (brindle), Halo (silver), Vito (tan), ... (Read More)Flo (gray), Coolio (tri-colored), Nemo (gray), and on top Bruno (black and white). The adoption fee is $300 per pup-which covers their shots and transportation. If interested I normally ask that half is put down up front and the puppy is reserved. I will fax or email you and adoption application and agreement. The other half will be due prior to transport. Transport is on Fridays at noon. Payment will be done by paypal. My rescue group is FHAAR feral homeless abandoned animal rescue. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

crazy dog lady
4651 Vincent Rd
Shelby County Millington 38053

Lori 9013787684; 9013787684

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

Animal ID: County 17Mako (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Health: Needs to be Neutered 

    This handsome boy would tend to be more toward the 5 year mark, weighs about 15 lbs. and is an owner surrender. He is in a high kill shelter in Manchester, TN, which is between Nashville and Chattanooga on I 24. He appears to be full rat terrier.

 Adoption Fee: $35 Animal Location:

Coffee County Animal Shelter
156 Freedom Drive
Coffee County Manchester, TN 37355 MAP IT!

Kevin 931 -723-2730; Janelle 931 409-2762

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-31-00323Max (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Max is about 25-30 lbs 5-6 months old not sure of his breed some type of terrier. According to vet he will be small. Loves to play good with other dogs and kids. Upto date on shots . If you would like to adopt him fill out an apication at or email us with questions. His adoption fee is$200 includes his shots neutering. Microchip. Deworming

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Lifehouse Animal Refuge and Rehabilitation
Wilson County Mt Juliet, TN 37122 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-02-26-00321  (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Needs Vaccinations 

    I have a companion that is either my sister or my mother that I must stay with. I cry so bad when I can't see her. The lady we are staying with can't keep us. She found us running around in traffic and can't keep us much longer. Please help us find a forever home.

     Animal Location:

Shelby County memphis, TN MAP IT!

ricki smaartt

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Rescue Me ID: 15-02-26-00314  (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Needs Vaccinations 

    I have a companion, like me, we need to stay together. We are either sisters or mother and daughter. We both cry if we can't see the other. Please help us, the lady we are staying with can't keep us. She found us in running into traffic and can't find out family.

     Animal Location:

Shelby County memphis, TN MAP IT!

ricki smaartt

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Rescue Me ID: 14-07-19-00430Tweaky (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Meet Tweaky and 8 year old rat terrier mix. Tweaky is a brindle short hair 20 lbs sweetheart. She loves to cuddle on the couch or in your bed. Tweaky will race you to the car for her car ride. She loves to be with her people and looks to her people for approval. Tweaky has been spayed and is up to date on shots. Tweaky would get along well with older kids and would do fine with 1 or 2 other adult dogs. Tweaky is doing very well with housetraining, she listens very well when you call her name she comes running wagging her tail. If you are looking for a cuddle bug then tweaky is the dog for you.

 Adoption Fee: $150.00 Animal Location:

Hickman Humane Society 183
Hickman County Centerville, TN 37033 MAP IT!

1-866-304-3352 or email

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Rescue Me ID: 13-06-03-00174Sawyer (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    SAWYER is a shy beautiful Rat Terrier/Canaan mix who is 4 years old and weighs 38 pounds. He has a sweet disposition and gets along with people of all ages. He is a well-mannered dog and enjoys riding in the car. He sits and looks out the window at the sights. He may do best as an only dog and prefers the company of humans. He is current on vaccinations and neutered. He should remain on Advantage Multi monthly for heartworm and flea prevention. He has a history of being heartworm positive, however he was treated and he tested negative as of January 2015. He should be retested in July 2015 just to be sure. If you live in another ... (Read More)state, don't let that stand in your way. We will work to transport Sawyer if it means he will have a good forever home. If you are another rescue group, we will waive the adoption fee but you can make a donation toward vetting at your discretion. The adoption fee will help our 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue to cover part of the cost of his vetting and neuter. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Diamonds in the Ruff Pound Pups
PO Box 62
Obion County Union City, TN 38281 MAP IT!

Donna Brenner 330-760-2148

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

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Tennessee Animal Rescue
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Greene County - Greeneville 34473
Get 'Em Done Clinic 423- 639-7949

Montgomery County - Clarksville 37040
Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery 931-648-8042

Sumner County - Hendersonville 37075
Humane Society of Sumner County 615-822-0061

Wilson County - Lebanon 37088
Snip & Tip Feral Program 615-444-8299

Wilson County - Lebanon, TN 37088
Spay Station 615-444-1196

Wilson County - Mount Juliet 37122
Humane Association of Wilson County 615-444-9979

Rutherford County - Murfreesboro 37127
Beesley Low-Cost Clinic 615-890-6878

DeKalb County - Smithville, TN 37166
Humane Society of Dekalb County 615-464-6738

Davidson County - Nashville, TN 37209
Nashville Humane ROVER Mobile Clinic 615-352-4030

Washington County - Johnson City, Tennessee 37604
Washington County Animal Control 423-926-8769

Blount County - Alcoa, Tennessee 37701
AnimalWorks 865-379-2227

Loudon County - Greenback, Tennessee 37742
PPAW Spay/Neuter Clinic 865-856-7729

Roane County - Harriman, TN 37748
Planned Pet-Hood 865-882-9966

Anderson County - Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
The Humane Society of Anderson County 865-482-1133

Sevier County - Seymour 37865
Fix-A-Pet 865-579-6738

Knox County - Knoxville, TN 37919
The Spay Shuttle 865-215-6677

Shelby County - Memphis, TN 38104
Memphis Shelby County Humane Society 901-272-1753

Shelby County - Memphis, Tennessee 38187
Animal Protection Association 901-377-3779

Carroll County - Mc Kenzie 38201
Carroll County Humane Society 731-352-9950

Hardin County - Savannah, TN 38326
Hardin County Humane Society 901-689-3963

Putnam County - Cookeville 38501
PUP ( Prevent Unwanted Pets) 931-858-7085

Cumberland County - Crossville, TN 38555
Humane Society of Cumberland County 931-484-9700

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