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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-21-00426Noah (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    4yr old male Chihuahua/terrier mix, owner surrender along with his brother, Snowball. Staff is hoping the two will be adopted together & adoption fee has been dropped to $50 for both instead of $50 each. Noah is a little nervous but warms up quickly. Shelter staff can provide more info and discuss transport options.

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

SPCA of Bradley County - TN
1570 Johnson Blvd
Bradley County Cleveland, TN 37311 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-03-00412Krypto (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Krypto has sever separation anxiety. He needs a home with someone home most of the day. He keeps digging out of our fence when we are not home. I'm afraid he is going to get ran over. He will go in a kennel, but he chews on it and has broken off one of his canine teeth.

     Animal Location:

Williamson County Spring Hill, TN MAP IT!

Niki Forbes 615-557-3995

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Rescue Me ID: 14-03-15-00475Meka (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Hello! My name is Meka! I am UTD on shots, spayed, and currently too young to heartworm test! I was an owner surrender from Tennessee, but I don't know why! All I want is to be loved! (I wouldn't mind a couple hours of play time either... maybe some treats, but that's all!) Will you be my forever home? If you are interested in Meka or any other pet under Lost Ones Animal Rescue, please feel free to fill out an application on our website: We keep all applications on file, so you'll only ever have to fill out one.

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

Lost Ones Animal Rescue
Wilson County Lebanon, TN 37087 MAP IT!

Avonda Williams 615-448-8096 Katey Williams 615-920-9690

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Rescue Me ID: 14-02-25-00180Sparkles (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed 

    HI!!! I am Sparkles! I am 2 years old which means I have plenty of life left! My humans love that I am housebroken AND crate trained. I am fairly small at only 15lbs. I am REALLY loveable and I love to give kisses. One of my FAVORITE things is to get a belly rub. Can you help me find my FUR-EVER home with my own family to give me belly rubs and play with me??? 50.00 of my adoption fee will go towards sponsoring a little less cute adoptable dog in my local kill shelter. I want my adoption to save another life!

 Adoption Fee: $150.00 Animal Location:

Angels with heart rescue
Hamblen County Morristown, TN 37814 MAP IT!

Melissa Bellew cell 423-254-4527,home 423-353-4027

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

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Heartworm Positive 

    SAWYER is a shy beautiful rat terrier/Canaan mix who is 3 years old and weighs 33 pounds. He has a sweet disposition and gets along with other dogs and people of all ages. He is a very well-mannered dog and enjoys riding in the car. He sits and looks out the window at the sights. He is current on vaccinations. He needs to remain on Advantage Multi monthly to treat heartworm. If you live in another 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 ... (Read More)discretion. The adoption fee will cover the cost of vetting. He has not been neutered due to his HW+ status. (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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Rescue Me ID: 12-02-07-00157Little Petey (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    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, Abused/Neglected 

    Meet Petey, he was surrendered from a hoarding house. He was apparently beat with a stick at some point and his front and back legs were broken. He was never took to a vet and they healed back on their own. Petey's front leg turns out some and his back leg he holds up some when it's cold out. However it does not effect his walking in any way. He is good with other dogs but doesn't like to share his food with other dogs. He is good with kids and cats. He was locked in a bedroom so he is not house broke that is something he is working on with his foster. Petey is a very playful little boy who will walk on a leash. He loves toys. His favorites ... (Read More)are squeakers. Petey is very protective of his master and loves to snuggle under the cover by you. He is up to date on all vaccinations. Please give this boy a forever home! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $125.00 Animal Location:

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

1-866-304-3352 or email

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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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lnteresting Rat Terrier Trivia Low-Cost Tennessee Spay & Neuter Clinics
    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. Rat Terriers are often mistaken for Jack Russells.

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Tennessee Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Davidson County - Nashville, Tennessee 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 37701
AnimalWorks 865-379-2227

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shelby County - Memphis, TN 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, TN 38501
PUP ( Prevent Unwanted Pets) 931-858-7085

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

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