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Rescue Me ID: 17-01-21-00361Bella (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Bella is a petite sweetheart at 25 pounds. She is a bit shy but oh so sweet after she warms up. Bella is about seven months old. She is up to date on shots, spayed, microchipped, crate trained and very friendly with other dogs and children.

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Ruff Road Pet Rescue
Portsmouth (City) Portsmouth, VA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-12-30-00421Odin (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Odin is great dog. I love him so much and it hurts to have to do this. I just want someone to foster him while I get on my feet. Like 3-6 months, so I do want him back. The fee I ask will be given back to you when I get him back. He loves to be outside. He isn't too big on toys but he loves to chase balls around.

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Hampton (City) Virginia Beach, VA MAP IT!

Jammilett Aguirre 9109900558

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Animal ID: 1834Nina (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Meet Nina, the 11-lb. 6-year-old sweetie of tender heart and spunky spirit. It's hard to believe that not long ago, Nina found herself in a North Carolina animal shelter, battling a nasty bout of kennel cough, along with several skin ailments caused by her allergies to flea bites. Now in a New Rattitude foster home, she's been able to focus on making a wonderful recovery, and her personality has emerged, along with a beautiful new coat of fur! Nina is well-behaved and gets along great with her two canine foster brothers, as well as several dogs who've come over to visit. It may take her a while to warm up to new people, but with slow ... (Read More)introductions at her pace, she has done well with all the humans she's met too. Nina is house trained and knows how to use the dog door. She may dribble some pee when her foster mom or dad arrives home from work, but she's working to overcome that tendency. Nina's favorite activity is walking or jogging with her foster mom, but she is almost as happy just napping in the kitchen on her dog bed, chewing on a bully stick, sitting on Foster Dad's lap to give him kisses, or chasing squirrels at full tilt in the backyard. More than anything, Nina is looking for someone to share in her joy and enthusiasm for living life and receiving love, and she's hoping that someone is YOU! Check out her online photo album at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Nina, please go to New Rattitude's web site at where there is detailed information and a link to our adoption application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Alexandria, VA 22310 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 1782Kimchi (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Most Cats 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Kimchi was rescued from a rural South Carolina shelter after being hit by a car, so it's not too surprising that this 3-year-old didn't want to be touched and would hide when she first came into rescue. Soon thereafter, it was discovered that she had heart worms, and during her months of treatment, her foster mom worked to gently desensitize her to being touched and to accept affection. Today Kimchi is completely healthy and ready for her forever home. While she's still a little nervous in new situations and with new people, she will let people she knows pick her up and pet her. In fact, she will bark at you and wag her tail to get your ... (Read More)attention. And what an adorable wagging tail it is--going up and down, rather than side to side, and with a little kink in it (the likely result of her encounter with the car). Kimchi loves treats and will stand in your lap, take them from your hand, and lick you once they are gone. In just a little time, she'll be a loyal pet to you if you're patient and continue working with her. She likes to sit on the couch and will snooze on the bed if given the chance, but she is confused by a television and some of the sounds from action shows will make her sit up or scurry away. Kimchi is a well-mannered young lady, who's crate trained and house trained and who walks nicely on a leash. She's good with other dogs, big and small (as long as they don't mind that she'll always be right there, just half a step behind them), and she doesn't seem to care about cats one way or the other. Curiously, Kimchi is drawn to quiet children and will seek them out if they sit with her on the floor. She's not a fan of car rides, but a safe crate makes getting her wherever she needs to go an easy task. While Kimchi was on rest throughout her heart worm treatment, she put on a little weight. Currently just under 16 lbs., she'll most likely shed a pound or so now that she has full exercise privileges. You can see more photos of Kimchi in her online photo album at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Kimchi, please go to New Rattitude's web site at where there is detailed information and a link to our adoption application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Piney River, VA 22964 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-05-19-00279Ziggy (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Ziggy is a 7 year old Jack Russel/ Rat Terrier hybrid. He is very sweet and submissive with all people and greets them with wagging his whole body and embracing attention. He is extra sweet with women and loves to snuggle up on the couch. With our other dogs he is good but has that Jack Russel little dog syndrome and demands respect. He is vocal at times usually when he wants to go out or sees a squirrel through the back window as seen in the picture. We are looking for new home that better suits his needs as we do not feel we have been giving him adaquete time and exercise due to schedules and life. We are asking $50 for an adoption fee and ... (Read More)are looking only for a serious owner who will give him a good loving home and meet his needs. 757-771-3925 (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

Newport News (City) Newport News, VA MAP IT!

Christopher Stout 7577713925

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Animal ID: 1693Winnie (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Hi, my name is Winnie, and I'm 12 lbs. and 9 years of feisty personality, but please don't think of me as a crusty old lady (though I can have my moments). With the long lifespan enjoyed by Rat Terriers, you could hardly consider me old. And instead of crusty, I prefer to compare myself to the best French bread--a bit crunchy on the outside, but soft and yummy on the inside. It's true that I don't like kids and big dogs, but I enjoy dogs my own size and even some cats! In fact, one of my best friends is a cat. We sit and sun ourselves together. I also don't appreciate thunderstorms and getting my picture taken. Either one will send me ... (Read More)skedaddling for cover. Storms aren't quite so scary when I'm wearing my T-shirt and can find a place to hide, like under the bed. Foster Mom says I can be snarky towards some folks, but if you're patient and gentle--not pushy, I'm sure to show you my soft side and you're gonna love it! For example, I do a little dance when I'm happy, and if you mention taking a ride to the ice cream store, I'll be hopping and wiggling for joy on the way to the door! I am house trained and walk nicely on a leash, but I'm not too fond of being left in a crate. Foster mom says that I'm really quite undemanding. All I need is a quiet home where I can snuggle on the couch and a kindhearted person who is home most of the time so that I won't have to be crated too much. I'm hoping YOU might be that person. To help you decide, I did allow a few more photo ops, and you can see them at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Winnie,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
Piney River, VA 22964 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Rat Terrier in Virginia
    Rat Terrier Dogs can make good pets in Virginia 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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Loudon County - Middleburg 20118
Middleburg Humane Foundation 540-364-3272

Fairfax County - Centreville, VA 20122
Prevent a Litter Coalition 888-SPAY-4-VA

Arlington County - Arlington 22204
Capital Animal Care 703-486-0303

Arlington County - Arlington VA, Virginia 22206
Animal Welfare League of Arlington 703-931-9241

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22207
Feral Cat Coalition 703-538-1921

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22207
Metro Ferals 703-528-7782

Arlington County - Arlington, Virginia 22210
SPAY Inc/SPCA of Northern VA 703-522-7920

Alexandria City - Alexandria, VA 22304
Alexandria Animal Shelter 703-838-4775

Alexandria County - Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 703-838-4774

Winchester County - Winchester 22601
SPCA -- Winchester 540-662-8616

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Cat's Cradle 540-438-5222

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Shenandoah Valley Clinic 540-437-1980

Charlottesville City - Charlottesville, VA 22906
Charlottesville SPCA 804-973-5959

Orange County - Orange 22960
Orange County Animal Shelter 540-672-1124

Fluvanna County - Troy 22974
Fluvanna SPCA 434-591-0123

Hanover County - Ashland, Virginia 23005
Hanover Humane Society 877-463-8837

Goochland County - Crozier, VA 23039
PetFix Coalition 888-PET-FIX1

Louisa County - Louisa 23093
SNAP Louisa (Spay/Neuter All Pets) 540-967-3573

Goochland County - Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
For the Love of Animals in Goochland 804-342-6975

James City County - Williamsburg, VA 23185
Heritage Humane Society 757-221-0150

Richmond County - Richmond 23220
Richmond SPCA/Robins-Starr Humane 804-521-1300

Chesapeake City - Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
Meower Power 757-399-0001

Richmond County - Richmond 23221
PAL Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond, VA 23221
PreventALitter Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond 23231
Richmond HERO 804-788-HERO

Isle of Wight County - Smithfield 23431
Isle of Wight Humane Society 757-357-4214

Virginia Beach County - Virginia Beach 23453
Virginia Beach SPCA 757-739-9306

Roanoke County - Roanoke 24016
Angels of Assisi Spay/Neuter Clinic 540-344-8707

Pulaski County - Dublin, VA 24084
Pulaski County Humane Society 540-674-0089

Floyd County - Floyd, VA 24091
Floyd County Humane Society 540-745-7207

Henry County - Martinsville, VA 24112
SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County 276-632-0548

Franklin County - Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Planned Pethood Clinic 540-489-3491

Salem County - Salem, Virginia 24153
Salem Animal Shelter 540-375-3038

Bristol County - Bristol, Virginia 24202
Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic 276-591-5790

Bristol County - Bristol, Virginia 24203
Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund 276-466-5375

Augusta County - Staunton 24401
Augusta Regional SPCA 540-885-7722

Bedford County - Bedford, VA 24523
Bedford Humane Society 540-586-6100

Campbell County - Evington, VA 24550
South Central Spay/Neuter Clinic 434-821-4922

Tazewell County - Falls Mills, VA 24613
Pet Haven Rescue Center 276-326-3483

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