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Animal ID: 1525Nemo (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Nemo is an energetic, happy 1-year-old and at 20 lbs., he is a bit bigger than most Ratties. Nemo loves to run and play and would make a good running or hiking partner. His boundless energy and speed make a fenced yard very important for Nemo. He loves toys and will pick up all the toys in the house and take them to his crate. Nemo likes dogs of all sizes and enjoys playing with his foster siblings--even the much larger German Shepherds. He has met the resident cats and isn't really sure what to make of them. Nemo can be a bit shy with people at first, but he quickly warms up and has shown no preference for men, women, or children, showering ... (Read More)everyone with kisses and wiggles. Nemo is very smart and quickly learned to walk on a leash. He is both house trained and crate trained. He enjoys riding in the car and is very eager to find his own forever home. More photos of Nemo are available at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/nemo . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting this dog, please go to New Rattitude's website at http://www.NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm, 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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Animal ID: 1517Darcy (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Darling Darcy is the sweetest girl, who would just love to be somebody's lap dog! Weighing 13 lbs., this 5-year-old is a cutie, too, with her long, curled tail, adorable button ears, and short-legged body style characteristic of a Teddy, or Type b, Rat Terrier. In her former life, Darcy was a mama to many litters of pups, but now that she has a New Rattitude, she is looking forward to being someone else's baby. She loves cuddling, napping in the sun, and chewing on hooves and bones. Darcy gets along well with other dogs, cats, and children. Darcy is house trained, leash trained, and crate trained, but she is also trustworthy enough to be ... (Read More)left alone in the house for short periods. One surprising talent is her ability to scale wire fencing, so for leash-free romps in the backyard, she will need something more secure, like privacy fence. This lovable, mild-mannered little lady is yearning for her forever home. Check out more photos of Darcy at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/darcy and don't make her wait any longer for that lap! ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Darcy, please go to New Rattitude's website at http://www.NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm, 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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Animal ID: 1500Maya (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Most Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Maya is such a typical 5-month-old Rat Terrier puppy, but isn't that the best thing to be? Among her typical traits are playfulness, cuddliness, and a deep desire to be with and to please her people, with just a touch of ego thrown in. Maya loves to play, especially if it involves chasing the other dogs (and cats), and she can be vocal with them at times. She has to let them know she is the BIG dog and the protector of the house, but really she gets along with all of them very well. Maya likes attention on her terms and will let you know when she wants to be picked up, giving you kisses of thanks. She enjoys being wherever her people are ... (Read More)and will happily sit on your lap while you watch TV or work on the computer. (You'll hardly know she is there since she weighs just 6 1/2 lbs.) Maya will definitely be in bed with you at night, too, and before going to sleep, she will give you a lot of puppy love, which consists of multiple puppy kisses. Then she will settle down under the covers and go to sleep at your side. Ever eager to please, Maya is doing very well in her house training and crate training and in times of emergency will use a potty pad. She also bravely continues to work on leash training, although she is not fond of a leash and would do best with a fenced-in yard where she can go out to play or take care of business. This sweetie has one other 'typical' Rattie trait--she is longing to be someone's special fur baby and to give them her unconditional love. Doesn't Maya sound like the girl for you? ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Maya, please go to New Rattitude's website at http://www.NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm, where there is detailed information and a link to our adoption application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $225 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Stafford, VA 22554 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 14-12-06-00204Buttons (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adult Women Only 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Buttons is a sweet, well-loved rat terrier. She is six years old and about 12-13 pounds, spayed and up to date on shots. She loves long walks and will happily snuggle with you on cold evenings. She has been with one owner her entire life. Buttons would do best with a single adult female, preferably retiree who could spend a great deal of time with her.

 Adoption Fee: $75 Animal Location:

Gloucester County Hayes, VA MAP IT!

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Stephany Elsworth 757-692-2075

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Rescue Me ID: 14-11-24-00043CeCE (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Male Dogs Only, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Owner must relocate looking for a loving caring home for her like I have given her. Loves car rides, walks and snuggling in bed.CeCe needs an adult, no children please she is small and feels they will hurt her. Please contact owner.

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Campbell County forest, VA MAP IT!

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janet talarchyk (434)473-2447

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Animal ID: A23643507Lori (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Adult Women Only 
Personality: Low Energy 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Who can say no to that face? Little Lori is a one family kinda gal. She bonds closely with those she loves and will bark to keep the others at bay. She is looking for a calm, quiet home where she doesn't have to be on guard all the time. She would be best suited for a home with adults only, as she doesn't like a lot of visitors in her home.

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive
Arlington County Arlington, VA 22206 MAP IT!

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703-931-9241

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Animal ID: 1468Dante (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Handsome Dante, a 13-lb. Teddy-style Rat Terrier, is 8 years old, but don't let his age fool you. Full of spunk and energy, this fellow is extremely fast and loves to chase balls. If an adopter wanted, Dante would probably make a good barn ratter, an excellent candidate for agility or lure coursing, or just a good walking buddy. Since he has a strong prey drive, he should live in a home with a good fence. He can be in a house with cats that are dog-savvy, as long as his new owners teach him boundaries. Dante gets along with other small dogs, but his energy and attitude are not well tolerated by some of the big guys in his foster home. ... (Read More)Tolerant large dogs would be OK, as long as they were never left alone together for a long time. Dante LOVES toys and will shred a stuffed toy within minutes. He adores chasing balls and playing tug of war. This comical fellow enjoys the company of people and loves to snuggle with them in bed or on the couch in the evening. His playful antics entertain his foster family on a regular basis, and he would love to entertain your family, too. Dante knows how to behave around children who understand dogs. With supervision, Dante will do fine in a home with children who are old enough (older than preschool age) to know to behave appropriately with dogs. And he is proud to say that he is house trained and will let you know when he needs to go out. You can catch more pictures of dashing and devoted Dante at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/dante . =======================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Dante, please go to New Rattitude's website at http://www.NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm, 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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Animal ID: 1453Henley (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Most Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Henley had a rough start to his young life. Removed from a hoarding situation, this 1.5- to 2-year-old was very, very fearful when he first came into rescue. It took him a few weeks to relax and realize that people and other dogs were good, after all. Now that he knows he is safe, he loves to sit on his person's lap and to be petted--all 9 lbs. of him! He also loves toys, snuggling under the covers at night, and wrestling and playing chase with the small, young dogs in his foster home. He is working on leash training but is still quite fearful of the leash and new situations, so a securely-fenced yard will be necessary in his adoptive ... (Read More)home.He does great using a potty pad and is getting better about doing his business outdoors if he's kept on a schedule and his people are outside with him. Henley has not been around kids, and because he is still overcoming his fearful past, he would probably do best without the unpredictability of young children around. As for cats, although he first wanted to chase them, he pretty much leaves them alone now after a quick reminder that 'cats are our friends.' The patient family who adopts Henley and continues to work on his socialization skills will get in return a great little dog with lots of love to give. Check out more of handsome Henley's pictures at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/henley . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Henley, please go to New Rattitude's website at http://www.NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm, where there is detailed information and a link to our adoption application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Lynchburg, VA 24503 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 14-07-21-00410Skip (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult


    May 8, 2013. Skip was on the kill list for that date. Instead he came east. Now he's a Houlagan. This boy hasn't barked inside, chewed or displayed anything than a playful, impish look. He has a nice energy. Look for Skip at upcoming adoption stands.

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Houlagan's Rest
Henrico County Midlothian, VA 23112 MAP IT!

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Debbie Jennings (804) 337-1658 (cell)

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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-11-00253Beanie (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Beanie is an adorable and feisty little guy who is about 2 years old. His smile is so sweet and winning. This cutie has more energy than a Mexican jumping bean and loves to play. Beanie gets along with other dogs. We are not sure how much obedience training he has had. But he is young and smart, so he should learn his lessons quickly. Since he is a very adept escape artist, Beanie must go to a home where he is not left unsupervised in a fenced yard or tied/chained up. His ideal home will be with someone who will provide him with daily vigorous exercise and/or playtime. Won't you make his dream of becoming the best friend of someone ... (Read More)special come true? Beanie will repay you with cuddles, kisses, and lots of love! Please apply to adopt Beanie today. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $275 Animal Location:

Dogs Deserve Better VA, MD, and DC
Arlington County Arlington, VA 22204 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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    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.

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Loudon County - Middleburg, VA 20118
Middleburg Humane Foundation 540-364-3272

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winchester County - Winchester, Virginia 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 22906
Charlottesville SPCA 804-973-5959

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

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

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

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

Louisa County - Louisa, Virginia 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, VA 23220
Richmond SPCA/Robins-Starr Humane 804-521-1300

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

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

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

Richmond County - Richmond, VA 23231
Richmond HERO 804-788-HERO

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

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

Roanoke County - Roanoke, VA 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 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 24202
Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic 276-591-5790

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

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

Bedford County - Bedford, Virginia 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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