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Animal ID: 1758Coraline (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Coraline is a 10-month-old 16-lb Rattie mix, who was given up when her family moved. She is full of energy and happiness and runs like the wind. She runs so fast we think she may have some whippet or feist in her heritage. Her long legs help her jump high as well. One of her favorite places to perch is on the back of the sofa, which she can reach in a single hop. Coraline is very excited to meet children and a little overwhelming at first with her kisses and wagging tail. She loves other dogs but is a bit confused by cats. She doesn't hurt them but barks loudly to try to get them to move. When they refuse, she gives up. Coraline is house ... (Read More)trained, rides well in the car, and has learned many commands. She definitely needs a securely fenced yard to help her run out her energy, and she would prefer to live in a household with another dog to play with. Coraline is eager and ready to embark on adventures with her new family. You can see more photos of this pretty pup at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/coraline . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Coraline, 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: 1759Rook (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Personality: High Energy 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Rook is a lovable, spunky 1-year-old, who weighs a compact 15 lbs. Rook is VERY Terrier--with a ton of personality. He's very active and can be 'grumbly.' His grumbly nature may have caused the people at the shelter where he ended up as a stray to think he was aggressive, but we have not seen an aggressive bone in Rook's little body. He has spent time with young children and was happy to see them. He has met one of the cats in his foster family, and though curious, he decided his balls and toys were more interesting. He also likes other dogs (big and small), as long as they don't try to steal his toys. He does tend to protect what he thinks ... (Read More)is his (resource guarding), but he is learning to let things go and not get upset if others take them. His family will need to be aware of this tendency and help him avoid troublesome situations. Rook is completely house trained, rides well in the car, and walks well on a leash. He's VERY smart and would excel in agility or flyball. With his energetic nature, he will need an active household and a home with a fenced yard. More photos of Rook are available at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/rook . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Rook, 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:

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Piney River, VA 22964 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1756Prince (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Handsome Prince, who had been a stray in a Georgia kill shelter, was quite pitiful when he first came into rescue as he had a ruptured eardrum that caused extreme pain and prevented him from eating. Now after some TLC from New Rattitude, he has become one prince of a Rattie. Obedient and well-mannered, Prince is 100-percent house trained and trained not to jump on furniture. He also knows all sorts or tricks and commands. About 2 to 3 years old and 24 lbs., Prince happily plays with his canine foster sisters and loves to bark at squirrels, deer, and birds. Because his left eardrum is still healing and somewhat painful, he needs to be handled ... (Read More)gently, so he would not be a good candidate for a household with small children. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Prince, 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
Alexandria, VA 22310 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1734Adrienne (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Adrienne is as cute as a baby bunny! In fact, when she runs, she even does a cute little bunny hop. That's because this 8-month-old Rat Terrier has an L4 vertebra with a deformity that affects her gait but doesn't inhibit her love of life one bit! She also has a bit of a right hip deformity that can cause her discomfort if she puts too much stress on the joint. Adrienne was likely born with these conditions and will have them for life, but she is a happy little girl. She is hoping to find a family that will love her just the way she is and who will provide for her special needs--nonprescription glucosamine/chondroitin daily for flexible ... (Read More)joints and regular exercise that's not too strenuous and that doesn't require jumping up. For this reason, she should not be in a home with young children, who might not respect her limitations, as small as they are. She would love to have her person at home for all or most of the day to give her plenty of attention because she thrives on it! A bit shy at first, Adrienne will warm up quickly and be a first-class snuggle bug in bed. She will wait for you to lie down and then shower you with kisses just before lights out. She may even try to steal your pillow, but you'll hardly know she's there because she weighs just 10 lbs. Adrienne likes playing with other dogs, but she's not fond of cats and will chase them and bark. She loves going outdoors, so she would especially enjoy a fenced yard where she can run off leash and bask in the sunlight. Adrienne is working on leash training and crate training. She'll go into her crate when prompted especially if a treat is involved, but she would prefer to be out of the crate and can be vocal about it before settling down. She is also doing well with house training but does have an occasional accident now and then. She'll need some encouragement until she has mastered behaviors in all three areas. If you're in the mood for giving some TLC to an adorable and inspiring little girl, sweet Adrienne wants you to know she's ready to hop right into a life with YOU. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Adrienne, 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
Stafford, VA 22554 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!

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Animal ID: 1747Charlee (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    It's hard to believe that Charlee was listed as 'free to a good home' on Craigslist or that he spent the better part of his 3 years being bounced from one shelter to another. This 21-lb. Rat Terrier/Dachshund mix is a sweet boy, who loves to cuddle. One of his favorite activities is sitting on the couch with you, back or belly against your chest, with his head snuggled under your ear and chin. Charlee is a complete gentleman, who is good with cats and other dogs and who has no issues with respectful children. He loves running and playing with the German Shepherds in his foster home and actually seems to prefer the company of big dogs to ones ... (Read More)his own size. He walks well on a leash, enjoys riding in the car, and is 100 per cent house trained. He even has a bit of a fastidious streak; he's the rare dog who enjoys baths and will stand next to the sink when his foster brothers and sisters are getting theirs. More photos of charming Charlee are available here: http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/charlee . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Charlee, 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: 1735Rocky (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Hi, my name is Rocky! I'm a little boy, who's 8 months old and 16 lbs. of handsome. My foster parents tell me that New Rattitude rescued my sister and me from some place called a shelter in Louisiana. I enjoy being with my foster parents and like to get as much attention as I can. I haven't met any children yet, but they might be fun to play with. The dogs in my foster home are great fun, and we have a good time outside playing in the backyard. However, I have to let you know that I am not very fond of cats. I like to chase them, so living with a cat may not be a good idea. I am working on crate training, house training, and leash walking. ... (Read More)Foster mom tells me I'm doing well, but I 'still need some work.' I enjoy being wherever my people are, and I like to sleep in bed with them at night. They say I'm just a little snuggle bug. Doesn't that sound like something that you might like? Great! Apply for me. I'll be waiting for you. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Rocky, 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
Stafford, VA 22554 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1739Whiskey (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Senior

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

    Hi, my name is Whiskey, and I'm a handsome 12-year-old 30-lb. Rat Terrier. I'm hoping you might like to welcome into your home a fine gentleman from Louisiana, now residing in Virginia (er...that gentleman would be me). I bring with me a long list of the most excellent qualities. I know how to do some tricks for treats. I know sit and I can give you my paw. I'm fully house trained and will do well staying in a crate or being free in your home when you need to go out. I'm a laid-back fellow, who likes to play too, and I walk nicely on a leash, but I'd also appreciate a fenced yard where I could explore on my own. I get along with all the ... (Read More)other dogs and cats in my foster home, but to be honest, I'm hoping I'll be the only dog in your life 'cause I just love getting all the attention. Most of all, I'm a loyal boy, who will be happy just to be with you (especially if that involves snuggling under the covers). More and more I'm thinking, 'You and me--we were meant to be.' I'm so hoping you'll agree! ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Whiskey, 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:

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Stafford, VA 22554 MAP IT!

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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 

    You know how a lemon Tootsie Pop is hard and sour on the outside but oh-so-scrumptious on the inside? If you're overeager and try to force your way into the delicious center of the candy, you may find yourself with a broken tooth. But if you're patient, you'll enjoy the citrusy tang on your journey to the sweetness. Well, Winnie's like that Tootsie Pop. This 12-lb. 9-year-old petite lady can be quite discriminating in her selection of companionship. In particular, she does not appreciate the company of larger dogs or children, but she doesn't mind being with dogs her size and some cats. (One of her favorite friends in her foster home is an ... (Read More)older cat. They sit in the sun and nap together.) She can be snarky towards certain people, but if she chooses to love you immediately or if you've got the gentle patience to win her trust, she is a sweet, snuggly girl, who is also quite funny. For example, when she's in a happy mood, she dances! And she LOVES to ride in the car so much that she'll run to the door and wiggle her whole body in anticipation of going for a ride. Desired destination for Winnie? The ice cream store, of course! Pull out a camera and Winnie does a shrinking/slinking act in an effort to disappear. She even knows that cell phones have cameras on them and will scurry away if there's any hint that she's going to be immortalized on Instagram. Winnie is one of those special dogs whose eccentricity makes her all the more endearing. In addition, she's completely house trained and crate trained, and she walks well on a leash. Really her demands are few--she only needs a quiet home where she can snuggle on the couch and a person with a golden heart to give her a chance. More photos of our lollipop lady are available at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/winnie . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Winnie,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: 1578Finley (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Finley is a beautiful picture of health as he runs and plays joyfully with his foster siblings. This wasn't always the case, as Finley came to rescue with knee issues that required surgery. Now that those have been repaired, he is a very physically fit (as well as handsome!) young 2-year-old. His emotional injuries have been harder to overcome, however. Finn was not properly socialized in his first year of life, so new people and new situations still frighten him until he gets time to adjust. People are especially scary if they are fast moving or try to approach him suddenly, and he prefers the security and familiarity of a safely-fenced ... (Read More)yard. He also shows a definite preference for women. In foster care, Finley has been working to overcome his fears, and in his quest to develop confidence, he has learned to enjoy snuggling on the couch or in bed with his people. In fact, he will now even 'ask' for some snuggling, and since he is super food motivated, his continued progress seems assured as long as his new family is patient and understanding. Any children in the home should be old enough to understand and accommodate his dislike of fast movements. Finn weighs about 13 lbs. and he gets along great with other dogs. In fact, he would do best in a home with another dog to show him the ropes. He does well with house training as long as he is kept on a schedule. You can see more photos of this beautiful fellow at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/finley . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Finley, 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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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. The Rat Terrier was one of the most popular Depression-era working dog breeds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goochland County - Manakin-Sabot, Virginia 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 23321
Meower Power 757-399-0001

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

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

Richmond County - Richmond 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, Virginia 24016
Angels of Assisi Spay/Neuter Clinic 540-344-8707

Pulaski County - Dublin 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 24151
Planned Pethood Clinic 540-489-3491

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

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

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

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

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