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Animal ID: 1949King Louis (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Hi, my name is King Louis, or Louie, for short. I'm a 10-lb. 2-year-old male Rat Terrier/Miniature Pinscher mix, who was found as a stray in Louisiana and taken to the shelter. Then New Rattitude rescued me and brought me to Virginia, where I live with my foster family. I like my foster family and all their dogs and cats, but I'd really like a family of my own. After all, a king does need his castle. And I'm hoping that my castle will have children or dogs (or maybe both) because I'm full of energy and love to play. I'm also hoping that it will have a fenced yard because a king needs to keep in shape and, to tell you the truth, I don't like ... (Read More)a leash. It scares me, although I'm trying to be brave (like a king) and working hard at learning to walk on a leash. In the meantime, that yard with a fence would allow me to run and play off leash. After playtime is over, I'll sit and relax with you and maybe curl up in your lap because I like to be the center of attention. I'm very affectionate, and I'll give kisses...lots of kisses. I am house-trained and crate trained. In fact, I get very excited when I go in my crate because that means I get a treat and I really like treats. Nevertheless, I would happily jump into bed with you if I'm allowed so that we could snuggle and I could give you goodnight kisses. If you're looking for an active little fellow to be your loyal and loving companion, then I, King Louis, heartily accept your offer! ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING KING LOUIS, 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
Stafford, VA 22554 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 1925Keegan (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Puppy

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

    Keegan is a handsome 3-1/2-month old 14-lb. male Rat Terrier mix with a great personality and a beautiful blend of playful and calm. Keegan enjoys playing with toys and playing chase with his littermates in the backyard at his foster home, but once playtime is over, he settles down for a good nap. Keegan can be a little shy when meeting new people but will warm up quickly, especially if a treat is involved. He does well with the other dogs and cats in his foster home, but he's definitely a people dog too. He'll want to be wherever you are, soaking up any attention you might direct his way. At night he'll sleep in his crate if you want, but ... (Read More)if you'd like to invite him into your bed, he'll happily oblige and thank you with puppy kisses before drifting off to sleep. Keegan is doing well with potty training and will use a potty pad in an emergency. He's also learning to walk on a leash although he'd much rather run around in the yard and play. Keegan would like to take a puppy obedience class with you so that he can keep working on his socialization and leash walking. ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING KEEGAN, please go to new Rattitude's website at, 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: 17-07-19-00519Zoe (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Zoe - or Zozo - is a older lady who still has a lot of spring in her step. She identifies as a cat and loves being around them - that said, she is not socialized with other dogs. She's a little princess that is looking forward to cuddling on the couch again.

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Prince William Humane Society
Prince William County Dumfries, VA MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 1929Pippin (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Handsome Pippin is a 3-1/2-month-old Rat Terrier mix puppy, who currently weighs 14 lbs. Pippin is full of energy and loves to chase his siblings and play. Pippin also likes to be wherever his people are so that he can get belly rubs and give lots of puppy kisses and snuggles. If you're not giving him the attention he thinks he deserves, he will let you know and then follow up with a kiss of approval when he decides you've succeeded. Pippin likes exploring the backyard and playing with the leaves and twigs. He'll even bring a trophy from the yard to the house from time to time. In addition to outdoor adventures, he's fond of his toys, ... (Read More)especially if they squeak. Pippin lives with other dogs and cats in his foster home and has no problems getting along with them. Pippin is doing well with potty training, and when he is not able to get outside, he will use a potty pad. He is learning to walk on a leash (although he is not very fond of it), and while he'd happily sleep snuggled next to his person, he is crate trained and will sleep in his crate at night. With his great temperament and personality, he's sure to be a wonderful companion for any home, and he hopes you'll continue his training so that he can be the most awesome dog ever! No doubt about it, once you meet him, you'll flip for Pip! ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING PIPPIN, please go to new Rattitude's website at, where there is detailed information and a link to our adoption application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $225 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Virginia 22554


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Animal ID: 1909Angel (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Angel is a smart, active, and super sweet Rattie mix with a hefty dose of Dappled Dachsund DNA and possibly some mystery ingredients added for extra interest. It's no mystery, however, that adorable 15-lb. 1-year-old Angel lives up to her name. Rescued after a being hit by a car, Angel has captured the heart of everyone she's met with her loving, gentle, but equally spunky personality. The five weeks of crate rest she was prescribed hardly dented her cheerful temperament, and now, cleared for all activities at last, she's bursting with enthusiasm to find her forever home! Angel enjoys snuggling, belly rubs, and sweet talk, as well as darting ... (Read More)about the yard. She can be cowed by loud voices, so a quiet but firm approach is best if she ever needs any correction. Food motivated and eager to please, she responds well to praise and treats, and though she likes to use her mouth playfully when she has energy to burn, she has shown absolutely no aggression in a variety of situations. Angel's strict crate rest made potty training a challenge, but now that she's moving around and on a good schedule, her house-training has improved immensely. Angel can be a little shy of new people at first, but with kids and grownups alike, she just needs a few seconds of sweetness. Then she's rolling over for a belly rub and nuzzling them for more. She's also great with other dogs of all sizes, ready to play and run with them if they can enjoy her energy as much as she does. She does like to chase more than balls, though, so a house with cats is not recommended. On the other hand, a house with a fenced yard, where she could romp around off leash, would please her greatly. Angel will walk or jog as long as you are willing to go and is generally polite on her leash. Just one week after completing her crate rest, she was doing beautifully with basic obedience, like 'sit,' 'stay,' and 'come,' as well as walking on one side when leashed. You can see Angel first learning to sit and stay in this short video at . When she's done with romping, playing, or training, Angel gladly settles down on a bed in the office, snuggles on a lap while watching TV, wanders the kitchen while her people are cooking, or gets into her crate for a little break. She likes her crate, enjoying her tennis ball and chew toy smeared with peanut butter when her people have to go out. She sleeps in her crate at night and settles down quickly, as long as she's had activity in the evening. Smart, active and delightfully sweet-summed up in one word-Angel. Wouldn't you like to be the active family with whom she shares her cheerful outlook, playfulness, and devotion? ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING ANGEL, 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
Virginia 24599


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

Fairfax County - Centreville, Virginia 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, Virginia 22207
Feral Cat Coalition 703-538-1921

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goochland County - Crozier, VA 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 23185
Heritage Humane Society 757-221-0150

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

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

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

Salem County - Salem, Virginia 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 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 24613
Pet Haven Rescue Center 276-326-3483

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