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3,152 Rat Terrier Dogs have been adopted on Rescue Me!
|Virginia Rat Terrier Dogs for Adoption|
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|Rescue Me ID: 14-09-04-00238Magdalena 'Maggie' (female)|
My name is Maggie and my mom died of Cancer this year. I have been living with a large family with other pets, but am used to being 'the' girl of the house. I would love to find my fur-ever home as I have only lived in one other house since I was a puppy. I am very sweet, love to play and go for walks and would love to run with you while you bike. I am a great snuggler and love being with my humans.
Prince William County Manassas, VA MAP IT!
|Animal ID: 1468Dante (male)|
Handsome Dante, an 11-lb. short-legged Rattie, is 8 years old, but don't let his age fool you. This fellow is full of spunk and energy, and he is extremely fast and loves to chase things, including chickens, squirrels, rabbits, birds, and cats. In fact, he would probably make a good barn ratter or an excellent candidate for agility or lure coursing. His strong prey drive also means that he should live in a home with a good fence and no cats. While Dante does get along with other dogs, he should probably not be with dogs much larger than he, since his energy and attitude might not be well tolerated by the big guys. He has met a couple of children but wasn't sure what to make of them. Although he did not react badly, he was not friendly toward them either, so his adoptive home should probably not have any young children. Dante is house trained, but since he was only recently neutered, he had to be taught not to mark in his foster home--something he learned quickly--but he will need to be monitored in his new home. This affectionate fellow enjoys the company of people and loves to snuggle in bed or on the couch in the evening. 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)
Piney River, VA 22964 MAP IT!
|Animal ID: 1453Henley (male)|
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 a bit fearful of the leash. 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)
Lynchburg, VA 24503 MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 14-07-21-00410Skip (male)|
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.
Henrico County Midlothian, VA 23112 MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 14-05-22-00280Jack (male)|
Jack is very sweet and loving. He would make a great lap dog for companionship for and elderly person. We are moving and cannot take him with us.
Virginia Beach (City) Virginia Beach, VA MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 14-04-11-00253Beanie (male)|
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 special come true? Beanie will repay you with cuddles, kisses, and lots of love! Please apply to adopt Beanie today. (Less)
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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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