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|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!
|Animal ID: 1455Gabby (female)|
Hello there, I am Gabby. I am a Rat Terrier who is about 3 months old and weighs about 4.5 lbs. I am an independent gal who likes to explore. I also really like hanging out and wrestling and running with my playmates in our fenced yard, playing with tennis balls and toys--just about anything that you could call fun. That includes cats! Even if they are bigger than I am, they don't scare me. They just seem really fun to play with. I love everyone, and my tail wags like crazy to show them how I feel. Now, I haven't spent much time around kids. They could be OK, but they would have to be kind and gentle, as I am still pretty little. Foster mom says my house training is going OK, but I am not a master yet and need to be monitored and on a schedule. I will need to continue working on this, but I will try to learn fast. Since I am such a young pup, I would love to take some puppy classes so that I will grow up to be the very best dog I can be! Even now I am pretty darn great, and I have been told I'm really cute. You can see this for yourself at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/gabby . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Gabby, 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!
|Animal ID: 1444Angus (male)|
Hi! My name is Angus. I am a 4- to 5-month-old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix, and I weigh about 6 lbs. I love my people! I love to snuggle with them after a play session with my foster brothers and sisters. I also enjoy tennis balls, toys, running in my fenced yard, and really anything to do with fun. I live with some cats, and I like them, too. As for kids, I haven't spent much time around them, but if they are kind and gentle with me, they could be OK. (It's hard to say for sure. I am just a pup, after all.) I am kind of shy in new places and with strangers, but my foster mom and dad have been taking me out places to help me be braver. I hope that you're going to do the same (you ARE going to adopt me, right?) because I don't want to be a scaredy cat all my life. I would also love to take some training classes as I am really smart and I think that would help me be the best puppy I can be! Foster mom says my house training is going pretty well, but I am not a master yet. So you will have to continue training me, but I will try to learn fast. Overall, I am great pup and I have been told really handsome. You can check out that 'handsome' part for yourself at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/angus . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Angus, 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!
|Animal ID: 1452Toby (male)|
Toby is 9 years old, but you'd never know it. This 14-lb. gentleman has a spring in his step and a happiness in his eyes that is infectious. It is hard to imagine the circumstances that would have landed a dog like Toby in a shelter because he is a total snuggle bug with perfect house manners. He is completely house trained and walks nicely on a leash. Toby likes to vocalize his needs with barks that mean 'go out,' 'pick me up,' 'I need water' etc., and like any good terrier with strong convictions, he will persist till he is acknowledged. And although Toby isn't a fan of a crate and will bark if left in one for too long, it doesn't really matter as he is so well-behaved in the house that he doesn't need a crate. Toby likes to ride in the car and was a big hit when he visited the local farmers' market, saying hello to everyone he met--person and dog alike. He socialized with children of all ages and was happy to be petted and loved on. He is currently being fostered with other large and small dogs, including adult German Shepherds and two rambunctious German Shepherd puppies. Two cats also live in the house, and this awesome fellow is unfazed by either of them. Toby would like to show you more about what an amazing dog he is by inviting you to check out his photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/toby . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Toby, 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!
|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: 14-07-19-00341Jack (male)|
We are moving and unable to take Jack with us. Jack is an older dog who isnt good with other animals. He is very loving and still has energy. He loves the outdoors. If adopted his bedding, kennel, bowls, and leashes would go with him. We will have him groomed prior to adoption. The ideal home for Jack would have no other animals. If interested please call me ASAP 7576191359
Virginia Beach (City) Virginia Beach, VA MAP IT!
|Animal ID: 1441Jesse (male)|
Jesse is a handsome 8-month-old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix, who is eager to please. Found as a stray and taken to a high-kill shelter in Georgia, he was about to be euthanized when New Rattitude stepped in and rescued him and his sister, Sissy. Jesse has adapted to his foster home quickly, and he enjoys being around people. He will sit with you while you watch TV or just relax, and you will hardly know he is there because he weighs just 10 lbs. Jesse is fond of sleeping in the bed with his people. Sometimes it is under the covers and sometimes on top of the covers; he is not picky. Not a fan of the leash, Jesse would prefer a fenced-in yard as he loves to run around outdoors and play. He is currently working on leash training, crate training, and house training and is doing well in all areas. There is no need to keep him in a crate because he is good being loose in the house as long as there's a potty pad 'just in case.' Jesse gets along with the other dogs and cats in his foster home and would do well as an only dog or with a canine brother or sister since he is used to having a playmate. ========================================================================================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)
Stafford, VA 22554 MAP IT!
|Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.|
|Rescue Me ID: 14-07-08-00351Lazarus (male)|
Just look at those eyes! Lazarus has had to overcome so many traumas only to be faced with being homeless or worse yet having to go back to a high kill shelter! Lazarus was hit by a truck in January and almost didn't make it ! But after recovering it became apparent that this babe has had to endure a lot more than that! He does well with women which leads us to believe that he's been abused by a man but that doesn't mean he can't learn to live with one! He does in fact get along quite well with his foster moms family however foster mom has a patient who has a mental disadvantage which makes Lazarus fearful and aggressive so that type of environment is not recommended . I think this boy needs a forever home with lots of love but no kitties ! We only have 2 weeks to find him a place or he will be returned to the high kill shelter as we do not have a physical building to house these animals .so please make room in your heart for this bot who has already suffered so much! (Less)
Appalachian Animal Refuge, Inc.
Smyth County Chilhowie, VA 24211 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!
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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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