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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-23-00117Mimi (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Mimi is believed to be about 6yrs old. She is house trained, walks well on a leash, and loves to have all of your attention. She is always happy to see her foster mom and she barks, jumps up, and has a happy tail until her foster mom picks her up and give her lovins. She gets along with other furbabies in her foster home but she isn't playful and sorta wants to be left only when they want to play. She needs to be in a low energy household without any kids under 13 yrs of age. She is apprehensive in big crowds so home who would just keep her in their house and spoil her rotten might be ideal. She is okay with cats. She is protective of her ... (Read More)treats but isn't aggressive, just likes to snarl if anyone or another dog gets too close. She is full of personality but it takes a bit for her to warm up to new people (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

Smiles Forever Animal Rescue
13 Breckinridge Mill Rd
Botetourt County Fincastle, VA 24090 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1623Lil Bit (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    My name is Lil Bit, and I am a little bitty 2-year-old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix. Let me tell you a little bit about myself because I'm hoping that you just might fall in love with me. More than anything, I want a forever home. You see, I was found as a stray and put into a shelter until New Rattitude came in and rescued me. Now I know the joy of being part of a family, and I love being wherever my foster parents are. I get along with the other dogs in my foster home, aside from having to let them know who is boss once in a while. I like to go outside with my canine foster brothers and sisters and play chase or just run around the yard. (By ... (Read More)the way, for a short-legged girl of only 11 lbs., I can run like the wind!) I'm hoping you don't have kitties because I'm not fond of the cats in my foster home. They are only good for chasing. I am leash trained and enjoy going for walks, although I would love a yard with a fence, where I could go outside and do my running-like-the-wind thing. I am also house trained and while I will go into a crate, I can be vocal about letting you know that I want out. So there you have it! If you're looking for an active, playful dog, here I am--Lil Bit. Now it's your turn. Apply for me and tell me a little bit about you! I'll be waiting. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Lil Bit, 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: 1629Spanks (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Spanks, a 5-year-old Rat Terrier mix, wants nothing more than to be around his people and to get all the love and attention he can. A lady's man through and through, Spanks is especially fond of the females in the home, but regardless of your gender, he will enjoy being on your lap while you are watching TV or just relaxing. (And you'll hardly know he is there because he weighs just 11 lbs.) Spanks likes to sleep in the bed with his people so he can snuggle with them, and while he gets along with the other dogs in his foster home, he would rather be an only dog with all the loving concentrated on him. Spanks walks well on a leash and enjoys ... (Read More)going for walks. He is house trained and crate trained, but there is no need for a crate because he does well in the home alone. If you are looking for a loving and loyal companion who is a snuggle bug and eager to please his people, then Spanks is here waiting for you. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Spanks, 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: 1630Monty (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Weighing just 8 lbs., Monty is 5 to 6 years old and proof positive that the best things do, indeed, come in small packages. He does well on a leash but really enjoys being off leash, exploring his fenced-in yard or perhaps playing a good game of chase or wrestling with his canine pals. Monty also loves toys and has discovered that chasing a flying fuzzy on a stick can be great fun when his canine sis lets him have a turn. (Being such a patient and good-natured pup, he doesn't mind waiting.) After a romp in the yard, Monty is content to settle in for a nap on your lap or on any soft bed. This happy little guy does fine with other dogs and ... (Read More)with cats, but he can get a bit snippy with younger kids if they approach him while he is sleeping. Any children in his new home should be old enough to respect his space during nap time. Monty is crate trained and doing well with potty training when kept on a schedule. If you are looking for a cute little snuggly guy with a lively step, then Monty might be your man. Check out more pics of Monty at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/monty . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Monty, 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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Animal ID: 1627Abby (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Ask any dog lover what makes a great dog, and you'll always hear these two adjectives: lovable and playful. Guess what two words Abby's foster mom uses to describe this 13-lb. 3- to 4-year-old beauty? Yep, lovable and playful describe Abby to a T! She loves to play fetch and also loves to snuggle. She gets along beautifully with the other two small dogs in her foster home and while she hasn't been around any cats there, rumor has it that she has been fine with cats in the past. Abby is house trained and typically indicates when she needs to go outside. For more pictures of this great gal, see her online album at ... (Read More)http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/abby . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Abby, 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
Hays, VA 23072 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 was in poor shape when he arrived in foster care after being rescued from a shelter. He had trouble walking and running, and it was determined he had patella luxation in both knees, which required surgery. Fortunately, being just a youngster (1-2 years old), he healed quickly and is now doing very well. He still may not be the fastest dog around, but he can now run and play without pain or falling. Finley is just a little guy, at 13 lbs., and he has a very timid nature, so he needs a family that understands that it will take some time to build his confidence to the point that he feels like part of the family. Happily, he is food ... (Read More)motivated so that helps, and in his foster home he now will seek out attention and actually comes and asks to sit on the couch beside his people. Finn loves to play with other dogs and would do best in a home with another dog in residency to help show him the ropes. He seems a bit too interested in the cats, but a quick reminder is all it takes to keep him from bothering them. He is working on mastering housetraining and does well if he is kept on a schedule. Due to his shy nature, loud or wild play by children would probably cause him additional anxiety, and he needs a securely fenced yard because he doesn't yet accept being leashed easily. Once Finn gets comfortable in his surroundings, though, he shows what a great, lovable guy he truly is! Please check out more of his pictures 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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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-20-00070Scooter (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Scooter is an 8 yr male neutered Jack Russell/Fox Terrier mix. He came from a high kill shelter in NC. He is very laid back kind of dog. He just wants to lay around and chew on his rawhides all day. He loves to eat and is being placed on a diet to try to get him back into shape again. Scooter is house broken and crate trained.

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Saver of Souls Pet Rescue
Virginia Beach (City) Virginia Beach, VA MAP IT!

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Please text 757-672-1314

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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-20-00069Rusty (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Rusty is a mellow dude that just wants to hang out and be your best friend. He's about 8 yrs old and is about as perfect as they come. He's house broken and crate trained. He's neutered, current on vaccines and HW negative. He's fine with other dogs and seems to do well with kids. So if you want a very sweet and mellow fellow Rusty's your man!!

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Saver of Souls Pet Rescue
Virginia Beach (City) Virginia Beach, VA MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1453Henley (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Are you looking for that special little dog whose love will be worth every minute of your patient efforts to gain his trust? Then check out Henley! About 9 lbs. and 2 1/2 years old, he had a rough start in life and needs an understanding person to help him get comfortable in a new environment. He is partial to women and takes a much longer time to warm up to men. While fearful at first, once he feels safe with you, he becomes a fun, silly, playful boy. He loves to run, wrestle, and play with like-minded dogs after he has had some time to get to know them and understand that they won't hurt him. In fact, once he is comfortable with them, he ... (Read More)loves to snuggle with them and even clean their ears! Henley enjoys young dogs that are around his size and really needs a home with another dog in residence. He also needs a fenced yard as he can still be fearful of new surroundings. He has made a few trips to the local hardware store and was able to walk around a bit on a leash. He does like to chase the occasional cat or two, but after a few reminders that 'cats are our friends,' he will leave them alone. He is doing well with potty training outdoors but will use a potty pad if needed. He would do best in a home that will give him the time and patience he needs to be a great and loyal friend. If Henley sounds like the dog for you, check out more pics of this handsome boy 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: 14-04-11-00253Beanie (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. Rat Terriers are often mistaken for Jack Russells. The Rat Terrier was one of the most popular Depression-era working dog breeds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alexandria County - Alexandria 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, Virginia 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, Virginia 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, Virginia 23185
Heritage Humane Society 757-221-0150

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

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

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

Bristol County - Bristol 24202
Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic 276-591-5790

Bristol County - Bristol, VA 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 24613
Pet Haven Rescue Center 276-326-3483

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