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|Animal ID: 1530Angel (female)|
Angel is just as sweet as she can be. Shy and a bit slow to trust people, this 10-month-old Rat Terrier is looking for the special person or persons who can be patient and understanding and give her the time she needs to adjust because once she gets to know you, she is your friend for life. Angel likes to be where her people are and can be almost demanding when it comes to cuddling. She loves getting attention on her terms, and that happens most often at bedtime, when she waits for you to lie down and then showers you with kisses just before lights out. She will snuggle as close to you as she can get and sometimes even try to share your pillow, but you will hardly know she is there because she weighs a mere 10 lbs. Angel needs her new home to have a fenced-in yard since she isn't fond of a leash (though she's beginning to learn), and she loves to go outside and play chase with the other dogs in the home. This smart little girl loves to investigate everything in the yard; she will run around the entire yard until she has seen everything there is to see. She likes being with other dogs, so a home with other doggie friends would be good for her. Angel is working on her potty training and is doing well but has an occasional accident. Angel will go into her crate when prompted with a treat, but she would prefer to be out of the crate and can be vocal about it at first, eventually settling down. With continued encouragement, she will become a pro at house training, going to crate, and maybe even walking on leash. Are you a patient and encouraging person looking for a pup to warm your pillow and your heart? If so, New Rattitude has an angel waiting for you! ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Angel, 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!
|Animal ID: 1526Lance (male)|
There's a new kid on the block and it's me, Lance! I'm about 9 months old and 13 lbs. of handsome. People say I might have come from something called a kennel because the sounds in my foster home scared me a lot at first, but foster mom says I'm a changed man. That's because there is one sound that I have learned to love and that's the sound of foster mom singing! (Shh! Don't tell her this, but I would probably love it if anybody sang to me!) There are still some things that are a bit scary, though, like tall men, for example; and I haven't yet met any children or kitties, so they might be scary. But I'm trying hard to be brave. The dogs in my foster home are helping me learn to be trusting, and I love them so much that I always use my best manners around them and never try to take their food. I am working on house training and leash walking, and foster mom tells me I'm doing well, but I 'still need some work.' She also says I'm just a little homebody looking for patience and love. Does that sound like something that you might have? Hey, do YOU like to sing?? ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Lance, 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!
|Animal ID: 1529Toddy (male)|
When Toddy first arrived in his foster home, he must have been doubtfully thinking, 'Now what?' His days in a kill shelter had given him a severe case of shelter shock that filled him with anxiety and caution, and his overgrown nails, missing teeth, and low weight spoke of long-term physical neglect. Within a day, however, Toddy began to warm to his foster humans and was starting to take every opportunity to snuggle up beside or on a lap. His gentle licks and soft pawing for more followed soon after. Now his anxieties are fading steadily in this stable environment, and he loves to follow his foster mom around the house and to peek out the window at whatever is going on in the yard. He can be gently picked up or helped up to a seat, and he loves older children and women, adoring any attention he gets from them. His favorite time of day is when he can wake up his 11-year-old human foster brother, jumping up and snuggling on his bed, happy to have the day begin! Of course, Toddy hasn't cast all his fears aside quite yet. His biggest challenge is learning to accept a leash, particularly when his crate is first opened in the morning, but he is working hard at it and once leashed, he trots along as though nothing were wrong. He is fully house trained and can be trusted to be left alone in the house for a short while without any issues. He goes into his crate willingly at night, though he would not complain if invited up on the bed with his people. Toddy would be best with low-energy dogs or as the only dog, as his one high-energy foster sibling upsets his love for quiet snuggling. The larger dogs in his foster home generally ignore him, and he eats in the same room with them without issue. He doesn't seem to have a high prey drive, but when he is with one person, he guards that person when another person approaches. He is working on reducing his anxiety in these situations. Thought to be about 5 years old, Toddy is also working on bulking up to a healthy weight of 12 lbs. What a short time it has taken for him to go from 'Now what?' to 'Oh, boy, what's next?'! Maybe you would like to be the next great thing in this handsome boy's life. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Toddy, 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)
Wingina, VA 24599 MAP IT!
|Animal ID: 1525Nemo (male)|
Nemo is an energetic, happy 1-year-old and at 20 lbs., he is a bit bigger than most Ratties. Nemo loves to run and play and would make a good running or hiking partner. His boundless energy and speed make a fenced yard very important for Nemo. He loves toys and will pick up all the toys in the house and take them to his crate. Nemo likes dogs of all sizes and enjoys playing with his foster siblings--even the much larger German Shepherds. He has met the resident cats and isn't really sure what to make of them. Nemo can be a bit shy with people at first, but he quickly warms up and has shown no preference for men, women, or children, showering everyone with kisses and wiggles. Nemo is very smart and quickly learned to walk on a leash. He is both house trained and crate trained. He enjoys riding in the car and is very eager to find his own forever home. More photos of Nemo are available at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/nemo . ========================================================================================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)
Piney River, VA 22964 MAP IT!
|Animal ID: A23643507Lori (female)|
Who can say no to that face? Little Lori is a one family kinda gal. She bonds closely with those she loves and will bark to keep the others at bay. She is looking for a calm, quiet home where she doesn't have to be on guard all the time. She would be best suited for a home with adults only, as she doesn't like a lot of visitors in her home.
Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive
Arlington County Arlington, VA 22206 MAP IT!
|Animal ID: 1468Dante (male)|
Handsome Dante, a 13-lb. Teddy-style Rat Terrier, is 8 years old, but don't let his age fool you. Full of spunk and energy, this fellow is extremely fast and loves to chase balls. He has a strong prey drive, so he should live in a home with a good fence. Dante is an excellent watchdog and alerts his family whenever there is something amiss or someone is at the door. He doesn't bark too much, just enough to let you know when he thinks there is a problem. He can be in a house with cats that are dog-savvy, as long as his new owners teach him boundaries. Dante gets along with other small dogs, but his energy and attitude are not well tolerated by some of the big guys in his foster home. Tolerant large dogs would be OK, as long as they were never left alone together for a long time. Really though, Dante would prefer to be King of his Castle. Dante LOVES toys and will shred a stuffed toy within minutes. He enjoys the company of his people and loves to snuggle with them in bed or on the couch in the evening. Dante has learned how to behave around children who understand dogs. With supervision, Dante will do fine in a home with children who are old enough (older than preschool age) to know to behave appropriately with dogs. He can get grumpy if there is too much activity and noise, so his owners need to know when to give him some quiet time alone. Dante is proud to say that he is house trained and will let you know when he needs to go out. 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!
|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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