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3,063 Rat Terrier Dogs have been adopted on Rescue Me!
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|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!
|Rescue Me ID: 14-08-30-00138Bubba (male)|
what a big name for a little guy! I'm Bubba, I'm approx. 20 lbs. and I'm a sweet little fellow. I love to walk on a leash and I'm a busy boy. I'm ready for a new home. anyone wishing to adopt me must do so in person.
The Rockbridge SPCA
Rockbridge County Lexington, VA MAP IT!
|Animal ID: 1454Marcus (male)|
I am Marcus, a curious little Rat Terrier who loves to explore. I'm about 3 months old and weigh 5 lbs. I love everyone, and I think you would love me too. You should see how my tail wags like crazy! My most favorite things are hanging out with my doggie playmates, running in my fenced yard, and playing with toys, tennis balls and, yes. even cats. Since I am just a young pup, I still need more training and would love to take some classes as it will help you and me become great friends and help me be the best puppy I can be! 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. You'll need to keep working with me, but I will try to learn fast. Now, I haven't spent much time around kids, but they would probably be OK if they are super kind and gentle. It's hard to say for sure because, hey, I'm just a little fellow myself. Folks say that I'm a handsome and overall great pup, but I want you to see that for yourself. Check out some more pics of me at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/marcus . ========================================================================================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)
Lynchburg, VA 24503 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!
|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!
|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!
|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!
|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)
Dogs Deserve Better VA, MD, and DC
Arlington County Arlington, VA 22204 MAP IT!
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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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