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Animal ID: 1588Rory (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Rory is a 5-year-old, 10-lb. Rat Terrier-Chihuahua mix, who can be shy and standoffish at first until he learns he can trust you, and then he's very snuggly and friendly. He spent a lot of time at a shelter, so he's still learning to trust new people and will growl when he feels threatened. However, he has never bitten or been inappropriate, just vocal. In fact, he has an entire repertoire of voices he uses to express himself, including his signature 'Husky howl.' Rory is house trained and will go to the door to let you know he needs to go out. He walks well on a leash, too. Rory does not mind being in a crate as long as it is a large wire ... (Read More)one, but he does not like being in a small, enclosed crate and frankly would prefer to spend his time right next to you, curled up on the bed or sofa or sitting in the kitchen. Rory avoids the children that come to his foster home because they confuse and scare him. He's only a little guy, after all, and he's worried that they might not understand that his polite growls mean 'please leave me alone,' so he would do best in a home without small children. Rory gets along fine with other dogs that respect his space, and he is living with three cats in his foster home and ignores them all. Whoever adopts Rory is going to get an adorable and loving companion! More photos of this photogenic fellow are available at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/rory . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Rory, 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
Piney River, VA 22964 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1554Viserys (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Puppy

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

    Tennis, anyone? Viserys is a handsome 4-month-old, 7-lb. pup, who loves to play with his toys, especially small tennis balls. From his pictures, you can see that he is also a fan of sticks! Who knows? Maybe Viserys is going to take up cricket or field hockey. Whatever the activity, he'll be eager to play, and when he's all played out, he'll be ready to show you his soft side--the one that likes to snuggle and give kisses. This boy loves his people and wants to be wherever they are, and that includes sleeping in bed with them. He can be a bit shy with new folks, but he will make friends quickly. He also does well around the other dogs and ... (Read More)cats in his foster home and likes to play chase in the backyard with his doggie siblings. He's practicing good dog manners, like how to walk on a leash, going into a kennel, and doing his 'business' where it belongs--outside, but he's not a master at these things yet. And he would benefit from 'higher education' in a puppy class, where he could continue to work on socialization. So who's up for tennis (balls)? Viserys is! How about you? ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Viserys, 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: $225 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Stafford, VA 22554 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1555Bronn (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Puppy

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

    Meet handsome little Bronn! He is 4 months old, weighs 8 lbs., and has a great temperament and personality, with a playful as well as a calm side. Bronn enjoys playing chase with the cats, playing with his toys, and running around with his canine siblings in the backyard at his foster home. Once playtime is over, he enjoys snuggling with you, giving lots of puppy kisses, or just having lap time with you. Bronn is definitely a people dog; he enjoys being wherever you are. He enjoys sleeping in the bed and will snuggle really close to you. He can be shy when he first meets new people but warms up quickly. He does well around the other dogs ... (Read More)and cats in his foster home. Bronn would benefit from puppy obedience class which would continue to help with socialization skills, and he is currently working on kennel training, walking on a leash, and house training. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Bronn, 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: $225 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Stafford, VA 22554 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1555Bronn (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Puppy

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

    Meet handsome little Bronn! He is 4 months old, weighs 8 lbs., and has a great temperament and personality, with a playful as well as a calm side. Bronn enjoys playing chase with the cats, playing with his toys, and running around with his canine siblings in the backyard at his foster home. Once playtime is over, he enjoys snuggling with you, giving lots of puppy kisses, or just having lap time with you. Bronn is definitely a people dog; he enjoys being wherever you are. He enjoys sleeping in the bed and will snuggle really close to you. He can be shy when he first meets new people but warms up quickly. He does well around the other dogs ... (Read More)and cats in his foster home. Bronn would benefit from puppy obedience class which would continue to help with socialization skills, and he is currently working on kennel training, walking on a leash, and house training. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Bronn, 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: $225 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Stafford, VA 22554 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1577Pretzel (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Pretzel is a 5-year-old Rat Terrier weighing about 15 lbs. He loves running outside and playing fetch, but this charmer is not only a man of action. He has his sweet and sensitive side too and loves to cuddle. He also gets along great with the other two small dogs in his foster home, as well as with human friends and family, including small children. Pretzel knows to do his business outdoors where it belongs, and he knows basic commands like 'sit,' 'stay,' and 'paw' or 'shake.' Handsome, loving, personable, house trained, and smart--what else could anybody be looking for? Pretzel would make a great addition to any home! ... (Read More)========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Pretzel, 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
Hayes, VA 23072 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1526Lance (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Hi! I'm Lance! I'm about 11 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. There are still some things--mainly men--that are scary to me, but I'm awfully fond of my foster mom, so I guess you could call me a ladies' man. I haven't yet met any children, so they might be scary. But I'm trying hard to be brave. I get along well with the dogs in my foster home, and they are helping me learn to be trusting. Also, I like to play chase with the cats in my foster home, but they do not seem to like to play. I am working on house training, ... (Read More)kennel training, and leash walking, and foster mom tells me I'm doing well, but I'm not a master at them yet. I like being in bed at night with my foster mom, especially under the covers. She says I'm just a little snuggle bug looking for patience and love. Does that sound like something that you might have? If so, I'll be waiting for you right here. ========================================================================================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)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Stafford, VA 22554 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1453Henley (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young 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? Then check out Henley! He is about 9 lbs. and 1.5 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.He is fearful at first, but once you have gained his trust and he feels safe, he is 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 loves to snuggle with them and even clean their ears! ... (Read More)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 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. Rat Terriers are often mistaken for Jack Russells.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alexandria County - Alexandria, VA 22304
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 703-838-4774

Winchester County - Winchester, VA 22601
SPCA -- Winchester 540-662-8616

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg 22801
Cat's Cradle 540-438-5222

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
Shenandoah Valley Clinic 540-437-1980

Charlottesville City - Charlottesville 22906
Charlottesville SPCA 804-973-5959

Orange County - Orange, VA 22960
Orange County Animal Shelter 540-672-1124

Fluvanna County - Troy, Virginia 22974
Fluvanna SPCA 434-591-0123

Hanover County - Ashland 23005
Hanover Humane Society 877-463-8837

Goochland County - Crozier, Virginia 23039
PetFix Coalition 888-PET-FIX1

Louisa County - Louisa, VA 23093
SNAP Louisa (Spay/Neuter All Pets) 540-967-3573

Goochland County - Manakin-Sabot, Virginia 23103
For the Love of Animals in Goochland 804-342-6975

James City County - Williamsburg 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 23221
PAL Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond 23221
PreventALitter Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond, VA 23231
Richmond HERO 804-788-HERO

Isle of Wight County - Smithfield, Virginia 23431
Isle of Wight Humane Society 757-357-4214

Virginia Beach County - Virginia Beach 23453
Virginia Beach SPCA 757-739-9306

Roanoke County - Roanoke 24016
Angels of Assisi Spay/Neuter Clinic 540-344-8707

Pulaski County - Dublin 24084
Pulaski County Humane Society 540-674-0089

Floyd County - Floyd, Virginia 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, Virginia 24153
Salem Animal Shelter 540-375-3038

Bristol County - Bristol, Virginia 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, VA 24401
Augusta Regional SPCA 540-885-7722

Bedford County - Bedford 24523
Bedford Humane Society 540-586-6100

Campbell County - Evington 24550
South Central Spay/Neuter Clinic 434-821-4922

Tazewell County - Falls Mills, Virginia 24613
Pet Haven Rescue Center 276-326-3483

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