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Rescue Me ID: 14-10-17-00063Loretta (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs. Loretta's Story... Loretta is an adorable little lady who is about 2 years old. She is great with other dogs and seems to like everyone she meets. $175.00 adoption donation helps us take care of all the dogs we rescue. All dogs are spayed/neutered, tested for heartworm and tick borne diseases, microchipped and vaccinated for rabies, distemper/parvo and bordetella. They are also treated for internal and external parasites if needed. Many dogs also receive extensive medical care such as surgeries and dentals. For more information or apply to adopt at ... (Read More)www.augustadogadoptions.org (Less)

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Augusta Dog Adoptions
Augusta County Staunton, Va, VA MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1495Molly (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Molly is a beautiful blue Rat Terrier. She is about 2 years old and a tiny girl at 8 lbs., but don't let her size fool you. She is full of energy and ready to go, go, go. Molly loves to play fetch and play with the other dogs in her foster home. She does fine with cats as long as they are dog savvy and don't run from her. Fearful kitties that run, on the other hand, are great fun to chase. Molly has not spent much time around kids, but the few that she has met have made her very happy and wiggly. In fact, she seems to really love everyone. She does well on a leash and is still mastering the art of house training but is doing well if kept on ... (Read More)a schedule. Molly is not fond of being left alone and would love to have a family who won't leave her for long periods of time. If you want a fun, energetic, athletic girl, then mini Molly makes a marvelous match! You can check out more cute pics in her online album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/molly . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Molly, 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: 1481Dexter (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Dexter's got a new lease on life! It happened the day that New Rattitude stepped in and rescued him from the Georgia shelter where the handsome little Rat Terrier mix had been brought in as a stray and was about to be euthanized. And has he been one happy boy since that day! This loving 6-month-old has quickly adapted to life in his foster home. He enjoys being around people and being the center of attention--sometimes to the point of being demanding. (Well, who could blame him?) But once he calms down, he will sit with you while you relax or watch TV, and you'll barely notice he's there because he weighs just 15 lbs. Dexter is fond of ... (Read More)snuggling and sleeping in bed with his people, sometimes under the covers, sometimes on top of the covers, or on the pillow; as long as you're there, he is not picky. Dexter would prefer a fenced-in yard as he loves to run and play in the backyard, and while he could do well as an only dog, he would really love to have a canine brother or sister since he is used to having playmates at his foster home. And while this boy is not overly fond of a leash, he is eager to please so he's working hard to learn to tolerate one. He is also working on crate training and house training, and he is doing well at both. Yes, Dexter is enjoying his second chance at life and he wants to share that life as a loyal and loving companion to someone...Could that 'someone' be you? ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Dexter, 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: 1315Wyatt (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Hi, I'm Wyatt and I am SO hoping to find my forever home! You see, I was found as a stray and even though I can't remember how it all happened, I do remember that it was no fun! I'm only about 2 years old and 25 lbs., so I've got tons of energy and I just love to play ball. My foster parents took me to the beach this year, and I discovered that you can even play ball in the ocean!! I am a little shy at first and sometimes have trouble meeting new doggie friends, but if you're patient and take things slow while I get to know them, we'll probably do just fine. I've learned to get along with the other dogs and cats in my foster home. Sometimes ... (Read More)the other dogs and I go outside to play ball. Did I mention that I love to play ball? There's even a new foster dog here now and we've become friends, but my foster parents still believe that I would do best as the only dog in your home because making new doggie friends can be really hard work. They wanted me to say that I 'could benefit from continued obedience training to help with socialization.' There! I said it. Although I might not know what those big words mean, I do know these things about me: I am fully house trained, and I do well either in a crate or free in the home. Also, I am a good walker on a leash, but I'd really love a yard with a fence, too, where I could run and play. And finally, I am very loyal and enjoy being wherever my foster parents are, including their bed. If you've ever been alone on the streets like me, then you know how wonderful it is to snuggle up to a person. It's a feeling that I wish could go on forever, and that's why I'm here, looking for a human or two--somebody like you--with a strong arm for throwing a ball and a soft heart looking to love a faithful boy like me. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Wyatt, 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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Rescue Me ID: 14-10-04-00016HALEY (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Meet Haley!!! Can you say fun loving, easy going, snuggle kinda girl??? That's what she is besides the best June Bug (and any flying thing) chaser in town. She is absolutely content to dance around the yard chasing anything that flies and when she's done she is the best snuggler you can imagine. Haley was left by a creek all by herself when a lady saw her and called Katie's Roadside Rescue. She wasn't in the best shape when she came into rescue but she is stunning now!!! She is house and, crate trained, up to date, spayed, and chipped. The only thing haley is missing is a safe home and loving family in Connecticut, Maryland or Virginia. ... (Read More)We will transport Haley out of the high kill state of Texas via Rescue Road Trips. Her transportation fee is included. If you'd like to make sweet Haley part of your family go to www.krrtx.org for an adoption application. ~Thanks~ (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $355 Animal Location:

Katie's Roadside Rescue
Roanoke (City) Roanoke, VA MAP IT!

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210-264-3047

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-30-00082ODIE Lytle (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Puppy

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

    Who wouldn't want to come home to this adorable face every day? Odie is 10 lbs of love and fun! He is potty pad trained, but with love and patience will be totally housebroken in no time. Odie is in a foster home and his foster Mom LOVES him - says he is just a great little guy! If you are interested, please go to www.krrtx.org and complete an application. Adoption fee of $355 includes neutering, vacs, chipping and his transport via Rescue Roadtrips to a safe, loving home in Virginia, Maryland, or Connecticut. Watch Odie's video here: http://youtu.be/HeX7R6eXYBQ?list=UUVwVDbnWJAOGizkERMYzM3w

 Adoption Fee: $355. Animal Location:

Katie's Roadside Rescue
Roanoke (City) Roanoke, VA MAP IT!

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210-264-3047

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-10-00721Tasha (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Sweet Tasha is one of the girls in a litter of four that were saved. She has the cutest white socks on her front paws. Tasha is a bit shy and a little scared of being held but loves if you sit on the floor with her. She is cute, funny and playful and runs like the wind! Have tried to get a video but she's too fast! She's doing pretty well with potty training and will use a potty pad. She will need more help in her new home. She's smart so it shouldn't take long! Sasha is spayed, chipped and up to date on her vacs. Tasha is looking for a loving forever home in Connecticut, Maryland, or Virgina. She will be transported out of high kill Texas ... (Read More)via Rescue Road Trips. Adoption fee includes transport. An adoption application is available at www.krrtx.org. Thank you for 'opting to adopt'. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $355 Animal Location:

Katie's Roadside Rescue
Roanoke (City) Roanoke, VA MAP IT!

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210-264-3047

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-04-00238Magdalena 'Maggie' (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    My name is Maggie and my mom died of Cancer this year. I have been living with a large family with other pets, but am used to being 'the' girl of the house. I would love to find my fur-ever home as I have only lived in one other house since I was a puppy. I am very sweet, love to play and go for walks and would love to run with you while you bike. I am a great snuggler and love being with my humans.

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

Prince William County Manassas, VA MAP IT!

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Melody French

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Animal ID: 1468Dante (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Handsome Dante, an 11-lb. short-legged Rattie, 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 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 gets along with other small dogs, his energy and attitude are not well tolerated by some of the big guys in his foster home. Dante LOVES toys and will shred a stuffed toy in minutes. He adores chasing ... (Read More)balls and will run after them for as long as someone is willing to throw them. His playful antics entertain his foster family on a regular basis, and he would love to entertain your family, too, as long you don't have very young (preschool age and under) children. He can bark at little ones to the point of scaring them, and he has a fairly low threshold for being irritated by some of the typical ways young children may interact with dogs, i.e. touching, pushing, or taking away a beloved chew toy. Dante would not want to be placed in a situation where he might nip at a child. In all other respects, Dante is simply a comical fellow, who enjoys the company of people and loves to snuggle with them in bed or on the couch in the evening. And he 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)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
Piney River, VA 22964 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 14-07-21-00410Skip (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult


    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.

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Houlagan's Rest
Henrico County Midlothian, VA 23112 MAP IT!

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Debbie Jennings (804) 337-1658 (cell)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg, Virginia 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 22960
Orange County Animal Shelter 540-672-1124

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

Goochland County - Manakin-Sabot 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, VA 23321
Meower Power 757-399-0001

Richmond County - Richmond, VA 23221
PAL Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

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

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

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

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

Roanoke County - Roanoke, VA 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 24112
SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County 276-632-0548

Franklin County - Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Planned Pethood Clinic 540-489-3491

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

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

Bristol County - Bristol, Virginia 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, VA 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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