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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-08-00053Angel (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Personality: Very High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Angel is a very sweet and highly energetic young lady. This Rat Terrier mix is about 1 yr old. She is spayed and ready to go to her new home. She is shy at first but doesn't take long to open up. She is a bundle of energy and needs an active family to help her burn off some steam! Can you be that family for her? Contact us at if you would like to meet this beautiful girl!!

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

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

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Animal ID: 16-04-06-00541Chelsey (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Needs Vaccinations, Fearful/Anxious 

    had her for 4years; does good outside on a leash,needs vaccinations up to date, eats well, loves affection,need to find good home,

 Adoption Fee: $25.00 Animal Location:

Hampton (City) hampton, VA 23666 MAP IT!

Diana McConnell 757-320-8192

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Rescue Me ID: 16-03-28-00314Bella (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Personality: Very High Energy 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

    Bella is a 4 year old jack Russell rat terrier. She is a very loving dog. Unfortunately my living situation will not allow it. She needs a great home. Very good with kids.

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Virginia Beach (City) Virginia Beach, VA MAP IT!

Ryan Leydet 7573052071

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Animal ID: 1693Winnie (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    You know how a lemon Tootsie Pop is hard and sour on the outside but oh-so-scrumptious on the inside? If you're overeager and try to force your way into the delicious center of the candy, you may find yourself with a broken tooth. But if you're patient, you'll enjoy the citrusy tang on your journey to the sweetness. Well, Winnie's like that Tootsie Pop. This 12-lb. 9-year-old petite lady can be quite discriminating in her selection of companionship. In particular, she does not appreciate the company of larger dogs or children, but she doesn't mind being with dogs her size and some cats. (One of her favorite friends in her foster home is an ... (Read More)older cat. They sit in the sun and nap together.) She can be snarky towards certain people, but if she chooses to love you immediately or if you've got the gentle patience to win her trust, she is a sweet, snuggly girl, who is also quite funny. For example, when she's in a happy mood, she dances! And she LOVES to ride in the car so much that she'll run to the door and wiggle her whole body in anticipation of going for a ride. Desired destination for Winnie? The ice cream store, of course! Pull out a camera and Winnie does a shrinking/slinking act in an effort to disappear. She even knows that cell phones have cameras on them and will scurry away if there's any hint that she's going to be immortalized on Instagram. Winnie is one of those special dogs whose eccentricity makes her all the more endearing. In addition, she's completely house trained and crate trained, and she walks well on a leash. Really her demands are few--she only needs a quiet home where she can snuggle on the couch and a person with a golden heart to give her a chance. More photos of our lollipop lady are available at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Winnie,please go to New Rattitude's website at, 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: 1578Finley (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Finley is a beautiful picture of health as he runs and plays joyfully with his foster siblings. This wasn't always the case, as Finley came to rescue with knee issues that required surgery. Now that those have been repaired, he is a very physically fit (as well as handsome!) young 2-year old. His emotional injuries have been harder to overcome, however. Finn was not properly socialized in his first year of life, so new people and new situations still frighten him until he gets time to adjust. People are especially scary if they are fast moving or try to approach him suddenly, and he prefers the security and familiarity of a safely-fenced ... (Read More)yard. In foster care, Finley has been working to overcome these fears, and in his quest to develop confidence he has learned to enjoy snuggling on the couch or in bed with his people. In fact, he will now even 'ask' for some snuggling, and since he is super food motivated, his continued progress seems assured as long as his new family is patient and understanding. Any children in the home should be old enough to understand and accommodate his dislike of fast movements. Finn weighs about 13 lbs. and he gets along great with other dogs. He does well with house training as long as he is kept on a schedule. You can see more photos of this beautiful fellow at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Finley, please go to New Rattitude's website at, 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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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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Virginia Animal Rescue
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Loudon County - Middleburg, VA 20118
Middleburg Humane Foundation 540-364-3272

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

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

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

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

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

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

Orange County - Orange, Virginia 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 23039
PetFix Coalition 888-PET-FIX1

Louisa County - Louisa 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, VA 23220
Richmond SPCA/Robins-Starr Humane 804-521-1300

Chesapeake City - Chesapeake, Virginia 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, Virginia 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 24151
Planned Pethood Clinic 540-489-3491

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

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

Bristol County - Bristol 24203
Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund 276-466-5375

Augusta County - Staunton, VA 24401
Augusta Regional SPCA 540-885-7722

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

Campbell County - Evington 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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