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Animal ID: 1808Dixie (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Meet Dixie, a total love bug, who is equally happy chasing squirrels in the backyard or snoozing on your lap. This 16-lb. 1-1/2-year-old sweetie loves to give kisses and is up for a walk anytime. She is house trained, knows how to use a dog door, and gets along great with other dogs. She will warn you by barking when someone is at the front door or walking past the house with another dog, but she is not an excessive barker. Miss Dixie is unsure about new visitors at the house, but she slowly warms up to them, and with proper introductions (including treats), she does just fine. While her foster family is at work, Dixie spends time loose in ... (Read More)the house, but she also does not mind crate time--in the house or riding in the car. You can catch more pictures of darling Dixie in her online album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/dixie . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Dixie, 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
Alexandria, VA 22310 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1804Joshua (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Joshua is an energetic, spunky Rattie, who is about 1 1/2 years old and just 11 lbs. Joshua is working hard on his potty training and getting better at it every day. He gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home and is always looking for a buddy to play with! Check out more pictures of him at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/joshua . You'll see we're not joshin' when we say he's one of the cutest pups we've ever seen! ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Joshua, please go to New Rattitude's website at http://www.NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm, ... (Read More)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: 1791Dr. Watson (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    We've met some pretty awesome dogs in our many years of rescue work, but Dr. Watson has to be one of the most amazing. He has an indentation on the side of his head, where he was obviously struck or had some kind of accident in the past, had bad teeth, which have since been removed, and was on his own for a while (and a very thin fellow) as a stray in rural Virginia--absolutely none of which has affected his wonderfully kind heart. Workers at the shelter where Watson ended up recognized his gentle soul and reached out to New Rattitude, and a local veterinary clinic donated all his vetting services, including removing his rotten teeth. Now ... (Read More)that he's put on a little weight (he's currently 16 lbs.) and healed from his dental work, this sweet senior fellow, thought to be about 10 years old, is eagerly looking forward to a new chapter in his life--one in which he can love his people with abandon and be loved in return. A healthy and happy guy, Watson will lavish his affection on anyone who lets him, and he gets along with dogs, cats, and respectful children. He is completely housebroken and listens to basic commands. Calm enough to chill out on the weekend but with enough energy to take a long, daily walk, he wants nothing more than to be your faithful companion. If you're feeling like you might be just what Dr. Watson ordered, check out more pictures in his online album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/drwatson and then welcome him into your home to enjoy the life he so richly deserves. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Dr. Watson, 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: 1780Skipper (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    When Skipper first arrived at her foster home from a North Carolina shelter, it was immediately clear that this 5-year-old was one sweet little lady. She graciously bore the greetings of her seven new canine siblings of all sizes and patiently stood while her foster mom bathed and brushed her. Later at the vet, it also became clear that Skipper (named for the little skipping step she takes every few paces) had a number of physical issues, including bad teeth, a hernia, and most notably a heart murmur (please see http://www.newrattitude.org/clinic.htm). She bravely handled her spay, dental, and hernia procedures, and the medication for the ... (Read More)murmur immediately improved her alertness and energy. Now with the meds doing their job and her stitches all healed, Skipper is proud to announce that she's ready for her forever home! Skipper's ideal family will understand her special needs. She must take daily medication, and her family must be vigilant to any symptoms of changes in her murmur. Her diet must remain light--no snacks or treats--to maintain her weight at around 11 lbs., and her activity needs to be light but regular. Skipper is the love of anyone who picks her up and holds her. Preferring to be near her person, she'll walk pleasantly by your side inside and outside. She's wonderful with gentle children, loves to burrow in a 'cave' bed, sleeps by her foster mom's bed or on her lap, and eats politely with the other dogs. She has come along beautifully with her house training with regular outings, including when she gets up in the morning and after each meal. A dear, loving girl, Skipper can't wait to be your special cuddle companion. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Skipper, 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
Wingina, VA 24599 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-20-00318Fredo (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Fredo is an 8yr old terrier mix who's diabetes doesn't stop him...Fredo is great with any person he meets old or young...loves cats and is fine with other dogs...he loves to cuddle up on couch with his people and go on car rides...pretty mellow pup but plays like a puppy for short times....he's fully housebroken and has NEVER HAD AN ACCIDENT!and he is quiet in his crate...and far as his diabetes; he requires 2 shots a day and special food all which is relatively cheap so don't let the diabetes scare you cuz it doesn't him!! Fredo is also fully vetted and neutered!

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

Operation Save A Shelter Dog
Isle of Wight County Carrsville, VA 23315 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1781Precious (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Precious found herself in a shelter when her elderly owner could no longer take care of her. She is a very friendly girl, but this 5-year-old is also a bit chubby. She has already lost 2 lbs. and is now down to 19, with a few more to go. If you help her continue to eat a healthful diet and provide her with exercise, she'll have a sleeker figure in no time. Precious just loves people! Favorite pastime? Snuggling with her person on the couch! She does fine with other dogs, too, but she doesn't seek out or seem to need their company. And she handles herself like a lady around kitties--no barking or chasing. Precious is crate trained and leash ... (Read More)trained and has recently gotten a refresher on her house training. Precious is such a happy girl. She has a spring in her step that makes her look like she is dancing. She loves to look over her shoulder adoringly at you and will quickly shower you with kisses. She spent the day at the vet's office and was a favorite with all the staff for being such a sweet, loving girl. More photos of Precious are available in her online album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/precious . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Precious, 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: 16-05-19-00279Ziggy (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered 

    Ziggy is a 7 year old Jack Russel/ Rat Terrier hybrid. He is very sweet and submissive with all people and greets them with wagging his whole body and embracing attention. He is extra sweet with women and loves to snuggle up on the couch. With our other dogs he is good but has that Jack Russel little dog syndrome and demands respect. He is vocal at times usually when he wants to go out or sees a squirrel through the back window as seen in the picture. We are looking for new home that better suits his needs as we do not feel we have been giving him adaquete time and exercise due to schedules and life. We are asking $50 for an adoption fee and ... (Read More)are looking only for a serious owner who will give him a good loving home and meet his needs. 757-771-3925 (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

Newport News (City) Newport News, VA MAP IT!

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Christopher Stout 7577713925

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Animal ID: 1739Whiskey (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Hi, my name is Whiskey, and I'm a handsome 12-year-old 30-lb. Rat Terrier. I'm hoping you might like to welcome into your home a fine gentleman from Louisiana, now residing in Virginia (er...that gentleman would be me). I bring with me a long list of the most excellent qualities. I know how to do some tricks for treats. I know sit and I can give you my paw. I'm fully house trained and will do well staying in a crate or being free in your home when you need to go out. I'm a laid-back fellow, who likes to play too, and I walk nicely on a leash, but I'd also appreciate a fenced yard where I could explore on my own. I get along with all the ... (Read More)other dogs and cats in my foster home, but to be honest, I'm hoping I'll be the only dog in your life 'cause I just love getting all the attention. Most of all, I'm a loyal boy, who will be happy just to be with you (especially if that involves snuggling under the covers). More and more I'm thinking, 'You and me--we were meant to be.' I'm so hoping you'll agree! ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Whiskey, 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: 1693Winnie (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Hi, my name is Winnie, and I'm 12 lbs. and 9 years of feisty personality, but please don't think of me as a crusty old lady (though I can have my moments). With the long lifespan enjoyed by Rat Terriers, you could hardly consider me old, and instead of crusty, I prefer to compare myself to the best French bread--a bit crunchy on the outside, but soft and yummy on the inside. It's true that I don't like kids and big dogs, but I enjoy dogs my own size and even some cats! In fact, one of my best friends is a cat. We sit and sun ourselves together. I also don't appreciate summer storms and getting my picture taken. Either one will send me ... (Read More)skedaddling for cover. Also, Foster Mom says I can be snarky towards some folks--but hey, if you are not pushy but are patient and gentle instead, I'm sure to show you my soft side and you're gonna love it! For example, I do a little dance when I'm happy, and if you mention taking a ride to the ice cream store, I'll be hopping and wiggling for joy on the way to the door! I am house trained and crate trained, and I walk nicely on a leash. Foster mom says that I'm really quite undemanding. All I need is a quiet home where I can snuggle on the couch and a person with a golden heart to give me a chance. I'm hoping YOU might be that person. To help you decide, I did allow a few more photo ops, and you can see them at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/winnie . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Winnie,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: 1578Finley (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Rescued from a shelter in North Carolina, Finley is about 2 years old and weighs about 12 lbs. Based on his initial behavior in foster care, it's safe to assume that he didn't have much interaction with people prior to arriving at the shelter. He was also suffering with knee problems, but he has had both knees surgically repaired and now enjoys running, wrestling, and jumping. He also likes to snuggle at night in bed and sit by you to watch TV. Finn, as he's called in his foster home, gets along great with all his canine foster siblings and is fine with cats. Finn still has fear issues, so he needs a home with a fenced yard (leash walking is ... (Read More)scary) and at least one confident dog to help show him the ropes. Based on his insecurities, a home with children under elementary-school age would not be recommended. Finn does well with pottying outside as long as he is on a schedule. He is a great little fella, who will only get better and better in a home that will continue to work on his confidence. If you are that home, give him a look and check out more photos at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/finley . Can't you picture this beautiful boy in your life? Finn is surely hoping that you can! ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Finley, 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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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. The Rat Terrier was one of the most popular Depression-era working dog breeds.

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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 20122
Prevent a Litter Coalition 888-SPAY-4-VA

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

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

Alexandria City - Alexandria, Virginia 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, VA 22801
Cat's Cradle 540-438-5222

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

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

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

Fluvanna County - Troy 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, VA 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, Virginia 23321
Meower Power 757-399-0001

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

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

Richmond County - Richmond 23231
Richmond HERO 804-788-HERO

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

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

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

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

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

Bristol County - Bristol 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 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, Virginia 24613
Pet Haven Rescue Center 276-326-3483

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