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Animal ID: 1515Luci (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Luci, a petite 8-lb. 12-month-old Rat Terrier, is looking for a special family to give her the patience, understanding, and time she needs to adjust. While she is initially very shy and uncertain of people, once she trusts you, she will want to be wherever you are and can even be a bit demanding when she is ready to cuddle. Luci loves getting attention on her terms, especially at bedtime, when she plans to be in your bed and will wait for you to lie down in order to shower you with kisses just before lights out. She likes being with other dogs, so a home with other doggie friends would benefit Luci, especially with her socialization, but ... (Read More)because of her shyness, she would not make a good playmate for very young children. Luci is potty trained and does not need to be crated if you are out of the house. Although she walks fairly well on a leash, she feels much more secure in a fenced-in yard. Do you have patience and love to help a shy sweetheart blossom? Then Luci wants you to know she has lots of kisses saved up just for YOU! ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Luci, 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: 1499Elsa (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Sweet, sweet Elsa, an 18-lb., 2-year-old Rat Terrier, is looking for her very own human companion. Shy at first, Elsa warms up quickly and once she trusts you, she will be your loyal companion forever. Elsa will enjoy being with you no matter where you are. She will sit with you on the sofa and watch TV or snuggle with you in bed at bedtime. She is eager to please and will be right there beside you. Elsa must have a fenced-in yard since she is too frightened of a leash to be walked. She is reliably potty trained, so there is no need for a crate. Elsa currently lives with other dogs and cats in her foster home and does fine with them, but she ... (Read More)would prefer to be the only dog in the home so that she can have you all to herself. Since Elsa experiences car sickness on long trips, she needs her forever home to be within 30 miles of her foster home in Stafford, VA. If you are looking for a special companion who will be content just to be with you, then Elsa is your girl. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Elsa, 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: 1526Lance (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    There's a new kid on the block and it's me, Lance! I'm about 9 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, but foster mom says I'm a changed man. That's because there is one sound that I have learned to love and that's the sound of foster mom singing! (Shh! Don't tell her this, but I would probably love it if anybody sang to me!) There are still some things that are a bit scary, though, like tall men, for example; and I haven't yet met any children or kitties, so they might be scary. But I'm trying hard to be brave. The dogs ... (Read More)in my foster home are helping me learn to be trusting, and I love them so much that I always use my best manners around them and never try to take their food. I am working on house training and leash walking, and foster mom tells me I'm doing well, but I 'still need some work.' She also says I'm just a little homebody looking for patience and love. Does that sound like something that you might have? Hey, do YOU like to sing?? ========================================================================================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: 1529Toddy (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    When Toddy first arrived in his foster home, he must have been doubtfully thinking, 'Now what?' His days in a kill shelter had given him a severe case of shelter shock that filled him with anxiety and caution, and his overgrown nails, missing teeth, and low weight spoke of long-term physical neglect. Within a day, however, Toddy began to warm to his foster humans and was starting to take every opportunity to snuggle up beside or on a lap. His gentle licks and soft pawing for more followed soon after. Now his anxieties are fading steadily in this stable environment, and he loves to follow his foster mom around the house and to peek out the ... (Read More)window at whatever is going on in the yard. He can be gently picked up or helped up to a seat, and he loves older children and women, adoring any attention he gets from them. His favorite time of day is when he can wake up his 11-year-old human foster brother, jumping up and snuggling on his bed, happy to have the day begin! Of course, Toddy hasn't cast all his fears aside quite yet. His biggest challenge is learning to accept a leash, particularly when his crate is first opened in the morning, but he is working hard at it and once leashed, he trots along as though nothing were wrong. He is fully house trained and can be trusted to be left alone in the house for a short while without any issues. He goes into his crate willingly at night, though he would not complain if invited up on the bed with his people. Toddy would be best with low-energy dogs or as the only dog, as his one high-energy foster sibling upsets his love for quiet snuggling. The larger dogs in his foster home generally ignore him, and he eats in the same room with them without issue. He doesn't seem to have a high prey drive, but when he is with one person, he guards that person when another person approaches. He is working on reducing his anxiety in these situations. Thought to be about 5 years old, Toddy is also working on bulking up to a healthy weight of 12 lbs. What a short time it has taken for him to go from 'Now what?' to 'Oh, boy, what's next?'! Maybe you would like to be the next great thing in this handsome boy's life. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Toddy, 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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Animal ID: A23643507Lori (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Adult Women Only 
Personality: Low Energy 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Who can say no to that face? Little Lori is a one family kinda gal. She bonds closely with those she loves and will bark to keep the others at bay. She is looking for a calm, quiet home where she doesn't have to be on guard all the time. She would be best suited for a home with adults only, as she doesn't like a lot of visitors in her home.

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive
Arlington County Arlington, VA 22206 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 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! Henley enjoys young dogs that are around his size and really needs a home ... (Read More)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 come in several color variations, but the first Rat Terriers were always black and tan. The Rat Terrier was one of the most popular Depression-era working dog breeds.

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Loudon County - Middleburg, Virginia 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 22206
Animal Welfare League of Arlington 703-931-9241

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

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

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

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

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

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

Louisa County - Louisa, Virginia 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, VA 23185
Heritage Humane Society 757-221-0150

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

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

Roanoke County - Roanoke, VA 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, Virginia 24091
Floyd County Humane Society 540-745-7207

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

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

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

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

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