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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-25-00561Lilly (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 

    Lilly is a good dog who needs a new family we inherited her but we already have 2 dogs and it's a little to much for us. She walks well on a leash she is friendly and gets along fine with our dogs she would do well with someone who is home during the day she dose well in a crate during the day for us but I think she would like it if someone was around more. She will come with a kennel leash and bowl

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

King County Federal way, WA MAP IT!

Jon Stillwell 253-332-9517

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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-19-00652Foster needed! (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Health: Needs to be Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Darling Elsie... 8yrs old!!! She and her babies need foster for about 5wks. They will then come back for their vaccines, and to get ready for their new, forever homes. All food and supplies are provided by k9rr

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King County Auburn, WA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-13-00636KYRA (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Male Dogs Only, Good with Most Cats 
Personality: Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs Vaccinations, Fearful/Anxious 

    Kyra is a rat terrier about 15 lbs. she has severe allergies and needs a good home. My family are going through some hardships and cannot afford her upkeep. She sees a veterinarian and receives cortisone shots to keep her allergies under control. She needs a good home who will let her snuggle next to you. She is cautious around little kids and loves to do tricks for treats. She can dance, shake and high five. She is a lover dog. She deserves a home that will give her the attention she deserves. She doesn't like grass and being wet but loves to go on walks and obeys on a leash when walked enough. Shr also likes to run free and is very ... (Read More)playful. She is cautious and selective of those she likes. She doesn't bark unless someone knocks on door. She has a unique bark which some love while others laugh. We want her to enjoy her love she was born the Spring of 2010 (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $125 Animal Location:

Thurston County Lacey, WA 98513 MAP IT!

Lisa Johnson 3603593394

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Animal ID: 1682Harrison (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Personality: High Energy 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Harrison is a 32-lb. 1-year-old who is as energetic as he is handsome. He enjoys tearing around with the other dogs in his foster home, chasing critters, and playing with toys of any type. He is all about having fun and likes hanging out with his people and other dogs, but we don't think that kitties would appreciate him since he enjoys a good chase. Confidence is not an issue with Harrison, and as long as his person is there to provide support, he's willing to try just about anything. Like most terriers, Harrison hates to be bored and will find ways to entertain himself if he doesn't have anything to do, so supervision and lots of ... (Read More)enrichment is important. He is coming along great with his house training in foster care but still needs to be kept on a schedule and given regular potty breaks or he will have accidents. We can see him really loving a positive-reinforcement based dog training class. In fact, he's so athletic and agile that he would do great at just about any dog sports. His combo of smarts, drive, and attentiveness to people makes him an ideal companion for a person who enjoys learning new sports with their dog. Because of his athleticism and love of tearing around, a fully fenced backyard is a must for this boy. This joyful, easygoing guy is as excited as can be to find a home that will appreciate and nurture his active, inquisitive nature. To learn more about Harrison, you can check out his foster mom's blog at or see more photos at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Harrison, 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
Federal Way, WA 98023 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 1675Skeeter (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Skeeter is a 9-lb. Rat Terrier mix who, at the age of 10, found herself in the shelter--certainly not a pretty picture for this lovely mature lady. Now that she has been rescued, she is more than ready to find a real forever home. She is OK with one dog, but more than one makes her nervous. She is also leash reactive, so she can't take walks where there are other dogs, and she likes to bark at cats. While generally OK with kids, she gets nervous if they move too fast. But really she is not a demanding sort at all; her wants are simple and few. House trained and crate trained, Skeeter is just looking for someone who is home most of the time ... (Read More)so that she can cuddle with them and chase their hands once in a while. A sunny spot to lie outside on warm days would be nice, but otherwise she's delighted to be where you are. Can you picture relaxing on the couch or hanging out in the yard with a faithful canine companion at your side? Take one look at this precious girl's eyes, and you'll know she's picturing the very same thing. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Skeeter, 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
Yakima, WA 98908 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-01-00148Rosie (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Meet Rosie a 15lb, 8 mo Chi/Terrier mix! Rosie is that most rare of creatures... I little dog loves people of all shapes and sizes(ESPECIALLY KIDS!!!), other dogs and even cats! In fact, she loves them so much that her foster mom would love to see her go to a family with other another dog and children, or at the very least access to both. Rosie can be a bit reserved at first but warms up quickly & once 'the ice is broken', she loves to give kisses She also loves playing with stuffed toys (not always her own).She loves sleeping in her doggy bed but will cuddle up to you on the couch or bed if allowed. She weighs about 15 lbs & is crate & ... (Read More)almost potty trained (still has the occasional accident). She knows a few commands like sit, crate, back, no but still needs to improve on her manners like not to jump & 'stealing' stuff. She is built for speed & loves to run, Rosie still has her puppy energy but is not hyper. She will bark to alert her people of strangers or unexpected 'goings on' and likes to think she can protect you from either ;) But she is not a non stop barker or yapper unless involved in raucous dog play, or alerting you. We cannot say again how rare it is to find a little dog so friendly with children and other animal, so email us right away for an app, and snatch this adorable girl up!! Rosie and her buddy Barney are flying from their foster home in TX soon, so adoption fee of $350 includes a crate and is used to offset vetting and flight costs. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350 Animal Location:

Big Dog Rescue Project
Kitsap County Port Orchard, WA 98367 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-10-27-00547  (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Very sweet Rat Terrier / Jack Russel Terrier mix. He is a great mouser! Needs to learn leash manners as he barks at runners, bikers, walkers, and squirrels.

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

King County Lake Forest Park, WA MAP IT!

Novak Alison 8182169002

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Animal ID: 1658Henderson (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    If you've ever dreamed of having a handsome, active, and fun little dog in your life, please take a look at me. My name is Henderson, and I'm about 3 years old and weigh 12 lbs. I've got lots of personality and tons of energy, and I love playing with toys and tossing them in the air to chase them. My play style with other dogs is rough and exuberant, I've been told, so I might seem overwhelming to quieter, gentler dogs. (Haven't met kids yet, but I think I'd like them. Kitties are another matter; they're made for chasing, so a home without those furry little pests would be best for me.) I roamed the streets in Central CA for quite a while ... (Read More)before coming to my foster home, and I never want to miss a meal again. I still remember how hungry I was, and it's hard for me to be patient when I smell food. I could use some help learning to wait quietly to be fed, but you won't need to teach me what to eat as I am not the least little bit fussy. I am not ready to be held or cuddled, but I like to keep both eyes on my foster parents from the safety of my open kennel, and I will sit on a lap now and then if the choice is left to me. In addition to my great looks and energy, I've got skills! I know how to use a dog door, and my foster parents say that I seem to be already totally house trained. They can leave me loose in the house when they go for short errands, and I'm well behaved. Also, I sleep in my kennel at night with no problem. When I'm sleeping, I like to dream about my forever home, a place with space for me to run and play (probably not an apartment or condo because I can get a little barky when I play or hear noises outside.) In my dreams, I can see my very own human or maybe a whole family playing with me, taking me for long walks and runs, and also just sitting and hanging out with me. Hey, wait a minute! That human looks a lot like you! If you want to see more pictures of me, please visit . We might be each other's dream come true! ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Henderson, 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
Marysville, WA 98271 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 1644Rediviva (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Are you interested in expanding your creativity and knowledge while you build a deep relationship with your Rattie? Are you looking for a special girl to share your life with? Rediviva just might be your girl! This 4- to 5-year-old beauty weighs about 20 lbs. and is house trained. She is wicked smart and all terrier! What does that mean? That means she learns quickly and loves to chase critters. Terrier experience isn't required, but it sure would be helpful for anyone who would like to adopt a girl like Rediviva. She needs a patient person willing to put in the effort to set her up for success as she continues to learn lots of new, fun ... (Read More)life skills. She and her foster mom are using a force free/positive training method, and Rediviva is working the hardest on skills around how she relates to seeing other dogs and people when she is walking on leash. She is trying to learn not to react by barking and lunging. As she continues to work on walking comfortably on leash, she would greatly appreciate a fenced-in yard, where she can relax and potty, but she can't have other dogs living on the other side of the fence (yes, she will react to them too). For the same reason, she would not enjoy life in a condo or apartment, where other dogs and people are in close proximity. However, in the proper environment--one where she has her person with her most of the time and where she can feel safe without stressors like other dogs, cats, and kids, Rediviva could thrive! She is hoping that you're going to feel that she is all you will need, and in return for that special one-on-one time, she is ready to become your best friend and loyal companion as you work around the house, read, or watch a movie. Rediviva loves adventures, too, but she would appreciate her person understanding that she needs those adventures to be on her terms for now. Are you intrigued by Rediviva? Then please check out her foster mom's blog at . It will give you an idea of what is needed for Rediviva to be successful in her forever home. Because she is not the dog for everyone, but a wonderful dog for the right person, Rediviva is available for local adoption only so that she and her potential person can meet first. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Rediviva, 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
Seattle, WA 98122 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Rat Terrier in Washington
    Rat Terrier Dogs can make good pets in Washington 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.

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King County - Bellevue, WA 98005
Bellevue Neuter and Vaccination Clinic 206-455-2826

King County - Bellevue, Washington 98005
Humane Society for Seattle/King County 425-641-0080

King County - Seattle, WA 98119
Seattle Animal Shelter Clinic 206-386-4260

King County - Seattle 98125
Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project 206-528-8125

King County - Seattle 98155
Spay/Neuter Clinic 206-362-0505

Snohomish County - Arlington 98223
Purrfect Pals 360-652-9611

Whatcom County - Bellingham 98225
Whatcom Voice of the Animals 360-650-0556

Whatcom County - Bellingham, Washington 98226
Whatcom Humane Society 360-733-2080

Whatcom County - Bellingham, Washington 98227
Alternative Humane Society 360-671-7445

Skagit County - Burlington 98233
SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time) 360-336-5388

Skagit County - Burlington, Washington 98233
Humane Society of Skagit Valley 360-757-0445

Island County - Coupeville, WA 98239
WAIF 360-678-5816

Island County - Langley, Washington 98260
Oasis for Animals 360-321-4142

Snohomish County - Sultan, Washington 98294
Pasado's Safe Haven Spay Station 360-793-9393

Pierce County - Gig Harbor, Washington 98335
Peninsula Spay/Neuter Project 253-884-1543

Columbia County - Kennewick, Washington 99336
Basin Animal Rescue & Protection Agency 509-396-2794

Kitsap County - Bremerton, WA 98337
Animal Rescue Families 360-698-6576

Clallum County - Port Angeles 98363
Clallum County Humane Society 360-457-8206

Clallam County - Sequim, Washington 98382
Peninsula Friends of Animals 360-452-0414

Pierce County - Tacoma 98409
Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce 253-383-2733

Skamania County - Underwood 98651
PROD 509-538-2397

Kittitas County - Ellensburg, Washington 98926
Kittitas County Friends of Animals 509-962-6628

Whitman County - Pullman, Washington 99163
Whitman County Humane Society 509-332-2246

Spokane County - Spokane, Washington 99212
Pet Savers Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic 509-924-7826

Spokane County - Spokane, Washington 99217
Spokane Humane Society 509-467-5235

Benton County - Kennewick, Washington 99336
Benton Franklin Humane Society 509-374-4235

Benton County - Richland, WA 99352
POPP (Pet Over-Population Prevention) 509-943-4722

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