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Animal ID: 1087Will (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    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 

    Did I hear you calling me? I answer to Will, a pretty perfect name for a little 11-lb. guy who's part Rattie and part Dachshund. I'm about 3 years old and have tons of personality, as you would see if you took me home. Everyone laughs when I walk because they say I have the cockiest little strut they've ever seen and my ears flap in the wind with one going forward and one going backward. My foster mom thinks I need to pay attention more so she is teaching me some cute little tricks that are gonna make me smarter! I already know how to use the doggie door, and I am good left loose in the house when my foster parents run an errand. Car rides ... (Read More)are the best! Walks are fun, too, except when big dogs rush into my space and scare me, and then I have to bark at them. I've never met a cat I didn't want to chase, so it's probably best if we don't try to live under the same roof. Young children excite me, and I'm afraid I might forget myself and get a little 'bitey' with them. The dogs in my foster home are so much fun to play with that I'm hoping to land in a home with at least one four-legged brother or sister to keep me company. I'm a pretty happy guy most of the time as you can see by my tail going a mile a minute. So anyway if you're looking for me, you can find me underneath the nearest blanket taking a snooze. Just give me a call 'cause I'm ready to cuddle and sit on your lap anytime. If you want to see more, I'm on . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Will, 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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Rescue Me ID: 14-07-17-00654Huck (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Personality: Average Energy 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Darling Huck! This tiny, barely 6lb little guy is really quite a gem! He's very friendly and sweet... and he gets along great with other dogs. He's about 6-7yrs old... the perfect mature age to still have lots of playful pep, and also have a calm, easy going way about him. He's a very quiet little guy that loves to go for car rides or take a leisurely walk around the neighborhood. Huck is the perfect condo size companion and will thrive in a home that can spend plenty of time with him. He can be left home alone for a reasonable amount of hours, although a retired couple would be ideal! Huck is a very healthy, happy, easy going guy ... (Read More)that just had his teeth cleaned and now he's ready to find that special, forever lap to call his own! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $285 Animal Location:

King County Auburn, WA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-06-18-00127Iris & Ivy (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 

    We are Iris and Ivy! We are Chihuahua or Rat Terrier mixes and we are going to stay very small, right now we are 6 months old and Ivy weighs 5lbs and I weigh 9 lbs. We are not only blood sisters, but we are also BFFFs. We like to play tug of war with rope toys in the yard followed by quick chases up and around the patio. Once inside we enjoy couch time snooze fests!! Ivy is the snuggler...goes straight for our Foster Daddy's chest and nestles there. I am more of an investigator and love to explore, I recently gave my Foster Mom some dirty looks for blocking the upstairs with a contraption called a 'puppy gate'. I know there are thing I ... (Read More)need to explore. We are two sweet small fun girls, that are also crate trained and potty trained. Their adoption fee (for both!) is $500 which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, micro-chips and transport to the the NW. Contact for an application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $500 Animal Location:

Paco's Rescue Network
King County Redmond, WA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-06-04-00583Trixie (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Darling Trixie was one of 15 little dogs left abandoned in a vacant house and when we rescued them, they were all very scared and not socialized. Trixie was pregnant so she was one of those most scared of her new surroundings and new people. But now that she's had her babies and and all are adopted, she's ready to find her own, wonderful forever home. She is a bit shy when first meeting but with a few treats and gentle petting, she quickly becomes a very sweet, affectionate girl. Trixie is about 2yrs old and weighs about 11lbs. She does not need a fenced backyard as long as she has plenty of long walks and inside playtime. She's great ... (Read More)with other dogs but does not need another in the home. Because she can still be a bit shy with new people, children must be over 12yrs old. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

King County Auburn, WA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-05-31-00015Penny (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    A great purebred Rat Terrier. Loves kids and women mostly but adores men too. The only reason for re-homing is my medical issues which will require me to be out of state for surgery for an unknown length of time. She is truly a fantastic pet and will make any owners happy !

     Animal Location:

King County Seattle, WA MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 14-05-31-00009Mona (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed 

    She is a rat terrier with some healer but did not see heeler as an option. She needs to ONLY be with other submissive dogs, cannot be with cats or chickens and we guess NOT good with other critters as well. What did you expect with a rat terrier! lol. She is a sweet higher energy 22 pound female young dog. She loves humans but unless you have no other dogs or only submissive dogs she would not be the right fit for you. Our dogs must be pre adopted as we do not have the fosters here to care for them. You talk to the rescue that has the dog and there is a trial basis. If she is not the right fit, then you simply foster her until we find her ... (Read More)the right fit, which shouldn't take but a few weeks at most. She loves humans and would make a good lap dog if she could sit still long enough!!! 2 references please not relatives . Our dogs come up pre adopted, with of course a 10 day trial period just in case. No one has returned a puppy but we want an excellent fit. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $325 Animal Location:

Thurston County Olympia, WA MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1145Salinas (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    This sweet 4-year old girl weighs about 16 lbs. and is a joy to be around! Always full of kisses, Salinas loves people but she can be conflicted and shy, too, so she's looking for a laid-back home with people who don't mind letting her take time to relax if something scares her. If they give her that time then in return she'll provide lots of snuggling services and lap warming. Salinas does fine with other dogs but usually chooses to play with toys by herself rather than wrestling with another dog. She actually seems much more confident with other dogs around as long as they aren't the type to push her to play with them. And outside she is ... (Read More)like a different dog when a buddy is there. Sal is a very smart girl and because she is so focused on her humans and is food motivated, she picks things up amazingly fast. She has completed a clicker dog training course and knows all the basics plus some cute tricks. She is doing great with house training as long as she is kept on a potty schedule. Because she is very much a terrier in her desire to hunt critters, a very secure yard is important, and kitties would not want to share a space with her. While we wouldn't label Miss Sal a barker, when she is anxious about being alone in a crate she will bark for a bit so her best bet is going to be a house without shared walls (as in condo or apartment) where she can work through her initial transition period without bothering neighbors. Are you looking to be adored with big brown eyes that look up to you in wonder and awe? Read more about Salinas on her foster mom's blog at and see more photos and video at .================================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Salinas, 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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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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King County - Bellevue 98005
Bellevue Neuter and Vaccination Clinic 206-455-2826

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatcom County - Bellingham, WA 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 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 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, Washington 98363
Clallum County Humane Society 360-457-8206

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

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

Skamania County - Underwood, WA 98651
PROD 509-538-2397

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

Whitman County - Pullman 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 99217
Spokane Humane Society 509-467-5235

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

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

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