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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-15-00608Shorty (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Senior

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

    Free to good home with no cats.

     Animal Location:

Thurston County Yelm, WA 98597 MAP IT!

Teri Powell 3609153016

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-10-00427rex (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Aggressive, Fearful/Anxious 

     Animal Location:

Thurston County Rochester, WA MAP IT!

amanda chamberlain (360)669-3956

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-06-00494Chole (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Looking for a very good home

     Animal Location:

Thurston County Lacey, WA MAP IT!

Erika Neveu 3608785505

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Animal ID: 1562Rigby (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    I don't mean to brag, but my foster mom says I am the sweetest, easiest boy ever. I love to snuggle on the couch with her and don't mind that the other dogs are hanging around with me. As long as they're not being pushy or rude to me, I'm fine with them. In fact, I really need to have canine buddies around.Foster mom says I get kind of nervous without my doggie friends; they help me to show my mellow, laid-back side. As for cats? Well, I can't say they are my favorite, and I prefer to steer clear of them. Older kids are OK, but I'm not a fan of babies and toddlers who tend to get in my face and lurch around too much for my taste. My ... (Read More)favorite pastime, other than snuggling with my person, is playing tug. I need to know the person first before I feel ready to play, but once I do, watch out! I'm a master. At 9 years old, I'm old enough to be fairly chill but still terrier enough to be ready for any adventure. And 9 is pretty middle-aged for a Rat Terrier. Check me out! I don't even have any gray on my face! And unlike young whippersnappers, I've got some skills under my belt. Once I know where I'm supposed to go and you keep me on a schedule for a bit, I do great at house training. I also know some basics like 'sit,' 'down,' and 'stay.' I weigh about 22 lbs., so I'm not so tiny that you'll step on me but small enough to squeeze in next to you on the armchair to warm your lap. If you are as smitten with my handsomeness as my foster mom is, read more about me, Rigby, on her blog at or see more photos of me at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Rigby, 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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Rescue Me ID: 14-12-20-00338burt (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations, Fearful/Anxious 

    Burt is a very loving and loyal dog. He just needs a lot more time and love then we are able to give him. He has separation issues. He needs the company of a human or another animal. He likes to dig. We want a good home for him not asking for money just love. :-) Also he is a purebred just not papered.

     Animal Location:

King County federal way, WA MAP IT!

sini acevedo 2539486720

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-10-00372Griswald (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Griswald! Griswald is a small, young adult male about 3 years old who came to us from a high kill shelter in Southern California. Griswald is about 10 pounds with long legs and chocolate coloring with a long, curling, fluffy tail. He can stand on his hind legs and do tricks very well and gets along with his kennel mates pretty good. He does have a little more of the dominate male personality, so be advised if you already have one male in the house. He does well on a leash and is kennel trained to sleep at night. We are always working with our dogs at house training but every dog will need to have ample amount of time to adjust to their ... (Read More)new home environment and schedule once adopted. If you would like to meet Griswald or any of our adoptable dogs please visit us inside Little PAWS Dog Daycare at 2905 Marvin Rd NE Lacey 98516 Griswald has tested heartworm negative,has been neutered and UTD on all shots. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $225 Animal Location:

Little PAWS 4 Rescue
King County Seattle, WA 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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lnteresting Rat Terrier Trivia Low-Cost Washington Spay & Neuter Clinics
    A single Rat Terrier can kill thousands of rodents in just a few hours. Teddy Roosevelt named the Rat Terrier breed. 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. The Rat Terrier was one of the most popular Depression-era working dog breeds.

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King County - Bellevue 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, Washington 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 98226
Whatcom Humane Society 360-733-2080

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

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

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

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

Skamania County - Underwood 98651
PROD 509-538-2397

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

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

Spokane County - Spokane 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, 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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