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Rescue Me ID: 16-09-29-00007Spike (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Puppy

Health: Neutered 

    SPIKE is a real cutie. He is a Terrier mix of some kind but at this age, we're not quite sure what. His hair is a medium coat and a little wavy...but not long. His birthday is 6/9/16 and he weighed 11#s at that time. We suspect him to get up to 18-20#s when grown. He prances around like a little king and does everything to play. When he's tired...he's tired...he rolls over on is back in your lap and asks for a belly rub. He is good with cats and children. This is a perfect dog for a family, a couple, or single a house or apartment. This is a non-fuss dog. He will be delivered to the PNW on October 8th, with a ... (Read More)pre-adoption you can pick him up from any one of our drop off locations (Bothell/Everett, Federal Way, Olympia, Tualitin or Eugene). If Spike doesn't get pre-adoption he will be delivered to his Olympia area foster home where he will be available for meet and greets with an approved application. If you are interested in Spike please email us for an application! ADOPTION FEE: $395. This includes all medical, microchip, health certificate for travel, and all transportation costs to one of the 5 drop-off locations from which you can chose. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $395 Animal Location:

King County Seattle, WA 98133 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 1805Eze (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Eze is a sweet and energetic 8-month-old Rat Terrier. At 7 lbs., she is just the right size for walks around the neighborhood or curling up in your lap while you read a book or watch TV. She bonds very quickly to new people and follows her foster parents around the house like a shadow. She also loves meeting new people and would do fine in a home with children. When she first meets a new dog, Eze can overreact by barking, but once she feels safe, she's willing to be friends. She would be fine as an only dog or with a similar-sized doggy friend. Eze is fairly reliable with pottying outdoors when kept on a schedule, but house training is still ... (Read More)a work in progress. She sleeps in her parents' bed and is a very good bed partner, sleeping throughout the night without a peep. Since she's an active and intelligent little pup, she's looking for an adopter who can provide her with stimulation for that quick mind of hers, as well as a positive-based approach to training. After all, she wants to be the very best little girl she can be! If you take a peek at her online photo album at , you'll see that she's already one of the very cutest! ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Eze, 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
Bellevue, WA 98007 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 746Luke (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Luke is a 9-year-old Rat Terrier known in his foster home as 'the gentleman.' Weighing about 25 lbs., he's large and muscular with a very sweet, laid-back disposition. He shares his foster home with several other dogs his size, and he gets along fine with all of them. In fact, Luke will do best where he has another easygoing dog his size to keep him company as he's always lived with another dog. He is a little hesitant with new situations and noises but becomes more comfortable in his new surroundings each day. Luke is crate trained but prefers to sleep loose in the house, and now that he's more settled, he can be trusted to sleep in his ... (Read More)spot on the couch at night without any potty accidents. Luke loves to go for walks and would love a forever home where he could get out and do some long walks on trails. He would be a wonderful hiking partner, and his personality comes alive when he is exploring outside. Luke also loves to go for car rides, staying quietly in his crate without getting carsick. He's not a barker and thus far has no interest in the birds or squirrels that frequent the yard of his foster home. He loves to sit next to his person and be massaged and petted. Luke is more hesitant with men than women, but once you gain his trust, he is a very loyal dog. If he gets startled or feels cornered, he can bite out of fear, so he needs a calm, easygoing family without kids. If you are someone who enjoys being out in nature as well as snuggling on the couch, then Luke may be just the dog for you. To learn more about Luke, check out his foster family's blog at and his online album at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Luke, 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: 756Leia (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Leia is an active, curious 9-year-old Rat Terrier, who weighs 22 lbs. She is all terrier and loves to hunt and chase any critter that finds its way into her back yard--including kitties. But as much as she loves to hunt, she also has shown herself to be an expert snuggler. While inside the house, she likes to curl up on a comfy dog bed or better yet, next to a person. She is doing great with the other dogs in her foster home but is nervous around dogs that are larger than she is, especially when she is on leash. With dogs she knows, though, she is confident and playful. She has shown herself to be quite trustworthy with her potty habits as ... (Read More)long as she gets regular visits outside. This silly, spotted girl is looking for a family who loves the goofy, driven temperament of a terrier. To see more photos of Leia, go to and check out her foster family's blog at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Leia, 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: 16-09-09-00432Dixie (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    If you're looking for a jogging or hiking partner, Dixie is the girl for you! She is a very sweet girl and also loves to snuggle. Dixie knows how to sit and is food motivated. She is about 1 year old and weighs about 13 lbs. She would do best in a home where someone is home mostly, perhaps with the company of another dog. Dixie is housetrained as long as she is let outside regularly. She would do ok with dog savvy cats. Dixie is scared of young kids, so needs a home with adults or kids 13 or older. She would do ok with visiting kids though. Dixie is spayed, microchipped, wormed, and vaccinated with routine and rabies vaccinations ... (Read More)prior to adoption. Her adoption donation is $250. Wonder Pets Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization and adoption donations are tax deductible. Find us on Facebook! For our adoption application please copy & paste in your internet browser: (Less)

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Wonder Pets Rescue
Seattle, WA MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 1703Seuss (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Cats 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Seuss, a strikingly handsome 4- to 5-year-old 29-lb. boy, who is terrier through and through. He has mastered house training and practices wonderful house manners, quietly entertaining himself with toys or resting on his favorite soft spot. Seuss does enjoy hanging out in the house with adult humans, but his independent nature thrives when on a critter-hunting mission. In fact, he so excels at hunting that he needs a home with no cats or other tiny pet critters, who are just too tempting. Seuss's ideal home would also include no other dogs though he tolerates other dogs and gives a warning growl if they're too close or pushy. Frankly, ... (Read More)Seuss believes he's all the dog anyone could ever want! And after you meet this sweet guy, we think you'll agree. If you have experience with highly prey driven dogs and can provide a secure and stable home, Seuss will reward you with around-the-clock terrier protection and life-long love. If you'd like to read more about Seuss, you can follow his adventures in foster care at or you can see more photos at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Seuss, 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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    A single Rat Terrier can kill thousands of rodents in just a few hours. Teddy Roosevelt named the Rat Terrier breed. 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, Washington 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, WA 98155
Spay/Neuter Clinic 206-362-0505

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

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

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

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

Skagit County - Burlington, WA 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, WA 98239
WAIF 360-678-5816

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benton County - Kennewick, Washington 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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