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Animal ID: 1644Rediviva (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Hi there! My name is Rediviva. If that makes you think of an opera star, then you're on the right track as I certainly am not a backup singer. If I were a pizza topping, I'd be an anchovy: a well-defined flavor that stands out from all the others. That's not to say I'm a girl who's hard to get along with; I'm just full of Terrier smarts, and I'll keep a grin on your face. I am 4 to 5 years old and admit I could stand to lose a couple of my 19 lbs. I'm house trained and like to walk on a leash as long as no distractions, such as critters or other dogs, are involved. My foster mom and I are working on my leash skills, and I'm already showing ... (Read More)improvement. I love a good car ride and am always ready for a training session. While I may be a bit aloof at our first meeting, I do want to engage with you, and I connect strongly with both men and women. I'm told I give sweet and gentle kisses, too. I'm not one of those manic dogs who has to be doing something all the time, either. As long as I have some stimulating adventures, I am content to lounge on the couch next to you or to relax in my bed. My foster parents think I would do best as an only dog in a home with no cats or kids because--let's face it--I'm the one who needs to be on center stage so that I can show off all the tricks you're going to teach a smart girl like me. You can follow me on my foster mom's blog at and I have my personal photo album with video at . Come check me out! ========================================================================================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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Animal ID: 1174Dallas (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Meet Dallas! He's an oh-so-sweet and gentle 2-year-old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix with an easygoing personality and a playful nature. Dallas loves both men and women and gets along great with other dogs. He enthusiastically enjoys just about any activity--running, playing with toys, riding in the car (he's a great little traveler), and taking daily walks on a leash. He also loves just to sit in your lap and cuddle. For his 14 lbs., Dallas does have a loud bark, which he uses to alert you to noises outside, so he would not make a welcome resident in an apartment. In fact, he would love the larger space of a fenced-in yard and other doggie ... (Read More)siblings to keep him company and wrestle with. Dallas is fully house trained and sleeps in his kennel at night without making a peep. While he doesn't like being kenneled during the day, he is so mannerly that he can be left loose in the house for short periods. He also knows how to sit on command and comes right away when he's called. Dallas has a lot of love to give and can't wait to find his very own family with whom to share that love. To see more photos of Dallas, you can visit his online album at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Dallas, 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: 1634Lizzy (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    What do you get when you add a dash of Jack Russell ears and temperament to a Rat Terrier body? You get Lizzy, a 1-year-old 12-lb. gal as energetic as she is cute. She is all about having fun and loves hanging out with her people and other dogs. She enjoys toys of any type, chasing critters, and tearing around with the other dogs in her foster home. Kitties would not likely appreciate her since she loves to chase and is already displaying a big prey drive. Confidence is not an issue with Lizzy, and as long as her person is there to provide support, she's willing to try just about anything. We can see her really loving a positive ... (Read More)reinforcement puppy class. She is so smart that she will need an adopter who is willing to keep her brain, as well as her body, busy. In fact, with her smarts, athleticism, and attentiveness to people, she would probably excel at just about any dog sport. And because of her energy level, she will do best in a home with a securely fenced yard. Lizzy is doing well with her house training when kept to a schedule and taken out regularly. Now all she asks for is a home that will appreciate and nurture her active and inquisitive nature. She's a big personality and a full load of cuteness in a little package. To learn more about Lizzy, you can check out her foster mom's blog at or see more photos at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Lizzy, 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: 1635Sparrow (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

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

    Sparrow is a 9-month-old Rat Terrier, who weighs 8 1/2 lbs. This active girl loves to play with people and toys. If you throw a toy, she will fetch it and bring it right back to you. Sparrow also likes other dogs, but she's a little nervous around cats (chasing them if they run) and young children, who might move quickly and unpredictably. On the other hand, she quickly builds trust with older, quieter children and loves to cuddle and give kisses. Being a pup, many things are new to her, so she just needs patience and exposure to become the very best dog she can be. Sparrow does well in her crate at night and is on her way to being house ... (Read More)trained by going out on a schedule and receiving treats for a 'job well done.' You can learn more about this bright-eyed, fun-loving pup on her online photo album at or on her blog at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Sparrow, 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: 15-07-27-00305Piper (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Piper is the white/black dog on the left. She is bonded with her daughter Penny on the right, so we hope to keep them together. They are around 5 lbs a piece, so its like getting one dog! They are super sweet and playful. Both are young dogs under 2. They would love a fenced yard to play in, but apartment living is ok. They are shy at first, but just want to be loved and give love to the person who will open their heart to them. They make perfect lap dogs! Both are adorable! Piper has very interesting markings. It looks like Picasso has designed her fur! They were rescued from the San Bernardino Shelter in CA and are now in ... (Read More)Seattle. They are spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, flea treated, heart worm tested and come with a health certificate. Their adoption fee is $380 together which is $400 less than we spent to rescue them, vet them and fly them to Seattle. We are willing to donate our own money to keep these two together. For an application, Please contact: Canadian adoptions will be considered (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $380 Animal Location:

King County Seattle, WA 98177 MAP IT!

Little Blessings Rescue 2064731111

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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. 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, WA 98155
Spay/Neuter Clinic 206-362-0505

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

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

Whatcom County - Bellingham, WA 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, WA 98239
WAIF 360-678-5816

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

Snohomish County - Sultan, WA 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, Washington 98337
Animal Rescue Families 360-698-6576

Clallum County - Port Angeles, WA 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, WA 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, 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 99352
POPP (Pet Over-Population Prevention) 509-943-4722

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