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Rescue Me ID: 18-04-16-00225Cleveland (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

    REDUCED ADOPTION FEE! Meet Cleveland! Cleveland is a 1yr old fox/rat terrier mix (not neutered) who is finally getting to be a pup and is looking for his fur-ever home. Cleveland came to us as a breeder release and has recently mastered stairs and is catching on quickly to housebreaking. He is still a bit skittish but warms up quickly when you rub behind his ears. He is currently being fostered in Silvis, IL and his ADOPTION FEE is $250. Please contact Gina at or Heather at 309.269.9684 for more information about Cleveland.

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Tiny Paws Small Dog Rescue
Milwaukee County Union Grove, WI MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 2102Earle (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Earle is the Hostess Cupcake of Rat Terriers. He is sweet and lovely on the outside, but the best part is the delightful hidden treasure inside. You see, Earle is a reserved fellow at first, a shy boy in an adorable little 10-lb. package. But once you get through to his sweet center, you will find a playful, affectionate, silly guy who aims to please! Given his background as a breeding dog in an Ohio puppy mill, it's no surprise that 5-year-old Earle takes a bit of time to get comfortable with new people and environments. The key to winning Earle's affection is simple: just sit on the couch and provide a lap upon which he may snuggle, and ... (Read More)before you know it, Earle will be your trusty cuddle buddy. Soon thereafter, he will show you how much he appreciates your kindness and patience by showering you with sweet kisses and adoring stares. That's when the real fun begins, because Earle will quickly morph into a spunky, silly kiddo who loves to play! Earle is house-trained, crate trained, and good with most dogs, especially those similar to his own size. Although car rides make him nervous, he rides quietly in his travel crate. Earle is also leery of leashes, a fear he's working to overcome, but he is not partial to walks anyway; he much prefers to wander or romp within the known safety of a fenced yard. Because grabbing hands can frighten Earle, he is not suited for a home with small children. Earle longs to be adored and cherished by a family who will love him forever, and he deserves a life filled with comfort and tenderness. See more pics of adorable Earle the Pearl at ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING EARLE, 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
New Berlin, WI 53146 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-03-21-00150Ollie (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

    Ollie is a strong little guy. Great with everyone and every animal so far. He can tend to play rough with bigger dog's but doesn't seem to want to harm. He needs work as far as walking on leash. He does great in his crate with pillows and large blankets to burrow under. Otherwise he would prefer to snuggle under the covers with you. He is a counter and table surfer, so I would recommend crating him when unattended to. Small children would not work well with him as he just wants to be on any human at all times unless outside. If outside, he can be a flight risk. Always keep on leash inside and outside. He's super fast, but normally comes when ... (Read More)called. His adoption fee is $250. Any people interested can also feel free to contact 224-440-4490 with any questions. Him and his big brother came to us on 10/31. They can be adopted together or separate. Both located near the Antioch, Il area. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Tiny Paws Small Dog Rescue
Milwaukee County Union Grove, WI MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-03-10-00328Pookie (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Very High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Needs Vaccinations, Fearful/Anxious 

    Pookie is a wonderful companion, but cannot be left alone for too long as he has severe separation anxiety, and noise anxiety. I had hoped to work with him on this before I needed to go back to work, but time is running out for us. I've only had him for 6 months, and am hoping to find him a home where someone with much more time than I have can help him with his anxiety issues. I believe he can be helped, but he needs more time than I have, unfortunately. He loves to travel in the car and go for very long walks, but he has a hunters instinct, so needs to be worked with on that. He tries to chase everything, from chipmunks to bears, and ... (Read More)unfortunately is very good at catching whatever he chases. For the first 7 years of his life he was allowed to run as he pleased, going for miles in the woods, oftentimes coming back injured. He loves children aged 5 and up, but can get carried away with excitement as he feeds off everyone else's energy. When he first came to me he would chase my cats through the house, as he was encouraged to do by his previous owners. I have been able to teach him NOT to do this, but he does love to play chase if any are willing. He is very loyal and has a big attitude, but when it comes to loud trucks, firecrackers, fireworks, gunshots and thunder, he freaks out, shaking and trembling all over. He also has severe separation anxiety whenever I leave the house, even for short periods. He will emit high pitched barks, jump at the door, and urinate and poop near the door. I have been giving him natural tranquilizers and crating him, though he still urinates and barks in his crate whenever he is in it. He is trainable. I sincerely believe this. I'm just out of time. %BD%BD%BDz Please don't contact me unless you are willing to put a lot of time and effort into teaching and caring for Pookie. He is a good dog who deserves a good home. I just wish I had gotten him sooner so I could have had more time. He does great with other dogs once he gets to know them, and seems less anxious when he has a canine companion. In the apartment I currently live in I cannot leave him crated all day, which isn't fair to him anyway, nor can I let him loose in the apartment while I am gone because my neighbors complain and I will either be evicted or told to get rid of him anyway. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Marinette County Wausaukee, WI 54177 MAP IT!

Sherri Beaumont 715-291-7829

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Rat Terrier in Wisconsin
    Rat Terrier Dogs can make good pets in Wisconsin 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 are often mistaken for Jack Russells.

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Racine County - Racine, Wisconsin 53403
Countryside Humane Society 262-554-6699

Rock County - Janesville 53545
Rock County Humane Society 608-752-5622

Dane County - Stoughton 53589
Small Animal Advocates 608-873-9851

Dane County - Madison, WI 53718
Dane County Humane Society 608-838-0413

Dane County - Madison 53703
Alliance for Animals 608-257-6333

Sauk County - Baraboo 53913
Sauk County Humane Society 608-356-2520

Eau Claire County - Eau Claire 54701
Eau Claire County Humane Association 715-839-4747

Washburn County - Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871
Washburn County Area Humane Society 715-468-4200

Burnett County - Siren 54872
Humane Society of Burnett County 715-866-4096

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