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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-21-00154Max (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Max is a cute little guy who, once he gets to know you smiles and furiously wags his little tail. He is a Rat Terrier /Pomeranian mix who was born in 2009. He is neutered and current on vaccinations. Max came to be in rescue after getting nippy with the former owners children so he would probably do best in a home without young children. Max is potty trained and crate trained. Max lived with cats, however occasionally chases shy cats who will run. Max was never socialized with other dogs in his former life however, he is currently being fostered with 4 large breed dogs and he is doing very well learning to be a respectful memeber of the ... (Read More)pack. He is currently not allowed on the couch and is learning to sit before he eats and wait before going outside. Max is a little chubby so he is on a diet and getting daily walks where he is learning to heel on leash. After a little practice, he has become a perfect gentleman on the leash and he LOVES his walks! Max knows basic commands, however he would benefit from an obedience class for some confidence building and to help him bond with his new family. Max is fostering in Kenosha; his adoption fee is $200. Please contact Vicki at (262) 496-9324 if you are interested in Max! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

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


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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-14-00581Rusty (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Rusty is a 1-2 yr. old Rat Terrier mix looking for his forever home. He was running stray and picked up by a lady who found his owners, only to have them say they didn't want him. He tested positive for heartworms and was treated. He is a very happy dog, loves people and other dogs. he would do best in a home without cats as he likes to bark at them. He is a typical terrier and has lots of energy even though he is suppose to stay quiet after his treatment. A fenced in yard would be best for him. He loves to chase tennis balls too. He is completely vetted and his adoption fee is $250.00. If you are interested in adopting him, call Maureen ... (Read More)at 608-356-9683. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250.00 Animal Location:

Highway of Hope Animal Sanctuary
Sauk County Baraboo, WI 53913 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-09-11-00630Three Sisters (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Senior

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

    Munchkin & Shortcake are new arrivals to GGOH; intake date 1/4/2015. Papered, Rat Terriers. These precious souls lost their owner; he passed away and sadly, they had nowhere to go. They are getting along very well and are being loved by everyone until we can find a new furever home for them. Both are up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed. Princess has also now joined her sister's here at GGOH; she arrived the week of March 8th, 2015. Princess had originally gone to another party when her owner passed, but sadly, they no longer wanted her and we felt it only right that Princess join her sisters. This is a different case for us here at ... (Read More)GGOH as these three have been together since puppies and are very, very bonded. They must all be adopted together as they would surely suffer if they were split up again. **SPECIAL FAMILY RATE/FEE APPLIES** Ages are 8, 9 and 10 (as of Oct. 2015). If you would like to meet these wonderful girls, please review our adoption policies and procedures (which can be found on our website at and then come on in during visiting hours for an up-close and personal. (Less)

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Gregory's Gift of Hope
1374 Hwy 65
St. Croix County New Richmond, WI 54017 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 1457Bandit (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Where IS everybody? Bandit is starting to wonder, 'Why has no one adopted me?' Is it his name? Surely everyone knows he's no outlaw. The only thing Bandit will steal is the heart of anyone who looks into his handsome eyes. Could it be his age? No way! People must know that 7 is at the lower end of middle age for a Rat Terrier. And Bandit, at 22 lbs., demonstrates the playfulness (and cuteness) of a puppy. It's true that certain things (like meeting new men) can be stressful for him and that he will need a patient adopter who's willing to meet him several times before taking him home for good. It's also true that he can bark vigorously at ... (Read More)other dogs and small critters like squirrels and rabbits when he's out walking on leash and that his prey drive dictates that he live in a home without cats or other small animals. But Bandit knows that the Milwaukee area must have at least a few loving people with a suitable home, and he's just asking for one of them to look into his eyes and imagine what life could be like with him at your side. In his foster home, Bandit enjoys a short morning walk before the family leaves for school and work. Then this fully house-trained fellow is free to roam the house until they come home. They know he'll be a good boy. When his family arrives home, he eats his dinner and then joins in the family activities. Bandit will watch the children play games, join an adult while finishing chores, or snuggle with anyone who is sitting on a couch with a fuzzy blanket. Do you feel like pulling out a dog toy for some active play with Bandit? Or have you had a long day and prefer to chill? Either is fine with him. He's incredibly faithful and flexible. Bandit wants a chance to be someone's amazingly loyal friend. Take a chance and check out the pictures and videos in his online album at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Bandit, 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
Milwaukee, IL 53210 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 0886Agnes (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Agnes! This irresistible cutie is an 8-year-old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix who is big on personality. She enjoys going for car rides and walks, but most of all she enjoys chasing a ball. This funny girl will toss her toy around, chase it, roll on it, and then play bow and dare you to take it. After a good play, Agnes is very affectionate and loving, wanting to share herself with just one person at a time before moving on to cuddle with another human friend. She is crate trained and her house training is reliable as long as she is kept on a schedule and fed a special diet to keep her bladder healthy. At 12 lbs., Agnes is somewhat ... (Read More)overweight, but she's not lazy; a couple of walks a day will help her slim right down. Since Agnes will compete for attention and affection, guards her food and toys, and will use her mouth to let the competition know she means business, she needs to be in a home where she's the only dog and there are no small children. If you are looking for a happy, funny, sweet girl to brighten your life, Agnes would love to meet you! To see more pics of Agnes, go to . ==============================================If you are interested in adopting Agnes, 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
Sheboygan, WI 53083 MAP IT!


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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 come in several color variations, but the first Rat Terriers were always black and tan. The Rat Terrier was one of the most popular Depression-era working dog breeds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Washburn County - Shell Lake 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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