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Animal ID: 1379Harrison (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Harrison is a fun-loving 4-year old 13-pound dog who gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home. He knows his commands: sit, stay, down, and shake. Harrison was an owner surrender following a divorce. He is very affectionate when he gets to know you. He will sit next to you and sneak the occasional kiss! He would be best as a companion for another dog or two, so they can keep each other company. Older kids who have been around dogs and respect their space would be good for him, or he would also do well as a loyal companion for a single person or empty nest couple. He has good house manners and is reliably house trained and will ... (Read More)let you know when he needs 'to go.' He is good on a leash and loves to go for walks. He is crate trained and actually enjoys his crate as a sanctuary. See more pictures of Harrison at ================================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Harrison, 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
Franksville, WI 53220 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-19-00139Lily (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    I have a female chihuahua mix for sale. She is very friendly and playful and gets along good with other dogs. She is fixed and up to date on shots. A rehoming fee of $190 to help cover vet costs. If interested please contact me at 715-512-0765.

 Adoption Fee: $190 Animal Location:

Taylor County Rib Lake, WI 54470 MAP IT!

Tanya Hartl 715-512-0765

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Animal ID: 0734Rocco (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Senior

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

    Funny, playful, and well-mannered, 11-year-old Rocco is a perfect gentleman of a Rat Terrier! Rocco was adopted through New Rattitude two years ago, but due to his owner's health issues he is reluctantly being returned, and through no fault of his own is again in need of a loving home. Rocco is very outgoing and friendly. He enjoys being around people and is perfect to bring to public places. He loves riding in the car and he walks well on a leash. He is loyal and affectionate but not cuddly, preferring to sit next to you and be brushed or petted, rather than be held or hugged. He is patient with older children who are gentle and don't play ... (Read More)rough, but he does not enjoy toddlers and younger children who tend to be boisterous and 'huggy.' Rocco is completely house trained and will whine when he needs to go out. He has also used a doggie door in the past. He is used to being crated at night. He is respectful of cats and has lived with other dogs. Rocco's energy level is low, and caring for him would be easy for a less active or older person. Because of his age and his love of food however, he does need daily walks or other exercise to maintain a healthy weight. Currently he weighs about 28 lbs. Rocco likes to play with his favorite furry, squeaky toys and enjoys an occasional game of chase. If you are looking for the perfect indoor companion, or a buddy to take on walks or rides in the car, or even to work with you, you'll not find a better man than Rocco! You can see more photos of Rocco in his photo album at ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Rocco, 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, WI 53219 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 

    Agnes has the dance moves, the sparkle, and the vivaciousness of a true Diva Princess! But like so many cool and confident divas, her cocky little attitude often gets her into trouble. Agnes is an irresistibly cute 7-year old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix who is big on personality and loves to be the center of attention but is particular about who gets to pat her. She will bond very tightly with her chosen human, giving and receiving lots of cuddly, loving affection. But she doesn't want to have to share her person or the spotlight, and would definitely prefer to shine as the only dog in an adults-only home. Someone able to appreciate the ... (Read More)sassiness this party girl brings to everyday life will be adored and entertained by her antics. She enjoys going for car rides and walks, but most of all she enjoys chasing a ball. She will toss her toy around, chase it, roll on it, and then play bow and dare you to take it. When play time is over, she'll turn on the charm and beg for cuddles. At 12 lbs., Agnes is somewhat overweight but a couple of walks a day will help her slim right down. She is crate trained and house trained on a set schedule, but her medical history includes some urinary problems that have kept her from being 100% reliable. Since she does very well with loving structure, a home where she could be one-on-one with her person will give her the opportunity to cultivate good habits and gleam like the true princess she is. To see more photos of Agnes, please 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. 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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Wisconsin Animal Rescue
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Racine County - Racine, WI 53403
Countryside Humane Society 262-554-6699

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

Dane County - Stoughton, Wisconsin 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, Wisconsin 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 54871
Washburn County Area Humane Society 715-468-4200

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

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