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Rescue Me ID: 14-08-19-00290Dixie (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Senior

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

    Dixie is very loving and wants to be cuddled. She is tolerant of children, and does not snap at them but does her best to stay away from kids. Right now she is living with a 2 year old and we have had no issues. She was my father's dog, along with Belle who is also posted, until my father fell ill and passed away. Unfortunately we cannot keep them. We live in an apartment. They are both very loving dogs and deserve a happy loving homes to live out the rest of their years. They desperately miss my father and need someone that will love and spoil them like he did.

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Milwaukee County Franklin, WI MAP IT!

Courtney Hamilton 610-507-4983

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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 

    Psst! Hey, over here! It's me, Rocco. So I'm not the youngest dog out there, but is that any reason to ignore me? In rat terrier years, 12 is nothing! I would be the exact same age as Richard Gere and just a little older than Denzel Washington. Would you toss these two out like yesterday's newspaper? I think not! They say men of a certain age carry weight--personally I carry 28 lbs. and could stand to lose a few--but that's neither here nor there. I'm talking about the weight of maturity, knowledge, and a sense of humor that younger pups lack. For example, let's look at maturity. My foster mom says I'm her little gentleman. I know how to ... (Read More)behave myself, and I like people, other dogs, cats, and even kids, as long as they're not too boisterous or 'huggy.' I'm mature enough to walk nicely on a leash and to take for outings in the car. As for knowledge--where do I start? I know how to stay in a crate at night, how to ask to go out and do my 'business' outdoors where it belongs, how to play with toys and other dogs in moderation, of course, and I even have a cool repertoire of tricks. I can do 'sit,' 'shake,' 'down,' and 'roll over.' And about my sense of humor--those of you who remember the old 'Dukes of Hazzard' TV show will like this--when my foster mom calls me ''Rocco' P. Coltrane,' I wag my tail so hard that my whole butt moves! It really cracks her up! So that kind of sums me up. How about you? Got a spot on the couch and a free hand to pet my head? Then you are JUST what I'm looking for! If you want to take a closer look at me, check out my cool 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 53220 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 

    Adorable little Agnes is puzzled! More than anything, this little Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix wants to offer her love and devotion to a special someone. All she asks for in return is a warm lap to curl up in, a gentle hand to scratch her head and toss a ball, and a caring heart to make sure she gets her special food so her bladder stays healthy and a regular schedule for potty breaks. But so far, nobody has noticed her sitting here with that expectant smile that says, 'I know you're out there...' With her compact 12-lb. size and her fervent hope to be somebody's only 'baby,' 7-year-old Agnes would make the perfect companion for a single person ... (Read More)who is retired or home most of the day. That way, she and her forever mom or dad could feast attention upon one another, take walks, or go for a drive (but she promises to readily go to her crate if she needs to stay home). This is what she dreams of, and she hopes it won't be too much longer till her dream comes true. She can't hold that smile forever! You can see more pictures of Agnes and her hopeful smile at . ================================================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 come in several color variations, but the first Rat Terriers were always black and tan. Rat Terriers are often mistaken for Jack Russells.

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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, WI 53589
Small Animal Advocates 608-873-9851

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

Dane County - Madison, WI 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, WI 54871
Washburn County Area Humane Society 715-468-4200

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

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