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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-19-00521Dasiy (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    Very nice dog loves kids and people. We are looking to find her a new home we don't have enough time for her and its not fair to her. She like attention and at this time we can't give her the attention that is needed.

     Animal Location:

Burnett County Siren, WI MAP IT!

Stephanie Randt 7153710364

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Animal ID: 1474Ryan (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Puppy

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

    Ryan is an adorable, happy, busy little Rat Terrier puppy! He was born in mid-June and weighs about 7 lbs. at 3 months old. Ryan has an athletic build with long legs and loves to run and jump; he will be quite an athlete when fully grown and will likely excel in training and dog sports! Ryan had very little human contact before coming to rescue at 10 weeks old, so he is very timid when he's in new environments and meeting new people. He is very friendly once he feels comfortable, but it can take a few meetings before he warmly greets new friends. For this reason, his adoptive home must be local to allow for multiple meetings before adoption. ... (Read More)Ryan loves to explore the large fenced yard at his foster home and always makes interesting discoveries! He likes to play with toys, but his favorite activity is to play with other dogs. He likes to run, chase, and wrestle with them, even if they are much bigger than he! Ryan likes to give sweet kisses, but sometimes in his enthusiasm he forgets himself and accidentally nips, so his adopters probably should not have young children. Ryan sleeps quietly in his crate and is learning to do his business outside, though he can't always make it through the night and sometimes has to relieve himself in his exercise pen. With patience, proper outlets for his energy, and consistent, positive training, Ryan will be an amazing addition to the right family! To see more pics of Ryan, click here: . ======================================================================================Ifyou are interested in adopting Ryan, please go to New Rattitude's website at, where there is detailed information and a link to our adoption application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $225 Animal Location:

New Rattitude
New Berlin, WI 53151 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-15-00458Paco (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Paco is a 6 yr. old, 27 lb., looking for his forever home. He loves people and other dogs. He was surrendered by his owners because he didn't get along with the small children. He is a little over weight and could loose a few pounds. He is housebroke, crate trained, loves to go for walks and car rides. He is basically a quiet dog and does not bark much, and when he does, it's a very quiet bark. For more info or to adopt him, call Maureen at 608-356-9683.

 Adoption Fee: $150.00 Animal Location:

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


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Animal ID: 1427Jilly (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

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

    Jilly is a spunky 4-year-old, 20-lb. Rat Terrier mix, who was rescued from an abandoned house in Indianapolis. She traveled up to her foster home on Memorial Day and has decided that her favorite thing to do is going for rides. Whether it's the car, her foster dad's dump truck, the ATV, or the lawn mower, if it's motorized, she wants to ride on or in it! Jilly is currently working on some anxiety issues, probably due to having been abandoned, but is doing better. She is playing crate games with her foster mom and has learned to go into her crate on her own for a nap. While she doesn't have to be attached to a person, she definitely wants to ... (Read More)be where her people are and not left alone. Given a regular schedule of potty breaks, she will usually do her business outside, but she needs her person to be outside with her. Jilly gets along with other dogs of various sizes, is good with kids, and is fine with the 'office' cats that run around at the vet's. Jilly needs a home where she can be certain to have her people nearby. She would make a great companion for someone looking for that same close relationship. ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Jilly, 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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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, WI 53403
Countryside Humane Society 262-554-6699

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

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

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

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

Sauk County - Baraboo, WI 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, Wisconsin 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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