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Animal ID: 1871Teagan (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Teeny tiny Teagan is the dog version of a hummingbird. At just 8 lbs., she packs a ton of personality and joyful exuberance into a small package, and she's always on the move! Whip-smart and super spunky, Teagan is a happy pup who will turn 1 year old in mid-April. She loves to play with toys and run around the fenced yard at her foster home. Teagan is great with dogs of all sizes, though she can be a little too much fun for mellow, older dogs. Teagan is very suspicious of new people and will not allow strangers to touch her. In fact, she will respond to approaching, unfamiliar hands with a bite, so she should not go to a home with young ... (Read More)children, who might not have the patience to give Teagan the time and space she needs. Once she gets to know someone, however, she's super snuggly and affectionate, and since she's highly food motivated, a patient person with a pocketful of treats can easily gain her trust. Teagan is reliably house-trained, rides nicely in her car kennel, and happily jumps in her crate for a treat, where she sleeps quietly through the night. She is still learning good house manners, and she can get into mischief like counter-surfing when unsupervised. Teagan will blossom into her best self with positive training and guidance from a family with another spunky dog, no small children, and experience with high-energy dogs. With a little patience and a lot of love, Teagan will be a sweet, funny, wonderful companion. To see more pics of Teagan, surf on over to her online photo album at: . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Teagan, 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 53151 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-03-18-00292Isabelle (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Senior

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Hi, I'm Isabelle, my Mom had to go into a nursing home and my foster Mom is trying to find a good home for me. I'm 10 years old, spayed and house trained. I get along with dogs and cats, but am a bit shy until I know I'm safe. We walk every day, and I love it. I have everything I need to go with me. I'll be no problem. Fostering in Waterford, Wisconsin and Adopt Fee is $150.00. If you are interested please contact Vic at 262-496-9324.

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Vic 262-496-9324

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Rescue Me ID: 16-10-19-00577Brew (male)

Rat Terrier    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy 
Health: Neutered, Needs Vaccinations, Blind 

    I adopted him 5-6 years ago. Due to a work change, I am unable to continue caring for him. He's between 7-9 years old. He's awesome with people and other dogs. He loves kids. He's a happy dog. He has been diagnosed with diabetes 10 months ago. At that time he went blind. You wouldn't even know he was blind. He need insulin injections twice a day. His insulin costs around $28 a month. I am willing to help pay for some of his insulin costs. He is completely housetrained. He acts healthy and happy, you wouldn't even know he has these issues. He enjoys walking on leash and doesn't have any problems getting around.

     Animal Location:

Milwaukee County Milwaukee, WI MAP IT!

Shawn Brighum 1-414-881-2369

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Animal ID: 33349052Cash (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Needs Vaccinations, Abused/Neglected 

    Hi my name is Cash and I am a young adult who weighs about 10 pounds. I am looking for a home where my owner will be dedicated to my learning through positive reinforcement! I also need a home where my new owner is experienced with shy dogs and can help me gain confidence as I can start out very shy and cautious. When I warm up I can be jumpy and mouthy. Once I warm up get used to my environment I will be on the active side.I would do best in a home with older children. I am getting neutered on 9/13 but will be available for adoption looks starting Thursday, 9/15.

     Animal Location:

Dane Country Humane Society
Dane County Madison, WI 53718 MAP IT!

(608) 838-0413

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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-28-00504Sinclair (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Sinclair is a 3 yr. old, 30 lb.,17 inch tall, Rat Terrier mix looking for his forever home. He is a friendly guy who is good with other dogs, but can be dominant with some, he is also pushy with cats. Kids over 10 yrs. old would be fine. He is a moderate energy dog that would be best with an active family. He was picked up as a stray, and may have been hit by a car because he is missing two of his canine teeth on one side of his mouth. He is housetrained, leash trained and crate trained. His adoption fee is $250.00. If you are interested in adopting him, call Maureen at 608-356-9683.

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


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Rescue Me ID: 16-07-14-00276Pipsqueak (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs Vaccinations 

    Pipsqueak is a 4 year old male who likes to cuddle and play. He gives lots of kisses. He does not get along with other dogs, which is the major reason we are choosing to release him. As is true to Dachshund, he is stubborn at times and attempts to be dominating. He also has toileting issues in that he was pad trained prior to coming to us and he has not broken that habit. He will go potty outside, but not poo. He also will mark his territory around both dogs and new people. He also tends to go potty in the house when he is mad.He is a very loving dog, but requires consistency and deserves more attention than he is currently receiving due to ... (Read More)other dog that is an attention hog. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $25.00 Animal Location:

Sauk County Reedsburg, WI MAP IT!

Kristine Turner 608 495 4750

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Rescue Me ID: 16-05-10-00258Fiona (female)

Rat Terrier    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Female Rat Terrier, small at about 10 pounds, 10 years old, white with black markings. Very playful and active! I've had her since she was 10 weeks old. She loves people, gets along well with most all other animals she has come in contact with. Prefers to be in charge. Would not do well in a home with a large hyper dog, it stresses her out too much because she likes to keep the peace. We are moving out of state and living in a smaller travel trailer and she just would not do well with that. She needs more space and one on one time. She tried living with my nephew, but it just didn't work out (large hyper dog). I would really like to ... (Read More)find her a home with an older person/couple who can spend full time with her. She would do well as an only dog, but she doesn't like to be left alone for long periods of time. She would need her human companions. I can provide pictures upon request. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $150.00 Animal Location:

Green County Monroe, WI MAP IT!

Robin Kirch 608-515-6630

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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. 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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Racine County - Racine 53403
Countryside Humane Society 262-554-6699

Rock County - Janesville, WI 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, 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, 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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