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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-15-00115Whiskey (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Female Dogs Only, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Whiskey is a bright, energetic and VERY friendly Whippet/Rat Terrier mix. I rescued him from a shelter in Missouri about a year ago. He is THE most obedient dog I have ever owned, loves to be next to his owner and is always up for a game of toss! He is a whippet, which is a sight dog, so although he doesn't need a leash most time it is good to keep one on him while walking where a squirrel or rabbit might show their face. He is not a dog that desires to run around the neighborhood, so he is the perfect dog for those that hate chasing a dog that has gotten loose. He is VERY smart and learns new things quickly. He has most definitely been ... (Read More)abused in the past and reacts submissively to loud noises or any type of scolding (even just a finger wag). I was told when I adopted him that he had no issues with children but have found that he is actually VERY territorial. My Vet calls it 'Little Dog Syndrome' which seems to fit. This becomes an issue with almost any children because he sees them as beneath him. I have never seen him act this way toward any other Adult. Whiskey would be the perfect dog for a single person or couple with no children and/or a dog that tends to have less Alpha personality issues. We are sad to have to part ways with him, other than the issue with children he really is the very best dog I have ever had. Please help me find a good home! (Less)

     Animal Location:

Brown County Green Bay, WI MAP IT!

Levi Fuson 9206642252

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Animal ID: 1593Elia (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Meet Elia! She's a sweet, spunky, athletic Rat Terrier mix who weighs about 15 lbs. and is around 10 months old. Elia dreams of winning a flyball tournament, competing in agility, and running circles around other dogs! She is a natural athlete--confident, swift, and graceful. Elia hasn't met a physical challenge she can't surmount. She matches her energy level to her environment. When she's out in the fenced yard at her foster home, she turns on the jets, but when she's on the couch, she knows how to relax and snuggle! When meeting new people, Elia is cautiously affectionate and just a little submissive. She starts to trust new people in ... (Read More)short time, and then she's their new best friend, giving hugs and kisses freely. When meeting new dogs, Elia's confidence shines. She makes dog friends easily; her favorite dogs are the ones who like to run with her, but she can be a little too frisky for smaller dogs. Elia is learning to love her crate because she gets special treats and toys inside it, and she is also learning to do her potty business outdoors. Since she is at her best when she can run full speed several times a day, a fenced yard is a must for her. Her ideal family will be adults only--active, with some experience with terriers and/or dog sports. She shouldn't be in a home with small children, who are too young to understand her need for space. When fully mature, Elia is going to be a doggy rock star! See more pics of Elia at . ========================================================================================If you are interested in adopting Elia, 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: 15-01-19-00683Vinie (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Heartworm Positive 

    Vinnie is a 2 yr. old, 12 lb., Chihuahua mix looking for his forever home. He was heartworm positive but has been treated. He is completely vetted. He is a little shy at first but warms up quickly. He is good with the small dogs but is nervous around large dogs. He is great with cats and children over 10 yrs. old. He loves to be petted and sleep in bed with you. He is great on walks and car rides. If you are interested in adopting him or would like more info, call Maureen at 608-356-9683.

 Adoption Fee: $200.00 Animal Location:

Highway of Hope Animal Sanctuary
Sauk County Baraboo, WI 53913 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.

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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 53545
Rock County Humane Society 608-752-5622

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

Dane County - Madison, Wisconsin 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, Wisconsin 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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