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Animal ID: 2050Sagan (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    This little peanut is Sagan, and he is a very special little guy! A Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix weighing just 9 lbs., 1-year-old Sagan is fully grown physically, but he is still growing in other ways. Sagan came into foster care very suspicious of humans, fearing the worst in those he met. Today, however, his resilient side is winning and as he realizes he is safe, he shows so much joy and love! Sagan prefers adult women and is able to bond with females quickly, whereas it took him around a week to warm to his foster dad. Now that they are buds, Sagan is playful and affectionate towards Foster Dad, unless Foster Mom's lap is available--in ... (Read More)which case, that's where Sagan is likely to be found. Sagan is somewhat picky about his dog friends--he enjoys playing with some dogs and is indifferent to others. Car travel is a source of anxiety for Sagan, so he is hoping for a local adoption. Sagan is mostly house-trained, but he is still a little too shy to give cues when he has to go. He has had a few emergency accidents in the house, but with a regular routine and a keen eye kept on him, he is good about doing his business outside. Sagan recently discovered the joy of dog toys--indeed, the joy of being a dog. It took some patience to give him the time he needed to learn to trust, and watching him blossom has been very rewarding for his foster parents. Since very young children are not likely to have the patience to take things slowly with Sagan, they could end up frightening him in an effort to befriend him. Therefore it would be best if he went to a home without little kids. A quiet home with one or two adults can provide him the reliably safe, love-filled life of comfort he deserves. See more pics of Sagan at ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING SAGAN, 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 53146 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 2051Tyson (male)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

Personality: High Energy 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Handsome 1-year-old Tyson is a sweet, happy Rat Terrier mix, who weighs about 18 lbs. A bit timid at first, he quickly warms to new people and offers them kisses. Tyson very much enjoys the company of dogs and loves to wrestle, tug, and play chase with them. Young dogs who like to roughhouse enjoy Tyson's energy, and he's pretty good about leaving the older, mellower dogs alone. Tyson loves to run and is crazy fast, so he would do very well with access to a large fenced yard or park in which to blast around. His love of fetching toys combined with his speed and agility would make him an ideal candidate for dog sports. Still somewhat ... (Read More)puppylike, Tyson is learning good manners and off to a great start with house-training. With his strong desire to please and high intelligence, he has made rapid progress. He's also pretty adaptable, settling into new environments with relative ease, and while he doesn't like to be left in a crate, he'll tolerate it overnight if his exercise needs have been met. Tyson is so smart, charming, and playful, he will bring smiles to the faces of all who meet him! See more pics of Tyson at ------------------------------------------------------ IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING TYSON, 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 53146 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-09-10-00156Lady (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Lady is a 2 yr. old, 25 lb., Rat Terrier mix looking for her forever home. She was picked up as a stray so there is no background info on her. She is great with people, other dogs, and cats. Kids over 6 yrs. old should be fine. She is fine in a car, Pulls a little on leash, is fine in a crate, and housebroke to a dog door. She is a higher energy dog so a fenced in yard would work best. She does show dominance with other females, and she likes to bark, so apartment living would not work for her. She does listen to commands well. She is completely vetted and her adoption fee is $300.00. If you are interested in adopting her, call Maureen at ... (Read More)608-356-9683. (Less)

     Animal Location:

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


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Rescue Me ID: 17-08-12-00413Princess (female)

Rat Terrier Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Princess is a sweet 1 year old terrier puppy the vet thinks part rat terrier. She is crate trained, house broken, walks well in a leash with a harness. She is good with small children and dogs. Cats are unknown.

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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, WI 53589
Small Animal Advocates 608-873-9851

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

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