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New Rattitude, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Organization Name: New Rattitude, Inc.
Location: Atlanta, GA 30341
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New Rattitude, Inc.

Species: Dogs, Cats
Breed(s): Pure and Mixed Breeds
Organization Type: Rescue
Organization Status: Non-Profit

New Rattitude, Inc. Organization currently has 18 dogs for adoption and rescue. If you are considering adopting a dog, please read the Adoption Tips to learn more about what it takes and what to expect. Visit our website or call us to learn more about the adoption process. You are always welcome to support our effort by sponsoring one of our dogs or donating directly to our organization. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated!

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    Bud (TN)

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    Breed: Rat Terrier-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Bud, or Boudreaux as he's been nicknamed since traveling from Louisiana to his foster home in Tennessee, is a 3-year-old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix weighing 13 lbs. Bud is generally sweet and affectionate, and he enjoys being a snuggly lap dog. He is very polite on a leash and loves going on walks. He's also a good listener and house-trained. A couple of times a day, he gets the “zoomies” and races around the house--very cute and quite entertaining! However, Bud occasionally exhibits the temperament of a "ragin' Cajun" when he gets overly tired or feels frightened or defensive, and he can be quite skittish. Some of his skittishness may stem from the fact that he experiences some joint pain, for which he has recently been prescribed a daily anti-inflammatory. The medicine, which averages around 35 dollars per month, greatly improves his attitude and quality of life, but it hasn't totally eliminated his behavioral quirks. For example, if he is snuggled completely under a blanket and cannot see you, he will respond in fear when touched through the blanket. If surprised or frightened, he has snapped at or bitten people. For this reason, he should not go to a home with young children, who would not have the sophistication to recognize Bud's body language or warnings that he's feeling uncomfortable. And while most of the time, he gets along very well with the other dogs in his foster home, he has problems with resource guarding and has bitten dogs if they encroach in his space when he has a possession that he holds near and dear, like a chewy or a toy. He has improved in this area (his foster parents help him by using consistent positive training), and he is a little less aggressively protecting chewies but still very possessive over toys. Nevertheless, Bud longs for love and acceptance as much as any other dog, and if you're an experienced pet parent who is patient and knows how to use positive training methods, you can help Bud grow in confidence and become the dog he wishes to be--your good boy! Bud is looking for a home close enough to his foster home that he can invite you over and show you firsthand the kinds of situations that can trigger his occasional behavioral issues. To see more pics of this challenging but lovable little dog, check out Bud's online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/bud. Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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    Luci (GA)

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    Breed: Rat Terrier
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Luci is a 5-year-old redhead with a heart of gold, but she is feeling blue because she is still waiting for an adoptive home. She doesn’t ask much… just a calm household in a quiet neighborhood, with a person or couple who wants to be adored by a gentle, well-behaved little gal. Luci walks well on a leash, is crate trained, and knows basic commands. She’s also house-trained if she’s kept on a schedule and not rushed when taken outside. She prefers that you go outside with her since she may need to run to you for protection if she hears scary noises (like garbage trucks, fireworks, power tools, yelling children, or strange dogs barking). When she is feeling at ease, Luci is frisky and playful and enjoys chasing squirrels in the yard or "Rattie-shaking" her stuffed toys. Because she had some bad experiences in her past with being bullied by other dogs, she would much prefer to live as an only dog, although she will eventually warm up to another small, gentle dog if the introductions are done very slowly. Luci is friendly when she meets new people and is very affectionate with those she knows well. She thrives at being a companion and nothing makes her happier than when it’s time for you to settle in on the sofa for some snuggle time. Currently Luci weighs a little over 18 lbs., but she's working on dropping some weight and getting down under 16 lbs. You can see lots more photos of her in her online album at http://imageevent.com/beales/fosters/luci. Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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    Zhorbit (MI)...

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    Breed: Rat Terrier
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Rat Terrier. Zhorbit says, “Love me as I am.” This beautiful 10-year-old girl had a hard start in life. Through no fault of her own, she carries the baggage of her undersocialized and possibly abusive beginnings. For the past seven years in her foster home, she has been shown only love and kindness, and she has learned to trust certain people and to relax enough to truly enjoy her life. This includes training classes--Zhorbit has an impressive résumé that includes everything from basic obedience to agility. When the people around her are sensitive to her stressors and triggers, Zhorbit is happy, playful, and obedient. She is not a fan of cats, and while she gets along with other small dogs, she would not do well in a multidog household. Zhorbit is house-trained and will bark to be let out. She is afraid of being crated but can be left loose in the house for several hours at a time without causing any problems. Zhorbit enjoys daily walks for exercise (it keeps her at a fit 15 lbs.) and also likes to snuggle up to her favorite human for quiet time. Potential adopters must live within driving distance of Lansing, Michigan, so they can have a preadoption meet-and-greet with Zhorbit and her foster parents. Due to Zhorbit’s fear issues, she cannot be adopted to a family with children under the age of 10. For more pictures of Zhorbit, visit her online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/zhorbitdewittmichigan. Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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    Edmi (GA)

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    Breed: Rat Terrier-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Frisky little Edmi so very much wants to be everybody’s friend. A Rattie mix just 2 years old, he is naturally curious, alert, and friendly, but a lack of proper socialization in his “old life,” makes it hard for him to overcome residual anxiety about new people, places, and experiences. Fortunately he gets along great with other dogs and follows their lead, gaining confidence with each new encounter. When he musters enough courage to let you pet him, he does seem to enjoy it quite a bit, so it’s undoubtedly only a matter of time before he gets over his skittishness. Edmi likes to sleep in a nice safe crate at night and rides comfortably in a crate in the car. He does not have the hang of walking on leash yet, but fortunately he weighs only 15 lbs. and does not object to being picked up and carried around. Despite being nervous, Edmi was a very good boy at the vet and was docile and uncomplaining even when being poked and prodded. He also met some little kitties there and treated them with polite friendliness. He will sometimes pick up a toy and play with it tentatively as though he really isn’t sure how. His overall house manners are very good and he has never messed with or gotten into anything he shouldn’t. With a regular indoor-outdoor routine, he is showing good house-training skills. All in all, this sweet boy just needs an understanding family to help him continue learning and growing in confidence. You can see lots more photos of Edmi in his album at http://imageevent.com/beales/fosters/edmi. Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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    Rocky (VA)

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    Breed: Rat Terrier
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Spend a few minutes gazing into Rocky's soulful eyes, and you'll realize that he is saying, “Hey, human, do you know how much I love being here with you?" This 18-lb. Rat Terrier has a wise face and a sweet disposition that suggests that while he's experienced a lot in his 8 years, none of it measures up to this very moment that he's spending with you. His touch of arthritis certainly won't keep him from enjoying neighborhood walks with lots of sniffing breaks, and his slight hearing loss just means that he doesn't do a lot of barking and sleeps soundly at night. He is house-trained, and he knows how to use a dog door. Rocky is even trustworthy enough to roam free in the house when his foster mom is at work. Every person and dog Rocky meets is a friend, and given his strong connection to people, he should be with someone who's home most of the day. If, like Rocky, you're someone who treasures the simple pleasure of being with a loyal companion, then you may have just found your canine soulmate. For more photos of Rocky, please see his photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/rocky. Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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    Clara (IL)

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    Breed: Rat Terrier
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Darling Clara really knows how to make a person feel special. Every time you come home, she'll greet you with a wagging tail and a special dance known only to her breed--the Rat Terrier circle dance of delight. A cheerful girl, who is not quite 8 years old, Clara loves to be with her humans, and at 15 lbs., she's just the right size for cuddling. Clara is the perfect blend of athlete and couch potato. She will enthusiastically go for a walk, nose to the ground, ears perked, and ever so polite on her leash. She also enjoys romping with other playful dogs, but she seems to consider cats to be toys only good for chasing and so might be too much for all but the most dog-savvy cats. When it's time to relax, she'll be more than happy to chill with you on the couch. She's good about sharing precious lap and sofa real estate with her 4-year-old human foster brother and is patient with him even when he forgets his manners. Sometimes, however, she is not quite as generous towards her canine foster siblings, but being eager to please, she will share when you remind her. While she sleeps in a crate at night, she's not particularly eager to do so and will tell you this with her very own unique vocalizations. She is not a barker unless something really exciting happens, but she almost “talks," similar to the way some Huskies do. Clara is mostly house-trained and has had very few accidents in her foster home. She does best when taken out on a leash to relieve herself. We have it on good authority that Clara will be adding several more circles to her dance of delight when she finds her forever home. Isn't that something you'd like to see? Check out more pictures of Clara at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/clara. Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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    Addie (FL)

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    Breed: Rat Terrier
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Addie is an 8-year-old sweetheart and social butterfly! Friendly and outgoing, she wants to say “Hi!” to everyone she meets when she is out on a walk. If you're not familiar with the longevity of Rat Terriers, then you might not know that 8 is just on the cusp of middle age, and Addie has had just the right amount of time to develop the traits you'd expect of a lady. She's house-trained, trustworthy, and very well-behaved in the house. She does like to bark but will usually stop when she is told to. Addie has also had time to experience a bit of middle-age spread, and she weighs a chunky 25 lbs. (probably due to living a more sedentary lifestyle with a less active older person for the past three years). She would greatly benefit from losing a few pounds and getting more exercise. In the past, she was an enthusiastic jogging partner and loved to spend time at the dog park, where she preferred playing with the bigger dogs. Addie has not lived with another dog but seems to get along with most. She's fine around children as long as they are old enough to be respectful and gentle with her. She does not enjoy rough handling, squeezing, or hugging and will nip if pressured. Addie would love to find a home with moderately active adults, who would regularly take her on neighborhood walks and other outings. Of course she hopes there will be lots of snuggle time too. A fenced yard to explore and protect from squirrels and other critters would be great--Addie is a master vole hunter! If losing weight and/or getting in shape is on your list of resolutions, then Addie would love to join you! She promises it will be fun. She promises everything you do together will be fun. You can see more photos of Addie at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/addie. Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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    Penny (GA)

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    Breed: Rat Terrier
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Penny was found wandering the streets of Louisiana over a year ago. When she was first brought into her foster home, she was afraid of everything and wouldn't let anyone touch her. No one will ever know the horrors she may have endured before being rescued, but the patience of her foster parents and Penny's own inner strength, along with an inexpensive antianxiety medication, have helped her work on overcoming her fears based in the past. She has come far! Today this 12-lb. Rattie (probably mixed with a dash of Chihuahua) will sleep next to her foster mom on the couch if her little bed is placed there, and she'll even offer her foster mom a lick on the nose. A pretty 9-year-old with gorgeous white eyelashes, Penny is fully house-trained and follows basic commands. She is a quiet communicator, who will stare at you with her warm, dark eyes to tell you that she wants something. Penny has learned that it's OK to take pleasure in life. She loves to run around the fenced backyard and to play hide-and-seek inside. She thinks it's great fun to chase and sniff out treats that have been tossed into various rooms in the house. She absolutely adores riding in the car! She also enjoys walks but still needs more training with the leash. When you come home, she delights in running up to you, so much so that her foster dad calls her "the greeter doggy." And she loves to snuggle in her own bed and will happily sleep there through the night. All that being said, there are still things that will restimulate Penny's fears and cause her to bite. For this reason, she should not be in a home with young children, who would not be sophisticated enough to recognize her signs of discomfort. For example, she only wants to be touched on her terms and will attempt to defend herself if someone towers over her or touches her from behind. She usually will give a snarl in warning, but if she is awakened by touching, she will startle and bite. Even now, the only time she will let her foster mom pick her up is at the vet's office. Her interactions with other dogs have been mixed. Her ideal family would consist of one or two adults with no children or other pets--someone calm and low-key, who is home most of the time. Penny can be a challenge, but she is living proof that patience and love can heal old wounds. When she approaches you to ask for a brief, gentle scratch and wags her tail ever so slightly, the feeling that you get is just about indescribable. If you're someone who has experienced that feeling before and who can nurture and appreciate small steps of progress based on growing trust, then yours is probably the home Penny has yearned for all along. See more photos of Penny in her online album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/penny. Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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    Franklin (GA...

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    Breed: Rat Terrier
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Handsome Franklin has impeccable house manners and an enchanting feline-like gracefulness. He is a long-legged 16 lbs. and has matured into quite the gentleman over his 8 years. More than a pretty face, he is also a playful, quick-witted jokester of a terrier, who will "talk" with you and zoom around the house tossing soft toys in the air. Walking on leash is another of his many skills, and he respects the space of any dog or human stranger who respects his space. It's not known if he can live with a cat, but he tolerates the five other terriers in his foster home. Despite all of his attractive qualities, he is not the dog for a family with children, however, because he is dealing with a spinal cord injury in his neck and can bite when touched, sometimes from pain and sometimes to protect himself from pain. Franklin is going through a slow rehabilitation that is hoped will heal his injury, and he and the people around him are learning clever work-arounds. For instance, he has learned to file his own front nails and to get in and out of vehicles on his own. He is crate-trained and sleeps better at night burrowed in fluffy blankets in his crate, safe from accidental bumps by others. Franklin needs a calm environment and can be proactively defensive with his four-legged housemates when he fears they might make contact and hurt him. In his foster home, he has taken on the job of hall monitor and barks at dogs who get too rowdy. He's a sensitive, fastidious guy (house-trained, of course), who prefers routines, avoids raindrops, and likes his bed just so. He is learning to tolerate thunderstorms and fireworks. If you're fascinated by Franklin and the idea of possibly helping him recover from a painful injury, don't be afraid to apply for him. Then you can ask his foster mom any and all questions. She'll be happy to talk all about him and how you can continue his rehab and to have you meet him. For more photos of the magnetic Mr. Franklin, see his online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/franklin. Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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    Charlie (MI)...

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    Breed: Rat Terrier
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Young
    Location: USA
    Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Charlie is a stunningly handsome 20-lb. Rat Terrier, who is around 1 year old. This agile, sturdy boy is a typical Rat Terrier youngster; he loves to play, run, jump, and tussle. Charlie is also a very smart dog, who likes to learn new things and please his humans. He is house-trained and currently working hard at remembering to sit instead of bouncing high in the air when he is excited (like at dinnertime). He is still learning to walk politely on a leash, but because his youthful enthusiasm is sometimes too much to be contained, he needs a fenced yard, where he can frolic to his heart's content. Make that a secure fence--at least 6 ft. high and not chain-link, which he can climb with ease! He's so athletic and intelligent that he would make an amazing agility, flyball, or other performance dog. Like most of his breed, Charlie is sweet, affectionate, and snuggly most of the time. Charlie does have a few defensive behaviors that a potential adopter needs to be aware of, however, and his foster parents are working with him through consistent and positive training to help him with his quirks. For example, Charlie is very protective of his food and will bite people or dogs who invade his eating space. For this reason, he should not go to a home with young children, who might not be aware of the food that they are holding or that the dog is protecting. He may also bite if he feels someone (human or canine) is encroaching on his space if he has a possession, like a toy, or a particular spot that he has claimed. That being said, this behavior hasn't happened often, and usually he gets along well with the other dogs and the dog-savvy cat in his foster home because these situations can be managed. Charlie is young and still learning there are better ways to express himself. If you're an experienced and patient pet parent who knows how to use positive training methods, you can help Charlie continue to learn better ways to communicate while he learns to trust. Charlie hopes you live no more than a few hours' drive from his foster home so that he can visit you and show you firsthand the kinds of situations that can trigger his occasional behavioral issues. To see more of this truly amazing, athletic, handsome and slightly challenging dog, check out Charlie’s online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/charlie. Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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