BlueBelle (GA) - Rat Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in Atlanta, GA

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Organization Name: New Rattitude, Inc.
Location: Atlanta, GA 30341
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Breed: Rat Terrier
Gender: Female Female
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BlueBelle (GA)

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Black
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 10/29/2016
Location: Atlanta, GA 30601
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
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  • Housetrained
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Beautiful BlueBelle is a unique lady looking for a very special family. She was born into puppy mill conditions and lived almost four years birthing puppies in a deprived environment. She is around 6 years old and a small 12 lbs. BlueBelle was classified as semiferal and overcame many challenges to learn to live in a home and have minimal interactions with humans. She is still learning and needs a family who understands how best to gently, patiently help her adapt. BlueBelle has lived peacefully with a cat and lives with family dogs and a changing roster of foster dogs. She can be adamant about keeping her space to herself around other dogs and can also snuggle or act playful with those same dogs when she's in the mood. She will need at least one dog companion to help her feel at home and show her the doggie routine. She is house trained in her current environment. She would appreciate an adult-only home that tends to be calm and can let her safely grow at her own pace. To give you an idea of her pace, it took 18 months for BlueBelle to ask to be petted. She still has many fears and a phobia of thunder. She does not yet walk on leash. Her exercise currently consists of walking a large yard, jumping and racing around the house in anticipation of a meal, and some rehab exercises. BlueBelle is finishing rehabilitation for a healed back issue and for luxating patellae ("dislocating knees," common in small dogs). If you are looking for a sweet dog to love and nurture while carefully helping to widen her world, BlueBelle is your girl. For more photos and information, see http://www.imageevent.com/newrattitude/bluebelle . 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.

Rat Terrier

A.K.A. : American Rat Terrier
Overview: The Rat Terrier comes in three sizes: toy, medium and standard. The breed is used for either hunting or as a companion.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): 4-35
Height (in): 8-23
Colors: red and white, tricolor, brindle, blue and white, black and tan
Coat: The coat is short and smooth
Character: The Rat Terrier is alert, energetic and loyal.
Temperament: The Rat Terrier does well with other pets and children, if raised with them as puppies. They are friendly with strangers.
Care: The coat only needs an occasional brushing. Bathe only when needed.
Training: The Rat Terrier can be stubborn and resistant to training. Start obedience classes early and be consistent with training for best results.
Activity: This breed is energetic and needs regular exercise in the yard and on a leash.
Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Life Expectancy: 15-18

More About Rat Terrier Breed
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    • Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in Atlanta, GA

      Anders (ID)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). A sweet, loyal, and loving boy, Anders is 2 1/2 years old and 25 lbs. This fella loves people, along with any attention they cast in his direction, and he will shower you with kisses any chance he gets, often sneaking them in when you're tying your shoes. Anders will enjoy riding in the car, going for hikes, or running on the trail with you, but his most favorite thing will be squirrel patrol. No squirrel will dare to set foot in the yard when Anders is around. After he has completed his patrol duty, he will settle down nicely to just hang out and watch tv with you. If you have any chores indoors or outside, he'll be happy to accompany you. A quick learner, Anders already knows how to walk nicely on leash, and he's working on house training, some commands, and learning not to jump on people. Because of his size, he can be a little rough when he gets excited, but he's working on that too. He sleeps quietly in his bed at night but would prefer to sleep with his special person, getting belly rubs while giving kisses. Anders's perfect home would be on a ranch or other large piece of property (a big, fenced yard would also do), where he can run around and chase squirrels. He would also love to have a person to call his own--someone who can take him to work or someone who's retired, as he doesn't like to be left alone. He only has two other dislikes--being in a crate and cats. (He needs to be in a cat-free home.) However, he gets along well with his canine foster siblings. and he'll be so eager to please you that he would make a great candidate for further training. See more photos and videos of this handsome, happy boy in his online album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/anders . 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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      Trixie (NY)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Meet Trixie, a lively little lady, who is 4 to 5 years old and weighs about 13 lbs. Trixie lives for her special humans! She gets so excited when she sees her person that she jumps up and down, and if snuggling were an Olympic sport, she would have a gold medal. Trixie gets along well with other dogs, but cats aren't in her "circle of trust." She will bark and growl at them. Similarly she is skittish around new people and may bite out of fear if they are too forward with her. But with the people she knows, she's one happy-go-lucky Rat Terrier, who loves to be loved. Trixie is proud to say that she is house trained but may have an occasional accident if you don't take her out on a regular schedule. She has allergies to fleas, so she's hoping you'll be diligent in using flea preventative. More than anything, Trixie is hoping that you'll be that very special person to make her jump for joy. View more photos of Trixie at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/trixie . 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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    • Rat Terrier-Whippet Mix Dog For Adoption in Atlanta, GA

      Noella (GA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier-Whippet Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Whippet / Mixed (short coat). Noella is a young, playful Rat Terrier-Whippet mix about 3 years old and 27 lbs. Fun is Noella's formula for life, and she’ll draw you in with her big smile and inviting play bow for a romp in the yard, toy chasing, or even a gentle wrestle. Highly sensitive and sweetly affectionate, she will be happy to join you for a quiet rest too. She is reliably house-trained, has some lovely house manners, and is learning to modulate her naturally exuberant bark. Noella gets along well with the familiar dogs who live with her. She is crate-trained, but she can also be trusted loose in the house when she's home alone (as long as your counters are clear of food). She even knows how to use a potty pad. She is a calm car traveler and loves long walks in a harness and exploring nature trails. As adorable as she is, Noella does have some behavior challenges. A fenced yard is required since she is afraid of unfamiliar people and dogs, and she can bark and/or lunge in fear while on leash. She has bitten strangers who came into her home. She has safely and lovingly shared a home with children, but currently cannot be trusted around children she does not know. She is being worked with on these issues, and New Rattitude offers behavior modification coaching and support to adopters. Despite her fear issues, Noella is a cuddly doll at home with her people, and she knows how to love big and have fun. See more photos at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/noella . 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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      Perrito (GA)...

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Patience is a virtue, they say, so Perrito must be one virtuous pup! You see, he's been waiting and waiting for a VPH (very precious human) to adopt him so that together they can enjoy the beautiful relationship that only a special dog and an equally special person can experience. Perrito can be a mellow fellow, enjoying ambling walks, sitting by your side, and following you around the house, and he can be a delightfully devilish dynamo, entertaining you by tugging, chasing, and pouncing on his favorite toys with terrier gusto! So what, then, is special about Perrito and why does he need a special person to love and care for him? Well, in addition to packing a huge, quirky, lovable personality into his short, adorable 8-lb. body, this tiny 10-year-old powerhouse also comes with some behavioral and medical issues. He's house-trained, but he also has a condition that doesn't give him much time between feeling the need to urinate and the act itself, so when he has to go, he has to go NOW--no waiting around for a leash to be put on. (He'd appreciate a fenced yard and, if you have to leave him alone for more than a couple of hours, an enclosed indoor space with pee pads.) In addition, Perrito walks politely on leash and likes to meet new people as long as they don't touch him. You might say he has a thing about being touched. He doesn't like to be touched by surprise or handled in certain ways, and because he has bitten in these situations, he can't be adopted to a home with preteen children. On the other hand, once he knows you well, he'll request an ear scratch or back massage. You should see him melt into a good back massage (of course he'll tell you how to perform it to his specifications). Perrito gets along with the six other dogs in his foster home, but he can be grouchy and will guard his food and toys. Nevertheless, if you need to leave him home alone, he should have another dog companion because he seems to have a fear of abandonment. He's also afraid of being left outside and will feel more secure when you're outdoors with him. To complicate matters a bit, Perrito has had multiple bouts of pancreatitis (chronic pancreatitis) and needs a special raw diet provided in four small daily meals, along with supplements. He also takes fluoxetine (generic Prozac) for Canine Compulsive Disorder. His food and medication needs add up to about $70 per month, not an exorbitant cost, but a significant one, especially when your time and responsibilities are factored in. Perrito's foster person is ready to work with you to help him transition to his real, forever home. Don't feel sorry for him because of his special needs, but DO take a look at the pictures and videos of him at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/perrito . When you see this tough little dude "recycling" bottles or playing catch with his ball, you'll be touched by his indomitable spirit. And maybe, just maybe, (despite the chance that he won't want to cuddle with you), you'll be special enough to know that Perrito deserves not to be kept waiting any longer. 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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      Winnie (VA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Hi, my name is Winnie, and I'm 12 lbs. and 9 years of feisty personality, but please don't think of me as a crusty old lady (though I can have my moments). With the long lifespan enjoyed by Rat Terriers, you could hardly consider me old. And instead of crusty, I prefer to compare myself to the best French bread--a bit crunchy on the outside, but soft and yummy on the inside. It's true that I don't like kids and big dogs, but I enjoy dogs my own size and even some cats! In fact, one of my best friends is a cat. We sit and sun ourselves together. I also don't appreciate thunderstorms and getting my picture taken. Either one will send me skedaddling for cover. Storms aren't quite so scary when I'm wearing my T-shirt and can find a place to hide, like under the bed. Foster Mom says I can be snarky towards some folks, but if you're patient and gentle--not pushy, I'm sure to show you my soft side and you're gonna love it! For example, I do a little dance when I'm happy, and if you mention taking a ride to the ice cream store, I'll be hopping and wiggling for joy on the way to the door! I am house trained and walk nicely on a leash, but I'm not too fond of being left in a crate. Foster mom says that I'm really quite undemanding. All I need is a quiet home where I can snuggle on the couch and a kindhearted person who is home most of the time so that I won't have to be crated too much. I'm hoping YOU might be that person. To help you decide, I did allow a few more photo ops, and you can see them at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/winnie . 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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      Julianna (LA...

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Beauty's only skin deep, they say, but in the case of 1-1/2-year-old Julianna, her beauty is everywhere except her skin--or fur, in this case. Having inherited a recessive gene from both her mom and dad, this 22-lb. sweetheart has a permanent but treatable skin condition that causes her fur to mature in three days instead of the normal 30, so she sheds a dandruff of matted dog hair and parts of her coat can look pretty yucky. But listen to Julianna tell her story and you'll understand what beauty really is...Hi, my friend, I'm Julianna. I'm all about fun, fun, fun, and I love to run, run, run!!! I love to play and cuddle. I play nonstop with my foster siblings, and my favorite game is tug-of-war with toys. I also love to chew, but I only chew on dog toys, nothing else, except for the occasional collar belonging to one of my foster siblings. Nevertheless, my foster mom has nicknamed me "Destructo" for my amazing ability to destroy any dog toy except a Kong. I think people are great! I love my teenage humans and my human grandboy, who visits often. He's 3 and we have great fun together. I also love all dogs--big and small. I don't chase cats, but I did get swiped at once when I was just trying to say hello. All this skin stuff really doesn't bother me much; it doesn't itch. I take vitamins for it, get a bath twice a week, and lots of brushing, and I must say I am looking stunning! I'm house trained and sleep in my kennel quietly every night. I'm not a picky eater, and I'm food motivated, so training me is easy! I've mastered a few commands like sit pretty, stay, and come. I walk on a leash fairly well, but I get excited and can pull sometimes. All in all, I'm one sweet pup who's looking for someone to love. If you're looking for love and can look beyond the outside to the real me inside, then I'm the girl for you! I'm waiting for you. Love, Julianna...p.s. Wanna see more pics of me? Visit my online album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/julianna . 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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      Gaia (GA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). We can't for the life of us figure out why this adorable sweetheart has not been adopted. Gaia is such inspiration! You could call her the "Comeback Kid." This amazing 14-lb. 8-year-old came to rescue with partially paralyzed legs, but today she lives a nearly normal life thanks to having had intensive physical therapy and acupuncture. She can walk, run, and even climb shallow stairs, and she LOVES to play with other dogs. A healthful diet that includes wet food, broth, and a cranberry supplement has enabled her to practically eliminate the urinary tract infections that used to bother her, as well as the need to wear a nighttime diaper. How proud she will be to show you how she does just about everything other dogs do! So call her the Comeback Kid, the Can-do Canine. Call her anything; just call her, as in "Come, Gaia, you're home!" and expect to be showered with inspiration (and snuggles and kisses). 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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      Finley (VA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Rescued from a shelter in North Carolina, Finley is about 2 years old and weighs about 12 lbs. Based on his initial behavior in foster care, it's safe to assume that he didn't have much interaction with people prior to arriving at the shelter. He was also suffering with knee problems, but he has had both knees surgically repaired and now enjoys running, wrestling, and jumping. He also likes to snuggle at night in bed and sit by you to watch TV. Finn, as he's called in his foster home, gets along great with all his canine foster siblings and is fine with cats. Finn still has fear issues, so he needs a home with a fenced yard (leash walking is scary) and at least one confident dog to help show him the ropes. Based on his insecurities, a home with children under elementary-school age would not be recommended. Finn does well with pottying outside as long as he is on a schedule. He is a great little fella, who will only get better and better in a home that will continue to work on his confidence. If you are that home, give him a look and check out more photos at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/finley . Can't you picture this beautiful boy in your life? Finn is surely hoping that you can! 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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      Geena (CO)

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      Breed: Rat-Cha
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Geena, a 1-1/2-year-old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix, who weighs 10 lbs, is a bouncy, fun-loving dog. She loves walks, hikes, and her toys. She gets along with most dogs and loves to play with her canine foster sibling. In fact, watching the two frolic is entertainment in itself! And you may want a ringside seat for those times Geena gets hit with the "zoomies." She will run and run, as if propelled by sheer joy! Sometimes Geena can bounce a bit too much and launch herself at your face. For this reason and because she can start to nip when she plays, she is not a good candidate for a home with young children. (She may even start to nip at grownup's ankles and has shown some fear of certain men.) She's a fast learner, however, and she's working on these behaviors, letting her energy be redirected towards her beloved toys. This smart little cookie is also house trained and knows how to use a doggy door. And yes, that which zooms also loves to snuggle. Geena will even cozy up with you in bed if you allow it. You can catch more photos of this adorable whirly girl at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/geena . 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: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier. Nine-year-old 15-lb. Zhorbit is a fearful dog because of a neglectful and abusive past. Fear, which is easily instilled in a dog, can be nearly impossible to completely extinguish. But Zhorbit wants you to know that she’s not “broken.” She just needs specific tools and management to exist with a little more ease and a little less fear. In June she began taking a daily medication to reduce anxiety to make her behavior training easier. And Zhorbit has participated in a number of training and behavior modification classes while in foster care, including basic and advanced obedience, agility, nose work, Tellington Touch, and classes for reactive dogs. She follows commands and knows several tricks. She is house trained and will bark when she needs to be let out. She can be left alone in the house for several hours at a time with no problem. Once she trusts you, she'll even relax enough to let you pet her (a little). She likes going for walks, so she's a great exercise partner. She will sit on your lap--when she wants to, under her own terms--but you can't pick her up. She'll love sleeping in bed with you and even snuggling, but don't move much or she'll likely growl. She can't tolerate being bathed or having her nails trimmed, and she even has to be sedated to go to the vet for the most minor of procedures. Not many people are savvy enough to handle Zhorbit and the remnants of her unfortunate past. If you are a truly dog-smart person who is able to see the diamond in the rough and who can appreciate a loyal and entertaining little dog with some significant touch aversions, then maybe you’re the one to help Zhorbit find it a little easier to “just be.” She also requires a household with no children, cats, or dogs (or maybe just one other small, submissive dog). Yes, Zhorbit can be a challenge, but she has a lot to offer and we believe in her continued ability to progress. Potential adopters must live within driving distance of Lansing, Michigan, so that they can have a preadoption meet-and-greet with Zhorbit and her foster parents. 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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