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: 02/24/2017
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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Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Life in a puppy mill is a miserable existence, but life there as a breeding dog is a special kind of horror. For four years, that was the only life BlueBelle knew, and it has left its mark on her, both physically and behaviorally. The two teeth that you see in her photos are the only ones she has, and she eats a raw diet due to her allergies. She didn't get the chance to learn how to be sociable with humans while her puppy brain was forming and she was just trying to survive in impoverished, frightening conditions. As a result, her behaviors were like those of a feral dog when she first came to New Rattitude and a veterinary behaviorist diagnosed her with an especially severe case of fears and phobias. As you might expect, 7-year-old BlueBelle is not at all like the average, friendly, playful, lap-sitting, walking buddy that most people imagine when they hear the words “Rat Terrier.” Quiet and small at only 12 lbs., Belle longs for (and deserves) a calm home with loving, gentle adults only, who will respect her need for space, letting her choose whether and when to be touched. In the past, Belle has lived peacefully with a cat but never with children. She'll need at least one canine companion in her new home so that she has a friend and can learn doggy routines. In fact, she’s curious about new dogs and loves sweet, small dogs like herself, but she’ll demand her personal dog-free resting space and do it with a snarl, if necessary. Her threats, however, are reserved for other dogs, and she has never been aggressive toward a person. BlueBelle is house-trained and uses potty pads when no one is home to let her out. She doesn't walk on a leash, so she must have a fenced yard. Her new home should be within easy driving distance of Bogart, Georgia, so that her foster mom can help her transition and avoid any undue panic. Bluebelle won't return your love in the way most approachable dogs would. You'll need to be able to read her subtle signals and take pleasure in small gains, like feeling her stretch a little to nestle more closely into you. But if you've had experience with extremely shy dogs and are the kind of person whose heart will swell simply at the sight of Belle pausing as she takes a drink of water to look you in the eye and ever so briefly wiggling her gray nubbin of a tail, then you may have found your special girl! Take a peek at more photos of beautiful BlueBelle in her online album at 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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  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
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      Lilo (VA)

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      Breed: Rat-Cha
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Lilo is an energetic, friendly 1-year old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix. She loves to run and play and will try to engage her canine foster siblings in play as much as possible. She is good with cats and the other dogs she meets, though big dogs may sometimes frighten her and cause her to bark. Once she understands that their intentions are friendly, she's fine with them. She also loves children and enjoys being petted and brushed by them. Lilo is fully house-trained and crate trained, and she walks nicely on a leash. Weighing just 13 lbs., she is quite agile and will jump onto the back of the couch to look over your shoulder. Once you see all of Lilo's sweet, pretty poses in her online album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/lilo , you'll love the idea of having a best friend who can sit on your shoulder! 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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      Riddick (VA)...

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Riddick is a gentleman of 7 years with the heart of a youngster. At a solid 15 lbs., he looks like he could run for days on those gorgeous long legs. Riddick is exceptionally friendly to people, giving kisses nonstop if you let him, and he has been well-behaved with the children who've visited his foster home. He likes other dogs his size but can be confrontational with bigger dogs, especially if they are on the other side of a cate or fence. Thankfully the German Shepherds in his foster home are tolerant of little dog feistiness. A large dog who doesn't understand it, however, could react, and this could result in disaster for Riddick. Cats tend to bring out his prey drive and he chases them, so a home with cats is not a good choice for him. Riddick enjoys riding in the car and is crate trained, house-trained, and good on leash. Check out more photos of this dashing fellow at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/riddick . 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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      Adrienne (VA...

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      Breed: Rat Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Adrienne is a 1-year-old Rat Terrier mix, who is special in many ways. She's especially sweet, and she has those special warm eyes that will melt your heart. She also has some physical needs that will require a special kind of home--one that's filled with patience, love, and understanding. You see, Adrienne was born with a spinal disorder and needs daily over-the-counter medication. She would thrive in a home where someone is with her all or most of the time to give her the attention that she seems to love so much. She also needs her people to know how to handle her carefully so as not to hurt her. Any children would need to be old enough and well-behaved enough to respect her physical limitations and avoid any roughhousing or chasing. She would love to have gentle doggy companionship, but she requests no cats please because, in her opinion, they just beg to be chased. A fenced yard is needed to enable her to have plenty of outdoor time where she can roam and play at her own pace because taking long leash walks can tire her quickly. A bit shy at first, Adrienne will warm up quickly and want to shower you with kisses at bedtime. If she's allowed in your bed, she'll snuggle right up to you and might even try to share your pillow. (Since she's a tiny girl at just 10 lbs., she doesn't think you'll mind.) Adrienne is house-trained but does have an occasional accident due to her disability. She's also leash trained and crate trained, readily going into her crate when prompted, especially if a treat is involved. If you're the kind of person whose heart swells when a dog's eyes say thank you, then you probably have a spot on your bed that's reserved for a special girl like Adrienne. 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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      Ozzie (SC)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Sweet, petite Ozzie may seem a little shy at first, but give him a second, and he'll be ready to be your best friend for life. Just 1 year old and only 12 lbs., Ozzie gets along with the other dogs in his foster home, but he really LOVES his humans--so much so that he can get a bit jealous of other dogs, especially when there's prime real estate, like the "people bed," at stake. Most of the time, Ozzie is happy to sleep in his crate to avoid any conflict, but he's slowly being allowed more time in the big bed as he learns to share his cherished humans with the other dogs. Most of the time, though, he gets along fine with his canine foster siblings. He would be fine with another doggy playmate or as an only dog. Being such a young fella, Ozzie still has the occasional accident indoors, but he's working hard to become a master at going potty outside. Are you in the market for a best friend? Ozzie invites you to check out his online album at http://ImageEvent.com/newrattitude/ozzie . 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). You've been looking for a cute guy who will follow you anywhere and has matured into a fine domestic fellow. Well, here I am--all 8 good-looking lbs. of me, waiting for your call. My Teddy Roosevelt Terrier (Type B Rat Terrier) legs are pretty short, but I can still come running for you, for food, or for toys. I’m not interested in running for strangers at the door and barking like a fool because I have more manners than that. Over my 10 years on this earth, I've learned what's important in life: hanging out with you on short walks or just chilling, getting ear and back scratches (only from people I know), and playing a rousing game of ball that ends with you distracting me with food just to get me to stop playing. And naps! Yes, I've become quite the connoisseur of naps. And I don't mean to brag, but I'm a tough guy who's in a pretty good state of health considering that my pancreas doesn't work so well. I just need a couple of common, inexpensive medications and enzymes in my raw food to keep me running around the yard and following you around the house. And speaking of yards, I'd appreciate being able to get to one quickly and easily when nature calls, but if you need to go out, just leave me with some pee pads in a tiled area and I'll oblige. I'm OK with dogs and cats, though sometimes I get cranky if they touch me or my stuff. (My foster mom told me to let you know that I'm best with calm, confident dogs who won't let me push them around.) I'm also okay with adult people, but not so much with kids, who might to touch me. Yeah, I've got this thing about being poked and prodded. I have bitten in the past, and I wear a basket muzzle to the vet, who's the ultimate poker and prodder. Everyone laughs at my quirks and says I'm a character and a half. As long as I get to sleep near you in a cushy crate, I'm fine with being called your doggy entertainment. In fact, call me anything you want; just don't call me late to dinner! If you can't get enough of my handsome profile, you may see more photos and videos at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/perrito . You can watch me collect bottles and do my part for the environment! 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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      Scout (VA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Scout is so handsome and energetic that some folks would be amazed to learn that he's 12, but anyone familiar with the long and healthy lifespan of the typical Rat Terrier wouldn't be at all surprised. This 15-lb. fella loves attention and loves to play. He gets along great with the smaller dogs at his foster home. Most of the time, Scout lets his foster parents know when he needs to go outside, but he's still working to reach mastery level in house-training. Scout is in his prime, and from the looks of his photos, he knows it! Check out all of the pics in his photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/scout , and you'll see what we mean. 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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      Nyala (GA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Spunky, spunky, spunky! Nyala may be blind, but it will take you a while to even notice it because she lives confidently in her environment and does not let her blindness interfere with her enjoyment of life. It takes her just a day or so to learn a new location, and she will then scamper around freely, even running up and down stairs, hopping down off the sofa, and standing on her back legs to sniff hopefully around the counter where the dog food is kept. She is ultra reliably house-trained and will find the door and stand there to let you know she is ready to go out. And if you're not paying attention, she will scratch at the door to hurry you along. She similarly lets you know when she is ready to come back in, although if it's a nice, sunny day she may just enjoy basking in the yard for a while. Nyala is about 9 years old and weighs a little under 10 lbs. She seems to have been someone's beloved pet because she sure does expect you to share your snacks with her. (She may sing and yodel until you firmly tell her "no!") Maybe a bad diet gave her the severe dental problems she found herself with, although that will soon be behind her after her dental surgery in early April. Nyala gets along wonderfully with other dogs, even when they ignorantly barge into her. She also loves people, though she does find it startling when a new voice suddenly appears in "her" house and in this respect is a great watchdog. She walks really well and confidently on leash. Although it might seem that she should be listed as a Special Needs dog, Nyala is actually a lot easier to care for than most of the "normal needs" dogs we've seen. She checks things out, figures them out, then chills out, and just settles in to enjoy daily life, and her blindness is totally a nonissue. Still, because the average person won't consider adopting a dog with no eyes, she deserves some extra attention. Will you give it to her by visiting her album at http://imageevent.com/beales/fosters/nyala ? 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). What kind of person would want a 2-year-old dog with matting coat, flaky skin (with a frequent "funky" aroma), and a need for baths three times/week? Well, we hope it's the same kind of person who refuses to judge a book by its cover or a child by the clothes she wears to school. We know there are golden souls like you out there, but we've had a hard time convincing Julianna of this. You see, Julianna was born with a treatable, but incurable skin disorder, much like psoriasis. She's been evaluated by the dermatology staff at the Louisiana State University Small Animal Clinic, and they've advised a routine, which includes using medicated shampoo (cost approximately $25/month) to keep her skin issue under control. The condition isn't contagious, but it does require attention, and yes, it makes her look different. Sadly, in the months that Juliana has patiently waited to hear that she has a home at last, no one--not one single person--has shown any interest in her. Despite this disappointment, this 24-lb. pup has nothing but love in her heart for people. She plays nicely with all the members of her human foster family, who range in age from 3 to 83, and she has the pluck to befriend and romp with a big chocolate Lab at doggy day care (though at home, she'd prefer to be the only dog). She also has the fun-loving energy to chase balls and destroy evil squeaky toys. Julianna is house-trained and knows basic commands like sit, stay, and come. She also walks nicely on a leash, and boy, does she LOVE her daily walks! When it's time for her bath, she's stoically well-behaved, as though she understands you're helping her. And she'll repay you many times over with warm snuggles and loving cuddles. What kind of person could want a dog like Juliana? We think we know. And when you look into her warm, loving eyes and whisper, "Welcome home, little girl," Julianna will know too. Visit her 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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      Penny (GA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Meet Penny! Found dirty and terrified by a kindhearted person in the middle of a busy street in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this sweet 8-year-old brings new meaning to the phrase "a penny saved..." This Penny is a real keeper!! Not surprisingly, she can be a bit slow to warm up, but if you give her patience and provide reassurance, she'll get comfortable and become a total love. Weighing just 10 lbs., pretty Penny thinks she's all the dog you could want and would be quite happy to be the only dog in a quiet, calm household. And she'll help maintain the serenity of your home with her beautiful manners. She's house-trained, and she comes when called. She never runs, rides beautifully in a car, and walks like a dream on a leash. Would you have room in your heart for this special angel? Penny says if you need any further convincing, just check out her pictures 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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      Zhorbit (MI)...

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier. This beautiful chocolate Rattie girl has great looks, fantastic athleticism, and a bright mind to boot! Nine-year-old 15-lb. Zhorbit is a fast learner, who loves to show off her tricks, especially when they are in return for a treat! She's also house trained and will bark to be let out. Yes, Zhorbit has many wonderful qualities, but there’s a reason she has been in foster care for six of her nine years: she has a pattern of fears and anxieties, similar to what you might see in a puppy mill dog. She can’t be picked up, won’t tolerate being bathed or having her nails trimmed, and must be sedated at the vet’s office for even the most minor of procedures. She’ll never be a social butterfly because at some point in her past, she learned that strangers can't always be trusted. She gets along with dogs her size if given slow and proper introductions, but she finds larger dogs too intimidating. And kitties are just meant to be chased! Zhorbit is looking for a caring and compassionate childless home to help her continue to build her confidence and give her the space she needs to feel comfortable and safe. In return, she promises to be a loving and faithful companion. 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. 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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