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Finley (VA) - Rat Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in Atlanta, GA, USA

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Organization Name: New Rattitude, Inc.
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Breed: Rat Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Finley (VA)

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 09/10/2016
Location: Atlanta, GA 24503
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Tags: Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in Atlanta, GA, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

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.

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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      Dudley (WI)

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      Breed: American Rat Pinscher
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Miniature Pinscher / Mixed (short coat). Hi, my name is Dudley! I'm a 3-month-old Rat Terrier/Miniature Pinscher mix, and I'm looking for a home to call my own. I love people and playing with my littermates. I like to pretend I'm a tough guy, so when I play, I growl as fiercely as I can. My foster family just laughs at me. Right now I weigh about 5 lbs., and the vet thinks I'll be around 10 lbs. when I'm full-grown. I'm trying to learn to potty outside, but I still use potty pads inside for emergencies. To see more pictures of my roly-poly little self, visit my photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/dudley. 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. My name is Zhorbit, and I can teach you amazing things. I’m not your everyday Rattie girl. I’ve been on this planet for 10 years, and in that time I’ve seen and experienced a lot. Some of those experiences instilled some fear in me that I just can’t seem to shake, but that's OK--you and I can learn and grow together. Here are some things I can teach you: compassion (recognizing when I’m scared and giving me comfort, from a comfortable distance), awareness and attention to detail (if you tune in to the world around us, you’ll become sensitized to the things I fear), and the true meaning of trust (this, you’ll have to earn over time). Here are some things I like: going for walks, getting treats, showing off my tricks, and snuggling my little 15-lb. body next to yours (on my terms). And here are some things I don’t like: being picked up, thunderstorms, fireworks, baths, nail trims, and going to the vet. I take a little pill every day to help me stay calmer. I prefer to be an only dog, but small, mild-tempered dogs are tolerable after an introductory period. Please no cats (I chase them) or young kids (I’m afraid of them)! I am very reliably house-trained and will bark to tell you that I need to go out. So are you ready to learn the amazing things I can teach you? Then you'll need to come over to my foster home near Lansing, Michigan to meet me (My foster mom says a preadoption meet-and-greet is a requirement). By the way, check out my online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/zhorbitdewittmichigan and see what a beautiful girl I am. 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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      Pablo (LA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Pablo is a "ruff-and-tumble" 1-year-old Rat Terrier, who weighs just 10 lbs. An active, energetic boy, Pablo loves to run in the fenced yard and participate in nightly wrestling matches with the other dogs in his foster home. Not one to be intimidated by size, little Pablo is best friends with a 22-lb. female, and he gets along well with every dog he meets. He even likes to chase the kitties and gather them into a tiny herd. When Pablo’s battery finally runs down, he loves to sit next to you and allow you to give him a gentle scratch or two. He’s fully house-trained and when it's bedtime, this smart fellow readily walks into his crate at the request, “Go to your room.” Pablo is a beautiful dog and a true joy to be around. He's hankering to bring a little joy to your neck of the woods. 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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      Brooks (NC)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Enthusiastic is the best word to describe Brooks, a 2- to 3-year-old Rat Terrier mix of about 18 lbs. This energetic fellow is always happy running around, but he's also quite satisfied curling up with someone and just being a companion. A favorite pastime is snuggling under a warm blanket in bed with his people. Brooks gets along with other dogs, but usually he doesn't play with them and would prefer to play with his toys, either by himself or with the special people in his life. He'd be comfortable in a home as an only dog as long as he had someone to play with and to shower him with plenty of love. About those toys...Brooks is probably most enthusiastic about them. He loves to charge across the yard and fetch toys, but he doesn't like to give them up to just anybody. He has to be really comfortable with you first. His foster parents are working with him to play nice and drop his toys for someone to pick up and throw for him to fetch. Nevertheless he can still be a bit possessive of his beloved toys and, as a result, should not go to a home with young children. Brooks is house-trained and sometimes will go to the door to show you he wants to go outside. However, when he first arrived in his foster home, he staked out some territory by marking a few spots. Intelligent and trainable, Brooks has learned some commands and tricks. He'll usually spin or walk on his hind legs for snacks. He also walks quite well on a leash and loves to take long walks. So you think that Brooks sounds like a great little dog who'd be fun to have in your life? Well, we enthusiastically agree! Check out more pics of Brooks at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/brooks. 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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      Keegan (VA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Keegan is a handsome 3-1/2-month old 14-lb. male Rat Terrier mix with a great personality and a beautiful blend of playful and calm. Keegan enjoys playing with toys and playing chase with his littermates in the backyard at his foster home, but once playtime is over, he settles down for a good nap. Keegan can be a little shy when meeting new people but will warm up quickly, especially if a treat is involved. He does well with the other dogs and cats in his foster home, but he's definitely a people dog too. He'll want to be wherever you are, soaking up any attention you might direct his way. At night he'll sleep in his crate if you want, but if you'd like to invite him into your bed, he'll happily oblige and thank you with puppy kisses before drifting off to sleep. Keegan is doing well with potty training and will use a potty pad in an emergency. He's also learning to walk on a leash although he'd much rather run around in the yard and play. Keegan would like to take a puppy obedience class with you so that he can keep working on his socialization and leash walking. 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 15-lb. 4-year-old redhead with a heart of gold. She’s the kind of girl who’d like to be an only dog and who thrives at being a companion to her person. And who would that person be? Why, we and Luci think YOU would make her perfect companion--especially if you are a calm single woman or even a couple who enjoys nature and quiet evenings at home. When she first meets you, she may appear a bit shy, but give her a little time to warm up and Luci will be your loyal best friend. Would you like someone to help you when you’re picking vegetables from your garden or just enjoying the flowers in your yard? Then Luci is your girl! (And while you're outdoors, Luci will show off her talent at chasing squirrels and keeping those pesky critters up in the trees where they belong.) How about someone to accompany you as you do your daily chores and move from room to room? Yep, Luci specializes in that! She will find a comfy spot wherever you are and settle in, gazing at you with her beautiful, dark adoring eyes. She even enjoys reading or watching TV, as long as you’re there. She just wants to be a part of your life. She’ll provide you with some entertainment as she plays with her toys and places them in strategic locations for future easy access—please…no neatly organized toy box for this little girl. She will also alert you to the dreaded trash truck stealing all the good stuff placed out by the road or to the neighbors running or bicycling by. And when you tell her, she’ll stop barking and stay quiet until it’s time to play. Luci walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. She’s also house-trained if she’s kept on a schedule and not rushed when allowed outside. She has not mastered a dog door and actually prefers that you go outside with her. (That companion thing works both ways, you know.) In fact, loud or strange sounds like fireworks, bouncing basketballs, or yelling children can make her nervous and she’ll come to you for protection. Wouldn’t you like to be the special someone to offer her reassurance? And doesn't Luci sound like the perfect addition to your life? She’s sitting right here, waiting patiently to hear you say those three wonderful words: "Luci, you’re home!" You can see more pictures of Luci at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/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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      Pippin (VA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Handsome Pippin is a 3-1/2-month-old Rat Terrier mix puppy, who currently weighs 14 lbs. Pippin is full of energy and loves to chase his siblings and play. Pippin also likes to be wherever his people are so that he can get belly rubs and give lots of puppy kisses and snuggles. If you’re not giving him the attention he thinks he deserves, he will let you know and then follow up with a kiss of approval when he decides you’ve succeeded. Pippin likes exploring the backyard and playing with the leaves and twigs. He’ll even bring a trophy from the yard to the house from time to time. In addition to outdoor adventures, he’s fond of his toys, especially if they squeak. Pippin lives with other dogs and cats in his foster home and has no problems getting along with them. Pippin is doing well with potty training, and when he is not able to get outside, he will use a potty pad. He is learning to walk on a leash (although he is not very fond of it), and while he’d happily sleep snuggled next to his person, he is crate trained and will sleep in his crate at night. With his great temperament and personality, he’s sure to be a wonderful companion for any home, and he hopes you’ll continue his training so that he can be the most awesome dog ever! No doubt about it, once you meet him, you’ll flip for Pip! 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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      BlueBelle (G...

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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.
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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). Strikingly handsome Franklin is about 8 years old and a leggy 14 lbs. Before you're smitten by his good looks, however, you should be aware that he has physical and behavioral evidence of a traumatic head injury, so he has a few quirks. He is very sensitive about most touches to his body and about many types of change in his environment. While he hasn’t bitten those who are cautious and educated about canine body language, he has bitten other people and dogs, primarily out of fear. Franklin will need to go to a home without children and with some experience with this type of highly sensitive dog. He asks so sweetly and insistently for attention, but it takes a careful, methodical approach before he actually accepts touch of any kind. He is still a fun guy, who enjoys playing with soft toys, tugging a little with his person, or throwing the toys in the air. Franklin currently lives with six other terriers and very much likes his private space away from all, except one who's his favorite--a tiny female Rattie. He would probably be fine as an only dog. Franklin is well house-trained and crate trained, travels fairly well in a car, and walks politely on a harness in low-activity environments. He loves clicker training and is being taught to file his own nails. He sleeps in a crate at night so that he can be comfortable in his personal space bubble. He snuggles under his flannel blankie and sometimes gets so comfy that he doesn’t roll out of bed until breakfast is ready. Franklin has a languid, feline grace to his movements and a gentlemanly air about him. Underneath his peculiarities, he is a fine dog, who is looking for a calm home with more than the usual understanding. See more photos of him in his online 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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      Penny (GA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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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