Zhorbit (MI) - Rat Terrier 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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Zhorbit (MI)

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 01/06/2017
Location: Atlanta, GA 48820
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Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Cats No
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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. 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.

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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      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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      Chelsea (GA)...

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Sweet Chelsea was so scared on the day she was rescued (the very day she had been scheduled to be put down) that we thought her little tail might never wag again. Testing positive for heart worms and very dirty, this 3-year-old Rattie mix with soulful eyes had every right to look sad. But fast forward a few months and today Chelsea is a happy, healthy 15-lb. tail-wagging terrier who loves playing catch with a tennis ball and delights in being with you all the time, even snuggled beside you at bedtime. Chelsea is house-trained, knows basic commands, and gets along with dogs and other pets, though she'd be happiest sharing your love with no more than one other pet. She's also comfortable with older children, first grade and up. Now that she has completed her heart worm treatment, Chelsea will be spayed, and this cuddly pup should be ready to go to her forever home in March. Because car rides seem to restimulate Chelsea's memories of past traumatic events, transport to her adopter needs to be kept as short as possible. Therefore, Chelsea is available only for adoption within a 30-mile radius of Alpharetta, Ga.You can see a video of Chelsea frolicking with her doggy friends in her online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/chelsea 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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      Adele (GA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). When you look into Adele's soulful eyes, you'll feel her gentle spirit and immediately recognize that this 16-lb. beauty is one dream of a dog. Her list of wonderful qualities is a long one. Though it may take her a moment to warm up, she seems to get along with all dogs, both large and small. Her bark is infrequent and short-lived. She's 7-8 years old, fully house trained, and a perfect traveler in a car. Adele appears to like everyone. She adores getting affection and being talked to and is an absolute love around children. She doesn't jump up on furniture and will quietly sleep in her crate, if you want. She'll also happily sleep with you, though she's hesitant about being lifted. She does appear to have some arthritis and currently takes an anti-inflammatory, which seems make her more comfortable, and a joint supplement. In her prior life, she may have had some type of accident because her gait is a little "off," but she appears to have fully recovered, except for the slightly unusual gait and the bit of arthritis. This dream of a dog is also a dreamer herself. And what does sweet Adele dream of? Simply to be loved and pampered by a family or person to call her own. Wouldn't you like to make Adele's dream come true? Check out more pictures of her in her online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newRattitude/Adele . 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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      Nina (VA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Meet Nina, the 11-lb. 6-year-old sweetie of tender heart and spunky spirit. It's hard to believe that not long ago, Nina found herself in a North Carolina animal shelter, battling a nasty bout of kennel cough, along with several skin ailments caused by her allergies to flea bites. Now in a New Rattitude foster home, she's been able to focus on making a wonderful recovery, and her personality has emerged, along with a beautiful new coat of fur! Nina is well-behaved and gets along great with her two canine foster brothers, as well as several dogs who've come over to visit. It may take her a while to warm up to new people, but with slow introductions at her pace, she has done well with all the humans she's met too. Nina is house trained and knows how to use the dog door. She may dribble some pee when her foster mom or dad arrives home from work, but she's working to overcome that tendency. Nina's favorite activity is walking or jogging with her foster mom, but she is almost as happy just napping in the kitchen on her dog bed, chewing on a bully stick, sitting on Foster Dad's lap to give him kisses, or chasing squirrels at full tilt in the backyard. More than anything, Nina is looking for someone to share in her joy and enthusiasm for living life and receiving love, and she's hoping that someone is YOU! Check out her online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/nina . 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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      Leia (WA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Leia is an active, curious 9-year-old Rat Terrier, who weighs 21 lbs. She is all terrier and loves to hunt and chase any critter that finds its way into her backyard--including kitties. A securely fenced yard is a must for this girl since she will stop at nothing to get her squirrel. But as much as she loves to hunt, she also has shown herself to be an expert snuggler. When she's inside the house, she likes to curl up on a comfy dog bed or, better yet, next to a person. She is doing great with the other dogs in her foster home but is nervous around dogs that are larger than she is, especially when she is on leash. She does better meeting male dogs in general or females who aren't pushy with her. With familiar dogs, she is confident and playful. Leia is working on her house-training, and it will be important for her to consistently be given outside potty breaks for her to keep up this new skill. This silly spotted girl is looking for a family who loves the goofy, prey-driven temperament of a terrier. To see more photos of Leia, go to http://www.imageevent.com/newrattitude/leia or check out her foster family’s blog at http://rescuedratties.blogspot.com/ . 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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      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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      BlueBelle (G...

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      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.
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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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      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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