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: 04/29/2017
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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      Bubbles (NC)...

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      Breed: Rat Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Bubbles didn't have the best start to her young life, but things are turning around for her now. This 3-year-old Rat Terrier mix of 17 lbs. was given up by her owner, along with her five 5-month-old puppies. It seems that every sight and sound is new to her, and while she is making great strides in her foster home, she is still quite timid. Quick movements and loud noises can send her running for cover. She needs a calm, quiet home and would not do well with the activity level of most young children. Bubbles does get along well with the other dogs in her foster home. Her experience as a mother may have brought out the disciplinarian in her because she's quick to correct the other dogs if they jump on her. On the whole, being around other dogs seems to boost her confidence, so she would love to have a doggy friend in her new home and would make a great companion to the other pup. Once she's had plenty of time to settle in to a new environment, she'll be a real sweetie, who'll enjoy curling up on the couch with both her human and canine family members. Bubbles is learning basic commands and how to walk nicely on a leash, but she's already house-trained. She's also crate trained and will sometimes go in the crate on her own to rest. Bubbles has so much love to give. If you can provide a patient, loving home to help her learn how to enjoy life, you'll be rewarded with a most loyal little lady. To see more pictures of Bubbles, please visit http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/bubbles . 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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      Archie (NC)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Archie is just a ball of fun! Approximately 6 months old and 12 lbs., Archie is still growing into his very long legs, but even now, they enable him to run fast and jump high! Archie loves everyone he meets--people and animals alike! This energetic Rattie mix loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home, chase balls, and chew bones. He's a brave, confident boy who's eager to do whatever you throw his way, and then after giving it his all, he will plop down and nap! He's also a chatty fellow, who isn't shy to speak up and let you know when he wants something. Quite the snuggler, Archie sleeps all through the night. He does well being crated during the day with an occasional bark here and there, and he has almost mastered the art of pottying outside. Now Archie is ready to find his lifelong playmate and teacher in the ways of the good life. Wouldn't you like to apply for the job? You can see more pictures of Archie at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/archie . 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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      Ellie (NY)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Ellie is a sweet and pretty little princess, who is the perfect mix of cuddly and playful. She gets along with other dogs and likes to follow her canine sister around. She's almost 3 months old and weighs about 3 perfect puppy lbs. This smart girl is already preferring to potty outdoors, but being just a pup, she has the occasional accident. Ellie is going to be a wonderful companion. Check out more pictures of her in her online album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/elliecanastotany . 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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      Alto (GA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Who could resist a little helper and best buddy like Alto? Yes, that's what you'll get when you bring this gentle, handsome 2-year-old home. (To see just how handsome, take a peek at his online album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/alto .) A Rat Terrier mix--with a touch of Basenji, perhaps?--who weighs 16 lbs., Alto may be a bit shy when he first meets you or other dogs, but allow him a little time to feel comfortable. Soon he'll be giving both humans and dogs copious kisses! In his foster home, he gets along with the children ages 12, 11, and 6, though it took him a while to warm up to the youngest, possibly because he's not a big fan of noise. Alto prefers a quieter means of self-expression and rarely, if ever, barks. He can even get a little nervous around his more vociferous fur siblings. Alto will make his needs known with a whine, whether he's asking you to give him some attention or to let him go out to potty. (He is fully house-trained.) Basically he's a love bug who likes sitting in your lap, giving kisses, and playing gently. In other words, he's just about perfect! He walks nicely on a leash, but even when he's in his fenced yard, he'll be keeping close to you, as though he wishes he could be helping you with whatever task is at hand. And when he goes out to do his business, he hopes you'll return the favor by accompanying him outside. That's just how much he wants to be your friend. Alto's foster family says that more than anything they hope you will introduce this adorable boy to new experiences, help him enjoy the outdoors, offer him training (that helps all dogs grow in confidence), and then spend lots of cuddle time with him. Doesn't that sound like a pretty fair deal for such a faithful best friend? 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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      Ruby (VA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Ruby, a 2-year-old 12-lb. Rat Terrier mix, is a sweet and loving dog. She likes to play with toys and run around outdoors in a fenced backyard with an occasional time-out for sunbathing. You couldn't exactly call Ruby happy-go-lucky, though. She's extremely cautious and slow to warm up to new people, but if you're patient and give her time to get to know you, you'll be richly rewarded. Once she trusts you, she'll love you to the core and want nothing more than to please you. You will also have gained a very loyal bed partner since Ruby especially enjoys sleeping with her people (under the covers, of course). Ruby gets along with the other dogs and cats in her foster home, and in fact, having an easy-going dog in the home might help her feel more confident. Any children would need to be old enough to be understanding and empathetic because a child who would run up to her or chase her would cause her to run and hide. Ruby is house-trained and leash trained. The adopter who gives Ruby patience and a supportive, nurturing environment will find that she's truly a gem! 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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      Tater (VA)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). He's only 3 1/2 months old, but Tater already knows it's important to have balance in one's life. He's the perfect mix of easy-going and energetic. A Rat Terrier mix (possibly with some Jack Russell DNA tossed in) currently weighing 8 lbs., Tater likes to be around people. He especially enjoys snuggling on your lap for belly rubs and giving kisses in return. However, he's much more than just a couch tater; he enjoys playing chase with his siblings, exploring the backyard, and playing with leaves, twigs, and toys, especially squeaky ones. He lives with many other dogs and cats in his foster home, and he gets along with all. Tater 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 but prefers a fenced-in yard where he can run and play off leash and bask in the sun. Tater is not crate trained because he prefers to snuggle in bed with his people. Ever so eager to show you his secrets for a perfectly balanced life, Tater suggests that you don't delay and apply today! 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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      BlueBelle (G...

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