Zhorbit (MI) - Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption
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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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      Teagan (WI)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Teeny tiny Teagan is the dog version of a hummingbird. At just 8 lbs., she packs a ton of personality and joyful exuberance into a small package, and she’s always on the move! Whip-smart and super spunky, Teagan is a happy pup who will turn 1 year old in mid-April. She loves to play with toys and run around the fenced yard at her foster home. Teagan is great with dogs of all sizes, though she can be a little too much fun for mellow, older dogs. Teagan is very suspicious of new people and will not allow strangers to touch her. In fact, she will respond to approaching, unfamiliar hands with a bite, so she should not go to a home with young children, who might not have the patience to give Teagan the time and space she needs. Once she gets to know someone, however, she's super snuggly and affectionate, and since she's highly food motivated, a patient person with a pocketful of treats can easily gain her trust. Teagan is reliably house-trained, rides nicely in her car kennel, and happily jumps in her crate for a treat, where she sleeps quietly through the night. She is still learning good house manners, and she can get into mischief like counter-surfing when unsupervised. Teagan will blossom into her best self with positive training and guidance from a family with another spunky dog, no small children, and experience with high-energy dogs. With a little patience and a lot of love, Teagan will be a sweet, funny, wonderful companion. To see more pics of Teagan, surf on over to her online photo album at: http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/teagan . 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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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). New Rattitude has over two dozen new dogs and puppies in evaluation, who will be profiled on our website soon! Stay tuned! 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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      Dooley (AL)

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Dooley is the complete package--loving, attentive, well-mannered, house-trained, and crate trained--and why shouldn't he be? He's had 9 1/2 years to perfect his greatness. He loves to snuggle and to be caressed and petted, and he has a sweet, calm personality that makes him a great lap dog. Dooley's also a happy, gleeful boy, who'll delight you with his occasional bursts of joyous play and outdoor "rattie runs" that proclaim life is great. We don’t believe Dooley has ever met a stranger as he is almost immediately friendly to everyone he meets, including other dogs and children who interact politely with dogs. He currently weighs 17 1/2 lbs. but is working to get to his ideal weight of 15 lbs. This dapper, intelligent fellow lives to love and please his human. In order to fulfill that purpose, though, he needs someone to love. Won't you consider becoming Dooley's human? Learn more about Dooley by visiting his online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/dooley . 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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      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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      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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      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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