LULU - Rat Terrier (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in Fort Wayne, IN

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Ad ID: ADN-426826
Times Ad Viewed: 44 times
Date Listed: 01/13/2017
Date Expires: 25 days from now

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Organization Name: Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control
Location: Fort Wayne, IN 46808


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Breed: Rat Terrier
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

LULU

Age: Senior
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 01/13/2017
Location: Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Tags: Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in Fort Wayne, IN
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (medium coat). Hello there! My name is Lulu and I''m a laid back gal just looking for a calm home to retire in. Weight: 21# Arrival: I came in as an owner surrender on 12/16/16 Cues: I know how to come when called Toys: Toys are ok, but I would rather go for a walk or cuddle with you Recommendations: I would do best in an all adult home and I need patience when it comes to potty training. If you have any questions please ask one of our friendly adoption counselors!

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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