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Precious - Rat Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

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Organization Name: Texarkana Animal League
Location: Texarkana, TX
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Breed: Rat Terrier
Gender: Female Female
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Precious

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 03/29/2016
Location: Texarkana, TX, 75505
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Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Not Required
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Low
Fence Required Any Type
Owner Experience Required Species
Other
  • Not Good With Large Dogs
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
  • Gentle
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations
  • Ongoing Medical Care Needed

Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). With a name like Precious, how could this pert and pretty little lady be anything else? As full of energy as a dog half her age, 17-year-old Rat Terrier, Precious, is friendly, affectionate and very loving. Just ask the person cuddled up next to her. A well-mannered miss, she is quiet and never barks, and is fully housetrained if you pay attention to her signals. She once had surgery on her right front leg and now takes daily pain meds for arthritis without complaint. Sadly for sweet Precious, she was released to Animal Control by her owner on his way to life in a nursing home. Luckily for lovely Precious, we intervened, saving her from certain death, to allow her to spend the rest of her own life in the loving security of a real forever home. To apply online, go to www.texarkanaanimalleague.org.

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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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: 300.00. Miller and Cassie are a bonded pair. These sweet pups were rescued by some local pet lovers after spotting them in the woods. They were not in the best shape and were very scared. After spending a few days at the animal hospital, Cassie and Miller came to stay with us at the Texarkana Animal League. It was not long before these two cutie pies were enjoying life and filling our hearts with joy! With some TLC these two were feeling and looking like regular pups. Miller is approximately 3 years old and Cassie is a little less than a year old. Cassie seems to be in charge of the relationship, but Miller is just fine with that. They are both playful and like getting attention and affection. They like to play and be silly. They love getting treats and especially bones to chew on. If you are interested in adopting these two sweethearts fill out an application at texarkanaanimalleague.org or email us at fostercare@texarkanaanimalleague.org. All of our adoptable animals are up to date on routine vaccinations, microchipped and spayed or neutered. If the animal is too young a certificate for the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee. Please CLICK HERE to complete our online adoption application. Many of our animals can be seen at our adoption center located at 5820 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX on Saturdays between 10 am - 3 pm. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart - Texarkana. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible .
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    • Boston Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

      Candy

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      Breed: Boston Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boston Terrier / Mixed. Adoption Fee: 180.00. Do you love Boston Terriers? Well then you will love our Candy girl <3 Candy is like most dogs and looking for some security and love. Like most Boston's Candy has a strong and friendly personality. She can be pretty laid back but loves to have a good bark at other dogs. Candy would probably do best in a home with just humans but can tolerate other dogs and ignores most cats. This girl loves to be with her human and can get a bit stir crazy if left alone for too long. She doesn't mind hanging outside in the yard but will try to go on an adventure if no one gives her some acknowledgment. Watching TV? Candy will gladly lay down by your feet and enjoy whatever flick you choose to watch. Candy is an older girl but she has spunk and a lot of life to live. Our girl needs a home to rest her head and be loyal to her humans. When you meet Candy, you will fall in love with her cute lil underbite! If you have ever wanted to make a difference in a dog's life we suggest spending your days getting love from our sweet Candy girl! Email or call us to set up a time to meet Candy. We are also open on Saturdays from 10a - 3pm. All of our adoptable animals are up to date on routine vaccinations, microchipped and spayed or neutered. If the animal is too young a certificate for the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee. Please CLICK HERE to complete our online adoption application. Many of our animals can be seen at our adoption center located at 5820 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX on Saturdays between 10 am - 3 pm. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart - Texarkana. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible .
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    • Ellie - Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 11/11/2017

      Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

      Ellie

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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu. Our sweet Ellie is ready for adoption! If you have ever wanted to make a difference in a dog's life, adopting Ellie is a beautiful start <3 Here is her story... Ellie had wandered up to a doorstep on Westlawn Drive in late July. A Texarkana Animal League volunteer was contacted to participate in the rescue of this sad little dog. Our volunteer was more than willing to get this sweet girl, especially after seeing her condition. The first thing you noticed about Ellie was that she was missing most of the hair on her body. Ellie was brought to the vet to address her health concerns. After being seen at the vet Ellie was brought back to TAL. Ellie was given a comfortable bed for this scared, tired girl. We made sure she had food, water and time to rest. TLC was just what Ellie needed. Ellie surprised everyone at TAL by her quick recovery and how quickly her hair grew back! Ellie received treatment for heartworms and her eye. Now, Ellie is a healthy Shih Tzu who is ready for her forever home. Ellie still has some skin issues but it is being treated by meds. She can see fine and her heart is doing good! This dog is the boss around these parts! And we love her for it! Tidbits about Ellie: Breed: Shih Tzu Weight: 16 lbs Age: 8 years old Loves chewing on stuffed animals In charge of Texarkana Animal League Kennel Room Resilient & Young at Heart All of our adoptable animals are up to date on routine vaccinations, microchipped and spayed or neutered. If the animal is too young a certificate for the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee. Please CLICK HERE to complete our online adoption application. Many of our animals can be seen at our adoption center located at 5820 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX on Saturdays between 10 am - 3 pm. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart - Texarkana. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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    • Border Collie-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

      Tammy

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      Breed: Border Collie-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Border Collie / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: 180.00. Hello Everyone, say hi to Tammy! This sweet Border Collie mix is ready for adoption. Tammy is fully vetted, spayed, and on flea and heartworm prevention. Tammy has been living happily with her foster family to include other foster pups. Tammy gets along great with all other dogs. She can be a bit feisty, but she is sweet and well-adjusted. Tammy does tend to guard her food bowl but does not do so aggressively. This happy pup is ready for you to take her home! :) If you are interested in Tammy, please feel free to contact us and we will contact her foster mom. You can also fill out our application online. Thank you for considering a rescue dog for your families next addition. All of our adoptable animals are up to date on routine vaccinations, microchipped and spayed or neutered. If the animal is too young a certificate for the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee. Please CLICK HERE to complete our online adoption application. Many of our animals can be seen at our adoption center located at 5820 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX on Saturdays between 10 am - 3 pm. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart - Texarkana. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501c3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

      Missy

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: 180.00. Our sweet Missy is ready for her furever home. Her foster mom tells us that she is a super sweet and friendly pup. She is a little shy but warms up quickly. Missy is completely vetted and has already been spayed. She is a non-alpha dog that likes to play, especially in the kiddy pool. If you are interested learning more about Missy, please email or call the Texarkana Animal League. You can also fill out an application on our website. All of our adoptable animals are up to date on routine vaccinations, microchipped and spayed or neutered. If the animal is too young a certificate for the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee. Please CLICK HERE to complete our online adoption application. Many of our animals can be seen at our adoption center located at 5820 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX on Saturdays between 10 am - 3 pm. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart - Texarkana. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax-deductible
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

      Carlos

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: 180.00. All of our adoptable animals are up to date on routine vaccinations, microchipped and spayed or neutered. If the animal is too young a certificate for the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee. Please CLICK HERE to complete our online adoption application. Many of our animals can be seen at our adoption center located at 5820 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX on Saturdays between 10 am - 3 pm. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart - Texarkana. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501c3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

      Palmer

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Adoption Fee: 100.00. Palmer was a part of a puppy mill dump. This sweet girl deserves a loving home of her own. She is a little shy at first, but loves to snuggle. Her adoption fee will be $100.00. All of our adoptable animals are up to date on routine vaccinations, microchipped and spayed or neutered. If the animal is too young a certificate for the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee. Please CLICK HERE to complete our online adoption application. Many of our animals can be seen at our adoption center located at 5820 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX on Saturdays between 10 am - 3 pm. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart - Texarkana. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501c3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

      Jasmine

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: 180.00. Jasmine is a small pudgy little gal who is not hyper or demanding, and very lovable. She does well with other dogs. Please contact us for more information. All of our adoptable animals are up to date on routine vaccinations, microchipped and spayed or neutered. If the animal is too young a certificate for the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee. Please CLICK HERE to complete our online adoption application. Many of our animals can be seen at our adoption center located at 5820 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX on Saturdays between 10 am - 3 pm. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart - Texarkana. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501c3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX, USA

      Chloe

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: 100.00. Hello! My name is Chloe, I love getting treated like a princess here at the Texarkana Animal League. I especially like getting belly rubs! Chloe may have had a rough start at life, but she sure is getting the royal treatment now. She can be a bit nervous and would do best in a home with not other pets. She is a little stand offish until she gets to know you. Someone who can give her the time and love she so much deserves will find a best friend for life. Her adoption fee will be $100.00. Black Chihuahua Mix Spayed Female Approximately 3 years old 20 lbs All of our adoptable animals are up to date on routine vaccinations, microchipped and spayed or neutered. If the animal is too young a certificate for the spay/neuter is included in the adoption fee. Please CLICK HERE to complete our online adoption application. Many of our animals can be seen at our adoption center located at 5820 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX on Saturdays between 10 am - 3 pm. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart - Texarkana. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501c3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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