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

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Organization Name: Texarkana Animal League
Location: Texarkana, TX 75505


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Breed: Rat Terrier
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Precious

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 03/29/2016
Location: Texarkana, TX 75505
Tags: Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX
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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  1. Do your research – find out what types of dogs would be a good fit for your lifestyle and the activity level of your family. Also keep in mind the grooming needs of certain breeds that might require frequent maintenance.
  2. Decide what you can handle – before you get sucked in by all the adorable puppy eyes you’re about to see, think long and hard about the appropriate age dog for your family or if you are capable of caring for a special needs dog. Puppies are a lot of work, if you don’t have time for potty training and obedience classes you’ll want to consider an older dog. There are plenty of middle aged, vibrant dogs up for adoption as well as many senior dogs that would be a great fit for a family looking for a more subdued dog with lots of love to give.
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    • Chug Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX

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      Breed: Chug
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Texarkana, TX
      Posted Breed: Pug / Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). 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. To apply online, go to http://www.texarkanaanimalleague.org. Many of our animals can be seen at our monthly adoption events at the Texarkana PetSmart on most Saturdays. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501(c)(3) non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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    • Prissy - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

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      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Texarkana, TX
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. 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. To apply online, go to http://www.texarkanaanimalleague.org. Many of our animals can be seen at our monthly adoption events at the Texarkana PetSmart on most Saturdays. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501(c)(3) non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Texarkana, TX
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Happy is just that...Happy. He loves life and everything in it. He is fully vetted including microchipped. He is leash trained but need some more work on potty manners.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. To apply online, go to http://www.texarkanaanimalleague.org. Many of our animals can be seen at our monthly adoption events at the Texarkana PetSmart on most Saturdays. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501(c)(3) non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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    • Rat Terrier Dog For Adoption in Texarkana, TX

      Spartacus

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      Breed: Rat Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Texarkana, TX
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat). Spartacus is a good, all around dog. He is housetrained, likes other dogs and kids, except he is jeleous of the new baby. 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. To apply online, go to http://www.texarkanaanimalleague.org. Many of our animals can be seen at our monthly adoption events at the Texarkana PetSmart on most Saturdays. We also have cats available in the Cat Adoption Center inside PetSmart. To make arrangements to meet any of our animals, please call us at 1-877-525-4825, option 2. Texarkana Animal League is a 501(c)(3) non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
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