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All About Ratties

The Rat Terrier is an American breed that originated from a mixture of crosses by early immigrants of this country using old time Fox Terriers and other European Terriers common in the 19th century; Click for more about Rat Terriers

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New Rattitude Hates Puppymills

More than 50 million puppies are born each year in puppy mills. Why is this bad? Read here for more information.
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Clinic Report

New Rattitude regularly takes in dogs with special medical needs. Please visit our Canine Clinic to learn more about these sweet dogs who need special care...and how you can help if you choose.
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Puppy Breath

Need a puppy fix? When we have new litters in our puppy nursery, we will preview them here. Check them out!
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Senior & Middle Aged Ratties

Mature Ratties make some of the very best pets! Want to learn more? Check out our Adopt A Senior information page. Ready to look at the ratties? Please visit our Senior Rattie Album
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Waggin Tails

What happens to the dogs once they are adopted? View their stories, as told by their new families here
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New Rattitude's 2014 Annual Report

New Rattitude's 2014 Annual Report is available to view online. A PDF version (you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed) is available for download. Download 2014 Annual Report

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Foster Home: Franksville, Wisconsin

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Alonzo is so full of personality that it's hard to convey in pictures, much less in words! This 4- to 5-year old 10-lb. Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix is quirky and smart. He loves his toys and likes to snuggle. It can take him a while to warm up to new people, but when he does, he owns you! He is house trained, going to the door to let you know he needs to go outside, and he is coming along well learning basic obedience commands. Alonzo gets along with other dogs, but because he doesn't like to share his toys (resource guarding) and can be possessive of his people, he would be better as an only dog. For the same reason, he should be in a home without young children. Because Alonzo knows that his quirky, endearing nature has to be experienced firsthand, he urges you to "cut to the chase" and Apply To Adopt him!, but if you insist on mulling it over, then check out his awesome Online Photo Album to see more photos.

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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Our new 2016 Rat Terrier calendar is now on sale in the New Rattitude ReTail Shop! Order yours today!


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Have you visited New Rattitude's RETAIL SHOP lately? We've got toys, treats, and gear for your dogs as well as giftables, decals, and clothes for you!


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Have you ever considered fostering a Rat Terrier? Wonder how New Rattitude supports our foster homes and makes it easy? CLICK HERE to learn how easy it can be and get your questions answered.


Image: Rat Terrier at Animal Shelter Needing Rescue Make a donation to New Rattitude in another's name and honor them in a special way! Visit our Donations page for more information.


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Before New Rattitude built a strong Facebook presence, we had a popular newsletter. You can view the ARCHIVES online for some interesting feature stories and history!