The Rat Terrier is an American breed that originated from a mixture of crosses by European immigrants in the late 19th century old time Fox Terriers and other European Terriers. They were common on American family farms in the 1920s and 1930s. Click for more about Rat Terriers
New Rattitude regularly takes in dogs with special medical needs. Please visit our Canine Clinic
to learn more about some of the sweet dogs who are in current need of special care...and how you can help if you choose.
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
New Rattitude's 2015 Annual Report is available to view online. A PDF version (you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed) is available for download. Download 2015 Annual Report
Looking for the ideal Rattie companion? Handsome Pauly with his 11 years of experience is more than qualified for the job! At 29 lbs., Pauly is a supersized cuddler with possibly some Decker Rat Terrier in his breeding. He is completely house trained and crate trained and is accustomed to staying in his crate during the day when no one is home. Since he considers home protection a part of his job, he can become anxious and agitated if he can see out the window when someone scary (like the mailman) approaches the house. For this reason, it is best that he is crated when he is home alone. Pauly is very smart and loves to show off his tricks for his favorite treats--carrots and cucumbers! Some of the tricks he knows are sit, lay, stay, paw, roll over, and crawl. Overall Pauly is a very obedient dog who tries really hard to please. He gets along with cats and most other dogs after he gets to know them--the exception being bully breeds. He is also fearful of children and may try to nip defensively at kids younger than 13 or so. Pauly loves all toys, but his favorites are tennis balls and rope toys. He has a high energy level and enjoys riding in the car and going for long walks. Nothing would make Pauly happier than to have an active family of his own to help him stay healthy and fit for many years to come. See more photos of Pauly by clicking HERE
to go to his online photo album. Then come back and apply to adopt him!