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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 2015 Annual Report

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

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Foster Home: Athens, Georgia

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

If you are looking for a sweet dog to love and nurture while carefully helping to widen her world, BlueBelle is your girl. She was born into puppymill conditions and lived almost four years birthing puppies in a deprived environment. When she came to rescue, she was classified as semiferal, and has spent the past months overcoming many challenges to learn to live in a home and interact with humans. This has not been easy for her, and she needs a special family who understands how best to gently, patiently help her continue to adapt. BlueBelle has lived peacefully with a cat and lives with family dogs and a changing roster of foster dogs. She can be adamant about keeping her space to herself around other dogs and can also snuggle or act playful with those same dogs when she's in the mood. She will need at least one dog companion to help her feel at home and show her the doggie routine. She is house trained in her current environment. Because her progress depends on her being able to go at her own pace, she would appreciate an adult-only home that tends to be calm. To give you an idea of her pace, it took 18 months for BlueBelle to ask to be petted! She still has many fears and a phobia of thunder. She does not yet walk on leash so her exercise currently consists of walking a large yard and jumping and racing around the house in anticipation of a meal. BlueBelle is now 5 years old and is finishing rehabilitation for a healed back issue and for luxating patellae ("dislocating knees," common in small dogs). She weighs 12 lbs. For more photos and information, CLICK HERE to see her online photo album.

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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New Rattitude's 2015 Annual Report is hot off the press and available to view online! Download 2015 Annual Report


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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.


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