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
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.
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
What happens to the dogs once they are adopted? View their stories, as told by their new families here
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
If Charlie could speak, he'd tell you he's ready to leave the past where it belongs and embrace the future! That's because this 5-year-old Rat Terrier/Corgi mix has learned that most people can still be trusted, even though he lost the only home he'd ever known when his owner no longer had time for him. Charlie and his foster family have worked hard to heal his broken heart and now he spends his days making up for lost time. Charlie has a funny personality and the goofy energy of a young pup. He loves to speak--in an endearing grumble--and will converse with you on any topic. He also loves to "help" with many household chores (dinner and laundry are his favorites), "ask" for a walk or car ride (he’s a master at leash walking and LOVES to go anywhere!), chew on a bone, patrol the backyard, or play with his canine foster sisters. When he has had his fill of fun, he's likely to be found snoring on your lap or next to you on the couch. While day-to-day activities are a breeze for him, a few situations can make Charlie fearful. He can panic when crated if he can't see a person or another dog, so he can't be left in a crate during the day at this point in his training. (Fortunately he's house trained and trustworthy when left home alone.) Charlie is also insecure around large, assertive male dogs, but would be happy with a female or a smaller, easy-going male dog. (Charlie himself weighs 26 lbs.) Cats intrigue him so much that he makes himself a pest to even the most dog-savvy felines. His manners around children are improving, but sudden loud noises, commotion, or grabby hands can sometimes cause him to panic so a home without children under age 12 would be best. Are you dog savvy? Can you see a spunky, talkative guy in your future? Then Charlie's ready for your embrace and will be the most faithful and loyal companion ever! To see more photos of Charlie, CLICK HERE
to check out his photo album.
RAT TERRIER JAMBOREE
Come one, come all! Ratties and their humans are invited to the 11th Annual Rat Terrier Jamboree in Sweetwater, Tennessee, April 29 and 30! Visit our Jamboree
page for details.
NEW RATTITUDE T-SHIRTS
Now in the New Rattitude Retail Shop - 2016 T-shirts
! Beautiful high quality T-shirts in sizes S through 5XL, featuring a custom New Rattitude design. Visit the ReTail Shop
today to place your order.
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!
WONDERING ABOUT FOSTERING?
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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