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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 2013 Annual Report

New Rattitude's 2013 Annual Report is available to view online. A PDF version (you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed) is available for download. Download 2013 Annual Report

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2015 Calendars!

New Rattitude 2015 Calendar

New Rattitude's 2015 Calendars are now available in our RETAIL SHOP. Preview the calendar and learn who won the Photo Contest by CLICKING HERE.

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Foster Home: Volcano, California

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Finnegan is a sweet 5-year-old Rattie who doubles as a personal scheduler! This young man knows the value of routines, so if you're looking to add a little organization into your life, he's your guy! Finnegan likes his morning walk, afternoon playtime, and that essential after-dinner stroll. He will even provide you with gentle vocal reminders when it's time for dinner, time for fun, or time for treats. He is very easy to have around: completely house trained, uses a doggie door, sleeps in bed with his foster mom, walks well on leash, and travels well in the car. Lately he has even been joining foster mom for some short runs. Finn tends to be a bit timid, but has started asking for attention from foster mom and even from the occasional guest. He gets along with all of his canine foster siblings and he is so sweet and gentle that he would probably get along with cats, too. Finn doesn't want to seem picky, but since men can be scary to him, he'd like his main caregiver to be female. Finn came into foster care quite overweight and has been working hard to take it off. He is down to 20 lbs.and like so many people who shed a lot of weight, he now has a good bit of excess skin. But he is not vain and since his vet isn’t worried about it, he isn’t either. He knows that his future family will see past his “man boob” to the sweet, gentle fellow that he is and that their patience will help him continue to shed his fears and maybe even another pound. Click HERE to see more photos and follow Finn's progress. And please submit an Adoption Application for him!


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New Rattitude's "Warm Hearts, Happy Tails" holiday donation drive runs through December 31. CLICK HERE to make your tax-deductible contribution before year-end!


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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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New Rattitude's Fall 2013 newsletter is here! View the CURRENT ISSUE and ARCHIVES online. Or subscribe to get the latest news delivered to your email!


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