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All About Ratties

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

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Position Statement on Shock Collars

The New Rattitude Board of Directors has adopted a Position Statement on the use of shock collars. Click to read the Position Statement

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New Rattitude Hates Puppymills

More than 50 million puppies are born each year in puppy mills in the U.S.A. What is a puppy mill and why is this bad? Read here for 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 some of the dogs who are in current need of special care and how you can help.
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Puppy Breath

Need a puppy fix? When we have new litters in our fostercare program, we will preview them in our "nursery." Click here to 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 and visit our Senior Rattie Album
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New Rattitude's 2016 Annual Report

New Rattitude proudly presents our 2016 Annual Report. Click here to view online!

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Foster Home: Athens, Georgia

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Little Perrito couldn't be any cuter, but he has some quirks that have kept him in foster care longer than is reasonable, and he is seeking an understanding adopter who will appreciate his funny character. Over his 11 years, Perrito has developed his likes and dislikes, which he expects the people around him to respect. The "Likes" include playing ball, getting ear and back scratches from familiar people, going on short walks, napping, and following you around the house. On the "Dislikes" side is being poked and prodded, having other dogs crowd him or try to take his stuff, having his ball taken away, and being around little kids who want to touch him. And who could blame kids for wanting to touch him? At just 8 lbs. of friskiness, he seems like such a toy, with the short legs characteristic of a Teddy (Type B) Rat Terrier. But Perrito is no toy, and if you don't remember that, he may be inclined to remind you, so he is seeking a patient, respectful mom or dad who is dog-savvy. Perrito's house manners are good, and he gets along OK with dogs and cats, though he does best with calm, confident dogs. He is house trained and will do "business" outside when he has quick, easy access, or on a pee pad when he has to be left indoors for extended periods. Because his pancreas doesn't work so well, he needs a couple of common daily medications and enzymes. Not surprising for a gentleman entering his senior years, Perrito is showing some signs of cognitive decline -- occasional forgetfulness and mild confusion -- making it more important than ever for him to find a loving adoptive family before such a transition would be too difficult for him. Please check out more photos and videos at And apply to adopt this tiny man at,

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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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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