Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue100% of your donation goes towards the rescue & medical care of needy dogs.
Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue

What New Rattitude is About


Image: Courtesy of New Rattitude, Inc. Rat Terrier Rescue

New Rattitude is a national, all-volunteer organization that rescues and rehomes Rat Terriers and Rat Terrier mixes. We are a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)3 charitable corporation. We were incorporated August 4, 2008, and are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

New Rattitude is made up of Rat Terrier lovers all over the country, who join together to help as many dogs as we can. We provide temporary living environments in private foster homes for abandoned, abused, neglected, sick, or unwanted Rat Terriers. In foster care, these rescued dogs are nurtured, socialized, trained, provided with professional veterinary care, and supported medically while we work diligently to find them new and permanent adoptive homes where they will be safe, loved, and properly and humanely cared for the rest of their lives. Each dog brought into our network receives a veterinary check, all required vaccinations, heartworm test and monthly preventative, and spay/neuter. Other medical care is sometimes necessary, such as treatment for mange, heartworm disease, gastrointestinal worms, infection, allergies, broken bones, or surgery to correct a variety of ailments. Each of our dogs is microchipped and given a collar tag printed with a unique ID number and our toll-free Lost Dog Hotline.

Our network of foster homes is supported by a "staff" of other volunteers who manage a variety of necessary tasks to handle administration, application screening, fund-raising, transportation, publicity, technology, and so on. Since we spend more on veterinary care than our low adoption fees cover, we are dependent on public support through charitable, tax deductible donations and fund-raising. We can always use more dedicated volunteers! Please join us if you are able!

2012-13 Board of Directors
Jaime Restorff (Wisconsin) - President
Jena Gammon (Louisiana) - Vice President
Terry Beale (Georgia) - Secretary
Sue Kangas (Michigan) - Treasurer
Susan Beard (North Carolina) - Director
Errica Swartwood (Virginia) - Director
Debbie Collins (Alabama) - Director