What New Rattitude is About
New Rattitude is a nationwide non-profit charitable corporation, 100% volunteer operated, dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of abandoned, abused, neglected,
sick, and unwanted Rat Terriers and Rat Terrier mixes. The rescued dogs are placed in private
where they are provided with professional veterinary care, healthcare support, nurturing, socialization, and training while we work diligently
to find them permanent adoptive homes
. Adopters are screened, matched, and approved
to ensure that the adopted dogs 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, spay/neuter, deworming, heartworm test and monthly heartworm
preventative, and flea preventative. Other medical care is also sometimes necessary, such as treatment for infections, allergies, broken bones,
, dental disease, or surgery to correct a variety of ailments. Each of our dogs is
and given a martingale collar with a tag printed with a unique ID number and our toll-free Lost Dog Hotline.
New Rattitude is made up of Rat Terrier lovers all over the country, who join together to help as many dogs as we can. 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, volunteer recruiting and training, technology, and other programs deemed helpful to
achieving the mission of rescuing and re-homing Rat Terriers.
New Rattitude was incorporated August 4, 2008. We are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, registered with the Georgia Secretary of State
as a charitable organization, and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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. And we can always use more dedicated volunteers!
Please join us
if you are able!
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Terry Beale (Georgia) - President
Mallory Kratimenos (Illinois) - Vice President
Susan Beard (North Carolina) - Secretary
Sue Kangas (Michigan) - Treasurer
Debbie Collins (Alabama) - Director
Kathy Puckett (Maryland) - Director
Catherine Spannagel (Illinois) - Director