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 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 foster homes 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, heartworm disease, dental disease, or surgery to correct a variety of ailments. Each of our dogs is microchipped 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