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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 2015 Annual Report

New Rattitude's 2015 Annual Report is available to view online. A PDF version (you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed) is available for download. Download 2015 Annual Report

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Foster Home: New Berlin, Wisconsin

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Bandit is a gorgeous blue tricolor Rat Terrier, who weighs 20 lbs. and is almost 8 years old. Bandit is a mature gentleman with excellent house manners and a moderate energy level. He enjoys his daily morning walks and still has plenty of energy for romping in the backyard, jogging with his foster mom, and entertaining himself with his favorite squeaky toys. Bandit also knows how to relax, and you will often find him "chilling" on the end of a couch or in his kennel. He is good with other dogs once introductions have been made, but he prefers them to be mellow like himself. Bandit can be quite friendly and loving with women, but he does not trust men. His ideal home will not have adult male residents, and his owner will keep him safely confined from any visitors. Bandit is loving and patient with the children in his foster home and is always interested in what's going on with his family. He provides wonderful companionship. Bandit is reliably house trained and is perfectly trustworthy and responsible when home alone. He is smart and eager to please, and he has worked hard to learn positive behaviors to replace old habits that he developed prior to rescue. While walking on a leash, Bandit can be reactive to people, dogs, and other critters, but he has made great progress learning to redirect his attention. He rides well in the car and is happy to go for rides long and short. Bandit would do well with a calm, confident person or family with terrier experience to help him continue his positive growth. Bandit longs for a stable, secure environment where he will be loved and cherished as the amazing family dog that he is. To see more pics of Bandit, visit his online album by clicking HERE .

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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Entries for our 2017 calendar photo contest are being accepted through September 30! Visit the Events Page to submit photos of your rattie for a chance to win!


New Rattitude T-Shirts in our ReTail Shop
Now in the New Rattitude Retail Shop - 2016 T-shirts! Beautiful high quality T-shirts in sizes S through 3XL, featuring a custom New Rattitude design. Visit the ReTail Shop today to place your order.


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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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