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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: Sharpsburg, Georgia

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Introducing Kay-leigh! This small, dainty girl had been confiscated with seven other dogs as part of a cruelty case, ending up in a very high-kill shelter in Louisiana, and to make matters even worse, she was found to be heartworm positive. Thankfully, New Rattitude was able to rescue her and have her successfully treated, and Kay-leigh is now showing her appreciation by trying hard to be the World's Best Lap Dog. Since she weighs only 9 lbs, she thinks she has a good shot at the title, and is eager to practice at any opportunity. We think she is a bit older than the shelter vet's guess of 3-4 years, but Kay-Leigh herself isn't telling. She would be the perfect companion for someone whose life and schedule permits a lot of sitting and patting, and whose household is fairly unchaotic. Kay-leigh gets along great with the dogs and cat in her foster home as long as they don't try to eat her food or bother her when she's napping. Although she is house trained, she does need some extra encouragement to go outside if it's pouring rain. When the weather is nice she loves taking walks and going for rides in the car. Truthfully, though, this sweet, snuggly thinks there is nothing better than cuddling in your lap and spending her time letting you know how much she loves and appreciates you. See more pictures of Kay-leigh in her online photo album at And please consider applying to adopt Kay-leigh by clicking here to submit an adoption application.

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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New Rattitude's 2016 Annual Report is hot off the press and available to view online HERE


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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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