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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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New Rattitude's 2017 Annual Report

New Rattitude proudly presents our 2017 Annual Report. Click here to view online!

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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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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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Foster Home: Alexandria, Virginia

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Lovely Hermione, a petite lady of 8-1/2 lbs., didn't have the easiest life before her rescue. She had lived all of her 10 years in a dimly lit garage, giving birth to litter after litter of puppies, and spending most of her time in a crate. Now that she's in a foster home, this plucky little gal has begun to shine. Over the past few months, Hermione has become much more comfortable in open spaces and has learned to walk on a leash and use the dog door with the greatest of ease. She rides beautifully in the car, and she is house-trained and very reliable if kept on a schedule. Hermione also gets along wonderfully with her canine foster brothers and sleeps soundly through the night. She still remains timid in certain situations, especially when meeting new people, but she is incredibly sweet and clearly wants to be loved. Hermione is looking for a family who will continue to be patient with her as she discovers the wonders of being a cherished family pet. See more photos of this precious girl by clicking HERE. And apply to adopt by clicking HERE.

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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Enter between now and September 30 for a chance to make your rattie a calendar star! Winning photos will be announced on October 15 and featured in New Rattitude's tenth annual calendar. Visit the Events Page for contest information.


Image: Tenth Birthday August 4, 2018 marks New Rattitude's 10th birthday! Ten years, 2100+ rat terriers saved, and counting!


Image: Rat Terrier at Animal Shelter Needing Rescue Make a donation to New Rattitude in another's name and honor them in a special way! Visit our Donations page for more information.


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Have you ever considered fostering a Rat Terrier? Wonder how New Rattitude supports our foster homes? CLICK HERE to learn how easy it can be and get your questions answered.


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