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All About Ratties

The Rat Terrier is an American breed that originated from a mixture of crosses by early immigrants of this country using old time Fox Terriers and other European Terriers common in the 19th century; Click for more about Rat Terriers

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New Rattitude Hates Puppymills

More than 50 million puppies are born each year in puppy mills. Why is this bad? Read here for more 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 these sweet dogs who need special care...and how you can help if you choose.
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Puppy Breath

Need a puppy fix? When we have new litters in our puppy nursery, we will preview them here. 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. Ready to look at the ratties? Please visit our Senior Rattie Album
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Waggin Tails

What happens to the dogs once they are adopted? View their stories, as told by their new families here
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New Rattitude's 2013 Annual Report

New Rattitude's 2013 Annual Report is available to view online. A PDF version (you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed) is available for download. Download 2013 Annual Report

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2015 Calendars!

New Rattitude 2015 Calendar

New Rattitude's 2015 Calendars are now available in our RETAIL SHOP. Get a preview of the calendar and learn who won our Photo Contest for the calendar pages by CLICKING HERE.

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Foster Home: Atlanta, Georgia

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Willy is one special sweet guy! He is a mild mannered little gentleman who is reliably house trained and will be very devoted to a mature single or couple in a quiet home, and he doesn't have a mean bone in his body. Willy is not a high energy boy and is content to just hang out with his person. He does have some issues that are somewhat of a puzzle, but even though we don't know what happened in his past to cause the issues, they are easily dealt with. For example, for some reason he has an issue with turning left. (Maybe he is politically conservative??) He doesn't like the leash, and he is sensitive to touch if you approach him as a surprise. And although he is 7 years old, his previous owners did not teach him any basic commands! Nevertheless, Willy is a complete lovebug. He is quite shy at first with other dogs, but once he gets to know them he likes them, and if they want to play, count him in! He would be great with other pets in the home, cats or dogs. He likes to announce any guests to the house and he uses his bark to communicate. Willy weighs approximately 15 lbs., which he says is the perfect size to fit in any home! Please submit an Adoption Application for Willy!


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Have you visited New Rattitude's RETAIL SHOP lately? We've got toys, treats, and gear for your dogs as well as giftables, decals, and clothes for you!


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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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New Rattitude's Fall 2013 newsletter is here! View the CURRENT ISSUE and ARCHIVES online. Or subscribe to get the latest news delivered to your email!


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Support New Rattitude with a logo decal on your car, your boat, or even your laptop! We also have NR car magnets. Available in our ReTail Shop.


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