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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: Nashville, Tennessee

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Chester is a connoisseur of the finer things in life, having had about ten years to acquire his superb taste. As any parent of a Rat Terrier can tell you, 10 is barely past middle age, so Chester expects many more years to enjoy the things he has come to love so much--good food, comfy beds, and unconditional love. Now all he needs is a Forever Home to share his appreciation of life's blessings! He would love to take walks with you (which might help him shed the excess pound or two of his current 13 lb. weight), and if you have other dogs, he's game for some playtime too. He would be a fine companion to children who are mature enough to treat him with gentleness. Chester's tolerant attitude, alas, does not extend to cats, so he requests that you please not have any of those pesky critters. Being reliably housetrained, Chester can be trusted to roam freely in the house when you need to be away for a few hours. On your return, you'll find him snoozing on his bed or eagerly greeting you at the door. At night, Chester does love to share a bed with his humans, but he'll sleep contentedly in his own bed if you prefer. Just don't forget to give him plenty of head/neck/back scratches and belly rubs! Before coming into foster care, Chester did have some seizures so now takes an inexpensive medicine (phenobarbital) twice a day to keep them under control, and this doesn't affect his activities in any way. He is looking forward to meeting you and demonstrating what a cuddly, happy treasure he truly is. In the meantime, enjoy the photos in his online PHOTO ALBUM (click here). You can apply to adopt this sweetheart by clicking here to submit an adoption application.

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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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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