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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Adrienne is a 1-year-old Rat Terrier mix who is special in many ways. This sweetie has those deep warm eyes that melt your heart and help you see past her physical needs.
Adrienne was born with a spinal disorder and takes daily over-the-counter medication. She needs her people to know how to handle her carefully so as not to hurt her
and of course any children in the home need to be mature enough to respect her physical limitations and avoid any roughhousing or chasing. A fenced yard will
enable this youngster to have plenty of outdoor time to roam and play at her own pace since long leash walks can tire her quickly. She is house-trained but does
have an occasional accident due to her disability. She is also leash trained and crate trained, readily going into her crate when prompted, especially if a treat is offered.
If she's allowed in your bed, she'll gladly snuggle right up to you and might even try to share your pillow. (Since she's a tiny girl at just 10 lbs., she doesn't think you'll
mind.) Adrienne is a bit shy at first with new people but she does soon warm up then will want to shower you with kisses. She would thrive in a home where
someone is home most of the time to give her the attention that she loves so much. She would love to have gentle doggy companionship in her new home, but she
requests no cats, because in her opinion they they just beg to be chased. If you are a patient, understanding person whose heart swells when a dog's eyes say
"thank you," then you probably have a spot in your heart that's reserved for a special girl like Adrienne.
Apply to adopt this sweetheart by clicking here to submit an adoption application.