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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: Atlanta, Georgia

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

This 15-lb. redhead with a heart of gold is 4-year-old Luci. She's the kind of girl who thrives at being a companion to her person. Ideally that person would be a calm, single woman or even a couple who enjoys nature and quiet evenings at home. When she first meets you, Luci may appear a bit shy, but give her a little time to warm up and she will become your loyal best friend. She will accompany you room to room as you do your daily chores, finding a comfy spot to settle in and gaze at you with her beautiful, dark eyes. While you're outdoors, she will show off her talent for chasing squirrels, keeping those pesky critters up in the trees where they belong. She even enjoys watching TV as long as you're there beside her. Truthfully, she just wants to be a part of your life. She'll entertain you as she plays with her toys and places them in strategic locations for future easy access—no neatly organized toy box for this girl! She will alert you to the dreaded trash truck stealing all the good stuff on the curb or to neighbors running or bicycling by. But when you tell her to stop barking, she'll stay quiet until it's time to play. Luci walks well on a leash and knows basic commands. She's also house trained if kept on a schedule and not rushed when outside, and she does prefer that you go outside with her. (That companion thing works both ways, you know.) Because she is afraid of bigger dogs and doesn't know how to interact appropriately with smaller ones, she really would like to be an only dog. Loud or strange sounds like fireworks, bouncing basketballs, or yelling children can make her nervous and she'll come to you for protection. Wouldn't you like to be the special someone to offer her reassurance? She is waiting patiently to hear you say those three wonderful words: "Luci, you're home!" You can see more pictures of Luci by clicking HERE. And you can apply to adopt by clicking HERE.

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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You can make a difference in the lives of New Rattitude's foster dogs who are awaiting their forever homes by donating towards our "You Complete Us!" holiday challenge through December 31! CLICK HERE to make your tax-deductible contribution for 2017.


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Our 2018 Rat Terrier calendar is now ON SALE in the New Rattitude ReTail Shop! Buy one for yourself and for holiday gifts!


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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.


Image: Rattie Computing The New Rattitude links page offers a variety of canine community resources endorsed by New Rattitude members. Check it out!


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