Image: New Rattitude sick or injured Rat Terrier100% of your donation goes towards the rescue & medical care of needy dogs.
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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 2015 Annual Report

New Rattitude's 2015 Annual Report is available to view online. A PDF version (you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed) is available for download. Download 2015 Annual Report

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Foster Home: Denham Springs, Louisiana

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Meet Penny! Found dirty and terrified in the middle of a busy street in Louisiana, this sweet 8-year-old brings new meaning to the phrase "a penny saved..." This Penny is a real keeper! Not surprisingly, she can be a bit slow to warm up, but if you are patient and provide plenty of kindness and reassurance, she will soon get comfortable and then she turns into a total love. Weighing just 10 lbs., pretty Penny thinks she's all the dog you could possibly want and would be quite happy to be the only dog in a quiet, calm household. You will become her whole world, and she will give you all the devotion a person could ever ask of their best friend. And she'll help maintain the serenity of your home with her beautiful manners. She's house-trained, comes when called, is very mellow, and never runs around the house like a crazy animal or gets into any trouble. She rides beautifully in a car and walks like a dream on leash. Wouldn't you have room in your heart for this special angel? Penny says if you need any further convincing, just check out her pictures in her online album at

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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New Rattitude's 2016 "When You Wish Upon A Star" Holiday Donation Drive was a huge success! Thank you for making our dreams come true. CLICK HERE to see the results.


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CongRATulations to the winners of New Rattitude's 2017 Calendar Photo Contest. Winning photos will be featured in New Rattitude's eighth annual calendar, on sale now in the New Rattitude ReTail Shop. Visit the Events Page for the contest results!


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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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