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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: Stafford, Virginia

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

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.

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


New Rattitude T-Shirts in our ReTail Shop
Now in the New Rattitude Retail Shop - 2017 T-shirts! Beautiful high quality T-shirts in sizes S through 5XL, featuring a custom New Rattitude design. Visit the ReTail Shop today to place your order.


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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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