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Corona Virus Notice

As we all try very hard to curb the progression of COVID-19, and out of concern for the safety and well-being of our members, other volunteers, and potential adopters, New Rattitude has put in place temporary measures that require us to suspend most adoptions, effective until further notice. Social distancing, travel restrictions, and shelter-at-home orders around the country impact our ability to safely carry out home visits, transports, and meet with prospective adopters. (In certain cases, local adoptions may be possible.) Please stay connected with New Rattitude through our Facebook page at

About New Rattitude

New Rattitude is made up of Rat Terrier lovers all over the country who join together to help as many Ratties as we can. Our members and volunteers work to rescue these dogs and place them in our nationwide network of private foster homes, where they are cared for until we are able to place them into screened and approved permanent adoptive homes. To learn more, visit our About New Rattitude page and be inspired by our 2019 Annual Report.

About Rat Terriers

Rat Terriers are wonderful companion dogs! But before adopting a Rat Terrier, please take the time to know them a bit better, so you can understand what you are getting into. There is far more to a Rat Terrier than those endearing Rattie ears! You will be happier if you choose a dog for temperament and other characteristics that fit your household and lifestyle than solely by its appearance. Please take the time to read up on the breed and make sure it is a good match before moving forward with adoption. To learn more, visit our About Rat Terriers page.

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New Rattitude's 2019 Annual Report