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Corona Virus Notice

New Rattitude has partially lifted the restriction on adoption applications that had been instituted in response to recommended social distancing, travel restrictions, and shelter-at-home orders across the country. We have now put in place a process of conducting virtual home visits and are able to accept LOCAL adoption applications if the adopter is willing/able to be responsible for ALL driving to pick up the dog (if approved), with the foster parent’s concurrence. 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 2020 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 2020 Annual Report