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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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New Rattitude's 2017 Annual Report

New Rattitude proudly presents our 2017 Annual Report. Click here to view online!

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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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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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Foster Home: Talisheek, Louisiana

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Watching lively Miss Tracy as she runs inside her fenced yard or plays with her canine foster siblings, you'd never suspect that her vision is impaired. Tracy, an approximately 9-year-old 28-lb. Rat Terrier has a genetic condition called Progressive Rod Cone Degeneration. It's not treatable, but its progress has been gradual enough to enable Tracy to fine-tune her other senses so that she'll be able to rely on them when she eventually becomes blind. She can follow your voice to find you on the sofa, where she will happily sit with you to be petted and have her ears rubbed. And she can use her nose skillfully to detect the difference between dogs and cats. She gets along wonderfully with the former (and would love to have a dog buddy or two in her home), but she is most definitely not a fan of the latter! Tracy is house-trained and walks nicely on a leash. She would so love to be adopted right now to have time to acclimate to her new home while she can still see a bit. Besides, if she can truly see your face for just a little while, she'll always have that vision to hold in her heart as her sight dims. Tracy is a wonderful companion, who isn't asking for your pity. She's only asking for a chance. See more photos of Tracy at And apply to adopt by clicking HERE.

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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New Rattitude T-Shirts in our ReTail Shop
Now in the New Rattitude Retail Shop - 2018 T-shirts! Has a rat terrier stolen your heart? Beautiful high quality T-shirts in sizes S through 3XL, featuring a custom New Rattitude design, are now in stock! Visit the ReTail Shop today to place your order.


Image: Rat Terrier at Animal Shelter Needing Rescue Make a donation to New Rattitude in another's name and honor them in a special way! Visit our Donations page for more information.


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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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