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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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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: Wingina, Virginia

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Since his rescue from a puppy mill, little 9-lb. Harry has been delightedly learning about the good things in life. Having spent most, if not all, of his 13-year life in a small cage, Harry is just now experiencing things like soft grass and the loving touch of human hands, and he has quickly decided that snuggling and love are two things he can't have enough of! He might hesitate a bit when hands reach for him, but when he knows he is going to his comfy place on the sofa or a lap, he is so happy that he snuffles and snorts and cuddles right up for a snooze. Everyone who meets Harry falls in love with him and he will curl up with anyone who will approach him gently to scratch his neck or belly. If you are too busy for snuggling, he may follow you around, especially if you might be stopping by the kitchen. Poor dental care from his years in the puppy mill resulted in the loss of his lower jaw, but this doesn't stop Harry from gobbling up his meals or taking treats. If things get too loud he might retreat to his crate, but he'll soon come out again, too curious to resist peeking to see what's going on. Harry shows no interest in the cat in his foster home and gets along beautifully with all of the dogs. Because Harry had never been trained to outdoor pottying and because grass remains a bit of an enigma, he has now been trained to puppy pads, which he is quite good at using, and soon he will transition to using the yard. He is still unsure about that thing called a leash, so a fenced yard would be best for him. This wonderfully sweet little guy is coming along day by day, interested and bemused in all the newness, and he is ever so ready for a forever family to help him discover what a dog's life is really meant to be. You can apply to adopt Harry by clicking HERE.

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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New Rattitude proudly presents our 2018 Annual Report. Click here to view online!


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Have you ever considered fostering a Rat Terrier? Wonder how New Rattitude supports our foster homes? CLICK HERE to learn how easy it can be and get your questions answered.


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