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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 2015 Annual Report

New Rattitude's 2015 Annual Report is available to view online. A PDF version (you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed) is available for download. Download 2015 Annual Report

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Foster Home: Lynchburg, Virginia

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Finley is a beautiful picture of health as he runs and plays joyfully with his foster siblings. This wasn't always the case, as Finley came to rescue with knee issues that required surgery. Now that those have been repaired, he is a very physically fit (as well as handsome!) young 2-year-old. His emotional injuries have been harder to overcome, however. Finn was not properly socialized in his first year of life, so new people and new situations still frighten him until he gets time to adjust. People are especially scary if they are fast moving or try to approach him suddenly, and he prefers the security and familiarity of a safely-fenced yard. He also shows a definite preference for women. In foster care, Finley has been working to overcome his fears, and in his quest to develop confidence, he has learned to enjoy snuggling on the couch or in bed with his people. In fact, he will now even "ask" for some snuggling, and since he is super food motivated, his continued progress seems assured as long as his new family is patient and understanding. Any children in the home should be old enough to understand and accommodate his dislike of fast movements. Finn weighs about 13 lbs. and he gets along great with other dogs. In fact, he would do best in a home with another dog to show him the ropes. He does well with house training as long as he is kept on a schedule. You can see more photos of this beautiful fellow by clicking HERE .

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


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Entries for our 2017 calendar photo contest are being accepted through September 30! Visit the Events Page to submit photos of your rattie for a chance to win!


New Rattitude T-Shirts in our ReTail Shop
Now in the New Rattitude Retail Shop - 2016 T-shirts! Beautiful high quality T-shirts in sizes S through 3XL, 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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