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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: Atlanta, Georgia

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.

Cortland's normal quiet dignity gets eclipsed by happy energy when you ask him if he wants to go for a W-A-L-K. He will run to where the leashes are hanging, wagging his enthusiasm. Once outside, he trots confidently, eagerly sniffing to find out what the neighborhood has been up to lately. If you break into a jog, he will keep right up with you; even at 10 years old he can run circles around you whenever he wants. Cortland wasn't always so happy. When he was at the shelter, suffering from dental disease, skin infection, and a ruptured anal gland, things were pretty bleak. But within a couple of days in his new foster home, he realized that food, pats, attention, and free-ranging time in the sun were all plentiful, and life was good. Now 18-lb. Cortland is seeking a permanent home with someone who likes to give and receive gentle affection. If you have no other dogs, that is just fine with him, because strange new dogs do take a while to get used to--and require initial barking, growling, and grumbling. Cortland is well behaved and reliably house-trained, either with a dog door or a regular schedule. If it is cold and raining, however, or if there is thunder anywhere nearby, you'll need a leash and some insistent coaxing to convince him to go out, but then he will usually do his business in record time. Cortland is a gentle dog who watches you, listens to you, and wants to please you. See more photos in his online album by clicking HERE. You can apply to adopt Cortland by clicking HERE.

A Rat Terrier available for adoption from New Rattitude.


New Rattitude T-Shirts in our ReTail Shop
Now in the New Rattitude Retail Shop - 2019 T-shirts! It's all about that "rattitude"! Soft, durable T-shirts in sizes S through 5XL, featuring a custom New Rattitude design and available in your choice of three colors. Visit the ReTail Shop today to place your order.


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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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