When Bud gets the "zoomies" a couple of times a day, racing around the house in high spirits and excitement, he is quite the entertainer. Generally sweet and
affectionate, this 13 lb., 3-year-old Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix enjoys being a snuggly lap dog who is a good listener and well house trained. He walks politely on leash
and loves going on walks. Bud is originally from Louisiana and occasionally exhibits the temperament of a "ragin' Cajun" when he gets overly tired or feels frightened
or defensive. When surprised or frightened (such as when he is touched unexpectedly when snuggled completely under a blanket) he has snapped at or bitten people.
Some of his skittishness may stem from the fact that he experiences some joint pain, for which he has recently been prescribed a daily anti-inflammatory. This
medicine has greatly improved his quality of life and thus his attitude, but it hasn't totally eliminated his behavioral quirks. While most of the time he gets along very
well with the other dogs in his foster home, Bud does have the habit of resource guarding and has bitten dogs who intrude in his space when he has a possession that
he holds near and dear. Consistent positive training in his foster home has lessened this reaction, but he has quite a ways to go to get over it completely so he needs
an experienced and patient pet parent who knows how to read a dog's body language, will heed Bud's cues when he is feeling uncomfortable, and continue his
positive training. Despite being somewhat challenging, Bud longs for love and acceptance as much as any other dog. Bud is looking for a home close enough to his
foster home that he can invite you over and show you first-hand the kinds of situations that can trigger his occasional behavioral issues. Check out Bud's online photo
album by clicking HERE
. And apply to adopt by clicking HERE
RAT TERRIER JAMBOREE
Come one, come all! Ratties and their humans are invited to the 13th Annual Rat Terrier Jamboree in Sweetwater, Tennessee, April 20 and 21! Visit our Jamboree
page for details.
NEW RATTITUDE T-SHIRTS
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 5XL, featuring a custom New Rattitude design and available in your choice of four colors. Visit the ReTail Shop
today to place your order.
2017 ANNUAL REPORT
New Rattitude proudly presents our 2017 Annual Report. Click here
to view online!
GIVE THE GIFT OF 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.
WONDERING ABOUT FOSTERING?
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.