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Betty female

2017-05-14

Location: Florida

Our beautiful Betty comes to us from a farm in South Florida. A group of Rat Terriers were living outside, and the people wanted someone to get the dogs off the property. After arriving at her foster home, Betty was shy and withdrawn for the first 2 days, then she ventured out to explore and learn about inside living. Once Betty realized she was in for only good things now, she started to follow her fostermom around the house. Pregnant when she was rescued, Betty gave birth to 4 beautiful boys on May 9, 2017. After her babies are weaned, Betty will begin heartworm treatment (in July). She will be available for adoption sometime in the fall of 2017. You can find more pictures of Betty here in her album. Donations toward Betty's future vet care and expenses are graciously accepted here at this link.

This dog is okay with:

cats

dogs

kids



Poco Bill male

2011-01-16

Location: Kansas

Poco Bill is a wild bandito, with relatives from South of the Border. He is a lot of little Terrier in a 7 pound package, with a little Chihuahua thrown in for spice. And he does have spice! Bill can be a sassy little fellow, and he doesn't care how big the other dog is - he thinks he is bigger. For this reason Little Bill would do best as an only dog or with a very mellow, non-dominant dog. Bill LOVES to play, and stuffed (or unstuffed) toys are fascinating to him. He will bite, chew, chase and shake the stuffing-free squirrel, and he is not opposed to beating up a fully stuffed Santa. Bill also enjoys chasing the other dogs (mostly giving them attitude), but deprived of dog company he will play happily by himself or chew on a rawhide. Poco Bill has been very good about keeping his crate clean, and he is good about using the dog door - even though he was scared of it at first. He has had an issue with lifting his leg inappropriately; having come to rescue as an intact dog who is probably 4-5 years old, he had time to learn some bad habits. But Bill is working on improving these, though his fostermom has to be FAST, because he is. He is truly a character, and if you've had a little experience with dogs this one could be a great companion. Since he's a little fiesty, he is not recommended for small children. Bill is not really aggressive to cats, but could drive them crazy trying to boss them around. For more pictures of Poco Bill, pleaseclick here.

This dog is okay with:

cats

dogs

kids



Ozzie male

2017-04-23

Location: Oregon

Seniors for Seniors Candidate
Please meet Ozzie Ratbone. He is an adorable 8 year old Rat Terrier, coming back into rescue after losing his family to divorce. Ozzie is a sweet dog who gets along with kids, other dogs and cats. He is house broken and loves playing in his back yard. More pictures of Ozzie can be seen here, in his album.

This dog is okay with:

cats

dogs

kids



Patrick male

2016-01-28

Location: Florida

Patrick is a very special Rattie. When we first saw him, he was cowering in the back of his cage at a high kill shelter in Miami, FL. Not much was known about him aside from the fact that there was something wrong with his left eye. He was not able to see out of the eye and it was bulging out a little. Nothing extreme, but he needed to see a specialist. We got him out and immediately he bonded closely to his foster mom. She noticed that he held up his right knee when walking briskly so that was also evaluated; Patrick had a very bad luxating patella (knee) and it needed surgery. His eye would only get worse, so we had a specialist remove his eye and work on his knee. Pat recovered nicely from his surgeries, acting like nothing happened. He no longer cowers in fear, but now has a VERY brave persona. He protects his fostermom from critters like squirrels, cats and large dogs. He is quite the character - loving, affectionate and brave. We are looking for a special home for Pat. He loves long walks and to cuddle on the couch. Pat would prefer to be the only doggie in the home because he wants all the attention to himself. To see more photos of Patrick, please click here.

This dog is okay with:

cats

dogs

kids



Gumby male

2017-05-14

Location: Florida

Seniors for Seniors Candidate
Gumby Ratbone is a SPECIAL boy! We were alerted to his plight when a video of him trembling in a cage at a high kill shelter in South Florida was posted. The shelter said his medical was normal - they did not list anything about his rotten and broken teeth. Poor Gumby had MAJOR periodontal disease, and many of his teeth were already missing. He had to have TEN teeth removed, but he pulled thru like nothing happened. Gumby is a very affectionate boy. He is fine with cats and dogs of small to medium size. He isn't happy around larger dogs, and will growl at them - but he responds quickly when he is asked to behave. Gumby is crate trained and enjoys snuggling in bed with his fostermom and some of the other critters. He is GREAT on a leash, and loves to just chill out and watch DVDs and TV shows. Any applicants should understand and accept that Gumby should have regular check ups, and may very likely need yearly dental cleanings, to take care of the remaining teeth that he has. Gumby is about 7 years old and weighs 15 pounds. He loves lamb & rice dry food and he likes "stew"type canned food. Gumby is ready for a great home, one who will adore him and really take care of this special boy. More pictures of Gumby Ratbone can be found here in his album.

This dog is okay with:

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dogs

kids



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