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Rusty male

2015-05-25

Location: Idaho

Seniors for Seniors Candidate
This is Rusty. He will turn 8 years old in June (2016). Rusty is a neutered Rat Terrier. He is current on shots. Rusty is a twenty pound Dynamo. He has striking looks, yes, but a remarkable personality too! Rusty is very funny and lively. He has high energy, is an active little guy, and needs mental stimulation and lots of physical activity. Rusty is also a major love bug who not only loves to be held and cuddled, but he frequently asks to be picked up. Of course, like most Rat Terriers, he wants to sleep between the covers and share your bed pillow. Rusty is a clean boy who bathes himself and enjoys tub-baths; we do not know if he likes to swim. He loves to run and needs a chance to dig some holes. Rusty needs land - some property - to be happy. He is a compulsive healer and would make an excellent therapy dog. Rusty would love agility or any other kind of daily training and exercise program; he needs a job or hobby to fulfill his potential. Rusty is vocal and "talks". His vocalizations have given us great delight for nearly 8 years. Rusty is great with people, very friendly, and likes kids too - if they respect him and know how to approach a dog. He did great with the three elderly female dogs that were in his pack, but not so much with adult male dogs. He has been spoiled and he is a dog with a strong, dominant personality. He has been too aggressive with his special needs brother (a very spooky boy) and his elderly brother recently, which has forced his family to find him a new home. Rusty is an excellent housemate; he has never been destructive, and actually still has most of his original toys. He loves to play with toys, do puzzles, find treats, run, be with his people, learn new things and go for walks. Rusty is an extraordinary dog with huge potential. The ideal personal companion! Rusty is NOT good with cats at all, and he needs to be an only dog. If you have space, time and energy to give this boy, he will give you a lifetime of joy and laughter. Rusty is pure delight! To see more pictures of Rusty, please click here.
Note: This is a Guardian Assistance Placement (GAP) Program dog, meaning he/she has been fortunate enough to remain in his/her current home while looking for a new home. Veterinary records have been verified, but we must rely on input from the owner for information on behavior and temperament.

This dog is okay with:

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Mable female

2009-02-28

Location: Oklahoma

Seniors for Seniors Candidate
Mable came to Ratbone Rescues after her owner passed away. She has been in her foster home for a few years now, and is looking for her forever home. Mable’s weight stays around 15 pounds. She is very well mannered and leash trained; when walking, if the leash touches her backside she will stop and sit, and move only when told to do so. Mable likes to sleep curled up in her own bed (she doesn't like crates), but will jump in bed with you during thunderstorms. She loves to have her belly rubbed, go for long walks in the park, and lay around. Mable is not a barker, unless someone is at the door or in her yard. If a dog could be described as a perfect little lady – that description would fit Mable. Children love her, as do the adults who meet her. She does not play with toys or other dogs, and seems to be a loner - although the younger foster dog in the home follows her around (which Mable doesn't seem to mind). Mable will be 13 years old in 2015, and she wears her age very well. As you can see, she has a beautiful face and eyes, and with her gentle personality she is a favorite with visitors. To see all of Mable's pictures please click here. Mable does have a thyroid issue, which she takes medicine for twice daily. The cost of her medicine is $15.00 per month. Mable is a sweet, lovable dog, looking for that special someone to spend her time with. Would that be you?

This dog is okay with:

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Brina female

2016-09-18

Location: Florida

Seniors for Seniors Candidate
Brina is an 11 year old diva. She was adopted from Ratbone Rescues 10 years ago, and was recently returned. Her adopter was experiencing major health issues and could no longer take care of her. It was not easy for her adopter to return her, but she had to do what was best for herself, and for Brina. Our Brina is the type of girl who likes to go for short walks (not long ones!), but she likes to go out when she very well feels like it! She is good on a leash, but will let you know when she wants to go back inside. Brina loves her crate, but likes to "try out" other crates and beds, too! She is social with dogs when she gets to know them, but was used to being an "only child". Brina doesn't like cats - but the worst she will do is bark at them if they come too close. Ms Brina is looking for her special retirement home, one where people will cater to her, put pretty collars on her, and get her lots of comfy doggie beds. She was very overweight when we picked her up, which is not good for an older gal, and she is doing well on a diet. To see more pictures of our beautiful girl, please use this link.

This dog is okay with:

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Machete male

2015-05-25

Location: Florida

Seniors for Seniors Candidate
Hey there! My name was Machete, but my foster peeps call me Big Mac. I am so lucky to be a Ratbone Rescues dog! My human parent passed away and I was living outside on a patio by myself (my parent's family would stop by once a day to feed and water me). I hadn't had any vet care in many years, and really needed a good check up. I have gotten used to eating beans and rice, so having to switch to dog food wasn't fun, but I like when special treats like canned food are added to my meals. I've been told I'm overweight, and I have been put on a diet. Being so heavy isn't good for me, and I don't understand why they say I have rolls. I am very social, and love people and doggies but i cannot STAND those things called cats. No cats for me! Anyway, thanks for reading all about me, I am looking for a family to love me forever. Oh - here's a link to my photo album. By the way - I am only 9 years young!

This dog is okay with:

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Marvin male

2014-08-12

Location: Indiana

Seniors for Seniors Candidate
My name is Marvin, and I'm 7 years old. I came from a terrible home, along with my fellow fosterRat, Becky Blossom. Things are pretty calm around my fostermom's house, though. We get to go outside and play, and we also get to have plenty to eat and drink. Our fostermom gives us lots of positive reinforcement when we do good things, too. I am learning to walk on a leash; it was very hard for me to do in the beginning. I didn't know what it was and what I was supposed to do, but I found out that it meant going outside and maybe also going somewhere in the car, so I'm fairly fine with it now. I like to sleep on the sofa and go explore the yard. I also like treats! I may need a fenced in yard since, like Becky Blossom, I get scared of things. Even with that, I'm a good boy who will love whoever adopts me very much. You can see my other pictures here.

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