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These Rat Terriers are with other rescue groups or shelters around the country. They are not Ratbone Rescues dogs, and all available information is posted in their bios. If you would like more information - or are interested in adopting one of these dogs - please use the contact information in the dog's individual bio. Please contact our Web Editor if any links, email addresses, or phone numbers don't work. Dogs will be removed from this page as soon as they're adopted.

Champ male


Location: Houston, TX

Champ is a 4.5 year old male JRT/Rat Terrier who was no longer wanted by his owner. He is neutered, house trained, very smart and obedient, and walks nicely on a leash. Champ needs a home with a securely fenced back yard. He wants to be an inside dog and part of the family. Champ gets along with other dogs and would be okay with kids over 12. The adopter must be able to drive to Houston. Home visit and a good vet reference are mandatory. If you are interested in learning more about Champ, or applying to adopt, please email Nora.hudson@att.net

April female


Location: Ossipee NH

"Yip Yap Yip" translation: my name is April. Let's skip the pleasantries and get right to it. I need a home. I'm an independent girl. That's right, I don't need anyone to coddle me and tell me I'm beautiful...but who are we kidding, have you seen this face? I'm looking for one or two adult roommates. I say no thank you to children; they're messy, loud , eat all the food and, quite frankly, they terrify me - I prefer mature humans. I'm not what you'd call a social butterfly, no way! I'm the kind of girl who'll lock myself in my room and write emotional poems about a Rat Terriers Lament. Book title anyone? I tend to overreact and make bad choices. My parole officer says I need someone to help me down the straight and narrow, or whatever. I'm 6 years old and weigh around 20 pounds. So what do you think? Can you make space for this strong willed, independent beauty? Adopt Me! Contact Louise at lrhsbehaviorandtraining@gmail.com for more information.

Tellie female


Location: Boca Raton, FL

Tellie is an approximately 4 to 5 year old female Rat Terrier, weighing in at 15 pounds, and with beautiful black spots, with tan eyebrows that give her an expressive face. She wei Tellie is a sweet and loving girl in need of a worthy adopter. She is fully vetted and healthy, and has a microchoip. She is also parasite free and on monthly prevention for fleas and heartworms. This little gem is also house-broken! Won't you please open your heart and make Tellie welcome? For more information, or to apply to adopt Tellie, please contact Lisa at: scherrel@bellsouth.net

Buddy & Molly femalemale


Location: Dallas, TX

Meet Mo Mo Molly and her son Buddy Boy. Molly and Buddy came to rescue in August 2012. Molly was about 1 1/2 and Buddy was just a little boy of about 3-4 months and 6lbs. Someone left them in a cardboard box in Oklahoma, next to a dumpster, in triple-digit heat. They ended up at the local animal shelter, which euthanizes at a high rate, and has no climate control. Molly and Buddy have blossomed since then. Buddy has all of his big boy teeth now and has grown to 16-17 pounds, as he nears a year old; we think maybe his daddy had some Beagle in him. Molly is a feisty, compact 10 pounds. They have had all of their vetting done - all shots and spay/neuter, and have no medical issues. Although they have both turned into magnetic lap dogs, when they are asked they will each go into their crate - whether for a few hours in the day or all night. We have a fenced yard, so they do business outside - and are doing better when the weather's bad (I will not lie and say that we are completely accident free). In the car they are terrific, and they walk on a leash well. They get along with other dogs and with the cat. They are very bonded, so they would do best in a home together. Both do well with all ages of humans. Please contact Jennifer at either: 972-964-4806 or jjeaches@aol.com.

George & Weezie malefemale


Location: Muskegon, MI

George: Hi, I'm George! I'm a 12 year old Rat Terrier looking for a nice, cozy home for me and my partner in crime, Weezie! I'd say that out of the two of us, I got the looks and Weezie got the brains (just don't tell her I said that!). I'm just a big goof ball, I don't like to take life too seriously. Weezie just sits there and rolls her eyes at my silly antics, wondering how she ever got stuck with a character like me. Anyways, we make a great pair, and once you come and see us you won't be able to leave with out us! Ask our friends at the shelter for a visit today!
Weezie: Hi there, I'm Weezie, a 10 year old Rat Terrier. I'm searching for a nice, cozy home for me and my friend George. I'm a pretty smart girl, and I have a few tricks up my sleeve. I know how to sit pretty, andsometimes I might even dance for you! George and I make a good pair, so be sure to ask about us if you stop by the shelter!
George and Weezie are a bonded pair and must be homed together. Contact info for Muskegon Humane Society: dogadoptions@muskegonhumanesociety.org or 231-773-8689. Ask for Chelsie Blaine.

Missy female


Location: Lago Vista, TX

Meet Missy. She was found cowering on a porch in a small town just north-west of Austin, TX. Missy is probably a dumped puppymill dog, as she knows nothing about leashes or human kindness - though she is learning from the shelter volunteers. She has really bonded with one of the volunteers, and has improved dramatically since they began to work with her, but she needs someone who is willing to give her time and lots of love. In spite of her fear, she is never aggressive or defensive; a gentle soul is waiting just below the surface. Missy has been in doggie jail for going on 5 weeks, and time is critical; if she doesn't find a home soon she will be sent to a kill shelter in Austin. Missy is probably Rat Terrier mixed with Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler. She weighs right at 30 pounds, and is about at 1 year old. Missy will be an amazing friend for someone when she breaks through that fear barrier. She is alert and eager for treats... and for ear and neck scratches. And just look at that face! For more information or apply to adopt Missy, please contact Starr at slockwood@lago-vista.org

Tulip female


Location: Rutland, VT

Tulip is a comical, sweet, playful, 11 month old Rat Terrier/Toy Fox Terrier. She's good with both humans and other pets, but she is nervous until she gets to know you. Potential adopters will need to meet her a few times before they will see her sweet nature! Tulip is heartworm and Lyme negative, up to date on shots, and spayed. She's good with other dogs, cats, and children over 12 years of age. She is house trained WITH SUPERVISION. She loves to sleep under the covers. She needs basic training and exposure to the world. Contact Lesli iat: blhyland@comcast.net

Zoey female


Location: Lumberton, NC

This perky Rat Terrier had a rough start. She came in very sick and it was realized that she had previously eaten plastic. After all of that, she was heartworm positive and had to go through treatment. Zoey is about 2 years old and is a tiny girl at 12 pounds. She is current on all vaccinations and already spayed. Her adoption fee is $75.00. Please email us at rchsfriendsforlife@gmail.com for an application.

Johnny male


Location: Mount Rainier, MD

Johnny is an older, male (Neutered) Rat Terrier, whom we think is between 15 and 17 years old. He is a lightweight at 15 pounds. He has a wonderful disposition with other dogs and cats ( who are already dog-friendly). He came to us from a tragic situation, where the wife passed away and she had be the caretaker of Johnny. Johnny does not see or hear well, but manages to get around without bumping into things. Because of his eyesight, he cannot always know when he is inside or out. He is not incontinent, just needs a guiding hand to give him enough opportunities to relieve himself during the day. Johnny does have a heart murmur, for which he has been taking medication two times a day. We are in the process of assessing him with a cardiologist to see if any changes need to occur. For info or to apply, please contact: FLASHMANBISSELL@aol.com

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