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Our Featured Toronto, ON Partner:

Rat Terrier Rescue Canada

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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We have foster homes all over Canada.

About Our Rescue Group:

RTRC is a non-profit, volunteer organization that rescues and fosters Rat terriers in private homes. Rat terriers are small, lively, loyal dogs with short coats. They are sturdy terriers that are genetically made up of a mix of breeds including the now extinct white terrier, whippet and Manchester terrier. They were predominantly used for small animal hunting including rats and hence they obtained their name. The dogs come into rescue from a variety of sources including owner surrenders, puppy mills and shelters. They are placed in foster homes for assessment, vetting and to get them ready for their adoptive families. All rat terriers coming into rescue are spay/neutered, vaccinated and tested for heartworm.

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Come Meet our Pets:

We do not have a shelter, all of our rescued Rat Terriers are fostered in private homes. Please fill in our application if you are interested in adopting one of our rescued Rat Terriers.

Our Adoption Process:

Once an application for adoption has been received by RTRC, the foster family will be notified and you will receive an e-mail or phone call from them. Your references will be checked and if a vet is already being used, then they will be contacted as a references as well. Lastly, a home visit will be scheduled and carried out. This process is all completed by volunteers and it can be expected that it might take several weeks. You are encouraged to stay in touch with the foster family and take this opportunity to get to know the dog you have applied for.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.