top

My name is Joey!

Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Joey
Photo 1 - Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Joey
Photo 2 - Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Joey

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Joey's Info...

I am already spayed/neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Joey's Story...

This dog's fosterhome is located in: ****Berlin, New Jersey****Joey is a guy with major potential!   He may be only 12 lbs, 12 inches at the shoulder and about 2 years old, but he’s got personality, love to give, and a great playful zest for life.   After making his way north to New Jersey from a shelter in Miami (with the help of rescue foster parents and other volunteers along the way) he was scared and confused, but quickly learns to trust and climb into your lap for lovin’ with a little gentle, quiet encouragement.  Joey has a soft, smooth white coat with black spots and a tail that wags to say he loves you.  He has tipped ears which are often one up and one down – making him even more adorable (if that’s possible.)  He has long legs for quick leaping into your lap and playing with his buddies.  He is curious, inquisitive and lively but he loves curling up in your arms or at your side and snoring along with you as you nap.  Joey has made terrific progress in the first two weeks by learning to walk on a leash and potty outside.  Joey is no pushover with his foster siblings – he’ll give a soft growl to even a 60 lb pit/lab mix in order to maintain his spot on your lap if he is challenged, but he has learned to share foster mom’s attention with the rest of the gang.   If corrected by the alpha in the pack, he falls in line as instructed.   He is crate-trained, as well as a polite, quiet passenger in the car.  He barks at intruders in his yard or when squirrels taunt him at the window but after the obligatory alert barks to bring it to his human's attention, he’ll stop when asked.   He may look thin in his pictures after his stressful time at the shelter and his journey north but he has a wonderful appetite and will soon gain his winter weight.  Have a laugh enjoying his pictures and the videos that range from his first shy days with us to his current playfulness with his foster brother.   
 

Facts about Joey

  • Breed: Rat Terrier
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Unknown
  • ID#: 2936639-Joey

Other Pets at Rat Terrier ResQ - NC

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Joey, a Winston-Salem Rat Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Rat Terrier for sale in Winston-Salem, or seeking a Rat Terrier dog from a breeder in Winston-Salem.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Winston-Salem already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Winston-Salem breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Rat Terrier breeders who help with Rat Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Winston-Salem paves the way for another one to be saved.