My name is Julianna (LA)!

Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Julianna (LA)
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New Rattitude - Louisiana

Facts about Julianna (LA)

  • Breed: Rat Terrier
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9819292-1678

What kind of person would want a 2-year-old dog with matting coat, flaky skin (with a frequent 'funky' aroma), and a need for baths three times/week? Well, we hope it's the same kind of person who refuses to judge a book by its cover or a child by the clothes she wears to school. We know there are golden souls like you out there, but we've had a hard time convincing Julianna of this. You see, Julianna was born with a treatable, but incurable skin disorder, much like psoriasis. She's been evaluated by the dermatology staff at the Louisiana State University Small Animal Clinic, and they've advised a routine, which includes using medicated shampoo (cost approximately $25/month) to keep her skin issue under control. The condition isn't contagious, but it does require attention, and yes, it makes her look different. Sadly, in the months that Juliana has patiently waited to hear that she has a home at last, no one--not one single person--has shown any interest in her. Despite this disappointment, this 24-lb. pup has nothing but love in her heart for people. She plays nicely with all the members of her human foster family, who range in age from 3 to 83, and she has the pluck to befriend and romp with a big chocolate Lab at doggy day care (though at home, she'd prefer to be the only dog). She also has the fun-loving energy to chase balls and destroy evil squeaky toys. Julianna is house-trained and knows basic commands like sit, stay, and come. She also walks nicely on a leash, and boy, does she LOVE her daily walks! When it's time for her bath, she's stoically well-behaved, as though she understands you're helping her. And she'll repay you many times over with warm snuggles and loving cuddles. What kind of person could want a dog like Juliana? We think we know. And when you look into her warm, loving eyes and whisper, 'Welcome home, little girl,' Julianna will know too. Visit her online album at .

Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old.

If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.

About New Rattitude - Louisiana

About Our Rescue Group...

New Rattitude is an all-volunteer rescue group for Rat Terriers and Rat Terrier mixes. We are a licensed, registered 501(c)3 non-profit charity that provides temporary living environments for abandoned, abused, neglected, sick, or unwanted Rat Terriers. In private foster homes, they are nurtured, socialized, trained, supported medically, and provided with professional veterinary care while we work diligently to find them new and permanent adoptive homes where they will be safe, loved, and properly and humanely cared for the rest of their lives.

There are always more Rat Terriers needing to be rescued than we have space to accommodate, so new foster homes are always needed. If you have time and love to spare, consider becoming a New Rattitude foster home. Our foster homes find the experience extremely rewarding. Fostering allows you to have a direct impact on the lives of many dogs who would otherwise have no hope. For more information about becoming a foster parent, please email

Cash donations go directly to pay for veterinary expenses for our rescued dogs (including vaccinations, heartworm testing and treatment, spay/neuters, antibiotics to fight infections, etc.). Since we are an all-volunteer organization with virtually no overhead, 100% of your donation goes directly to care for the dogs and we are a federal 501(c)3 charity, so your donations are fully tax-deductible! To donate, send check or money order to: New Rattitude, PO Box 14064, Lansing, MI 48901. Or donate via Paypal by clicking on the button below.

Come Meet Our Pets...

New Rattitude operates through a network of volunteers, and the dogs are housed in private foster homes rather than in a shelter. Because of that, we do not own a location where the public can come to visit dogs. The fastest way to get acquainted with any of our dogs is to submit an adoption application. After your application is received, you'll be put in touch with the dog's foster parent, who is the one to answer specific questions you may have about the dog. You may also contact our Adoption Team to verify the dog doesn't already have multiple other applications or with questions about our process.

Our Adoption Process...

We go through a very careful adoption process because our mission is to place dogs in loving homes that will last the rest of their lives. We evaluate each home's overall suitability and safety, and we also consider whether a particular dog is right for you and whether you are right for that dog—because we know that a great lasting relationship depends on the right match. This process will usually take several days. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.

To learn more about our adoption process, please visit our website by clicking here!

The fastest way to indicate your interest in a particular dog and to find out more about him/her is to SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION.

After you submit an application, we will confirm receipt and notify the fosterparent of the dog you are interested in. The fosterparent will contact you with more details about the dog to help you get to know him or her better. Please ask questions so that you can be sure that this dog meets your hopes and expectations.

In the meantime, our Adoption volunteers will be reviewing your application, checking your references, and arranging for a home visit to verify that your physical environment is safe and suitable. You will also receive a phone call from an Adoption Coordinator for an interview to help us better understand your household situation and your reasons and expectations for adoption.

Assuming all goes well and that you are approved for adoption, we will send you an adoption contract to read, sign, and return to us with your adoption fee ($175 for adult dogs; $225 for puppies under 6 months). Once we receive your contract and fee, your new dog can come HOME to you!

If the distance from your home to the dog's fosterhome and is less than 100 miles, we would normally expect you to go pick up the dog. If the distance is 100-600 miles, we would usually arrange a ground transport, using a network of volunteer drivers, to get the dog to you (and expect you to drive at least the last leg of the transport). If the distance is greater than 600 miles, the dog must usually be flown by air, and the costs of the flight (usually aroung $250) are the responsibility of the adopter.

If you have questions about adoption that aren't answered on our website, you may CONTACT OUR ADOPTION TEAM at The Adoption Team will know the status of any pending applications and can help you submit an adoption application.