My name is Bitsie!

Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Illinois - Bitsie
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Bitsie's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Bitsie's Story...

Because we are all volunteers, Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus only considers approved applicants to meet our orphans in our foster homes. Please read our eligibility requirements and apply on our website:  After application is submitted, additional inquiries can email

Bitsie is an 8 year old Rat Terrier. Bitsie came into IDR+ when her owner passed away and there was no one to take her in, so she made her way from Southern Missouri to her Chicago IDR+ foster home.

Bitsie was very scared at first, with her whole world being turned upside down. However, after settling into her foster home, she’s feeling much more comfortable. She’s a very sweet girl that loves to be pet and gets all wiggly when you have a kind word for her. She'll gladly lounge on the couch with you or go out exploring the neighborhood as she loves her daily walks.

As a Rat Terrier, she is very at home with her people and will take some time to warm up to strangers. She is a very affection girl who will follow you around the house and will make sure she is always by your side. Bitsie is pretty mellow, well behaved, housebroken, and is crate trained. Bitsie will make a wonderful watch dog as she will bark to let you know if she hears something suspicious or if someone is at the door and will quickly settle down once given the command.

She has the run of the house at her foster home. Bitsie gets along well with both large and small dogs, and even cats. However, due to the Rat Terrier's high-prey drive, she should not be housed with small animals.

Bitsie would thrive in a quieter home, with either no children, or older children as young ones would likely be too overwhelming for her.

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.


Facts about Bitsie

  • Breed: Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: ps_80474092

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bitsie, a Barrington 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 Barrington, or seeking a Rat Terrier dog from a breeder in Barrington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Barrington 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 Barrington 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 Barrington paves the way for another one to be saved.