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My name is Dex!

Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Des Moines, Iowa - Dex
Photo 1 - Rat Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Des Moines, Iowa - Dex
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Dex's Info...

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

Dex's Story...
Dex was originally found as a stray in Carlisle and came to ALI when nobody claimed him. He was adopted in 2015 but recently returned when his family could no longer care for him. He is just over a year old, great with kids and GREAT with other animals. He has no known health issues at this time—just a happy go lucky pup looking for his new fur-ever home!

Facts about Dex

  • Breed: Rat Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dex, a Des Moines 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 Des Moines, or seeking a Rat Terrier dog from a breeder in Des Moines.

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