My name is Ruby (MD)!

Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Poolesville, Maryland - Ruby (MD)
Photo 1 - Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Poolesville, Maryland - Ruby (MD)
Photo 2 - Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Poolesville, Maryland - Ruby (MD)
Photo 3 - Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Poolesville, Maryland - Ruby (MD)
Photo 4 - Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Poolesville, Maryland - Ruby (MD)
Add me to your favorites

I'm being cared for by:
New Rattitude - Maryland

Facts about Ruby (MD)

  • Breed: Rat Terrier
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10721643-1809

Everyone who meets 3-year-old Ruby describes her the same way, “SWEET!” In her previous life, this long-legged 13-1/2-lb. beauty may have been kept outside and not given much attention (or much food), but in foster care she has blossomed. Ruby has decided that love, approval, and this new experience called family life are quite all right with her! She has slowly learned that it is OK to curl up on the couch, ask to be petted, and twice a day have an entire bowl of food all to herself! And treats, too! Tentative when she first meets someone, Ruby is friendly once she knows you, and she’s gentle in her interactions with everyone, including children. She gets along with other dogs, but when her canine foster siblings look for attention, she hangs back until she has permission to join in. Her ideal home would have another friendly canine companion with a natural tendency to be welcoming toward other dogs. Ruby is house-trained on a schedule, travels well in a car, and at night sleeps in her crate or in bed with the other dogs and her foster mom. She has learned to walk on a leash, and while still a little high energy on leash, she's doing well. With a little more training from her new person, she is going to become a lovely walking companion. Ruby loves her time outdoors, including neighborhood walks and hikes. She loves to run in the yard in her foster home too (it’s a great way for her to let off steam), but she also loves to chase any critters she sees and her recall is still very spotty, so a securely fenced yard in her new home is a must. With her prey drive, she’d be best in a cat-free home. This smart, beautiful gem of a dog deserves a home where she won’t ever again have to wonder if she is loved. Could yours be the home she’s looking for? Check out more pictures of Ruby 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 - Maryland

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.