My name is Lou Lou (IL)!

Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in Plainfield, Illinois - Lou Lou (IL)
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New Rattitude - Illinois

Facts about Lou Lou (IL)

  • Breed: Rat Terrier
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10830359-1827

Lou Lou is a 2-year-old 12-lb. little lady, who is thinking about what she'd like to be in the future. Possessing so many talents, she has a choice of doggy 'careers' ahead of her. With her compact, athletic build and lots of energy, she jumps effortlessly over obstacles and would make an awesome agility dog. (In addition, she's very teachable and already knows sit and lie down.) Lou Lou is also mulling over a future as a therapy dog because she is exceptionally patient and eager to please. She's quite content to let others take a leadership role. You should see how nicely she gets along with her 3-year-old human foster brother and her four canine foster siblings (giving a slight preference to the boys). She would love to live in a home with at least one other playful dog. Finally, Lou Lou has such a strong desire to be with people that she could concentrate on a career as a constant companion to someone who is home most of the time and wants an active canine buddy. In fact, she really doesn't like to be outside without her person (she will bark heartily to let you know her displeasure) and would love to go walking on leash with you to take care of her exercise and potty needs. In addition, she is not a fan of the crate, but she is trying to learn to tolerate it without complaint and to keep it clean. She's more comfortable there when she has a fellow canine crated next to her. Overall, she's happier being loose in the house and free to snuggle with her person on the couch and get a belly rub, and she'll appreciate your monitoring her activities, as she is still learning about the luxuries of living in a home, such as pottying outside (though she's doing well when watched consistently). No matter what tomorrow holds in store for Lou Lou, she's certain of one thing--as long as it includes a loving forever home, she's going to be one happy pup! Lou Lou's online photo album at has more pictures of this sweet girl with the promising future.

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 - Illinois

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.