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My name is Zhorbit (MI)!

Rat Terrier Dog for adoption in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Zhorbit (MI)
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New Rattitude - South Carolina

Facts about Zhorbit (MI)

  • Breed: Rat Terrier
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 3855319-0551

Hi, I'm Zhorbit, and I've lived here with my nice foster family for over four of my seven years. At first I was very afraid of them. In fact, I was afraid of pretty much everything. I still remember a little bit about the time spent with my first family when I was a pup; they weren't nearly as kind. I mostly stayed cooped up in a tiny little apartment. When I did typical puppy things like racing around, going potty inside, and chewing on things, sometimes a foot would come at me, and that hurt a lot! I didn't think people could be trusted, but now I know some can (but not the vet and not little kids under age 10 that make fast movements--they're still very scary!). I really like my training classes. My foster mom says the classes help ‘rehabilitate’ me, but I say they're just fun! I have graduated from basic obedience, agility, advanced skills, ‘Love and Rehab for the Reactive K9,’ and nose work, and right now I'm taking another class to help me learn to stay calm in stressful situations. My trainers say I'm a super smart girl, and one of them made a video of me. Watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_gJwcaqd10, and see if you don't agree! I have plenty of terrier energy and at 15 lbs., I'm a good size for lap time and snuggling. I like going for walks, so I'm a great exercise partner. I like my foster brother (he's a Rat Terrier too), but I don't like big dogs; even little dogs take some getting used to. If you would bless me with a forever home, I promise to be your loyal companion. All you have to do is protect me from all things scary, keep training me, and give me love and attention. I would like someone that is home a lot because I have a bit of separation anxiety (I'm never destructive though). I want to meet you before we agree to adopt each other, so you have to live within driving distance of Lansing, Michigan, OK? To see more pictures of me, visit my online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/zhorbitdewittmichigan.

 
 


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 NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.



About New Rattitude - South Carolina

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.

WE WELCOME NEW FOSTER HOMES!
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 NewRattitude@comcast.net.


WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT!
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 Adoption@NewRattitude.org. The Adoption Team will know the status of any pending applications and can help you submit an adoption application.