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My name is Gloria (LA)!
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New Rattitude - Louisiana

Facts about me

Breed
Rat Terrier
Color
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
Age
Senior
Size
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Weight
Sex
Female
Pet ID
17442976-2444

My info

Small red x Not good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Growing old can be the pits! Just ask this pretty 16-year-old rat terrier/Chihuahua mix with the wonderfully soft fur coat. First you outlive your beloved human. Then your human's next-of-kin reward your loyal devotion by dumping you in a shelter. Next, the shelter commits the ultimate insult when they can't even spell your name right! Gloria??? 'My name's not Gloria! My human named me Goldie,' you bark from your prison cell. 'It's Goldie, you idiots!' They don't listen. They put Gloria on all the paperwork, and even the nice lady from New Rattitude, who comes to get you out from behind bars, is duped by their folly. Thinking she's helping you to hold on to a piece of your past, she makes your official NR name Gloria. Gaaaaagh!

 

Today 'the dog formerly known known as Goldie' leads a busy life following her foster mom around, nearly always carrying a toy in her mouth, even outdoors (the little gal LOVES her toys), and taking a break here and there, especially if the nap can be taken upon a patch of warm golden sunshine. You can view photos of a typical day in the life of our golden girl by visiting her online album at https://imageevent.com/newrattitude/goldiegloria .  Life gets even better when her foster mom brings out the leash, causing her to squeal with delight. Short, frequent walks are a favorite pastime, for sure. The only thing that might equal a walk would be the chance to ride in the car, which she absolutely loves. 

 

Still, Gol--sorry...Gloria, who is reliably house-trained and never destructive, longs for a few changes to make her golden years even better. Mostly she would like to be the only dog in a quiet, peaceful household. She is done with pesky canines trying to crowd into her spot on the couch. It could be that her grumpiness is her way of trying to protect herself as she's only 13 lbs. and needs to take gabapentin (monthly cost $16) for chronic pain. For this reason, she probably would not do well with cats or children either. However, she's not cranky with adults although she truly bonds with women only. Perhaps that's all she had ever known in her previous life. So listen up, all you childless, cat-less, dog-less women of tranquil nature! Enjoy the reward of making a senior dog's days her very best days and earn the right to call her whatever you want...as long as you call her Goldie.

 

NOTE: Adopters should live close enough to Denham Springs, Louisiana, to make multiple visits in order to ease the transition to a new home.



Our adoption fee is $200 for adult dogs or $250 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 www. NewRattitude.org/adopt/  From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.



July 4, 2022, 10:12 am

Growing old can be the pits! Just ask this pretty 16-year-old rat terrier/Chihuahua mix with the wonderfully soft fur coat. First you outlive your beloved human. Then your human's next-of-kin reward your loyal devotion by dumping you in a shelter. Next, the shelter commits the ultimate insult when they can't even spell your name right! Gloria??? 'My name's not Gloria! My human named me Goldie,' you bark from your prison cell. 'It's Goldie, you idiots!' They don't listen. They put Gloria on all the paperwork, and even the nice lady from New Rattitude, who comes to get you out from behind bars, is duped by their folly. Thinking she's helping you to hold on to a piece of your past, she makes your official NR name Gloria. Gaaaaagh!

 

Today 'the dog formerly known known as Goldie' leads a busy life following her foster mom around, nearly always carrying a toy in her mouth, even outdoors (the little gal LOVES her toys), and taking a break here and there, especially if the nap can be taken upon a patch of warm golden sunshine. You can view photos of a typical day in the life of our golden girl by visiting her online album at https://imageevent.com/newrattitude/goldiegloria .  Life gets even better when her foster mom brings out the leash, causing her to squeal with delight. Short, frequent walks are a favorite pastime, for sure. The only thing that might equal a walk would be the chance to ride in the car, which she absolutely loves. 

 

Still, Gol--sorry...Gloria, who is reliably house-trained and never destructive, longs for a few changes to make her golden years even better. Mostly she would like to be the only dog in a quiet, peaceful household. She is done with pesky canines trying to crowd into her spot on the couch. It could be that her grumpiness is her way of trying to protect herself as she's only 13 lbs. and needs to take gabapentin (monthly cost $16) for chronic pain. For this reason, she probably would not do well with cats or children either. However, she's not cranky with adults although she truly bonds with women only. Perhaps that's all she had ever known in her previous life. So listen up, all you childless, cat-less, dog-less women of tranquil nature! Enjoy the reward of making a senior dog's days her very best days and earn the right to call her whatever you want...as long as you call her Goldie.

 

NOTE: Adopters should live close enough to Denham Springs, Louisiana, to make multiple visits in order to ease the transition to a new home.



Our adoption fee is $200 for adult dogs or $250 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 www. NewRattitude.org/adopt/  From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.



July 4, 2022, 10:12 am
Rescue

New Rattitude - Louisiana

Contact info
Pet ID
17442976-2444
Contact
Phone
Address
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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 foster parent of the dog you are interested in. The foster parent 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 foster home 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 around $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.
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 foster parent of the dog you are interested in. The foster parent 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 foster home 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 around $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.

Go meet their 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.
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.

More about this rescue

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 visit NewRattitude's Fostering page.
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.
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 visit NewRattitude's Fostering page.
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.

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