Mr. Jake has settled in fine and is still a great little guy. He's only had a couple of accidents in the house and although he's still going through his puppy chewing stage he prefers bones and JW squeakie toys to anything else so the furniture is safe. lol. Honestly, I'm flabbergasted that I haven't gotten an application for this guy because he's such a mellow little pup. Typically the youngsters get adopted almost as soon as they are listed on Petfinder.com.
We will have a full house pretty soon as Quixote is finally over his cough and will likely be flying to Washington by this Saturday at the latest. Quixote is 2 years old and will be having knee surgery on one of his hind legs before he is ready to be adopted. We'll post photos and a report as soon as he arrives.
Quixote is working his way through kennel cough and is unable to fly to WA until he gets better so while we are waiting for him we decided to take on another guy. Jake is 8 months old and had been in an Atlanta no kill shelter/rescue that closed its doors. New Rattitude took on Jake's mom, dad and his sister Lilly. Mom stayed at a foster home in Atlanta, dad went to Florida and Lilly and Jake flew to open spots in Washington.
He's a very sweet tempered guy who loves dogs and people of all ages. All the dogs here are enjoying him and they practically fight over whose turn it is to play with Jake.
Since he's young, sweet and already neutered and up to date on vaccinations I'm guessing that we won't have this sweet boy for long.
It looks like our next foster will be Quixote, a 2 year old type B (teddy) male rat terrier. Quixote was in a Michigan shelter and was deemed unadoptable because of a grade 4 luxating patella. New Rattitude was desperately looking for a spot for this guy - the shelter notified us about him on a Saturday and gave us until Monday to find a spot for him. We said we would take him and the shelter was contacted but they were only willing to hold him until Wednesday and we had to rush to figure out a way to get him transported to a temporary foster home in Michigan until he is able to fly out of Chicago to Seattle.
Once he gets here he'll have his knee surgery and after a few weeks of recuperation will be ready to find a home of his own. His temporary foster home says that he's a sweet little guy who loves snuggling and playing with both humans and other dogs alike. We hope that he'll be able to fly here next week sometime.
The photo above was taken at the Michigan shelter that Quixote was originally at.
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Our family fosters for "New Rattitude Rat Terrier Rescue." This blog keeps a record of the wonderful dogs that we foster and of our current ratties' progress on their road to adoption.
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