'Latest News' Archive for November 2009

ADOPTED! Moxy Früvous

Posted Nov 21, 2009 at 11:53 pm in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Priole family!

Moxy’s full name is Moxy Früvous. She’s named after a silly and amazing band — and that’s just what she is: silly and amazing! She was originally a stray in Texas, and was in the process of being adopted at a shelter, but her adopters never came for her! Who knows what tragedy befell them, but the greatest moment for Moxy is yet to come: the day she gets her new family. She is about 6 months old and 9 pounds with an award-winning personality. She is working on her house training and crate training and we can report that she snuggles like a champ! She gets along well with cats and dogs and would surely be great around kids. This girl could likely fit into any living situation seamlessly. She is spunky and lovable, and needs a loving hand to guide her. Please see more photos of Moxy!


Posted Nov 14, 2009 at 10:23 pm in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Bilodeau family!

When our ResQ team member went to visit Heidi on her last day at the shelter, she remarked, “Well, she’s not a model of a Rat Terrier, but we’ll take her.” On the way home, it was decided that if she didn’t look like a model, she should at least be named after one. Heidi is 10 pounds, extremely friendly and happy, and is very young. Our vet estimated 2 years old, maybe a bit younger. She is a low-rider, and her body is long compared to her height. She loves to ride in the car, and is adjusting nicely to her foster home. She is quickly learning house manners and will be crate trained. Heidi would be an excellent choice for just about any family situation. Her foster mom thinks she would be wonderful with kids, but she hasn’t been tested yet. Are you looking for a little sweetheart like Heidi?

Become a ResQ Howliday Pawlyanna!

Posted Nov 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm in Latest News

PawlyannaHo ho ho, all!

It’s time for some good ol’ fashioned Howliday Spirit! Rat Terrier ResQ has wonderful dogs in foster care that can’t wait for you to bring them some Winter Cheer. Won’t you consider becoming a Pawlyanna to a ResQ dog?

Here’s how it works:

1) Send an email to pawlyanna@RatTerrierResQ.com to join! In your email, you can indicate a preference for a particular foster dog, if you’d like. To see some of our foster dogs, please visit our website and look at our available dogs.

There are also *quite a few* dogs that are too new to be on the website yet.

2) You will receive a wish list from the dog you’ve selected and an address to which you can mail your goodies! Please send your package so that the dogs will receive it by December 13th.

3) Check our Rat Terrier ResQ Howliday Pawlyanna album full of pictures of smiling ResQ dogs!

*Note: “Pollyanna” is a term for a gift-giving tradition, primarily used in Southeastern Pennsylvania/Southern New Jersey. A little regional U.S. trivia never hurt anyone!

*Also note: This is not an exchange. It’s a bit of warm winter love for homeless Rat Terriers! If you have any questions, email pawlyanna@RatTerrierResQ.com

Woof, woof!
ResQ Pawlyanna


Posted Nov 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Kaufman family!

Vito is a 1 yr old male Rat Terrier weighing about 15 lbs. He is housebroken and crate trained. Vito gets along well with other dogs and would love to have another dog to play with in his new home. We are not sure how he does with cats, but can have him “cat-scanned” upon request. Vito came to us from an animal control shelter in South Florida where he was scheduled to be euthanized due to lack of room. This boy is highly intelligent and eager to please. He is young and needs clear and firm direction and boundaries and is working on learning basic training commands and manners. He is a big snuggler that thinks he is a tiny lap dog. Vito is highly energetic and would do best in a home with a fenced yard so he can run around and burn off energy. He is sometimes frightened in new situations and environments and needs to be reassured. He will also do best in a home without small children as he is sometimes skittish and frightened by sudden noises and abrupt movements. Vito’s foster mom requests that his adoptive home is located within 100 miles of Babson Park. View more pictures of Vito!


Posted Nov 13, 2009 at 2:42 am in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Johnson family!

My name is Monty, and I am about 2 to 3 years old and weigh 14 pounds. I love to run and play, but my most favorite spot is next to my human. I love stuffies (stuffed toys) but I’m a little hard on them. I am learning about walks on the leash,and am a doggie-door champ, but at first that was a little scary: now I teach everyone else how to use the doggie door when they first get here. My foster mom says I am very handsome (of course), very smart and the best snuggle bunny you have ever met. I love, love, love to sit in my person’s lap, and snuggle with them under the covers at night. I am house trained, don’t really like the crate very much and would prefer to just be loose in the house. When I see a new house, I might forget and try to “mark,” but a stern word is all it takes to remind me. I can jump really high, and the perfect home for me would have a fenced backyard, or someone to walk me a lot. If you are looking for a handsome guy to be the love of your life, look no further! Please see more pictures of Monty!

liamorgan “Feedback lies at the core of effective learning.” Gladwell. #necc09


Posted Nov 10, 2009 at 12:53 am in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Olszewski family!

Maggie is a sweet, gentle little girl who wants her own family to love. She weighs 12 pounds, and gets along great with other dogs. We are not sure about cats but we could have her “cat-scanned,” if requested. Maggie loves everyone, and seems to adore men. She did meet a child and she was great with him, but we would suggest only children over six years old for her because she is a bit shy around fast movement. (She’s even afraid of the camera!) Maggie adapted quickly to her new environment. She walks well on the leash and is potty trained and crate trained. She is about 4 years old and just had a dental so her teeth look amazing. This doll baby loves to be in a lap and snuggle and give kisses. Do you have a lap for Maggie?


Posted Nov 5, 2009 at 8:33 pm in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Carter family!

If you are looking for a fun-loving, curious, funny little boy, then Kirby is your man! He will keep you in stitches, whether it’s watching him play with other dogs or the way he gently takes a treat out of your hand. He loves his toys and is gentle, playful, and inquisitive. His eyes are so expressive and he loves to snuggle, but he’s just as content to curl up by himself. On the other hand, when he is awake, he is very active and attentive. His heart is so full of HAPPY and he needs a loving family to adore! He will make an excellent, loyal best friend for life. Kirby would prefer a home without cats (because he likes to bark and chase them) and we would recommend Kirby go to a home with children over the age of 10 (just because he can be a little sneaky around that front door when it’s open.) Overall, he’s fit, trim, happy, healthy and ready for a family that will love him forever. Kirby is 3 years old and weighs 15 pounds.


Posted Nov 4, 2009 at 2:35 am in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Tokiwa family!

Flora is a beautiful 1-year-old girl, who was surrendered to the shelter by her owner. Once she gets to know you (just a few minutes), she is a total love bug. It took a few days of daily walks for her to calm down and now she looks forward to her walks. She is crate trained, okay with dog-savvy cats, good with dogs, and working on perfecting house training. Quick movements of young children would more than likely frighten her. She weighs 12 pounds and stands 12” tall. Flora will need someone that will continue to work with her socialization and take her to obedience classes to increase her confidence and bring out her full potential. She also loves to run, run, run, and run some more, so she would probably like Agility or Flyball. Please see more photos of this sweet girl!

ADOPTED! Camelot

Posted Nov 4, 2009 at 1:33 am in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Hairston family!

Camelot is 4 years old and although he weighs 24 pounds, he should weigh just 20 pounds. He’s very friendly to people and other dogs, and likes to be close to his people. Camelot rides great in the car, and is completely house trained. He would be a great companion to someone who is home all day or would be a great travel companion. Camelot was left to fend for himself on the streets of Oakland where he was picked up as a stray and never claimed. A kind shelter volunteer fell in love with him and his kind spirit and kept him off the euthanasia list until a foster home could be found. Camelot’s foster parents willingly opened their home to help him escape the gas chamber so now he is looking for a forever home. Won’t you add Camelot to your family? Please see a few more pictures of him.