'Latest News' Archive for December 2009

Rest In Peace: Sweet Cady

Posted Dec 21, 2009 at 10:56 am in Latest News


Cady has gone to play at the Rainbow Bridge. She is healthy and happy there, and is so thankful for the love from and mercy shown by her dear foster mom. We lost her to what the vet believes was distemper. Rescue is filled with an amazing and bittersweet balance; the soaring and indescribable happiness of joining together a family and their new dog is countered by the stark loss and cruel defeat when we can’t heal one. This is that hard part, that sad truth. We can only hope times like this will make our joyful adoptions that much more victorious.

Cady was from Texas and was only about 6 or 7 months old. She was a beautiful example of a Rat Terrier! She was affectionate and playful, and loved to be a lap dog. Cady wanted very badly to please her people, and was a happy, friendly dog who would have done well in just about any home situation. If you would, take a moment, say a few words and share our wish of peace for this angel. Please see more photos of this beautiful girl.


Posted Dec 21, 2009 at 12:13 am in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Hodgman family!

If nuzzling were an Olympic event, Sally would be a world champion! She loves to nuzzle her people and sit in laps. She’s a standard Rat Terrier, at 19 pounds. Sally loves everyone she meets, and is especially fond of men. She would be wonderful for a home with children of any age, but she gets anxious when left all alone, so another dog in the house or someone home most of the time would be perfect. Her foster mom calls her “Mustang Sally” because she loves to ride! Sally is about 4 years old and was dumped in a shelter when she was pregnant. Her pups were all placed by the shelter, and now it’s Sally’s turn to find a new family of her own. She has learned the doggie door and is doing very well with her house training. Sally walks on a leash like a dream, and is just the sweetest girl ever. You won’t regret adopting this special dog, and Sally would love a ride home with you! Please see more pictures of Sally.


Posted Dec 15, 2009 at 10:29 am in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Renfrow family!

Mischa is 8 lbs. and came to us after her owner moved and left her at the local kill shelter with her brother, Warrior. Mischa is a healthy, happy girl who is about 2 years old. She is house trained, kennel trained, gets along well with all the dogs in the house, is a sweet snuggle bunny who gives kisses, and is just an all-around great dog. When she is in your lap, she gives kisses to say thanks and then settles right down for a cozy nap. Mischa likes to play with all her Rattie siblings and will be the first one to initiate a rat run out the back door and into the yard. She is a quick learner and we are working with her on basics. Mischa will be a great family dog, or can also be a sweet companion as an only dog. She is fine with children and can be “cat-scanned” upon request. Don’t miss more photos of Mischa!

2009 Quilt Winner!

Posted Dec 13, 2009 at 9:03 am in Events, Latest News

quiltdrawing1quiltdrawingAll of us at Rat Terrier ResQ are proud to announce the 2009 ResQ Quilt winner. [See photos of the drawing.]

Claire Wong-Ostapowicz of Wallingford, CT will be getting this marvelous Best of Show quilt!

CongRATulations to Claire and our sincere thanks to ALL of you out there who bought tickets! We are able to help so many Rat Terriers with your constant support and help.


Posted Dec 13, 2009 at 2:27 am in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Andrews family!

Bambi is a sweet little short-legged 10-lb. girl, around 2-3 years old. She is a very gentle little girl. She is house trained, leash trained and loves to follow her people around. She can be a bit shy when she first meets new people but warm up quickly when they show her some love. Bambi is a great snuggler and would love to sleep in bed with you but she has adjusted well to sleeping in the crate if she needs to. She is not a fan of the crate during the day but is getting more used to it. Bambi loves playing with other dogs and the past owner said she was good with cats and kids but we would prefer kids over 6 for her. She is not much of a barker but she has this cute little whimper when she wants your attention. Bambi really wants a new family for the holidays. Is there room in your heart for this deer-faced sweetie? Please see more pictures of Bambi!

Twitter (now called Fancy)

Posted Dec 12, 2009 at 7:48 pm in Happy Endings, Latest News

TwitterWhen she was with ResQ, this darling Rattie girl was called Twitter and was fostered by Cora in Arkansas, and then Annette in Connecticut. She ended up in ResQ because her human was both evicted and arrested. His landlord said the conditions at the house were deplorable and brought Twitter and her two puppies to a Louisiana shelter. The p0und had to keep the dogs for a few days to see if the owner was released from jail, but he wasn’t. It was curtains for these dogs, since they had already been at the pound long enough. Luckily, one of the puppies was adopted by a pound worker and is reportedly doing well. ResQ took in Mama Twitter and her remaining pup. Sadly, as is often the case with young puppies that end up in shelters, the pup succumbed to distemper. Twitter remained healthy and was a great save! She charmed everyone she met.

She was adopted by Kim Smith and family in Massachusetts. Twitter’s new family writes, “Our new baby is absolutely wonderful! She is now called Fancy, and she has definitely not let us down! She’s perfect in every way and it feels like she has always been a part of our family. She is now where she was meant to be. My daughter Gracie calls Fancy her new best friend. If you are reading this and considering adoption, please do; you won’t regret it! Thanks to everyone who helped bring Fancy to her new home!” We wish Fancy and rest of the Smith family a lifetime of happiness together!

ADOPTED!! Charlie

Posted Dec 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm in Latest News

Check out Charlie!  Charlie is about 9 years old and is a full blood Rat Terrier filled with lots of spunk!  Charlie is about 19 lbs.  He is a real good looker!  His pictures don’t do him justice. Charlie recently underwent cataract surgery in his right eye.  Before the surgery, he had a hard time playing fetch and soccer, two of his favorite activities. After he recovered he was back to his normal day to day world of playing and cuddling.  He is quite a smart fellow.  It’s obvious to his foster mom that someone has spent a lot of time training him.  He knows several commands and words that are not in a normal dog’s vocabulary.  He picks up new tricks quickly.  He is completely house broken with a doggie door, is crate-trained, and loves to go for walks on leash.  He also loves to ride in the car.  He is quite the character!  When Charlie wants to play, he’ll start talking to whomever he wants to play with, whether it is his foster mom or dad or his canine buddies.  He gets along well with other dogs.  He also is happy to play with a toy by himself.  While he is a fully active dog, ready for any fun you want to engage in, Charlie also loves to cuddle.  If you are happy, he is happy!  He’d love to have his own canine sister to play with.  Would you be Charlie’s furever home?  Click here to see more pictures of Charlie.

Our adoption fee for adult dogs is $175. Charlie’s adoption fee has been subsidized. A generous donor has paid $75 of his fee. So Charlies adoption fee is $100.


ADOPTED! Twitter

Posted Dec 1, 2009 at 12:36 pm in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Smith family!

Finally, a “Twitter” you CAN spend all day with and not get in trouble at work! Twitter is a very dainty little girl, at only 10 pounds. She came to ResQ from a shelter in Shreveport, LA. Twitter is an affectionate little girl, and loves to be held and follow her person around. She is crate trained and will sleep in her crate without complaining. She is very active and is always on the move! She loves toys, but mostly wants to be with her person. She has a natural bob tail, and fly-away ears that are very expressive. Our vets think she is about 3 years old, and other than being a little thin, is very healthy! Twitter can jump very high when she’s excited to see you, and we think she would be fine with older children. She is nervous around new people for about five minutes, but warms up quickly. We believe she was paper trained, and she is working hard to earn her “house training” badge! If you need a sweetheart of a dog in your life, she may just be the one!