ADOPTED!! Ghillie

Posted Jun 13, 2011 at 6:54 am in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Heltzel family!

 Please meet shy, silly Ghillie, a Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix! Ghillie is approximately 2 years old and he’s all legs right now – 14″ tall and about 17 pounds. His foster mom is feeding him such oh-so-good kibble that he’s sure to gain a few more needed pounds. Ghillie is crate trained and is quiet all through the night. He is house trained and gets along with 6 other Ratties in his foster home. He LOVES to ride in cars, is easy to walk on a leash and enjoys meeting new people. His favorite place is in your lap – on his back and belly up in the air for all to see. He sleeps on the bed at night and stays until its time to get up. He has been cat-scanned – he showed interest but no aggression. He would do well with children but may be a bit timid in an extremely loud environment. Ghillie is a sweet boy who needs a loving home with an empty lap waiting just for him. Make sure you see more pictures of this cutie pie!

19 comments so far:

  1. peter jr said:

    Please email about where u r at in tn im lebanon lookking for a little friend too hang out with and ride around in
    pick up .

    posted February 2nd, 2010 at 8:29 pm
  2. peter jr said:

    I need alittle dog best friend too ride around with and play on the farm.

    posted February 2nd, 2010 at 8:31 pm
  3. Jacki said:

    Hello, Peter. Ghillie is in Portland, TN.

    posted February 3rd, 2010 at 12:03 pm
  4. peter said:

    Please call me about Ghillie

    posted February 4th, 2010 at 11:36 am
  5. peter said:

    Please call us about ghillie We love too have him .In our home

    posted February 5th, 2010 at 11:59 am
  6. Laura said:

    Is he still available?

    posted May 6th, 2010 at 8:11 am
  7. Jacki said:

    He has an application, but feel free to apply! :)

    posted May 6th, 2010 at 9:21 am
  8. Lesley said:

    We have withdrawn our app, only because we live in CT and have decided it makes sense to adopt locally. I talked to Ghillie’s foster mom and we fell in love with him, so please take the time to find out about this sweet little guy, we desperately want him to find a fabulous home!

    posted May 7th, 2010 at 10:42 am
  9. Jeff said:

    Is Ghille still available? If so, I will fill an application. Pls let me know.

    posted July 30th, 2010 at 3:34 pm
  10. Cora said:

    Hello, Jeff! As far as I know, Ghillie is still availble. I hear from his fostermom that he’s a sweetheart! We’d love to have you apply.

    posted July 30th, 2010 at 5:36 pm
  11. Ghillie's fostermom, Lynn said:

    Hi Jeff, Ghillie’s still available. I’m his fostermom and and when your application is forwarded to me, I’ll email you with details on this little love. Thanks!

    posted July 30th, 2010 at 6:35 pm
  12. Jeff said:

    Thanks! I’ll look at the application tomorrow morning. Jeff

    posted August 7th, 2010 at 7:17 pm
  13. Jeff said:

    My wife thinks that it’s too much of a chance to adopt a dog from so far away; she thinks it’s best to meet the dog in person. After hearing her reasoning, I have to agree with her. She also insisted that our Rat-T meet the new Rat-T to see how they get along. That’s just not practical from such a long distance (WI). I’m not happy about this because Ghillie just seems like an awesome friend. I’ll keep watching this site for a rescue opportunity closer to home.

    posted August 8th, 2010 at 4:20 pm
  14. Ghillie's fostermom, Lynn said:

    I fully understand. Furthermore, I respect your wife’s caution when adopting a dog sight unseen. While there’s nothing wrong with Ghillie, it lets me know that you are serious about adoption and are trying to find the right fit for your home. Best wishes on finding the right “rattie” for you…

    Perhaps, try for a rattie closer to home…

    posted August 9th, 2010 at 11:02 am
  15. Janet Narva said:

    I really like the intensity in Ghillies eyes. I had a female rat terrier who had to be put down at 7 years old due to her pain and discomfort level in her hind end. I believe she was far too inbred and felt I was cheated from a full life with my very special Rat. I see such strong life in Ghillie…

    posted August 30th, 2010 at 1:16 am
  16. Dana Peterson said:

    HI there,
    Is Ghillie still available?
    I am in Virginia but i could drive to Tennessee or we could meet half way.
    I will fill out the app. I live in a big apt and am looking for a little dog to love. I have no kids and no other pets. Thanks for your reply.
    Dana 804-714-5657

    posted November 12th, 2010 at 9:01 am
  17. Ghillie's fostermom, Lynn said:


    Ghillie is still available. He’s looking for a forever home and will give lots of love and kisses to his new parent(s).

    When the app gets filled out, your email address is forwarded to me and I will email you with info on his personality and habits. He is a wonderful little boy…


    posted November 13th, 2010 at 6:11 pm
  18. Corinna Burnham said:

    Hi Lynn!

    I just sent in my application for Ghillie.

    I am hoping that he is still available – we are from Memphis. We have 1 little girl rat t/beagle and she needs a friend.

    Hoping to hear from you soon after you receive our application!

    posted January 2nd, 2011 at 4:22 pm
  19. Lisa said:

    I am guessing that this cutie is adopted, or will be very soon. I already have two dogs (Annie, and Holly), and wish I could adopt another, but can not at this time, but I wanted to just say, how cute this little guy is! He seems to have a lot of ideal qualities and love to offer! I appreciate that so many people open their hearts and homes to fostering and adopting rescue and pound dogs! Both of my dogs are mutts, and my other dog who passed away in August 2008 (RIP Easton) was one as well, and they make my life so much brighter!

    posted January 31st, 2011 at 7:21 am

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