ADOPTED!! Mattie

Posted Mar 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm in Latest News

ADOPTED!   Mattie is a refined lady who needs a quiet home.  She is about 5 years old and weighs about 18 pounds.  Her former owner was confined to a wheelchair and Mattie was her constant companion.  Mattie has been taught to use potty pads, but has now learned the doggie door and is going outside on her own.  She walks well on a leash, and loves to sleep in her own little doggie bed on the floor.  She prefers to sleep by herself under a blanket when it’s bedtime.  Mattie would probably be fine in a crate, as long as she had her blanket with her.  She is a bit timid with children who move quickly, so we think she would do best in a quiet home, maybe with no children or older children who understand her sensitive nature.  Since she has learned to use the doggie door in her foster home, she is becoming aware that the outdoors isn’t such a scary place after all.  Even though she is mildly timid, she enjoys laying in your lap or beside you to watch television.  Mattie is uncomfortable being picked up, it is something new to her and scares her a little.  After all, her former owner was unable to pick her up.  She is not food aggressive, but does become defensive when she is chewing on a rawhide or other chew toy.  She knows how to “sit” for a treat, and wants so badly to be a good girl!  Mattie lost her home through no fault of her own, and is searching for that special owner with just a little love to give a dog named Mattie.  For more photos of Mattie in her foster home (she is camera shy) click here: 

18 comments so far:

  1. Kelly said:

    What a sweet pea!

    posted June 10th, 2012 at 9:51 am
  2. Susan Veal said:

    If I were ready to adopt I would definitely consider this cute little lady.

    posted July 3rd, 2012 at 9:29 am
  3. Theresa Zimmermann said:

    I am ready to adopt..what next??

    posted August 9th, 2012 at 12:17 am
  4. Cora said:

    Hello, Theresa, you need to go ahead and fill out an application! That will put you in touch with the foster parent, and the process can begin. Thank you for your interest in adopting!

    posted August 13th, 2012 at 8:02 pm
  5. Jeff Hertell said:

    If things didn’t work out with Theresa, please contact me next!! I would love to drive to Cape G to visit with her. Please let me know if this little sweetie is still available.

    posted September 21st, 2012 at 11:38 am
  6. Janet L Smith said:

    I am praying for Mattie to be adopted. She is a darling little girl.

    posted December 12th, 2012 at 11:34 am
  7. Cynthia said:

    Is Mattie still available?

    posted January 4th, 2013 at 9:56 pm
  8. Cora said:

    Yes! Mattie is still available, and searching for her new home. We’d love to have you apply!

    posted January 5th, 2013 at 8:08 am
  9. Joanne Lustig said:

    Mattie reminds me of my little ratter, Chucky, whom I adopted from RTR about 2 years ago. He’s got his issues being timid and a bit anxious and we’ve worked together to help build his confidence. He is the best dog ever and I am so lucky to have him. Cynthia, I hope everything works out and you can give Mattie a loving home.

    posted January 10th, 2013 at 6:54 pm
  10. s. tyler bayles said:

    just submitted and application and am interested in this cutie. how long does it take for approval?

    posted January 14th, 2013 at 8:42 pm
  11. Cora said:

    Wonderful!! Thank you for opening your heart and home to a rescued rattie! I’ll let her foster dad know to expect an application! Cora

    posted January 14th, 2013 at 8:55 pm
  12. Teresa said:

    I don,t think this eamil is working. I am no longer seeing my posted questions.


    posted January 19th, 2013 at 3:37 pm
  13. Rosalind Becton said:

    My beloved rat was killed in car accident, she was a rescue from
    Nc had her for nearly five years. I am heart broken. Please help my find another rat terrier. My phone number is 845 594 6606. please help. I love rat terriers. My farina was a mix, but looked like terrier and had all the rat
    Personality traits. Thank you and god bless you for rescuing these wonderful dogs.

    posted January 30th, 2013 at 7:01 pm
  14. Janis Bowen said:

    How do I submit and application I have one Rattie want to find him a mate to keep him company while am at work.Has Mattie been adopted?


    posted February 8th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
  15. Cora said:

    Hi, Janis,
    I will forward your inquiry to Mattie’s foster dad. I believe she is still available, but he will know for sure.
    Thanks for your interest!

    posted February 8th, 2013 at 1:56 pm
  16. Cora said:

    To apply, please find the “application to adopt” on our website:

    posted February 8th, 2013 at 1:57 pm
  17. Pat said:

    Little Mattie looks perfect for me. I have had 4 terriers over the years (wire fox) and currently have a newly rescued “terr-huahua” named Dixie. She is also very shy, but is coming out of her shell and needs a friend/big sister to hang out and play with. (A role model wouldn’t be bad either!)

    posted February 11th, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  18. Cora said:

    We would love to have you apply for Mattie!

    posted February 15th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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