Posted Aug 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm in Latest News


CongRATulations to the Spencer family.

Hawk is about 4 years old, and is a handsome example of a rat terrier!  He is about 14″ at the shoulder and weighs about 18 pounds.  He’s very friendly and happily greets everyone he sees.   Hawk says riding in the car is fun, and his foster mom makes sure the window is down (and locked) 2 or 3 inches so he can smell the outside air.  He is good on a leash and and gets very excited when he sees his harness.  Hawk loves to sleep in the bed, either on top or underneath the covers, depending on the weather.  This smart guy is reliably housebroken and a doggie door champ!  Hawk is quite a talker — he grumbles and groans when he is settling down to a nap or shifting under the bedcovers at night.  “Louie” is the name given to him by the shelter folks, but he responds to the name “Hawk.”  His foster mom thought he deserved a new name in his new life, which fits the Mohawk-like streak down the back of his neck.  Hawk likes his new name!  He has good manners, sitting quietly, waiting for his turn for treats or dinner.  He knows what a “hug” is, and will ask for one by sitting at your feet and pawing the air.  He will get onto his foster mom’s lap for short hugs, but is not a clinging vine.  He is an independent guy when it comes to the mushy stuff.  He loves to play and wrestle with his people, and has a soft mouth.  He minds well.  During a recent visit, Hawk enjoyed the grandkids (4, 7 and 9) for an afternoon of play.   He does play with other dogs, especially his rat terrier housemates.  This young man will make a fun and loving companion and an excellent watchdog.  Is he for you?  See more of Hawk in his foster home:

7 comments so far:

  1. Gabriela said:

    He sounds like an angel! Hopefully I’ll be able to learn more about him :)

    posted March 24th, 2011 at 11:47 pm
  2. Clint said:

    Is Louie still available?

    posted October 2nd, 2011 at 7:25 am
  3. Cora said:

    Hello, Clint. I believe he is! I will put you in touch with his fostermom, who can answer any questions you may have. Thanks for considering a rescue!

    posted October 2nd, 2011 at 1:22 pm
  4. Marion Dutcher said:

    What a beautiful dog & he will make a lovely longtime pet as well. Someone is going to be blessed w/him in their home. Again, I must say “he’s everything “JOY” was to us. You described her all the way. Joy will always be in my heart alive; “fond memories” come back to me & Joy’s photo as well as Lady’s will always be set up on our mantle “forever.” GOD BLESS all of you for taking care of him & the family who receives him.

    posted October 10th, 2011 at 8:54 am
  5. Mary Kramer said:

    I just lost my 8-1/2 year old rattie and my 4 your old rattie is now the man of the house. I was searching for a pal for Beetlejuice, when I spotted Louie. He could be my Beetljuice’s twin. Same age, almost exact same coloring, he also sleeps under covers and grumbles and groans when settling in for the night. I also have a doggie door so that Beetlejuice can roam out in my fenced yard when he wants to. How I would love to have the 2 of them meet, but I’m 800 miles away in Illinois.

    posted January 3rd, 2012 at 6:20 pm
  6. Patty said:

    I was wondering if Hawk is still looking for a home??

    posted March 18th, 2012 at 12:48 am
  7. Denise Spikes said:

    I saw little Louie & fell in love! We used to have a “Sammy” that looked just like him. :) If he’s still available, we’d like to meet him.


    posted March 27th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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