Please note: Coby will not be available until he completes heartworm treatment. We will update this bio when he is ready for adoption. We estimate that he will be healthy and ready to go “home” about the end of July.
This is Coby! Our vets estimate his age at 6 to 7 years old. He is a very handsome classic looking boy, and is a type B or Teddy Roosevelt Terrier, which basically means he has short legs. He is approximately 18 pounds and 14 inches tall at the shoulder, with a nub of a tail. Coby acts much younger than his age and loves to play with toys. Coby can run like lightening and jump like a rabbit. He LOVES to give kisses and can be pretty stealthy at it too, sneaking kisses in when you aren’t expecting them. Coby gets along with all the dogs in his foster home. He also likes children, and is pretty laid back and docile with them. He listens well and walks nicely on a leash. He will run around and play with great speed, but then is ready to cuddle up next to you for a nap. Although he would prefer to sleep under the covers, he is crate trained. If invited to, Coby can jump up 5ft onto the bed from a standing position. He is a fast learner and very quickly adjusted to his foster family’s household. Coby enjoys the back yard, running around chasing squirrels and barking at anything that might be on the other side of the fence! After a while playing, a nap on the deck in the sun is a favorite spot. Coby is housebroken and doesn’t like being crated, but he will do as he is told. He rides well in a car, prefering to lay on the floor in the back seat for a snooze until you get to your destination. He had been living on a farm for the past few years but is back in foster care because his owners fell on hard times. Are you looking for your new best friend? Coby is taking applications for a new furever family now! He will be a loyal, loving companion for the lucky family who adopts him. Be sure to let him know, so he can pack his bags to come home!
*ADOPTED! Scout is being fostered in Kenosha, WI.*
ADOPTED! Meet Scout! Scout is the most adorable little ratty you will ever come across! Scout is a short-legged rat terrier, usually referred to as a “Teddy,” and weighs about 11 pounds. Our vets think he is about a year old, maybe a tad older. He loves to play with toys! He is a sable and white, his coloring is beautiful! He has the cutest bob tail and his ears stand straight up. Scout is house trained and knows how to use the doggie door. He is crate trained but his foster mom likes to let him to sleep next to her (when he falls to sleep he is out like a rock until morning) and he is such a snuggle bug. Scout loves to play with his foster brother and sisters, but he also loves to fall to sleep on a lap if one is available. We are working on food habits he thinks at feeding time all the bowls are for him, but he is learning that is not the case. He is very loving and has not shown any aggression towards anyone. He was a big hit on Easter and everyone in the house held and played with him. His foster mom has not seen any aggression towards any other dogs, and there are plenty of them around so that is not a concern. Scout is especially drawn to children, and doesn’t mind cats at all. He rides well in the car and is no problem walking on a leash, does hesitate a little, but he is just adjusting to his surroundings. Scout does like to chew so he does have to be provided raw hides or safe chew bones, antlers work well and last a long time. For more photos of this cutie, check his album often:
Sex: Female •
*ADOPTED! Star is being fostered in Unionville, CT.*
ADOPTED! Star is a very petite female rat terrier, weighing only 7.4 pounds. She is such a love bug! She seems to like all the people she meets, and has a loving personality. Star is so small and is easily intimidated by bigger dogs, so it takes her a day or two to get used to other dogs. But then she will play with them! Star is 5 years old, but looks like a puppy because she is so small. She gets along fine with the cat in her foster home, and likes to ride in the car. She does need some leash training, and we are working on that. Star came from a hoarding situation in NC, and despite her poor start in life, she is housebroken and is great in the crate. She is looking for someone to snuggle on the couch with her and have some patience with her, as she is a bit shy at first. She is quickly learning to trust people again, and she is so smart! We are not sure how she is with kids yet, but to be safe, we would recommend kids over 8 years old because of her size and shyness with new people. Star has a lot of love to give the right family, and she deserves a happy home where she is the center of attention and doted upon. Is that you?
Sex: Female •
*ADOPTED! Willow is being fostered in Bristol, CT.*
ADOPTED! Willow is a small female rat terrier, weighing only 9.8 pounds, and is a beautiful girl with a loving personality. She is 4 years old, but looks and acts younger. She was rescued from a hoarding situation, and is doing very well in her new foster home! She is learning how to get along with everyone, and loves having all the extra attention! She is really amazing, considering her past. Willow does great riding in a car, and is working hard to learn how to walk on a leash. She is housebroken, and also crate trained. We will introduce her to some young children to see how she does, but this sweet girl loves everyone she has met and is such a happy girl to have another chance in life! Willow is a sweet and loving little girl who only wants a forever home and a little extra lap time with her family. Is Willow the right companion for you? For more photos of Willow, check her photo album here:
With a bit of a rough past, Tommy Boy is proving himself to be a loving companion. Originally picked up by animal control, Tommy Boy spent 9 months with an all-breed group where he waited in a kennel for an adoption that never came. He caught the eye of a ResQ volunteer, so we took him in to give him a chance at his forever home. He is Teddy, or a B rat terrier, so he has short legs. He is about 12 pounds and probably about 7 years old. His teeth were in very bad shape and several small front teeth had to be removed because they were loose. Tommy is working on his trust issues. He seems to like all people he meets, even curling up for a nap with them, but he does not like being picked up and hugged. He is also working on letting you handle his feet. Because of this, we feel he would be best in a home with adults or teens who understand his limits. He is housebroken, knows the dog door and really enjoys sleeping on his foster mom’s bed when she lets him, though he is completely comfortable in his crate as well. He gets along wonderfully with the other dogs in the home and plays most often by himself. His favorite thing is sitting with his person and just hanging out. He gets very excited when he sees a leash, and he sits nicely and can stay. For more photos of Tommy Boy, here is his photo album:
*Adopted!! Wonda is being fostered in Arkadelphia, AR.*
Adopted!! Wonda came from a shelter where she had been for several weeks, and was passed by by adopters, day after day. She had almost given up hope when one of our volunteers found her. She is short and stocky, and her body looks a bit like a Jack Russell. She has erect ears and a full tail that she wags constantly. Wonda learned crate training very quickly, and has been doing very well with her house training. She is estimated to be under 2 years old. She weighs 18 pounds. Wonda is a bit shy with strangers, especially men, but a treat or two will win her over fast! She seems to get along with all the dogs in her foster home and loves to sit beside her foster mom and nap while her foster mom is reading. Wonda walks nicely on a leash and does okay in a car, although she did get carsick once. Wonda would probably be nervous around small children, and she has not been tested with cats. A fenced backyard would be great, but she would probably adjust to being walked on a leash to go potty. If you are looking for a sweet girl who would love to snuggle up to you, please consider Wonda! For photos of her in her foster home, check her album often for updates:
Looking for some good karma? Look no further! Karma is a sweet girl, looking for a forever home. She was in a shelter for months, sleeping on chemically-treated concrete, and as a result, her skin was in terrible shape when she arrived in foster care. After only a week, she is looking much, much better! Karma is young, between 1 and 2 years old, and weighs 18 pounds. She is a typical standard rat terrier, with long legs. She has a docked tail. She is a gray tri-color, with beautiful gray eyes. She is quite the snuggler, and when you pet her she closes her eyes with delight. She seems to be so grateful to be out of the shelter and in her foster home, and is trying very hard to do everything that is asked of her. She sleeps willingly in her crate at night and is doing very well with her housetraining. Karma is friendly to strangers without being pushy. She needs a little work with walking on a leash, and she hasn’t been tested with children and cats. Karma really needs a fenced backyard, because this little girl spends a lot of time outside, chasing birds and squirrels! Check back often to see her progress, and look for more photos here:
Tango comes from the Tri-Cities area of Texas, and was rescued along with his housemate, Echo. They had been at the shelter for months, with everyone passing them over. Our vets think he is between 6 and 8 years old, and weighs 11 1/2 pounds. This boy still has a lot of spunk left! Tango has a lot of spring in his step, and can really jump high. Tango is friendly to people, but doesn’t really know how to play. His foster mom is teaching him that the world isn’t such a scary place. Tango has come a long way in foster care, and seem to be happy in their Texas foster home. This good-looking guy is doing well with his housetraining, and he thinks sleeping snuggled up next to his foster mom is the best thing in the world. If you would like to know more about Tango, check out his photograph album: And be sure to watch his video below: