Can you join New Rattitude to help us rescue Rat Terriers from shelters or neglectful/abusive living conditions? So many dogs desperately need space in rescue to have a shot at a new life.
New Rattitude does not have a shelter or other physical location. Instead, we operate through a nationwide network of volunteer foster homes. Our foster parents are individuals who give needy dogs a temporary sanctuary that is safe and nurturing while we work to match the dogs with qualified permanent adoptive homes. Watching a broken, scared, at-risk dog blossom in foster care and develop a new "Rattitude" toward life gives an immense sense of satisfaction.
Foster parents are responsible for the physical care of a rescued dog (including vet care*, socialization, basic training, and lots of love and affection) plus some administration (record-keeping, photos of the dog, corresponding with applicants).
*New Rattitude pays for the vetting that each dog needs and we also provide other resources and necessities, coordinate marketing/publicity for the foster dogs, manage the adoption application process, organize transportation, and facilitate networking between foster homes.
Please visit our website for Frequently Answered Questions about Fostering for New Rattitude! https://newrattitude.org/support/foster/faq/
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About New Rattitude, Inc.
202 Carl Parker Rd., Hampton, GA 30228, US
NEW RATTITUDE, Inc., a non-profit charitable corporation incorporated in 2008, is a 100% volunteer-operated, nationwide group dedicated to the rescue and adoption of abandoned, abused, neglected, sick, or unwanted Rat Terriers and Rat Terrier mixes.
In private foster homes, the dogs are nurtured, socialized, trained, supported medically, and provided with professional veterinary care while we work diligently to find them new and permanent adoptive homes where they will be safe, loved, and properly and humanely cared for the rest of their lives.
Each dog brought into our network receives a veterinary check, all required vaccinations, heartworm test and monthly preventative, and spay/neuter. Other medical care is sometimes necessary, such as treatment for mange, heartworm disease, gastrointestinal worms, infection, allergies, broken bones, or surgery to correct a variety of ailments. Each of our dogs is wormed, microchipped, and given a martingale collar, along with a collar tag printed with a unique ID number and our toll-free Lost Dog Hotline.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
February 15, 2021
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Average of 3-6 months for each dog fostered.
Foster home screening involves an application, vet and personal reference checks, a telephone interview, and a home safety check.