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Save a Rat Terrier's Life. Become a Foster Home.

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New Rattitude, Inc.

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Join the New Rattitude "Pack"!
As an all-volunteer organization, it takes a real team effort for New Rattitude to run smoothly and effectively. We have many opportunities available to those who are able to volunteer a little--or a lot--of their time and energies. We would love to have you join us!

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/

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About New Rattitude, Inc.


202 Carl Parker Rd., Hampton, GA 30228, US

Mission Statement

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.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy




  • 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.

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