ARTRA Corp./National Rat Terrier Rescue

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Our Pet List

Our Featured Pet... Dixie Doodle – a special needs girl Texas Dixie's leg is completely healed now- in fact she has become a serious squirrel hunter and loves chasing them across the yard and through the trees. She only stops now and then to rest on her couch and at night she sleeps on her back. Dixie's coughing is much better, she has become such a strong little girl, but will always require daily medication for her heart due to the damage caused by heartworms. Her prescriptions are Enacard plus 2 diuretics.


Help save Rat Terriers and get great looking clothes at the same same time! • Hats • Polo Shirts • Denim Shirts • Henley Shirts • Jewelry 100% of all profits from the sale of these items goes to the rescue of Rat Terriers. Visit the ARTR Store to purchase these items! ARTR Store

Who We Are

American Rat Terrier Rescue Corporation, ARTR Corp., is devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of rat terriers of all ages. Upon entering ARTR Corp.'s care, each rescue is evaluated for general health and inoculated against distemper, corona, bordetella, paravirus, parvo and rabies. After the Rat Terrier is restored to good physical and emotional health and spayed or neutered the search begins for the best and most appropriate home. In strict compliance with National All breed Rescue guidelines, all Rat Terriers from ARTR Corp. are in good health and either spayed or neutered prior to placement in a new home. Great care is taken to ensure that the new home meets the specific needs of the individual Rat Terrier by providing a loving and safe haven for this new family member. Prospective owners and family members are carefully screened and the home premises inspected before the Rat Terrier is introduced into the new environment. At future date, a follow-up visit is made by ARTR Corp. to ensure that all is going well. ARTR Corp. remains available as a supportive resource to the family for the life of the Rat Terrier. All new owners of a Rat Terrier from ARTR Corp. are required to sign a contract agreeing to maintain the best possible health of the Rat Terrier and further stating that, in the event that circumstances change and the Rat Terrier can no longer remain in their home, it must be returned to ARTR Corp. and cannot be sold, given away or taken to a shelter for replacement. American Rat Terrier Rescue is devoted solely to rescue and neither endorses nor promotes any individual or organization not dedicated to rescue according to these guidelines. Steve and Ceci Giacoma American Rat Terrier Rescue

Adopting a friend

Immediate Adoptions We currently have several dogs that are in need of immediate adoption. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a some time to fully explore the information and links throughout this site. Learn about the breed and make an educated decision to adopt. After reviewing the material, you are still interested in adopting a Rat Terrier, fill out an Adoption Form .

Come Visit Us! – on-line

We don’t have a shelter as our dogs are in foster homes across the country. ARTR website
ARTRA Corp./National Rat Terrier Rescue
(main headquarters)
P.O.Box 785
Isleton, CA 95641
Phone: (925) 778-9888

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