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Rat Terrier


Huddleston, VA

Hi … my name is Gwen and here are some things you need to know about me:
Approximate age/birthdate: born ~2011

Weight/size: around 12 pounds

Housebroken: Mostly

Crate trained: Mostly … she will have accidents if left too long

Personality: very shy and submissive, a little unsure around new dogs … especially large ones
Energy level: low to medium

Fenced yard required?: YES
Does he/she jump fences? NO
Leash walk: Not yet, but we are working on it

Obedience training: No

Riding in vehicles: RIDES OK … gets a little stressed at first

Spayed/neutered: YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES

Microchipped: YES

Social with other dogs: YES

Social with cats: has not been tested
Good with children: has not been tested but would not recommend having her with small, young children
Adoption donation: $175
Gwen came to us as part a rescue from a serious hoarding case (58 seized) in SW VA. She is beautiful and sweet as she can be, but she has not had a lot of the ‘normal’ experiences in life that many pups her age have had. She is happy and wants to be loved, but before coming into rescue she had never done simple things like going outside to go potty or to play or like walking on a leash. She is a very smart and very sweet little girl, and she just needs a new forever family who will love her through all her new experiences in life.

If you think Gwen might be the perfect pup for you, please go to, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Gwen picks you too.
If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email if you have additional questions.

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Huddleston, VA

(434) 841-0411

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