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Rat Terrier / Mixed  : :  Male


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German Shepherd dogs, as well as the other herding breeds that we have in rescue, are highly active, energetic, working breeds. They require considerable vetting, exercise, socialization, training, leadership and mental stimuli in order to be well-adjusted, well-balanced, and well-mannered dogs. Even if you exercise and play with your dog daily in your fenced yard, you MUST still take your dog out on daily walks and outings in order to work on his/her leash skills, manners, and social skills. These breeds make great additions to active families who will pamper them, but who will also work with them, as they are smart dogs who need leadership, structure, plenty of activity and mental stimulation. 

If you are new to German Shepherds (and other herding breeds), please research the breed to make sure this is the dog for you. We ask that you consider the time and financial commitment that your German Shepherd (or other herding breed) dog will require before applying for one. Please review the section on our website (www.heartlandgsrescue.org) "Is a HUGS Dog Right for You?" for additional information.

About Rooster (see Rooster & Anya)

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $225
  • Species: Dog
  • Current Size: 15.6 Pounds
  • Current Age: 15 Years 2 Months (best estimate)

Rooster is a 15 year old male Rat Terrier mix, that was rescued by one of our volunteers with Anya, a 12 year old female Rat Terrier. They are seniors that were confiscated from a neglect case. Rooster and Anya have lived in the same home and could be adopted together (they are an adorable duo, and have a 2 for 1 adoption fee), or separately, as long as they go to homes where they have an appropriate dog buddy (a calm, or moderate energy dog).

Rooster, like Anya, enjoys car rides and walks. They love to go on outings and enjoy going camping! Both of them are awesome walkers and ride great in the car.  Rooster will try to ride on your lap, while Any loves to look out the window. Rooster will play a little bit outside when it warm with the household Shepherd, but gets irritated and barks at him if when he's had enough (it's hilarious!), and if it's too cold, forget it! When it's cold, Rooster is all business....He goes out in a flash, and when he's done, he races back in the house! Anya is the opposite, she likes to take her sweet time, no matter what the weather is like. She is independent, and like to goes out and patrol the entire yard! Sometimes she will run all over it, and she is pretty fast! She is quite adorable. Both Anya and Rooster love their food. Although they have no teeth, they have no trouble eating. They eat a mixture of kibble with some canned food. They love treats (little bits of chicken breast, and other soft yummy tidbits!). Anya dances sometimes on her back feet when she gets excited! Anya does not like to be crated at all, but Rooster will tolerate it a bit, better better. They both love to sleep on dog beds, and to nap on the couch, and in bed with you, if allowed. Rooster is currently in a foster home with other dogs (of various sizes) and cats and gets along with everyone. Rooster, is a little bit hard of hearing due to his age. He is heartworm positive and is being treated (this will be included with his adoption). Rooster would do best with someone who is retired or home a lot, as he can't hold it super long any more at his age, and he does great with frequent potty breaks during the day. He is a littĺe but shy at first but warms up quickly and likes to curl up on your lap, or share the couch with you or another dog. He always likes to be cuddling up for warmth and comfort next to someone!

Rooster's adoption fee is $225, all of which goes back into offseting our high-cost vetting expenses and rescuing more dogs. **WE WOULD BE OPEN TO A FOREVER FOSTER WILLING TO TAKE BOTH DOGS ** We are a 100% volunteer-run rescue group and rely on adoption fees and donations to continue saving lives. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, current on age- appropriate vaccinations, fecal, deworming, flea/tick and heartworm preventative, heartworm tested if old enough (and treated if positive), and microchipped. Please visit http://heartlandgsrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/adoption for more information about our adoption process and requirements, and to apply.

Even if you exercise and play with your dog daily in your fenced yard, please remember that you MUST still take your dog out on daily walks and outings, in order to provide sufficient stimulation, ward off boredom, and work on leash skills and manners.

More about Rooster (see Rooster & Anya)

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats

Please review the information in the "About Us", "Important Considerations" and "Adopt" sections on our website menu, as it contains useful information about the breed, adoption fees, the adoption process and our requirements, and how meeting the dogs works.

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