Saving Rat Terriers Since 1999

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Available for Adoption

BROWN COUNTY PETE - Southern Indiana

Brown County Pete is a beautiful tri-colored, 7 year old Rat Terrier that is about 12 inches tall, weighing 10 pounds. Pete was surrendered to Ratbone about 3 months ago and is one of the worst cases of neglect that his foster mom has seen. When he first came into foster care the poor guy was literally frozen with fear. Pete was a puppy mill stud dog when he entered foster care; he was frightened of everything, including dogs, cats, grass, loud noises, and especially humans. Pete is nearly blind in one eye. He has adjusted well to being with his fostermoms and loves snuggling. With 2 months of good food and love, he is warming up to his foster family and, he is now starting to become a loving and fun little snuggle bunny. Poor Pete didn’t he know that humans could be gentle and loving – until he went home with his forstermom. He was afraid of going out doors, but now he's ok with crossing the threshold and going outside. In just a few months he has learned to trust people, and he enjoys hanging out on the bed and sleeping on the pillows. Pete is good on a leash and gets along with all of the dogs and cats he lives with, but is still very leery of strangers. He is not quite potty trained but is getting better every day. Due to his shyness, and his small size he would not do well in a home with small children, but he does well with teenagers. When things get a little overwhelming for Pete he can be found hanging out under the bed with his friend (Topaz the cat). Pete needs a forever home that is quiet and calm, with a special someone who will take the time to gain his trust ,and allow him to get use to a new home and family.

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