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Skipper (VA)

Rat Terrier

Small  |  Female

Atlanta, ga


When Skipper first arrived at her foster home from a North Carolina shelter, it was immediately clear that this 5-year-old was one sweet little lady. She graciously bore the greetings of her seven new canine siblings of all sizes and patiently stood while her foster mom bathed and brushed her. Later at the vet, it also became clear that Skipper (named for the little skipping step she takes every few paces) had a number of physical issues, including bad teeth, a hernia, and most notably a heart murmur (please see She bravely handled her spay, dental, and hernia procedures, and the medication for the murmur immediately improved her alertness and energy. Now with the meds doing their job and her stitches all healed, Skipper is proud to announce that she's ready for her forever home! Skipper's ideal family will understand her special needs. She must take daily medication, and her family must be vigilant to any symptoms of changes in her murmur. Her diet must remain light--no snacks or treats--to maintain her weight at around 11 lbs., and her activity needs to be light but regular. Skipper is the love of anyone who picks her up and holds her. Preferring to be near her person, she'll walk pleasantly by your side inside and outside. She's wonderful with gentle children, loves to burrow in a "cave" bed, sleeps by her foster mom's bed or on her lap, and eats politely with the other dogs. She has come along beautifully with her house training with regular outings, including when she gets up in the morning and after each meal. A dear, loving girl, Skipper can't wait to be your special cuddle companion.

Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.

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