Daisy is an awesome little dog. She is just over 6 years old and was surrendered with her life-long buddy, Duke, a Jack Russell (listed seperately). They were house dogs and slept with their caretakers. They are crate trained, know basic commands, have been altered and are up to date on shots. They had the life ... until the 'family' came along, now here they are looking for a new home because mom and dad just don't have time for them any longer. It was good that they realized it and opted to rehome them to someone capapble of spending time with them. Dogs of this breed need exercise and attention. Things You Should Know: Rat Terriers are fun and loving playmates for children. They have gentle, fun-loving personalities and they know when to adjust the energy level. Their solid terrier instincts can make them slightly territorial, but they are generally good with strangers. However, they do have a nose when it comes to intrudersÂthey will bark and alert the family if they sense a threat. Rat Terriers need at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, whether through walks, jogs through the neighborhood or hikes in the park. Being an intelligent working breed, they also like constructive games and tasks to keep their minds sharp. They will be happy living in an apartment as long as their daily exercise requirements are met. Rat Terriers may be high-energy dogs, but they do appreciate cozy time indoors. Rat Terriers are not the type of dog to bounce off the wallsÂin fact, they are more than happy to cuddle on the couch. A healthy Rat Terrier can live as long as 18 years. These are solid, healthy little dogs for the most part, but some can develop hip dysplasia and allergy problems. Their short coat is a breeze to manage. Just brush them every few days IndyCLAW Rescue, Inc. is Creating Life-long Animal Welfare.