Hey! I'm looking at this 2-3 year old rat terrier that lives 1 hour away from me. He ignores cats, is good with dogs, doesn't like little kids(yay cause I don't have any!), ummm, he lives in the same town my boyfriend works in. Since I'm 18, do you think I'm old enough to just adopt him myself? My boyfriend said we can go get him one weekend. I don't want to contact them right away, cause it's not set in stone. I'm very excited! yay! Do any of you own a rat terrier?
I do not own a rat terrier, but since you are only 18 are you planning on having kids in the future? This dog you said doesnt like kids and he is only 2 or 3...so he's got many more years ahead of him. What would you do if, say in 7 years, you get married and have kids. If your dog is still alive and doesn't like your baby what would you do? Im not trying to discourage you from adopting him, but just keep in mind that he does not like children in case you are planning on having some in the future. =0)
The description says that he doesn't like small childrens energy, it makes him nervous but eventually he can warm up. He'll most likely get exposure with me anyway, I'll make him like kids. ha...if i had kids, and the dog didn't like it/vise versa....they'll live with it. ha
I have a RT and although I have a kid...she is not normally good around children. I find it very difficult sometimes because I babysit fulltime during the day. The only reason I am able to do this is because she is so skiddish. My RT is a very sweet and loving dog, but she is a one owner dog...I'm not sure if it's just her own personality or if it's her breed...read up on RT's before you get her. Just my opinion.