Adopt a Rat Terrier (short coat)

Rat Terrier (short coat) Dog

Thelma the Dog needs a home

Please meet Thelma.   Thelma is a very sweet older girl.  She is quiet and gentle.  She has a calm personality.  But don't think she just "lays around".  She is funny and spunky and enjoys life.  Her favorite things include getting pets and cuddles and going for a nice walk.   She is fine with other dogs and has no issues with cats.  Thelma was abandoned at a shelter by her owners who said they were "moving".  At 13 years old, Thelma found herself at a shelter, cold and alone.  She is in a foster home with us now and is hoping to be adopted by someone who would like to share quiet time on the sofa watching old movies, taking nice walks, and sharing some unconditional love.

Thelma is healthy, fully vaccinated, spayed, microchipped, and heartworm-free and on preventative.  She weighs 13 pounds.  She has had a recent dental cleaning and all is well there.  If you have any questions about Thelma, please email us at  If you are interested in adopting her, you can send us an adoption form, found here:   Thank you for making the positive choice to adopt. 


  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Rat Terrier (short coat)
  • Size: Small
  • Gender: Female
  • State: Louisiana
  • Zip/Postal Code: 70505
As of 7/10/2020 Thelma is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Thelma is still available or to adopt. Don't forget to check the other animal shelters near me there are many other pets needing a fur-ever home.

Owner Information

You can find Thelma at Friends of Lafayette Animal Shelter

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