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Coach in Texarkana AR/TX   

In shelter Dog

Texarkana, TX, 75501
Pet name:
Coach in Texarkana AR/TX
Rat Terrier
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Coach is a male tricolor Rat Terrier. He is 11-12 years old and weighs 16 pounds. Coach is neutered and vaccinated including rabies. He tested heartworm negative and is receiving monthly heartworm preventive. Coach also just received a nice teeth cleaning and the removal of a small growth on his elbow. His annual will be due in early October. Coach is ready for adoption. 

Coach found his way to rescue after his owner had to go into a nursing home. He was a much loved boy, well cared-for. Maybe a little tubby. He has not known what to think about rescue but has adapted amazingly well for a boy his age having to learn new “tricks” (so to speak).  Coach is a little nervous natured (like nearly all Rat Terriers, am I right?).  But he is friendly and open with people and other dogs. He is by turns active and lazy. For an older fella he keeps up with the youngsters pretty well. Over his lifetime he has had occasional ear infections and some issues with allergies. A new owner would need to be prepared to treat these as required with the help of their veterinarian. He is potty trained and crates well. Coach pulls on a leash so he will need a harness, but he does walk with you. Coach will make someone a great little buddy. 

Adoption fee is $175. Must apply: Application for adoption is located at

Jeff Tarpley Rescue

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We require all potential adopters to submit an application. We only accept applications for a specific dog you are interested in adopting. We do not keep waiting lists or files of general applications for dogs we might get later. The online application can be found at this location:

A completed adoption application and, upon approval, an adoption contract is required. Jeff Tarpley Rescue welcomes applications from homeowners, renters, and condo or apartment dwellers. At a minimum, a phone interview will be conducted and a vet reference checked before the applicant may meet their preferred pet. 

We adopt primarily in the 4 states of the ArkLaTexOma. Applicants willing to travel to Texarkana will also be considered with additional requirements to qualify as approved.