Nimh Kennel
Rat Terriers


If you’ve purchased a puppy from us before or we’ve helped you to find a puppy please send your testimonials to to be posted here.  Or you can leave one on our Facebook! – Ashley

Here you’ll find written testimonials by happy puppy parents who have purchased from us in the past, some are even return customers, or that we’ve helped locate their perfect companion.

We saw Ashley's up to date comprehensive web site and were impressed. Although we live five hours away, we contacted her. Eugene visited her could see her love and commitment to her beautiful doggie family all around.

We both came back to get our puppy (now Gaius). Ashley has bent over backwards to help us and keep us informed. We have asked questions and solicited advice. She always gets back to us quickly with a helpful friendly reply. We know she really cares about her extended doggie family. We send her pictures and a report on anniversaries. One day we will visit with our now "big bruiser" Gaius who is now 23 pounds, I'm sure she'd love to see him again.

Helen and Eugene Ossa from Fairfax, VA
Gracie is my sweet 3 year old rattie. We got her about 6 weeks after losing my 1st rattie to cancer. I searched the Internet and fell in love with Gracie. She was 3 months when we got her and she has been an amazing dog. She is so beautiful too! I would not hesitate to get another standard/ type A rattie from Nimh. Ashley knows her stuff about this breed and she is passionate about what she does. Her pups are simply beautiful and we are so glad Gracie is a part of our family!
Cyndi Baggarly from La Plata, MD
I found Ashley looking for reputable rat terrier breeders. She helped me find my perfect puppy nicknamed Stitch. If any of you have heard of the animated Lelo and Stitch she has the character down lol. She is my heart and I laugh out loud everyday with her. I ended up adopting her full sister about a year later and love her endlessly. They are inseparable. If you want a quality dog Ashley is absolutely the way to go. I have 2 wonderful, intelligent, affectionate, lovable little girls. Thx Ashley!!
Crystal Pruitt from VA
Our little rat terrier Pepper passed away in in Nov 2015 after 14 years of loving companionship - our heart was broken. We reached out to Ashley at Nimh Kennels and found
a beautiful little puppy girl who we named Ginger. Ginger is an awesome Rat terrier full of life and of course mischief. She took to us right away.
Many thanks to Ashley for introducing us to Ginger.

Scott & Debbie from Spotsylvania, VA
I contacted Ashley at the right time; the very night the "nightmare before Christmas" was born. I got the puppy I wanted and Ashley was a pleasure to work with. I could tell right away she is very responsible in breeding with all the qualities we want in our Rat Terriers. She worked with me from the beginning and still stays in close contact to answer any of my questions. A pleasure to work with!
Glenda Naff Jaswal from Cary, NC
My husband Mark and I were looking for a puppy. We did our homework, researched different breeds and decided on a Rat Terrier. Of course we began researching reputable breeders in Virginia. Out of all those we saw, Ashley's Nimh Kennel made the Best Impression. Ashley is wonderful to work with and has a real passion for what she does. She is very knowledgeable and is there to help every step of the way. She provides excellent customer service as she provides updates, photographs, personality traits and characteristics as the puppies progress. This is perfect for ensuring you find your match. If you have any questions about anything, even long after you've had your pup, she is quick to respond with helpful advice! In March of 2011, Zoe became apart of our family. I would strongly recommend Nimh Kennel to anyone who is looking to bring a Ratty to their home.
Lianne and Mark Ashburne from Hampton, VA