The Rat Fan Club
For tips on placing rats
in new homes, please see the bottom of this page.
If you are looking to adopt rats or you have rats who
need homes check out these websites:
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are also invited to join our own chat group by clicking on the Online Forum
button at left.
is a website that lists pets for sale: www.mypetsforsale.com
you are looking for rats please check the rescues listed below.
You may also find listings of
rats who need homes at
Listed from East to West
I take in small animals including rats, so if you are looking for a new
rat, check out my website at www.rescued4life.co.uk
Maritime Rat Rescue Group
Main location: Moncton, NB
Lindsay Horsman Founder/President
Facebook page: Maritime Rat Rescue Group
The Small Victories rescue website lists rats who
need homes in the areas of Montreal, Quebec
City, Toronto, Ottawa,
Kingston, and other parts of Canada. There are also links to rescues for
other small animals.
smallvictories.jane @ gmail.com
Chelle’s Critter Haven
Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
We rescue and re-home small animals of all kinds, however our primary
focus is rats.
City of Kawartha Lakes,
Peterborough, and surrounding
Small Animal Rescue Society of BC (SARS BC)PO Box 54564
Burnaby, BC V5E 4J6 Canada
We rescue all sorts of small animals and the occasional dog or cat. We are
a registered charity in Canada
and we operate all over British Columbia.
The Rats Nest
Mobile Rescue, US Wide
Gilbert H Weant, Jr.
Phone: 336-649-1404 voice or text 24/7 availability
Mainely Rat Rescue
135 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, Vermont
Small Paws Big Hearts Sanctuary
Located in North and Central
NJ, while also assisting the tri state area.
Rescues all kinds of small
RESCUE--Where every rat counts!
Philadelphia, PA 19149-5662
856-357-6603 (General Info/Adoptions)
Email: email@example.com (General
COME VISIT US
ON PETFINDER! http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA853.html
The Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club & Rescue
Adoptions and Rescue 412-708-7919, firstname.lastname@example.org
Education and Health 724-266-0334, email@example.com
New Ken Rat Rescue
New Kensington, PA -- Near Pittsburgh
(724) 355-2702 (text first is best or leave a message)
Small Angels Rescue
Silly Little Rodents Rescue WNY
P. O. Box 75
NC (2 hours from Charlotte)
(Providing A Way) Home Rat Rescue and Transport
Tae and Aaron Franklin
Dakota’s Dream is a
small, volunteer run, no-kill, non-for-profit animal rescue group. Our
volunteers are hard working and dedicated in assisting animals in need of
finding a forever home. We pride ourselves on being a no kill rescue group.
We believe that every animal deserves a second chance and sometimes even a
third chance. We rescue cats, dogs, rats, bunnies, guinea pigs, and horses.PO Box 1814
Winchester, VA 22604
We are also on Facebook.
Call or text: (540)-505-1577
Specializing in Blues and Dumbos. We also take in
unwanted rats and try to find them homes.
Pinellas County, FL
We are Royal Ratty Rescue
located in Lansing, MI. Ratties
are always available for adoption to approved homes, and rats or other
small mammals in need of homes are welcome! All ratties are vet-checked
& properly quarantined before going to a “forever home.”
Transportation to and from the Rescue are available at a negotiable cost.
You can reach us at: RoyalRattyRescue@comcast.net
or by phone at (517) 974-4577.
Rat Rattery & RescueP.O.Box 702
Allen Park, MI 48101
rescue program aims to provide a safe haven for pet rats that are misplaced
due to various reasons. Our re-homing program is perfect for those
who wish to offer a new forever home to a misplaced pet rat.
Yale Road Adoptables
Greenwood Township, MI
rats and degus.
Web site: http://www.yaleroadadoptables.weebly.com
302 1/2 N. Genesee Street
Kimberly M. Nowak
Merrill, WI 54452-1943
A caring person who will rescue rats in need of
a home and socialize them to make them good pets for good homes only. Will
also do pet sitting for small rodents.
130 N. 1st St
Seventh Heaven Rattie Rescue
Central and south central Indiana
Exotic Pet Sanctuary
German Valley, IL 61039 (Centrally
located between Rockford & Freeport,
Chicago & Galena)
R.A.T.S. (Rats Are Truly
Special), an unofficial rat shelter based in the Chicago area is looking
for homes for rats that we take in. These rats are either from kill
shelters or from private homes. I don't always have babies, but teenagers
and adults need love just the same.
Dawn - 708-424-2793
Away Rat Rescue
Stars Rat Rescue
Lincoln and surrounding communities.
PocketAngels Rattie Rescue
Dallas/Fort Worth area
The Rat Association of Texas (RAT) does rat rescue on an ongoing basis. RAT
also works closely with PocketAngels Rattie Rescue. Please visit our
forum for the latest updates.
You can also contact Christine
Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico
A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, Cherie Jones, Founder and President
because they're tiny doesn't mean they're disposable.”
Please “like” our Facebook page at
At Aamanda’s Misfits I specialize in taking in
aggressive/hostile rats. Once in my care they are rehabilitated if possible
and offered for adoption. Even if they are never able to be adopted they
still remain in my care for the rest of their lives. No animal here will
ever be put to sleep to due being abused or ill bred. I almost always
have adoptable ratties. Most are from owners who no longer want them or
they were destined to be food.
If there are no pics up on my web site
please e-mail me for a list of adoptables.
we also take in and adopt out
other small animals as well as dogs,cats and other pets. Come visit my site and find the part
of your heart you have been missing.
blessings to all
Phoenix, AZ area
Any Rat Rescue
Pigpalooza! Guinea Pig and Small Animal Rescue
PO Box 40373
Wee Companions Animal Adoption, Inc.
Rats, guinea pigs, chinchillas,
hamsters, mice and the occasional rabbit.
Orange County area
Furry Friends Orphanage
RMCA So. Cal.
Deborah (Lake Forest)
Prefers email contact
Diane (Costa Mesa)
Los Angeles Area
West Los Angeles, CA
East of Los Angeles
LovinDaRats is a small rescue and rattery.
Yucca Valley, CA
Rabbit and Pocket Pet Adoptions often knows of owners seeking to place adoptable rats. We help
keep track of rats in local shelters and networks to get them into
permanent and foster care. If you foster a rat for the rescue, all expenses
and supplies are covered. Vet referrals and care tips are also provided if
needed. Sexing help is provided for accidental litters. Free listing on www.rabbitadoption.org for local
rats or other small animals needing homes. Contact a volunteer at
818-600-1967 or visit http://www.rabbitadoption.org.
Fresno, CA Area
Little Angels Rescue
438 W. Stanley
Reedley, CA 93654
Rattie Ratz: Rescue, Resource, and Referral
North Star Rescue
Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo,
usually has rats who need homes. If you can help,
please call Patti Schaeffer at (650) 340-7022 X332.
Sacramento, CA area
Rattie Ratz Rescue
Volunteers can make
arrangements to deliver rats to the Sacramento
North Star Rescue
Volunteers can make
arrangements to deliver rats to the Sacramento
The Sacramento SPCA usually has
rats who need homes.
Shawna Goss150 Corporation Yard Road
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 782-7722 x 106
The Placer SPCA often has rats who need homes.
Seattle, WA area
We rescue rats and sell supplies to help support the
8030 NE Bothell Way
Best Friend Rodent Rescue
Tips on Placing Rats in New
Many people are worried that if they advertise “free
rats to a good home” the people responding will be snake owners. Instead of giving rats away, you
should charge at least the same amount of money pet shops charge for pet
rats. You can also screen
potential adopters by asking them questions such as: Have you had pet rats
before? What were their names? How long did they live?
What did they die from? If they’ve never had rats before, ask
what other pets they have had, how old these pets lived to be, and what
happened to them. If someone takes responsible care of their other pets,
they are more likely to be a responsible rat owner. Click here for our
Then you should ask: What kind of cage do you have for
the rats, and what is it made of? How big is
it? What will you use for cage bedding? What kind
of food will you feeding them? How do you plan to play with
your rats out of the cage? Unless they have good answers for all
these questions, they are not an appropriate home for rats, even if they
don’t plan to feed them to reptiles.
If you need to find homes for
baby rats, here is a strategy that worked well for Rosalie Elliott, a RFC
member in Florida who used to
breed rats. She ran an ad in the newspaper that said POCKET PETS. PLAYFUL
TRAINABLE AFFECTIONATE MUNCHKINS. Available to selected homes for $5 up.
Tel 433-0783 for FREE BROCHURE.
When Rosalie first told people
they were rats, they would hang up on her. So she wouldn’t tell them
they were rats until they came and saw how wonderful and cute they were.
Once they saw how cute and wonderful rats are, they fell in love with them
and didn’t care that they were rats. She had a waiting list of people
who wanted her babies! Be sure
to always adopt out babies in same-sex pairs.
A similar strategy should work
for older rats. Although it’s usually better to ask for a small
payment, some weekly newspapers offer free ads if you are giving something
away. Be sure to carefully screen potential adopters.