The Rat Fan Club
For tips on placing rats
in new homes, please see the bottom of this page.
The Official Rat Rehoming Network
can join our own chat group by clicking on the Online Forum button at left
so you can post a rat who needs a home.
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,
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.
We rescue and re-home small animals of all kinds, however our primary
focus is rats.
City of Kawartha
and surrounding areas
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
135 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, Vermont
Silly Little Rodents Rescue WNY
P. O. Box 75
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
gRATitude Rat Rescue
Face book page: https://www.facebook.com/GRATitude-Rat-Rescue-217125965019246/timeline/
We rescue and re-home rats.
NC (2 hours from Charlotte)
(Providing A Way) Home Rat Rescue and Transport
Tae and Aaron Franklin
Ratical Rats Rescue
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.
Yale Road Adoptables
Greenwood Township, MI
rats and degus.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YaleRoadAdoptables
Web site: http://www.yaleroadadoptables.weebly.com
Kimberly M. Nowak
302 1/2 N. Genesee Street
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
Give a Heart Rat Rescue
(423) 302-7424 NO PHONE CALLS BEFORE 9AM OR AFTER 6PM
Nod Away Rat Rescue
Stars Rat Rescue
Lincoln and surrounding communities.
Dallas/Fort Worth area
Just A Rat Rescue &
JARRS operates through a
network of foster homes throughout the Dallas, Texas metroplex. Our mission
is to provide loving care to rats in need until their amazing, forever home
All rats are spayed &
neutered. Adoption fee is $50. Please apply at www.tinyurl.com/jarrsadopt.
Contact our Adoption Coordinator, Stacy, at JARRS.Adopt@gmail.com
PocketAngels Rattie Rescue
(north of Dallas)
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
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
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
RMCA/Furry Friends Orphanage
Mindy 714-597-1596 (prefers texts to calls)
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.
Los Angeles Area
West Los Angeles, CA
East of Los Angeles
LovinDaRats is a small rescue
Yucca Valley, CA
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
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.
150 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
Most people find homes for their rats these days with a
post on Craig’s List. 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 are having trouble
finding homes for baby rats, here is a strategy that worked well for
Rosalie Elliott, a RFC member in Florida
who used to breed rats. (This was before the internet, and before rats were
as popular as they are now.) 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
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.