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
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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
A transportation group has been formed to help transport
adopted rats to other areas of the country. Check out
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.
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
Rat Chick Rat Rescue and Advocacy GroupPO Box
Exton, PA 19341
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
Small Angels Rescue
NC (2 hours from Charlotte)
Phoenix Rodentry And Rescue Center, Inc.
Gilbert H Weant, Jr.
2470 Old Highway
PO Box 473
(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.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YaleRoadAdoptables
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
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
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
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
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.
Goss150 Corporation Yard Road
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 782-7722 x 106
The Placer SPCA often has rats who need homes.
WA 14325 Lake City Way NE, Seattle
and the phone number is (206) 365-9105. Her email is email@example.com
Sandi Ackerman at the Best Little Rabbit, Rodent and Ferret House rescues
rats. She also sells supplies to help support her rescue program. The
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.
Petco will take back pets purchased at their
stores and adopt them out for pets.