Please read this information before clicking through to our adoption application form below.
You're considering adopting! We're so excited for you, and for the rats waiting for their forever homes.
We are 100% committed to providing ongoing support to you post adoption, including welcoming back any rat, for any reason, at any time. Our goal is to best match the personalities and circumstances of our adopters with the rats in our care, so this application is not to apply for a specific rat, but to come and meet all the rats at the rescue and discover who best suits. All animals go through a screening period for health and temperament assessment and recieve any medical care they may need prior to adoption.
What we expect from you is your due dilligence in research and an open mind to learning, that you love and respect rats as animals with needs just as valid as a cat or a dog, and that you'll do your best and always remember to reach out to us if things change or you need support.
The process is:
- Submit your application
- One of our volunteers will be in touch via email to assist with any changes needed to your setup or gaps we've identified in your knowledge, and when you're ready they will arrange an appointment at the rescue (keep an eye on your junk folder)
- Attend your appointment (bringing your own rats along if you have any), and work out who is the best fit to join your family
- Touch base with us any time you like for advice, support, if issues arise or just to share the happy moments.
If you have any questions, please see our Adoption's FAQ page
Here are some of the rats currently ready for adoption, please excuse our photo quality - they are used for identification purposes in-house. The best way to choose your new furry family members is in person, applying does not guarantee the availability or adoption of a specific rat, but allows you to visit the rescue to choose the individuals that suit you and your rats best.
Adoption fees are $35 for intact rats, and $150 for desexed rats and some who have had significant surgical intervention.