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.
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.
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.
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 Taratherat@aol.com
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.
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.
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.