Adopt A Rescue Rat At A Rat Rescue Near You

By: Jill Caren / Last Updated: 12/28/2021
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Adopt A Rescue Rat At A Rat Rescue Near You

You might actually be surprised to know that there are rat rescues in almost every state in the country! If you are considering adding a rat to your family, then finding rescue rats near you starts here.

Whether saving rats that have been abandoned or rescuing them from lives of breeding, these rescues are selfless and offer these animals a new lease on life.

The next step is where you come in! Adopting a rat means you are helping to stop the need for breeders and reducing the amount of unwanted rats that are out there. And hey, you never know when you might actually adopt the next hero rat!

So, thank you for considering pet adoption!

Rat Rescues In The United States

The list below is a comprehensive list of all the rat specific rescues we could find in the United States. You may also find rats at your local humane society or county shelter, so be sure to check there as well if there is not a rat rescue near you.

ARIZONA
Any Rat Rescue – Scottsdale, AZ 

ARKANSAS

CALIFORNIA
Divine Rodent Rescue – San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Radical Rodent Rescue – Vallejo, CA
Rattie Ratz – Clayton, CA 
Wee Companions – San Diego, CA 

CONNECTICUT
Mainley Rat Rescue – Falmouth, ME

FLORIDA
Florida Rat Rescuers Network, Inc– Port Saint Lucie, FL

IDAHO
The Rat Retreat – Boise, ID  

ILLINOIS

INDIANA
EARPS Exotic Animal Rescue – Brownsburg, IN
Rescued Rat Adoptions – LaPorte, IN

KENTUCKY

LOUISIANA
For The Love Of Rats Rescue – Walker, LA

MAINE
Mainley Rat Rescue – Falmouth, ME​

MARYLAND
gRATitude Rat Rescue – Pylesville, MD
Small Angels Rescue Inc – Frederick, MD 

MASSACHUSETTS
Mainley Rat Rescue – Falmouth, ME

MICHIGAN
West Michigan Critter Haven – Grand Rapids, MI

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Pocket Pet Rescue – St. Paul, MN

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

NEW MEXICO

Tiny Toes Rescue of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM​

NEW YORK
Flower City Critters Small Animal Rescue – Rochester, NY

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA
Kritter Krazy Reptile and Exotic Rescue – Bottineau, ND

OHIO
Rattie Tattie Rescue – Amelia​, OH
Rat Rod Rescue– Columbus, OH​

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA
Judge’s Park – Edinburg, PA
Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club & Rescue – Pittsburgh, PA
Philly Rat Rescue – Philadelphia, PA
Struggles to Snuggles Animal Rescue, Inc. – Greensburg, PA

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH DAKOTA

TENNESSEE
East Tennessee Give A Heart Rat Rescue – Johnson City, TN

TEXAS
DFW Rat Rescue – Dallas, TX

VIRGINIA
Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue – Virginia Beach, VA

WASHINGTON:
Best Friend Rodent Rescue – Everett, WA 

WISCONSIN:

Be Careful Where You Adopt A Rat From

The rat rescues on this page have been verified to the best of our abilities that they are caring rescues that are doing the best they can for rats that are in need. If you want to adopt a rat or surrender a rat, then please make sure you do your homework!

Sadly, some are calling themselves rat rescues but then either sell those rats to pet stores as breeders or worse – selling them to others to use as snake food.

So, please be sure to do additional homework, get references and ask questions if you plan on working with a rat rescue – especially one that is not listed here.

Are We Missing A Rat Rescue?

If you know of a rat rescue that we are missing, please let us know in the comments and we will get them added as quickly as we can!

Last updated: 12/19/21

Jill Caren CharityPaws

Jill Caren

Jill is an avid animal lover who spends her time helping animal rescues by photographing homeless pets and through her work on CharityPaws.

She is currently owned by Cleo, an American Pit Bull Terrier and Snoopy Cat. Her inspiration comes from her girls Ginger and Riley (RIP) – pit mix sisters who were loved family members for almost 15 years.

You can find her on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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