Adoption Application

Please read this information before clicking through to our adoption application form below.

You're considering adopting! Congratulations on being part of a positive change! We're so excited for you, and for the rats waiting for their forever homes. 
Adopting gives a home to a rat who couldn't stay with their loving owners (or perhaps never had one) and gives them a new chance at a happy life.

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 that are seeking their furever homes, 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.

 Before adopting rats from the rescue, it is important to ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Do I have the time to care for my new pets; including cage cleaning, feeding and generally spending time with them? 
  • Do I have an appropriate cage for them? (Here is a great article if you’re unsure)
  • Do I have the finances needed to provide appropriate food, bedding, housing and medical expenses (vet care, medication, treatment & surgery) if illness or injury occurs? Do I know some of the approximate costs involved? 
  • Have I researched, or am I willing to learn about, good rat care including diet, housing and common medical issues? (Visit our Education page for some resources and check out #Education on our Blog)
  • Have I identified a local vet that is experienced in and willing to care for rats? 
  • Have I researched, or am I willing to learn about, good rat care including diet, housing and common medical issues? Let us know if you would like us to send you some information to help with your research!
  • Have I received approval from my landlord or body corporate in regards to having rats in my home, noting that they need to live inside and not in an exposed/outdoor area? 

The best way to choose your new furry family members is in person! This form 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 best.

If you answered ‘yes’ to all of the above and would like to come and meet our rats, please fill out the form below to apply!

If you answered ‘no’ or ‘maybe’ to some of the above questions thats okay! Please check out our Education page and #Education on our Blog for a ton of great information and resources to help get you set up for success.

You're welcome to email us directly at hello@rachiesratirementhome.com if you have any questions or would like additional resources.

The best way to choose your new furry family members is in person! This form 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 best.

Adoption Application Form

Here are some of the rats currently ready for adoption, please excuse our photo quality - they are used for identification purposes in-house.

August 15, 2020