Get Involved

If you can’t adopt, but you’d still like to help, there are many things you can choose from!

Foster – We are always in need of foster homes. Please contact us for more information and a foster application.

Volunteer – We need volunteers for a variety of tasks including fundraising, outreach, transport, newsletters, etc.

Donate – Donations are always greatly appreciated! Please check out our Wish List below to see what items we’re in need of. You can give a monetary donation by mailing it to OPRats – see the contact us page for our address. We will soon have a link to Canada Helps where you can donate online.

Wish List

  • Monetary donations in the form of cash/cheque or Paypal
  • Foster homes and volunteers
  • Gift certificates to Pet Valu or Pet Smart for rat supplies
  • Gift Certificates to gas stations for transporting rats
  • Rat appropriate cages (1/2 inch bar spacing needed the most, or small cages for quarantine and baby rats)
  • Large exercise wheels and accessories including igloos, food bowls, hammocks, water bottles and toys
  • Yesterday’s News, aspen, hemp, Carefresh or other safe beddings. No pine or cedar please.
  • Harlan Teklad 14% protein or Oxbow rat food
  • Storage containers to store supplies
  • Fleece fabric to make hammocks