Pebble & Socks

*** In order to adopt, you must be an existing client of a vet clinic that sees rats. *** Update: On October 14, 2022 Pebbles began bleeding from her vagina. She was rushed to an exotics specialist vet in Montreal and has undergone a full spay. She will be on pain medication and antibiotics for the next few weeks as we continue to monitor her condition. Looking for a pair of active young rats who are extremely friendly and outgoing? Then these hyper-active sisters are the ones for you. Peb...
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Ebby & Bob (neutered)

*** In order to adopt, you must be an existing client of a vet clinic that sees rats or have been accepted as a new client at a clinic that sees rats *** Ebby and Bob are an odd couple for sure. Ebby was actually born at the rescue on Aug. 30, 2020. Her mother was a domesticated rat who was dumped outside and her father was a wild rat. This means Ebby is half-wild. She's not a big fan of being held, although she will tolerate it if it means play time. And she's not a big fan of being pet....
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Raphael

*** In order to adopt, you must be an existing client of a vet clinic that sees rats or have been accepted as a new client at a clinic that sees rats *** Update: March 6, 2022. Unfortunately, after 7 months of 2 types of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication, Michelangelo continued to decline and the difficult decision was made to have him euthanized by our veterinarian. RIP Mike. Update: Oct. 14, 2022. Donatello had two keratin cysts removed. A large 4cm one from the base of his t...
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Delilah & Penelope (medical hold)

Update Nov. 23, 2021: Penelope has developed a small mammary tumor in her left armpit area. Her surgery is scheduled for Dec. 6, 2021 Meet sweet, calm ladies Delilah and Penelope. As you can see, the two of them are tightly bonded. We estimate that they are 1.5 years old and were surrendered to the SPCA in Gatineau with no reason stated. Both are healthy, in good condition and definitely seem to have come from a home where they were handled or at least enjoyed some human interaction and en...
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Sandy (sponsor me/special needs)

Sandy came to the Rescue in late May of 2020. She was found in a backyard after her and at least 1 other rat was dumped outside. For weeks, a kind man tried to trap them, but despite his best efforts, they could not be caught. After several weeks, the other rat suddenly disappeared and only Sandy was left. Now extremely skinny and hungry, she finally allowed herself to be trapped. Unfortunately the trauma of what she had been through made Sandy extremely fearful, to the point of biting. Sh...
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Teddy (sponsor me!)

Teddy was surrendered to the SPCA in Gatineau along with his 2 brothers in 2019 estimated at 1 year old. Unfortunately, by beginning of 2021, Teddy had lost his brothers Sampson (eye tumor) and Frankie (stroke), and himself had a tumor removed from his leg. After spending a few months living with 2 baby boys, unfortunately he again had to be separated when one of the babies became too aggressive for elderly Teddy. Thankfully, Teddy seems to be adjusting well to bachelor life. At the ripe o...
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Xavier-Lee, Francis & Charles (special needs)

Meet this trio of of older boys, Xavier-Lee, Francis & Charles. They were unfortunately neglected for most of their life and surrendered to the Rescue with some health issues. Of the three Xavier-Lee is the oldest at approximately 2 years old, but he also happens to be the healthiest. His only ailment is some natural balding due to being a Rex rat. Both Francis and Charles are estimated to be about 1 year old and both suffer from respiratory infections. Thankfully, they are responding w...
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Aria (spayed) & Deny

Update: September 23, 2022. Aria has developed a series of small abscesses near and around her groin. She is currently on antibiotics which costs about $30/month. Update: August 12, 2022. Deny has a skin infection and is slowly showing signs of improvement after several weeks of treatment. Unfortunately, she has now also developed three tumors: one in her groin and two more on her right hip. Due to her age and existing skin condition, she is not a candidate for surgery. She currently require...
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Menma & Mei

Update: June 14th, 2021. Unfortunately, Mei's respiratory infection has returned and will likely require treatment for the rest of her life. Additionally, Menma is now exhibiting symptoms of Pituitary Tumor. She will also undergo treatment with cabergoline. Don't let their age fool you. At 1.5 years old, Menma and Mei are both still so incredibly full of beans. They run, they climb, they explore, they do everything a young rat would want to do with boundless amounts of energy. Their foster mo...
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Bryon & Percy (special needs)

A word from their foster family: "Bryon & Percy are really good boys. They use their litter box almost all the time and are very sweet. They still don't like to be picked up, and out times are often spent in one of the boxes, too shy to come out, but they don't run away at loud sounds, or us, and they love nibbling our fingernails and playing hide and seek." Bryon & Percy were surrendered to the Rescue with severe respiratory infections. After months of treatment with antibiotics, both...
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Rowena

Update Jan. 28, 2021. Unfortunately, Cora had to be euthanized at the emergency vet early Thursday morning due to respiratory related complications. Cora had been battling chronic respiratory infections for well over a year. RIP little one. Cora and Rowena are actually related. Cora was born Oct. 31, 2018, while Rowena was likely born 6 months earlier and was in fact Cora's grandmother. Both girls were taken from a backyard breeder who was primarily breeding snake food. After spending almo...
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Amy (sponsor me!)

Sweet, awkward Amy was surrendered to the Rescue by a previous owner who could not afford to take her to see a vet. Amy had unfortunately been living in a small tank on wood shavings her whole life. She had developed respiratory symptoms several months earlier, but her previous owner did not or could not take her to see a vet. Finally, when Amy started to show severe symptoms, including lack of appetite, lethargy and gasping, her previous owner reached out to the Rescue, asking us to save her...
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Daisy (sponsor me!)

Elderly Daisy was brought to the Rescue along with her sister almost 2 and half years ago. They have been with the Rescue ever since and were never even put up for adoption. The reason was because both girls are half wild and mostly feral. Their mother was dumped in a warehouse and was impregnated by wild rats. Daisy and her sister were born in the wild and raised in the wild. Unfortuantely, the warehouse manager decided to call in an exterminator, and so with the help of a kind woman, we t...
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Grey

Update March 2021: Unfortunately, both Wraith and Purple had to be euthanized by our veterinarian due to persistent and worsening respiratory disease, leaving Grey the sole survivor from this group. Even so, Grey himself has severe and chronic respiratory disease and requires medication twice a day. His monthly medical bill is about $30. If you would like to help support the Rescue and our continued care of Grey, please visit our Donate Page. This trio of boys came from a previous owne...
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Ellie (sponsor me!)

Sweet elderly Ellie was surrendered to the rescue covered in lice, with a respiratory infection and initial symptoms of PT (pituitary tumor). We were honestly not even sure if little old Ellie would make it. Miraculously, with the love and care of her foster, plus the right antibioitcs and cabergoline to treat her PT symptoms, Ellie is almost completely back to being a normal rat. She's a little cuddlier than most, and she does sleep a lot, but you would never know that just a few weeks ago, ...
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Murray (sponsor me!)

Murray is a sweet adult male who was surrendered to us by a well-meaning lady who unfortunately had to move out of the country. This gentle, but awkward boy arrived with severe respiratory infection that was not being treated properly with the right antibiotics. This had unfortunately been going on for over 6 months. Now in the care of the Rescue, one of our most experienced foster homes is doing everything they can to keep Murray healthy and happy. Murray requires daily antibioitcs and...
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Gordon

Sweet and independant Gordon has the honor of being the oldest rat currently living at the Rescue. He was surrendered along with 10 other rats at the age of 1-1.5 years old in 2019, and has never been able to get completely healthy. To this day, Gordon requires twice daily doxycycline and prednisone to keep his respiratory infection under control. Good thing is, Gordon LOVES cooked food. He loves rice, pasta, baby food, veggie purees and all sort of human junk food, so getting him to take ...
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Sammy & Darla (sponsor us!)

Sammy and Darla were abandoned at the SPCA in Gatineau in horrible condition. Sammy had scabs all over her body from lice that was never treated while Darla had a severe respiratory infection, a huge tumor the size of a ping pong ball in her groin and the lice was so severe she had huge patches of missing hair and inflamed skin. Thankfully our friend at the SPCA reached out to us instead of immediately having them euthanized. After 2 weeks on antibiotics and getting proper treatment for t...
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Reba & Dolly (sponsor us!)

Reba & Dolly were abandoned at the SPCA in Gatineau in mid 2019. Both girls are in their senior year and were left at the shelter with visible mammary tumors and respiratory infections. Unfortunately, the shelter was unable to provide these girls with the veterinary care and surgery they required and so reach out to us for help. Reba & Dolly are now with one of our permanent foster homes where they will live out the rest of their lives (whether that be 6 months or 12 months, or more). Reba...
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Helena

July 15, 2020: Helena has been diagnosed with a uterine tumor or mass. Awaiting further examination and possible surgery for spay/removal. July 23, 2020: Helena has underwent emergency spay/surgery to have her abnormal uterus removed in Montreal. So far, she is recovering well. Sept., 2020. Unfortunately, a month after her surgery and her wound had fully healed, Helena started to bleed again despite no longer have ovaries or a uterus. Antibiotics were started again along with pain medication, ...
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Dixie

Sept. 2020: Despite being the completely healthy one, our foster parents were shocked to find Dixie had passed away overnight. She had no symptoms and had suffered no trauma. Most likely, she ad died in her sleep or had suffered a stroke. Rest in Peace Dixie. Dixie and Cora, both girls born on Halloween night of 2018 are super curious and love to explore. While they used to be quite nervous, their parents have done an amazing job socializing them. Cora and Dixie both enjoy being perched on yo...
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Seth & Rogan

These boys were transferred to us from the Gatineau SPCA after no one seemed to want to adopt them. We can't understand why, because honestly, Seth and Rogan are two of the sweetest boys we have ever met. They are curious, extremely gentle, and wonderful little beings who are calm and tolerate handling very well. Being picked up isn't their favourite thing, especially not for Seth who tends to be a bit squirmy, but once they are in your arms and have a nice sweater to snuggle into, they are c...
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Eponine & Pierrette

These two sisters are looking for a patient, understanding, loving family who has experience with rats, or are willing to work with them, through thick and thin. They were rescued from a very bad situation along with 18 other rats, many of whom will also need a special home. Eponine and Pierrette have both come so far. Out of all of the girls from this large rescue, they have adjusted most quickly to new situations. In February 2016, both girls presented with a small mammary tumor in their gr...
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Fleur & Cosette

These two sisters are looking for a patient, understanding, loving family who has experience with rats, or are willing to work with them, through thick and thin. They were rescued from a very bad situation along with 18 other rats, many of whom will also need a special home. The first is tiny little Fleur. Despite her diminutive size, Fleur is quick to protect her much larger sister, Cosette. She is unfortunately still quite prone to nipping, especially when anyone tries to pick her up. Howev...
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