Hektor, Leshy, Yeti & Newt (adoption pending)

Half-brothers Hektor, Leshy, Yeti and Newt are now ready to find their forever homes either all together or in pairs! These boys were born some time around the Easter weekend of 2024. They were an oops litter from Peterborough where their previous human unfortunately allowed her male rat to get two of her female rats pregnant. Matilda and Winnie are part of a group of 24 babies who were surrendered to the Rescue. The good news is, these boys are all so friendly and well socialized. They wi...
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Mallow & Boodle (hold)

Update: April 29, 2024 Mallow & Boodle will need a final treatment of parasite medication on May 13, 2024. Potential adopters need to be aware and willing to apply a simple topical solution provided by the Rescue on that date and to continue to monitor for symptoms, if required. Mallow & Boodle were originally adopted from the Montreal SPCA as tiny babies, then surrendered to the Rescue along with the sweet Shucks and Jerry. These two boys are a little more unsure about being handled, bu...
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Titi & Tata

Meet the immeasurably adorable brothers, Titi and Tata. These two boys were left outside of Healthy Pet HQ in Ottawa and were luckily rescues by another small animal rescue. They were then transferred to Ottawa Pet Rat Rescue at just 10 weeks of age. We estimate that they are currently 3-4 months old. Both boys are so friendly and love to explore. It may take them a while to warm up to you, and they still aren't the biggest fan of being handled, but once they are out and about, all they have...
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Bowser & Rufus

Brothers Bowser and Rufus were surrendered to the SPCA Gatineau as seniors in late 2023. We estimate they are just over 2 years old Unfortunately, they have a host of behavioral and health issues requiring some special care. Bowser is very defensive and wary of humans and will bite to draw blood. He also has a fatty deposit that is not growing or bothering him in his right upper torso. The Rescue is keeping a close eye on it. Rufus is much sweeter and kinder and seems to enjoy the occasional ...
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Tokey & Titchy

If you're looking for the sweetest boys in town, look no further! Tokey and Titchy were surrendered to the Rescue when their previous human unfortunately had to be admitted to the hospital and could no longer care for them. They are extremely well socialized, so sweeet and cuddly and clearly were well-loved for their whole lives. These two boys absolutely love each other, but also crave human affection. They enjoy chilling with their foster mom on her shoulders or in her lap and will even ...
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Reed, Angus & Nico

Reed, Angus and Nico of three of the sweetest boys you will ever meet. They were surrendered to the SPCA Gatineau in September of 2023 with mild respiratory infections. We estimate that they were born some time in March of 2023. The staff at the SPCA could see right away that they were sweet, loving boys who craved attention and wanted to explore, but with their limited space and time, they contacted the Rescue hoping that we would have a foster home available that could give them the love and ...
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Luca (neutered) & Dusty

Update: Sept. 17, 2023: Luca has now been neutered and after 2 weeks of introductions, he and his brother Dusty are now best friends again and ready to find their forever home together! Update: Aug. 15, 2023: Luca has unfortunately developed some hormonal behaviour and will be neutered prior to becoming available again for adoption. Luca and Dusty were part of a group of 14 baby rats who were dumped outside in a Brockville cemetery. Due to sheer coincidence, a kind couple were at the time ou...
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Eddie & Remi

Dusty and Remi were part of a group of 13 baby rats who were dumped outside in a Brockville cemetery. Due to sheer coincidence, a kind couple were at the time out walking their dog and they watched as a woman with a plastic bag abandoned them outside to fend for themselves. We estimate that they were born some time in early April of 2023. Luckily, all of the babies are incredibly sweet, easy to handle, and just want some love. They didn’t even try to run away from their rescuers who were a...
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Blizzard Boys

If you're looking to add some love and cuteness to your life (and a healthy dose of chaos) look no further! The Blizzard Boys are here! We estimate they were born some time mid-March 2023. Originally surrendered through the SPCA Gatineau, they were immediately transferred to the Rescue due to the lack of space at the SPCA. They were part of an unplanned litter when their previous human found himself with too many rats and all of the sexes mixed up. These boys are so sweet, so curious and f...
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Pebbles & Piccolo

These sweet brothers are estimated to be born some time in early February of 2023. They were part of a large hoarding situation in Gatineau/Hull area and were luckily saved by a kind woman who spent weeks and weeks saving hundreds of pet rats from being exterminated. They are currently tiny, excitable bundles of energy and joy and spend so much of their time tumbling and playfighting with each other. To follow their crazy antics, please visit their foster dad's Instagram @ratcafe14 Pebbles...
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Pumpkin & Pebble (neutered)

Are you looking for the sweetest, cuddliest, friendliest boys ever? If so, look no further, because Pumpkin & Pebble will be your ideal companion rats. Both boys are so sweet, friendly and the cuddliest boys around. Once they've had a little play time, they love to just chill with their foster mom on the couch. Pebble will actually flop on his back to take a comfortable snooze right beside your leg. On our way home from getting his photo taken for this website, he actually flopped on his back in...
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Pepper & Puddles

Are you looking for the sweetest, cuddliest, friendliest boys ever? If so, look no further, because Pepper & Puddles will be your ideal companion rats. Both boys are so sweet, friendly and the cuddliest boys around. Once they've had a little play time, they love to just chill with their foster mom on the couch. Puddles will actually flop on his back to take a comfortable snooze right beside your leg, because he is just the cutest boy around. There boys are estimated to be born in January of 2...
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Kai & Kipper

These sweet brothers are estimated to be born some time in early February of 2023. They were part of a large hoarding situation in Gatineau/Hull area and were luckily saved by a kind woman who spent weeks and weeks saving hundreds of pet rats from being exterminated. Kai & Kipper now just need a loving forever home where their human family will give them lots of love, care, attention and the space and stimulation to grow into being happy, chubby boys. If you think your family would be perf...
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Levi & Luca

These sweet brothers are estimated to be born some time in early February of 2023. They were part of a large hoarding situation in Gatineau/Hull area and were luckily saved by a kind woman who spent weeks and weeks saving hundreds of pet rats from being exterminated. Levi & Luca now just need a loving forever home where their human family will give them lots of love, care, attention and the space and stimulation to grow into being happy, chubby boys. If you think your family would be perfe...
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Totoro & Jiji (experienced home only)

Meet the extremely handsome Totoro and Jiji who are looking for a home to call their own. These two boys are estimated to be around 1 year old, but it's very hard to know their exact age as they were found as strays outside in a box in Montreal. They spent a few weeks at the Montreal SPCA where they were treated for parasites, then were transferred into our care where they would have more one-on-one attention and hopefully a better chance of finding a home. Of the two, Totoro is definitely...
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Socrates (neutered) & Ben

Meet brothers Socrates & Ben, two of the sweetest boys ever! They were definitely well-loved and cared for by their previous human until life-changes made them too expensive to care for. They arrived to the Rescue in perfect health and used to being handled. In fact, they seem to really ENJOY being held and calm down once they get to spend some time in your sweater or your arms. It has taken them some time to get used to their new foster home, but it really only took a week to settle in. They ar...
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Spot & Speck

These two boys are estimated to be born in late November or early December of 2022. They may look nearly identical but Spot has a large white patch on his chest, while Speck has a tiny cluster of four white hairs on his chest. They were part of three oops litters from when a young man purchased rats from someone on Kijiji and the girls turned out to be pregnant. Thankfully, he has been doing his best to take care care of them and to handle them every day. Both are extremely curious and friend...
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Onyx & Diamond

These two boys are estimated to be born in late November of early December of 2022. They were part of two oops litters from when a young man purchased rats from someone on Kijiji and the girls turned out to be pregnant. Thankfully, he has been doing his best to take care care of them and to handle them every day. Both are extremely curious and friendly, but will take a bit of time to warm up to new people and things. All they need now, is a loving forever home that will give them tons of a...
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Goofy & Pluto (neutered)

Update: Feb. 13, 2023, Pluto has been neutered to help resolve some hormonal behaviour towards his brother. These brothers were born from an oops litter when a couple purchased some rats from a pet store and they got a big surprise when two of the girls ended up being pregnant. Despite arriving with mites, and being extremely skinny, after just a few weeks with our loving foster family, they are now healthy and put on some weight and muscle from being able to run and explore (as baby rats ...
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Chip & Dale

These brothers were born from an oops litter when a couple purchased some rats from a pet store and they got a big surprise when two of the girls ended up being pregnant. Despite arriving with mites, and being extremely skinny, after just a few weeks with our loving foster family, they are now healthy and put on some weight and muscle from being able to run and explore (as baby rats should!). Chip & Dale are both extremely friendly and curious boys, always willing to come to the human and to ...
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Iggy & Nimbus

These brothers were born June 22, 2021 after their mother was left at the SPCA Gatineau, pregnant. They were adopted, but sadly were recently returned due to allergies. While these two sweethearts are on the slightly older side, they would still be wonderful companions for someone who has a bit of experience with rats, and it looking for calm, cuddly boys who will just hang out with you on the couch and give you all the kisses and licks you would ever want. Both are extremely sweet, comfortab...
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Yoda (special needs – sponsor me)

Update: April, 23, 2023. Yoda is doing extremely well and gained a little bit of weight. He is currently being fostered by Kim, Garry and Catherine! Update: January 3, 2023. Yoda is now a permanent resident of the Rescue living with his foster mom and her four boys. He is currently being sponsored by Blair. Update: Nov. 11, 2022. Panna was confirmed to have a facial mass. Unfortunately most like a tumor. We attempted treatment with an anti-inflammatory and antibiotic in case it was an absc...
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Joseph & Giorno

Brothers Joseph & Giorno are estimated to have been born sometime in December of 2021. They arrived at the Rescue extremely skinny, but their previous owner had obviously still done a wonderful job socializing them, because they are friendly, loving and love to follow their foster mom around her entire apartment! Of the two, Giorno (black) is slightly more energetic and tends to be more of the leader, but Joseph (brown), is just as active, and the two of them get along great. They're always c...
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Ralph & Norton

Meet brothers Ralph and Norton. They are so friendly, so brave, and so full of energy. Estimated to be born May 20th, 2021 their mother was abandoned (pregnant) at a vet clinic. These two sweethearts were quickly adopted, but due to changes in their former adopter's personal life, they could no longer keep the boys and so Ralph and Norton are now back at the Rescue almost exactly 1 year later. They are still very sweet, curious and just needed a little TLC. Now we just need to find these br...
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