Mallow & Boodle

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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Shucks & Jerry

Shucks and Jerry look like brothers and act like brothers, but surprisingly, they are not! Jerry was originally adopted from the Rescue in June of 2023, however was returned to the Rescue in 2024. Shucks was originally adopted from the Montreal SPCA by that same person as a tiny palm-sized baby. The two of them are inseparable! Both boys are chill, friendly, easy to handle and are looking for a forever home where they will be cuddled, loved and given lots of space to explore and roam at the...
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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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Paris and Fidji

Paris and Fidji are estimated to be born some time in July of 2022 making them approximately 1 year 6 months old. Both of them were purchased from Pet Circus in downtown Ottawa, however, their previous owner decided she could no longer handle them due to some behavioral and health issues. Below are a few words from their foster family: Paris: She is a very active girl. Paris loves to climb all over us and give us kisses. Of the bunch, she is the most fearless and fast as lightning! Fidj...
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Sydney and Gaia (experienced home only)

Sydney and Gaia are estimated to be born some time in October of 2022 making them approximately 1 year 3 months old. Both of them were purchased from Pet Circus in downtown Ottawa, however, their previous owner decided she could no longer handle them due to some behavioral issues. Below are a few words from their foster family: Sydney: She is a little shy and is unsure about hands in her cage. She unfortunately will nip very hard if your hands enter the cage (which she considers her "safe ...
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Todd (neutered)

Meet Todd! This shy rex-y boy was abandoned inside an apartment complex and thankfully picked the right family's kitchen cabinets to invade! The couple who found him fed him for months and even built him a little shelter in their kitchen cabinets while trying to lure him out or catch him. After several close calls, Todd was finally safely trapped in October of 2023. We estimate he is about 1 year old. Not surprisingly, Todd is a little bit shy, but he's a total sweet heart. He will be ...
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Mabel, Jasmine and Amelia

This adorable mother-daughter trio are perfect in every way! We were told Mabel (mother), is about 1.5 years old, but we sincerely think she's closer to just 1 year old, as she still has so much energy and spunk. It's possible the previous owner got her age wrong since she herself got them from someone who had them before. Mabel is a total attention hog, and though she takes the longest to warm up to new people, once you have her trust, she'll be the one demand you pay attention to her. He...
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Pearl and Opal

Update Jan. 23, 2024: Opal's tumor was successfully removed and both girls are now fully recovered and ready to find their forever home! Update Jan. 8, 2024: Pearl's tumor was successfully removed and she is recovering well. Unfortunately, a tumor has now been found on Opal, pending removal. Update Nov. 9, 2023: Unfortunately our foster mom found a small 2 cm mammary tumor on Pearl. Thus, until our vet can remove it, these girls will be on a medical hold It is estimated that these sisters w...
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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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Fern & Ivy

Sister Fern and Ivy were purchased by their previous owner from Pet Smart in May of 2023. Thus, we estimate that they are about 6 months old currently. Unfortunately their previous owner lost interest and thus these girls were banned to the garage until her father reached out to us and we were able to find a foster to take them in. Since arriving in their new foster home, they have really come out of their shell and their personalities shine! Below are a few words from their foster family:...
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Wanda & Lilith

Sisters Wanda and Lilith were part of a large seizure at the Montreal SPCA. We have very little information about them, except that it's suspected they were originally bred to be snake food. The Montreal SPCA found themselves with over 50 rats and very little space, so these two were transferred to us to give them a better chance of being adopted. Unfortunately Wanda and Lilith arrived extremely scared. They would literally scream every time you touch them or even attempt to pick them up. Lil...
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Serein & Tsunami

This pair of sisters were surrendered to by their previous owner who found herself unable to provide the care they needed. The foster confessed that she may have chosen their names a little bit too soon. The first day she took them home, Serein found a cozy spot to lounge and took a long nap, while Tsunami spent her entire playtime tearing around the play room, trying to climb the walls. Thus, she decided to name the "calm" girl Serein. Little did she know, within the next 24 hours, Serein...
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Serena & Venus

Below are some words from their foster family: Serena is just like her name; sweet and calm. She likes to find a warm spot to nap and is always the last one up for treats. You can find her relaxing in her cube, under all her friends. Venus is definitely a favourite in our house. Like her name suggests, she's a lover. her favourite thing to do is give tons of kisses, whether it's our hands, faces or even our ears. She is the first one to come get treats and sometimes sleeps at the front of ...
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Sakkari & Aryna

A few words about them from their Foster Family: Sakkari: This strong and friendly girl is a cuddler. She loves to snuggle in my neck and she can stay there for as long as I let her. She runs to the front of the cage whenever she hears us go by. Aryna: My little drama queen! She lets out little screams (when she doesn't agree with my decisions of when we should interact), but don't let it fool you, it's all an act. She is a little more shy then Sakkari but has been coming out of her shell ...
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Velma & Daphne

Sisters Velma & Daphne were purchased from PetSmart about a year ago, and unfortunately they were nor very brave or social. Their previous owner tried what she could to win them over, but having no experience with rats, she had them a year and made no progress and thus decided to surrender them to the Rescue. Luckily we had an amazing foster who was able to almost immediately gain their trust and in the three weeks they were with that foster, they learned to enjoy hanging out with humans, tak...
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Ginny (sponsor me!)

Update: Nov. 2, 2023 Unfortunately Bear developed both PT and a mammary tumor right by her groin. Due to these two issues, we attempted to first control the PT symptoms to keep her comfortable, knowing that her time would be limited. After two weeks with no improvement on cabergoline and Bear losing her appetite and mobility, we had to make the difficult decision to have her euthanized. Ginny is now living with her foster mome's rat, Strawberry. She continues to have chronic respiratory issu...
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Jerry & Tommy

Jerry and Tommy were surrendered to the Rescue after their previous owner had to move and decided she couldn't take the pet rats with her. It just so happened that they were both still babies because she had just purchased them 3 weeks ago, but unfortunately she couldn't remember the name of the breeder she got Tommy from, and the pet store she bought Jerry from only allows 7 days to return an unwanted pet. The good news is that we had a foster family become available, and so we were able to ...
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Faye, Raven & Angel

This beautiful trio of sisters were originally purchased from a breeder online, but unfortunately, their original owner decided they could not take their rats with them when they moved. They couldn't remember the name of the breeder, so instead, she thankfully reached out to us hoping that we could take them in. She believes that they are all about one year old, making them born some time in May of 2022. All three girls are incredibly friendly, even though they arrived quite skinny, with extr...
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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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Mango, Peach & Ichigo

Mango, Peach and Ichigo 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 w...
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Fica & Momo

Fica & Momo 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 able...
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Pomme & Canelle

Pomme and Canelle 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 wer...
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