Goofy & Pluto (hold)

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!). Goofy & Pluto can both be a little bit shy when you first meet them. They are definitely coming a...
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Chip & Dale (adoption pending)

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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Yoda (special needs – sponsor me)

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 abscess. On Nov. 29 it was confirmed to be a tumor which had grown rapidly and was now impacting his ability to breath. At our vet's recommendation, he was ...
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Bernadette & Shelby

These sisters are estimated to be born some time in March of 2022. Despite their young lives, they've had a bit of a rough start. Originally purchased from a breeder in Vars who also bred rats for a dog sport called "Barn Hunt", it's no surprise that they arrived extremely skiddish. Their original owner got bitten several times and despite her best efforts to socialize them, they continued to fear her and avoid her at all costs. Denise especially was so fearful she would let out a blood-curdl...
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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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Gizmo & Gumshoe

Gizmo and Gumshoe are the sweetest, most friendly boys we've met in a long time! And despite everything they've been through, they managed to maintain their wonderful personalities and warm up to new people very quickly. Gizmo and Gumshoe are brothers, with an estimated date of birth of July or August of 2021. According to the person who surrendered them to the Rescue, she purchased them from someone on Kijiji who had in turn originally purchased them from a local breeder. When these boys ...
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Pip & Lexi (special needs)

*** 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 Oct. 20, 2022: It has been discovered that Pip has a grade 3 heart murmur. Currently it is not impacting her behaviour or quality of life, however, special care may be required in the future. Pip & Lexi have not had an easy life so far. We estimate that they were born November of 2021 and are most likely sisters. On one of the cold...
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Quincy, Arrow & Dexter

*** 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 25, 2022: Arrow will be neutered to help curb some bully behaviour towards his brothers. This perfect trio of sweet boys are ready to give you kisses and put smiles on your face. Born in April of 2021, these boys were surrendered to the Rescue after the children of their previous family lost interest. They have blossomed into...
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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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Springfield & Dusty (neutered)

Springfield and Dusty are brothers who came from a very neglectful situation where they were left to live in filth, infested with mites and left to wallow in their own urine. Thankfully, we were able to take them in at a relatively young age, and despite how nervous they were at first, these boys have made huge progress. Estimated to be born between Dec. 23 and 25th of 2020, these boys are still young and have some growing left to do. Both boys are now neutered due to some aggressive beha...
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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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Checkers (neutered) & Othello

Update: July 21, 2021. Unfortunately Othello's face abscess has returned. We will again treat with antibiotics and saline flushes. Update: June 10, 2021. Great news! Turns out, the mass on Othello's face was an abscess, most likely caused by fighting between Othello and his brother Checkers. As such, Checkers has now been neutered, and Othello, after 1 month of oral antibiotics and thorough saline flushing of his abscess is 100% recovered! Update: April 17, 2021. Unfortunately Othello appe...
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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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Frey & Loki

Brothers Frey & Loki are estimated to be born Dec. 20, 2020. They are friendly though still a little bit shy. Once they are out of their cage and used to their new environment, both will clamber all over their human as long as we are calm and don't make any sudden loud noises. Considering how young they are, their progress has been incredibly quick and likely with just a bit of patience and persistence, they will become extremely friendly and social boys. To apply to adopt Frey & Loki, ple...
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Wilhelmina & Karma

These sisters are estimated to be born some time in Sept. 2020. While Wilhelmina & Karma are still a little bit shy and unsure about being picked up, these girls are lively, curious and oh so sweet. With just a little bit of patience and lovet, these girls will come out of their shells and we can tell they are going to be total sweet hearts. Karma especially has come out of her shell very quickly. These girls also use their literbox 100% of the time without any sort of training. To app...
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Petal & Agatha

These sisters are estimated to be born around Sept. 2020. While both girls are still a little bit shy and not very used to being handled, they are extremely curious, sweet and lively. Given just a bit of time and patience, they will absolutely come around very quickly. To apply to adopt Petal & Agatha, please fill out an adoption application form.
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Evita & Celeste

Meet sisters, Evita and Celeste. These girls are perfect. They love people, they love each other, they love to eat, run, play and explore. You simply will not find rats who are more fun and energetic than these two. We estimate that they were born around end of April/beginning of May 2020, making them only 5 months old. Evita and Celeste were actually surrendered to the Rescue extremely pregnant. They had been neglected and bred by a young man who had no idea what he was doing. Poor Evita had...
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Frankie (neutered) and Toby

These boys are estimated to be 4-5 months old, with Toby being about 1 month younger than Frankie. Both these boys had a very rough start to life. Toby was sold as snake food, but thankfully, the snake started shedding, and so the people who bought him decided to give him away. Thank goodness, because Toby is the sweetest, most loving rat ever. He loves people! Every time he sees his foster dad walk by, he usually sprints to the door in hopes of being picked up. Poor Frankie was abandoned...
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Poppy, Pixie, Ivy & Lucy

These 4 tightly bonded girls range from 8 months old (Lucy) to the eldest, being 18 months old (Ivy). Sisters Poppy and Pixie are estimated to be about 1 year old. We would like to find them a home together as each of them relies strongly on the other for comfort and confidence. Of the 4, Lucy is definitely the most shy. She may never exactly be a human rat, as she much prefers the company of her sisters. Once she's out of the cage, she's quite confident in exploring and running around on her...
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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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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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Arlo & Rene

These sweet, but slightly shy boys are estimated to be 5-7 months old. They were surrendered by their previous human who was moving and unfortunately didn't appear to have the resources to give them the kind of life they required. Both boys arrived very nervous, not used to handling and extremely skinny. Thankfully, after just 3 weeks with one of our experienced foster homes, they've already come a long way. They are now at a much healthier weight, and have learned to relax and enjoy the ...
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