Peach & Rosa

Peach & Rosa are sweet sisters whom we estimate to be between 10 months to 1 year old. They were originally surrendered to the SPCA Gatineau with a much older girl who unfortunately already had PT symptoms as well as some respiratory issues; the older girl had to eventually be euthanized, leaving just Rosa and Peach. These two girls are a hoot! They explore, scamper everywhere and love to cuddle and tussle in equal amounts. They are not exactly the cuddliest girls, but they love their huma...
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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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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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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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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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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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Blue & Fiona

*** 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 *** Blue & Fiona were surrendered at the Montreal SPCA at the beginning of 2022. We suspect they are about 3-4 months old. Both girls are active, playful, friendly and otherwise healthy. Of the two, Blue takes a little longer to warm up to new people, but once she is settled in, both girls are wonderful companions. They are looking for a ...
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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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Brünnhilde & Venus

We believe these sisters were born June 20, 2021. They are still babies who have tons of energy, are extremely curious and need a loving home full of enrichment in order for them to grow and develop into happy, well-socialized rats. Of the two, Brünnhilde is more outgoing and brave. She's always one of the first to greet the humans at the door and is not shy about trying new foods and exploring new toys. Her sister Grace is a little bit more shy, but honestly not far behind. These girls ca...
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Grace & Europa

We believe these sisters were born June 20, 2021. They are still babies who have tons of energy, are extremely curious and need a loving home full of enrichment in order for them to grow and develop into happy, well-socialized rats. Of the two, Europa is much more outgoing and brave. She's always one of the first to greet the humans at the door and is not shy about trying new foods and exploring new toys. On the other hand, her sister Grace tends to hang back a little bit, and requires a litt...
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Lillikus & Serena

We believe these sisters were born June 20, 2021. They are still babies who have tons of energy, are extremely curious and need a loving home full of enrichment in order for them to grow and develop into happy, well-socialized rats. Of the two, Lillikus is the brave adventurer. She's always the first to greet the humans at the door and is also always the first to try new foods and explore new toys. On the other hand, her sister Serena tends to hang back a little bit, and requires a little mor...
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Lilac & Violet

This pair of sweet, dainty girls are estimated to be about 3 months old and 5 months old respectively. Initially part of a large seizure of rats in Montreal Quebec, they were transferred into the care of the Ottawa Pet Rat Rescue where they would hopefully have a better chance at finding a forever home. While Violet (dumbo) is brave, friendly and super outgoing, baby Lilac is still unfortunately quite shy and tends to want to hide. She definitely still isn't the most comfortable being picked ...
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Poppy, Robin & Vera (spayed)

Meet this perfect trio of tightly bonded girls. From front to back, they are Poppy (born Oct. 25, 2020), Robin and Vera. Vera was found outside, skinny and covered in bite wounds. Thankfully, a kind person caught her and brought her to the Rescue. Unfortunately, while Vera was outside, she was also impregnated by a wild rat. Poppy is her daughter born at the Rescue exactly 20 days after her mother was rescued. We estimate Vera to be born around May or June of 2020. She is extremely adventurou...
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Lexie & Jackie

These tightly bonded girls were surrendered to the SPCA in Gatineau because their previous owner wanted to euthanize them after they got lice. Thankfully, the vet refused, and referred them to the SPCA. Due to their poor chances at the SPCA, these girls were transferred into the care of the Ottawa Pet Rat Rescue. After 6 months with the Rescue, the oldest girl, Blossom, unfortunately finally succumbed to her illness and with careful consideration and support from our vet, she was put to sleep...
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Harvey (neutered)

Meet shy but friendly and curious Harvey. Transferred to us from the Bramptom SPCA as part of an eviction/seizure, Harvey was originally living with his brother, Remy. Unfortunately, they started fighting non-stop, and as a result both boys had to be neutered and separated. Now several weeks after his neuter, Harvey and his brother still aren't getting along, so we decided that it would be best for Harvey to find himself some girlfriends instead. Estimated at around 10-12 months old, Harve...
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Mimi & Hazel

This Mother/Daughter pair are about as perfect as rats can be. Minnie was part of a seizure done by the Brampton SPCA when they had to remove over 30 rats from a home. Unfortunately, she was already extremely pregnant and shortly after, gave birth to 7 babies. Minnie herself is an extremely friendly and sociable rat. She loves people, their shoulders and especially treats. Her daughter Hazel is just as well socialized and is a miniature, grey version of her mother. She's a little more shy, es...
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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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Coville (neutered) & Jackson

Brothers Coville and Jackson are rambunctious, fun-loving, friendly boys who were transferred to us from the SPCA in Gatineau. They are estimated to be anywhere between 5-10 months old. Both of them came in with some mild respiratory issues, but after a few weeks in a clean, stress-free environment, their lungs have cleared up and these boys are now looking for a forever home to call their own. They are both extremely active and high-energy rats and will need a large enclosure as well as lots...
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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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Smokey, Pinkie & Snowy

This trio of trouble-makers will light up your day and make sure you never have a dull moment when they are awake and around! Sisters Smokey, Pinkie & Snowy were abandoned at the SPCA in Gatineau, and were transferred to the rescue soon after as they would have a better chance of getting adopted. As well, Pinkie had a severe inner ear infection upon arrival. She was unable to walk straight or even balance enough to hold food! Poor girl was not doing well at the shelter at all. After 2 month...
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Benny & Hugo

Meet brothers, Benny and Hugo. You will not find a more adorable pair anywhere! These brothers were unfortunately surrendered for being "too big". Realistically, they aren't even full grown yet at an estimated 5-6 months old. Of the two, Benny (beige) is slightly more anxious and tends to take a few more days to settle in and get used to new surrounding and new people. He's incredibly curious and boy or boy can he climb and explore when he wants to. Hugo on the other hand, is a much more c...
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Hagrid & Hedwig *medical hold*

Looking for a sweet, friendly, adorable pair of boys? Look no further. Hagrid and Hedwig are literally the perfect pair. These brothers love each other, love people and above all, love to socialize. Hagrid especially will always wait for you at the door and come running the moment you call. Hedwig takes a little more time to warm up to you, but as you can see below, he's not exactly shy either. Both boys have no flaws when it comes to personality. Hagrid is just a little bit snatchy when ...
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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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