Nicki & Lydia

Nicki & Lydia were 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. These two will need a lot of attention, play-time outside the cage and a variety of toys and enrichment to keep them happy, healthy and continuing to grow into their confidence. To see their adventures, please visit their foster's Instagram @thestayandplay If you think these are the right girls for you, please fill out an Adopt...
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Stevie & Tully (adoption pending)

Meet the Fab Sisters: Stevie & Tully While Stevie is not biologically related to Tully, the two are tightly bounded. Stevie is definitely calmer. She was found abandoned outside, dehydrated, skin and bones and full of bot fly larvae. She nearly didn't make it. Thankfully, with good food, warmth, lots of fluids and a safe place at her foster's home, she eventually pulled through and is now completely healthy and happy. Tully was from an oops litter when a couple purchased some rats from ...
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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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Miso (neutered) & Tako (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 *** Brothers Miso & Tako were surrendered to the rescue as day-old babies in March of 2021. They were quickly adopted and until recently, have been spoiled and lived a rather wonderful life. Unfortunately, Miso became hormonal aggressive and their adopters decided that they could not handle this new development and did not want to go through the...
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Beatrix & Nora

*** 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 *** Beatrix & Nora 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 coldest days of winter, they were found in a taped up box on the side of the road in Napanee, ON. Luckily, a kind human found them and brought them to the Rescue. Unluckily for us, they were in that ...
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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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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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Lyra & Olivia

Meet sisters Lyra & Olivia who are estimated to be born in mid-May 2020. Their previous owner did the best she could to ensure they had a good life, but unfortunately found herself overwhelmed and with a busy work schedule, had little time to care for them. Despite this, they are curious, friendly and although still a little bit shy, are becoming more inquisitive every single day. Both girls are also in perfect health and clearly lived in a clean environment. The ideal home for Lyra and O...
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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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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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Babs & Galadriel

Sisters Babs & Galadriel are estimated to be born around July of 2020. They are both extremely curious and friendly and don't mind being picked up or handled. They prefer of course, to run and explore, but they're always willing to come to the door of the cage to see if the humans are there to hand out treats or to take them out for some run-around time. These girls can also be adopted with their sisters, Arrielle & Ursula.
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Arrielle & Ursula

Sisters Arrielle & Ursula are estimated to be born around July of 2020. They are both extremely curious and friendly and don't mind being picked up or handled. They prefer of course, to run and explore, but they're always willing to come to the door of the cage to see if the humans are there to hand out treats or to take them out for some run-around time. These girls can also be adopted with their sisters, Babs & Galadriel.
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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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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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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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Kepler & Leo

Brothers Kepler and Leo have been through a lot and they have the physical scars to prove it. These boys are an estimated 1 to 1.5 years old. Both Kepler and Leo are missing fingers and toes. Kepler is also missing about half of his tail and there is some heavy scaring on what's left of it. Leo has some scars on his tail, but managed to keep the whole thing (somehow!) and still has a few stubs for fingers which he uses to expertly hold things. They need a cage/enclosure that is nice and wi...
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Emma Frost, Jean Grey & Storm

This mother-daughter trio is looking for a loving home where they will be able to stay together. Storm (right) was only 2 or 3 months old when she was dropped off extremely pregnant at a pound in Montreal. Thankfully, with the help of a few volunteers, we were able to make room for her and her 12 babies. Storm is the sweetest, friendliest girl you will ever meet, and her daughters, who have all already caught up to her in size are very similar. Do you have a special place in your heart ...
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Riley (neutered) & Chip

Are you looking for a pair of hilarious, friendly, super hand-tame boys who will take every and any opportunity to climb up into your arms? If so, then look no further! Riley and Chip are a bonded pair of brothers who could not be any more social. They live for out-times and love nothing more than when their humans come by to say hello. Imagine, tiny rat-sized puppies staring at you from behind a crate door: this is exactly Chip and Riley any time you walk by the cage and DON'T stop to say...
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Shylock & Tolbot

Sweet, adorable brothers, Shylock and Tolbot are only 8 months old and still have so much growing to do, and so much love to give. These brothers are extremely curious and so full of energy. They may not want to cuddle now, but once they have grown up and learned to love their new family, they will hopefully become sweet squishy boys. For now, they would much rather run around, explore, and spend as much time out of their cage as possible. Shylock and Tolbot are looking for a home that can...
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Peppa & Salt

Meet rambunctious and active sisters Peppa & Salt. These fun-loving girls are an estimated 4-5 months old and still have a ton of growing and learning to do. They were surrendered to the SPCA as their previous home says they didn't have enough time for them. These girls are extremely curious, friendly, and are just a little unsure about being picked up. Once they are out though, it's all about fun and games. They will crawl all over you and aren't shy at all! If you think you have the t...
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Bubbles (spayed) & Blossom

These sisters are estimated to be about 1.5 years old. They were unfortunately dropped off at the SPCA in Gatineau as unwanted rats with very little information about where they came from and what their previous living conditions were like. Thankfully, regardless of their past, these two girls are friendly, curious and with just a little bit of socialization will definitely become absolute sweethearts. With their super soft fur, big dumbo ears and curious personalities, Buttercup & Bubble...
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Desdemona & Beatrice

Meet Desdemona & Beatrice, two baby girls who were born in early October 2016. These two were born and kept in a tiny hamster cage, 8″x10″ wide along with 21 other rats until they were surrendered to the Rescue. At only 5 weeks old, they will soon be ready to find their forever homes. Right now, they are typical babies: sleeping, eating, pooping and bouncing around their cage like they have springs attached. The ideal home for these girls would be one with a big cage they can grow into, lo...
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George, Franklin & Lucas

Meet George, Franklin & Lucas (left to right), three babies who were lucky to be saved and to meet each other. Lucas was born when a pet store sold his pregnant young mother as a pet. Since she was a baby herself, she only gave birth to 3 little ones and he was the only boy. The girl who purchased his mother decided she could not keep him and so brought him to the Rescue. Franklin and Lucas were going to become snake food, but after a series of fortunate and not-so-fortunate events, they end...
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Archer & Cyril

These two lovely black and white boys were surrendered to us because of a very unfortunate financial situation meant that their human guardians could not afford to keep them anymore. They were truly well loved by their past mom after they were given to her by a family who had lost interest. These darlings have found a new forever home where they will be showered with just as much love and attention as their past parents lavished them with. One boy is still a little shy of hands, but the other is...
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