The best way you can help us is by adopting a ratty! That's why we're here, after all! Because we are a 100% volunteer run nonprofit, our funds are small and our need is great. Here are some other ways you can help us keep going.



Help us offset the cost of travel, bulk food orders, vet care, housing, and general upkeep by donating financially through Paypal (, Venmo (@dfwratrescue), cash, or check. We are a registered 501c3 organization, so your donation is tax deductible! Donate through the PayPal Giving Fund and they will comp the fees and ensure you receive a receipt. 


We always need more bedding, food, hammocks, fleece, and enrichment items for our ratties. Send us an e-mail to schedule a donation drop off or pickup or access our Amazon wishlist below.


Shop on Amazon? Set the DFW Rat Rescue as your preferred nonprofit through Amazon Smile! 


Chewy has added a wishlist feature!


Follow us on Facebook, share pictures of our adoptable rats with your friends, leave us a review, submit a testimonial - every little bit helps us let people know we are here. A lot of times rats are let go in the wild to fend for themselves only because people don't know that rat rescues exist!


We receive many donated items that we either cannot use or have used and grown out of. Shop our supply of donated items and help give back to the rescue! If you have some used or new rat items (cages, bedding, food, wheels, water bottles, etc.) that you no longer need, we'd love to include them in our ongoing garage sale to raise funds for the rescue and help new rat owners get started!


Sometimes we have to turn rats away due to our own space limitations. By becoming a foster, you open your home to a rat in need for a short time while he or she waits for their adopter. Please see the following link for more information about fostering.