We've all been there. Life has its ups and downs and unexpected changes. Whether it be a new living situation, a new baby, or a new allergy - we don't judge. We are happy to help you find your little friend a new home. Of course, it would be ideal for you to be able to keep your rats, so if you are requiring assistance with caging, vet or food costs, temperament issues, etc. our PASS program may be able to help. Please send us an e-mail!
What is P.A.S.S.?
PASS stands for Positive Alternative to Shelter Surrender. Surrendering a pet can be a devastating time, and many people surrender because they don't know what else to do. Our PASS program helps those who wish to keep their pets but do not have the means to do so. Depending on the situation, we may be able to help provide food, housing, transportation, or assistance with temperament and medical issues. If you this this might apply to you, please contact us!
How do I know my ratty will be well cared for?
All of our rats are well loved and given the best care. We use a full-nutrition lab block feed (along with lots of yogie treats) and chewing outlets. We have been keeping rats for almost 10 years and have worked in several veterinary hospitals, shelters, and rescues. We've seen it all and know how to handle any issues that may come up.
Our goal is to get your little buddy into a loving home that will provide them with the best care and love.
Do I need to bring anything with them?
You do not need to provide a cage or supplies, although they are greatly appreciated!
What if my rat is sick/old/unsocialized?
We take all kinds of rats. If they are sick, we will provide care. If they are old, we can give them a happy loving home to live out the rest of their days. If they are under socialized, we can work with them to get them used to people.
My rat just had a litter (or is pregnant) - can I still surrender her?
Yes, we have a "maternity ward" well equipped to handle pregnant or nursing moms as well as young pups. If you have pups without a mother, we may have a nursing mom available. I am not able to hand rear orphaned babies at this time.
What is your surrender fee?
Unlike most other humane societies and rescues, we do not have a surrender fee. Because of our amazing community of donors and adopters, we are able to offer our services free of charge. We know that often times rats are surrendered for lack of funds, and we do not want to be the reason a rat is let go in the wild to fend for itself. Our mission is to help the rats and people of the DFW area and that means giving you peace of mind by providing a safe haven for your little friend until another loving home comes along.
Can I surrender a different type of animal?
At this time we are really only equipped to take in domestic rats. If you need to surrender another type of animal, please let us know and we will be able to point you in the right direction.
There is currently a waitlist for surrenders. Please fill out the form and I will get back to you as soon as I have room!
The surrender location is in Rhome, TX.
What if I can't get my rats to you?
There are a few options if you are unable to transport your rats to me in Rhome. You can try to find a transport volunteer by filling out this form. A volunteer MIGHT contact you if they are able to help transport. You can also keep your rat and try to find an adopter directly by posting on our Facebook page. Click here to access our page and create a post with some pictures, information, and location. We will help you find a great home for your rat! Here are some instructions. (You can also send me the post on FB or email if you are unable to post to the page.)