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Our Featured Boise, ID Partner:

The Rat Retreat, Inc.

3512 Kingsland Way
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 863-6953

Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We take in domestic rats from Ada County, Idaho. We adopt rats to any U.S. citizen.

About Our Shelter:

The mission of The Rat Retreat is to provide lifetime care for abandoned domestic rats in a home where there is human companionship 24/7. To educate the public about the plight of domestic rats including: being over-bred; being used as live food for other animals; being kept in pet stores where their problems are exacerbated by lack of knowledge on the part of the staff; being sold as pets without accompanying information on their requirements as exotics. To research new avenues of health care for domestic rats with the goals of reducing the three main causes of early death: tumors, respiratory and heart problems.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Call for an appointment before visiting. Watch our website, our Facebook page and Federal Way Petco for adoption events.

Our Adoption Process:

Potential adopter will answer questions concerning: habitat to be provided, experience or education about domestic rats, other animals in the home, children. You will meet with the rat, fill out an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee to help cover the cost of the spay/neuter. We require a home visit before adoption unless the adoption is out of state. We do not refund adoption fees but will exchange an animal that is not working out. No breeders.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

small animals can make wonderful pets, and rather than buying a small animal for sale or finding a small animal breeder, adopting a small animal from an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a small animal to your family. Keep in mind, there is a lot you will need to know when you provide a home for a small animal. You will need to learn what to feed them, how much exercise or attention your small animal needs, and many other important things about how to house and care for a small animal. There are different types of small animals including Chinchilla, Degu, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Hedgehog, Mouse, Prairie Dog, Rat, Skunk, and Sugar Glider.

Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a pet from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.