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Our Featured Lakewood, WA Partner:

Key to a Rat's Heart Rescue

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 Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve Washington State and Oregon areas, and are more than willing to form adoption trains elsewhere.

About Our Rescue Group:

Key to a Rat's Heart Rescue has had the joy and honor of rescuing rats in need for 6 years. It all began with a tiny Siamese rat named Java, and ever since we have been taking in rats in need and finding them their own forever homes. We believe EVERY rat is worth rescuing, and we know that miracles do happen! JOIN US in our mission to rescue and hope that one day -- we won't have to!

Come Meet our Pets:

We are located in Lakewood, WA, Oakbrook area.
Planned visits only, no drop-ins. Please contact us by e-mailing the e-mail address provided or by calling the phone number provided (please leave a voice mail if you do not receive an immediate answer) and we can discuss a day for you to come for a visit and meet the rats!

Our Adoption Process:

Thank you for your interest in adopting! In order to adopt, you must have thoroughly research rat ownership and have thorough understanding of Mycoplasma in rats, respiratory infections and their treatment, and the general care of rats (including their need for companions and research on how to introduce rats). You must also have a veterinarian in mind to see if heath issues are to occur. This vet must be an exotic vet or a vet with experience and expertise in treating rodents. You must complete our Adoption Application and agree to the requirements of our Adoption Contract.
Feel free to ask any questions concerning care of rats and adoption, we are happy to help.
$15 adoption fee for an intact (always same sex) pair.
$10 for a single rat - MUST be adopted to a person with other (same sex) rats at home that according to the adopter's discretion WILL accept another cage mate and if the introductions prove otherwise the rat may ALWAYS be returned.
$80 for a spayed female or neutered male.
-- This donation is put directly back into the rescue.

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.