My name is Paulie/Splinter/Hoodrat!

Rat for adoption in Cambridge, Ontario - Paulie/Splinter/Hoodrat
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Grand River All Breed Rescue

Facts about Paulie/Splinter/Hoodrat

  • Species: Rat
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Unknown
Paulie, Splinter and Hoodrat are a family of three male rats that were abandoned by a breeder who no longer wanted to keep them, along with a female (Rosalie).

Paulie is the eldest of the group. His age is estimated at 3 years. He is solid grey and a rex which means his fur is curly and very plush. He's active and healthy for his age, though he does prefer an afternoon nap more often than his cagemates! We believe Paulie to be father to Splinter, Hoodrat and Rosalie. Paulie shows his age in a mild myco flare-up that occasionally makes his breathing sound wet. Paulie will need careful monitoring and care and should be considered to be geriatric.

Splinter is the middle in age of the three. We estimate his age at 2 years. He is mottled grey with hints of yellow and cream. He does not have rex fur but his fur is long and thick. Splinter is unique in that he was born without functioning eyes. He holds his eyelids mostly closed and is completely blind. Splinter produces more porphyrin than an average rat due to his condition which gives him the impression of having red tears. Splinter is still bold and outgoing despite his lack of sight and is the leader among his cagemates. Splinter requires no special care besides a consideration to avoid startling him as he cannot see hands reaching for him.

Lastly we have Hoodrat. Hoodrat is a black and white hooded rat with heavily rex fur. He is the shyest and most submissive of the group but is still friendly and sweet with people. He enjoys building nests out of toilet paper and stealing his foster mom's bookmarks. Hoodrat is the youngest at approximately 1 year old.

Our ideal would be that the three males go together with an understanding that Paulie is likely reaching the end of his time with us and may need palliative care soon. Homes with other male rats would be considered. All rats must either go to homes with other same-sex rats, or be adopted in groups. Rats are social animals and should not live alone. For more information please email To apply please complete our small animal adoption form.


About Grand River All Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

As a non-profit animal rescue group our focus is:

To adopt dogs, cats and other companion animals into suitable homes.

To ensure that all dogs and cats placed by our rescue are spayed and neutered to ensure that we are not contributing to the pet overpopulation problem.

To promote responsible and healthy pet care, including humane training techniques and healthy diets.
to rescue animals from over-crowded shelters and the streets.

Our members are understanding and caring people who are pet owners and caregivers. They understand the care and attention that pets require but also how fulfilling (if occasionally challenging) a life with pets can be. We're not here just for the animals, but for their owners as well!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our pets are all located in foster homes and an application must be approved in order to meet one of our pets.

Our Adoption Process...

Grand River All Breed Rescue's adoption process involves an adoption application, reference checks, and discussion about the potential adoptive home, including a home visit. We follow this process as we do have a responsibility to ensure that we place each pet in a home that is suitable and committed to caring for the pet for the rest of its' life.

We match our rescues to their new homes, and filling out an adoption application, or proceeding with our adoption process does not guarantee the acceptance of an adoption application. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant for any reason, at our discretion.

Please note that once we begin an application, we hope to have it completed within a couple days, based upon availability, particularly of your references. We are just as excited to find our pets their forever home as you are to adopt!

All GRAB animal require an adoption donation. Our adoption donations help us to pay for the many costs associated with rescuing animals, including veterinary bills, food, litter and other pet supplies, and administrative costs. The majority of our animals are adopted out for less than what it cost us to rescue them, and we do not make money on our pets. All adoption donations go directly back into our account which allows us to continue rescuing animals.

Currently our adoption donation for dogs is $375 and for cats is $175. Rabbits are adopted out for $60 and are spayed or neutered. Please ask us about adoption fees for other small pets, including guinea pigs, degus, etc.

For dogs and cats, our adoption donation includes a veterinary exam, vaccines, deworming and flea treatment (if needed), spay or neuter and microchip.