rat rescue

Rattie Ratz: A Tribute To Hansel

by Daria Filimonova

In February of last year, I wrote an article about my personal experience owning rats. It was sort of a memorial piece for my first official mischief (a group of rats) that really solidified my identity as a rat owner. Towards the end of the article, I stated that I was having a hard time bonding with the new boys I rescued because of the heartbreak of losing the last boy of that first mischief.

The Rats on the Other Side of the Door: Mia and Curly Sue

by Stephanie Cameron

While the primary focus of Rattie Ratz Rescue is placing rats in foster care as a precursor to adoption, there is a second program that is just as important but not as well known. Rattie Ratz is a no-kill rescue which means any rats surrendered to the rescue that are deemed unadoptable to the general public still need to find a good home.

Rattie Ratz Rescue: Raven

by Alyssa Nader

For the past few years, I have been bringing my rats to work. People know me as the rat lady and know that I work with Rattie Ratz to help find Bay Area ratties homes. I was traveling abroad a few weeks ago for a business trip and got an incredible message from my coworker, Kharisma.

Rattie Ratz Rescue: The Single Boys of Summer

by Jenny

As I began the two hour trek home that pleasant summer afternoon in August, my two newest bundles of fur were settled beside me in two separate travel carriers. I was excited they would be joining our burgeoning family of rescue rats, guinea pigs, and dogs, but I was also filled with a mild sense of trepidation.

Rattie Ratz: The Summer Adventures of Antoine and Bijou

by Stephanie Cameron

Antoine and Bijou are two special boys with a very special role: teaching the next generation how wonderful rats are. Antoine and Bijou are brothers who began life, as do so many of the babies brought to rescues, as part of an “oops” litter. However, they had a lucky start to life--a much different story from what most rescue rats go through. The two beautiful brothers were born into a loving family with children who doted on them every day.