Welcome to the Georgia Rat Rescue!

The Georgia Rat Rescue is one of only a handful of dedicated Domestic Pet Rat Rescues in the US. We are uniquely set up as a network of foster homes where each case is quarantined separately and receives one-on-one individual care & attention in a family home environment until adoption We are not a shelter nor do we maintain a physical building, we are primarily a re-homing service. While we do work closely with local, county and statewide shelters to receive cases as needed, a majority of our cases involves family pets no longer wanted or able to be kept. Due to our unique setup we do have limited surrender and intake schedules that depend on availability of room at our foster homes. Since we are also made up of dedicated volunteers and run solely on donations to keep our doors open so please be patient with us when contacting us or needing to surrender your rat(s). We adopt out cases on a pet-only basis (no breeders or feeders), interested adopters must fill out our adoption application and are pre-approved to adopt from us. We host Meet & Greet Adoption Day events within our foster homes so adopters can meet our cases before commiting to adopting. Please visit our links above to find out more information on Adopting, Surrendering, Fostering, Donating and more!

EMAIL us at: GaRatRescue@gmail.com
Congrats to all our recent adopters!!!
We have adopted out over 120 cases in 2018
PLEASE NOTE: We do not handle wild rats, orphaned babies or squirrels!
Please contact the Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE)
located at the AWARE Wildlife Center 4158 Klondike Road, Lithonia, GA 30038.
You can call them at 678-418-1111 for emergencies or in cases of orphaned babies found.