Are all members of your household aware that you are
applying to adopt a rat/rats?
And do they agree with your plans?
Do you rent or own your own home?
If you rent, or if you live in a condominium or co-op, are
you allowed to have pets?
List restrictions, if any:
May we contact your landlord to verify this information?
Are you planning on moving
within the next few years? If so, what will you do with the rats?
What other pets do you currently have,
including other rats?
Have you ever had to find a new home for
one or more of your pets in the past?
If so, please explain the circumstances:
Have any of your pets died, especially
rats that youíve had in the past? If so, please explain the
Why do you want a rat/rats?
In what part of your home will the
Will the rat be housed with other rats
What do you plan to feed your rat
/rats? If using a commercial food, please specify type and
If feeding a homemade diet please specify type and/or list the ingredients:
Will your rat/rats be caged at all
times, free ranged, or both?
If caged, what type of cage
will you be using? Please state type and brand:
Please give dimensions of height, width, and depth,
including additional levels or shelves and
provide the brand name if known.
Attaching a photo of your set up would also be helpful:
What bedding or litter do
you plan to use? Please specify the brand, or brands, and types:
If free ranged, all or part of the time,
what precautions will you take with their environment
to prevent injuries or escapes?
And how much time will your rat spend
outside of the cage?
How much of your time, per day, will be
allotted to providing your rat/rats with care and attention?
What sorts of toys and
accessories will you provide for
How many months or years do you expect to have your new
Do you plan to breed your rat/rats?
If so, what are your breeding
Have you bred other rats in the past?
If so, please provide details:
Are you willing and able to provide
standard and emergency vet care, if needed?
Do you currently have a vet who is
experienced with rats?
If yes, please provide the vetís name
and phone number:
If no, please provide the name and phone number of a vet
who has treated other animals for you:
If for any reason you are no
longer able to keep this rat/rats, will you agree to either return them
or let us re-home
them for you?
Please add any additional comments you
would like to make about the home and environment you plan
to provide for
Please add any additional questions you
Please return this form according to the instructions above.