To insure that our rescues go to the right homes, we do screen applicants to verify that prospective parents are a good fit. If you're interested in adopting one of our furry little treasures, please complete and submit the Adoption Application below.​​​ We'll review it and get back to you as soon as possible.

As the rescue is an all-volunteer organization, please allow extra time for our response.

Adoption Fee Information

BFRR is an all volunteer operation and all our funding comes from donations, and a small portion, comes from adoption fees.

Intact rats are $15 for the first rat and $10 for each additional one. As long as you continue to adopt from BFRR in the future, the fee will remain $10. Due to the costs associated with spaying/neutering and the number of rats housed at the rescue, most rats are not spayed/neutered.

Adoption fees for rats that have already been spayed/neutered can be discussed at the time of adoption. 

For reference, the rescue pays $105 ($30 exam fee + $75 surgery) for each Spay and $80 ($30 exam fee + $50 surgery) for each Neuter.  If you choose to spay or neuter your adopted rats through our Vet at the rescue pricing, the appointment needs to be made by the adopter within 2 weeks after adoption to get the rescue prices.
First & Last Name
Phone Number
Email Address
Are you over the age of 18? If not, please be aware that a parent or guardian signature will be required.
If you rent, are small caged animals okay with your landlord?
If a move is in your future, what will you do with the rats?
Why do you want to adopt pet rats? Do you have any particular rats in mind?
What other pets do you currently have? Please provide their types and ages.
What do you plan to feed your rat?
What types of bedding or litter do you plan to use?
How do you plan to house this pet? What type of cage will be used, please include measurements of height, width, and depth including how many levels or shelves in 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 will you provide for your rat/rats?
Please add any additional comments you would like to make about the home and environment you plan to provide for your rat/rats.
Are you willing and able to provide standard and emergency vet care, if needed?
Do you have a veterinarian experienced with this type of pet? What is your veterinarian’s name? If you don't have a veterinarian, would you like us to help you find one?
If for any reason you are no longer able to keep this rat/rats, do you agree to return them to shelter and not rehome them elsewhere yourself?
Do you have any questions that we can answer to help this adoption be a success?
How did you hear about us?
Home Address including City, State & Zip Code