RatRod Rescue

Small Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Rat Rod Rescue welcomes you!

We are a No-Kill Rat & Small animal rescue and sanctuary in Columbus,Ohio we focus mainly on small animals such as  Rats,Mice,Hedgehogs and ferrets for a full list of animals we help and take in please visit the "Do you take?" page 

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  Please consider making a monetary donation to our rescue this will help us help more small animals in Ohio with a safe place with love and care donations go 100% back into our rescue for helping with vet care,food bedding and other supplies that is greatly needed you can find the donation button on our "How can i help?" page-Thank you in advance.


At this time we must ask all owners needing to surrender for a small surrender fee to help with the ongoing care of the animals that are surrendered we are sorry for the inconvenience but we wouldn't ask if it wasn't necessary at this time.



Handmade hammocks,cubes and cage sets made to order to benefit our rescue! Please feel free to inquire about these items or other items we can make to help support our rescue and our rescue animals  



                                                          What we offer:

Temporary Housing: If your going on vacation or need a safe place for you pet for a couple of days or weeks and you do not want to surrender or turn over ownership fees apply depending on situation and time of stay.


Permanent Placement: Surrendered animals will be housed and care for here by our rescue until a new approved family is found we do ask if possible to send the animals housing (cage) and or items. 


 *We are currently in need of donated cages or supplies(visit Wish List) any size and type of cages ranging from hamster cages,bird cages to ferret cages *cages do NOT have to be in perfect shape we will modify to fit our needs any donation is greatly appreciated no donation is too small! *  If you can donate please e mail-Thank you

If you have to give up your pet, please do the right thing:

DON'T drop your pet off in the woods or countryside, assuming that it can take care of itself. Pets lack the skills to survive on their own and may die of starvation or injury.

DON'T abandon your pet in a house or apartment you are moving out of, thinking that someone will eventually find it. This doesn't always happen.

DON'T give your pet away to a stranger. You don't know if that person is a responsible owner or even honest. Pets that end up in the wrong hands may be abused,used as food or sold to research laboratories.

DO try to place your pet with a trusted family member or friend, one who you are confident will love and care for your pet properly and will keep you informed of its welfare. Be sure the friend or relative understands the commitment of time and resources your pet requires and that they would like the pet because it will be a good fit for their home. Shelters receive many pets from people who knew the previous owners and wanted to help them by taking in a pet, but who did so without realizing the efforts involved in keeping the animal.

(Note: Pets adopted from us, however, are required by contract to be returned here if you can no longer keep it. If you have adopted from us, it is often possible for us to do a contract, with the friend or relative you've chosen to care for your pet. This contract can protect your pet for the rest of its life.)

DO bring your pet to a rescue if you have exhausted all other possibilities.

Our rescue is ran out of our home we do not receive any type of funding as we are NOT a  501c3 non profit organization at this time everything is paid out of pocket including vet bills if you would make to a monetary donation please visit the Donations page any donation is appreciated no donation is too small.

 We started this rescue to help in sure that small animals don't just slip through the cracks to provide help to owners that have no other option but to re home their pets most dog shelters do not take small animals we are the only rescue dedicated solely to the care and safety of small animals in Columbus we are here to help

We hold adoptions on any day of the week.We also hold late evening adoptions on weekdays for those who work odd hours we also are open on weekends.

Thank you for considering adopting from our rescue we have many very deserving animal waiting for their new families  

Any item donations are always welcome and always needed new or used items check out our Wish list.