We need to raise $500 for our Emergency Vet Fund so we’re prepared to re-open intakes! Help us get there? Every dollar helps! 💝
To help us reach our goal:- E-transfer: RainbowRatRefuge@gmail.com- PayPal: @RainbowRatRefuge
- Sign up as a Monthly or One-Time Donor through this link!
We work hard to raise the funds needed to keep on going as we have been! Consider donating or participating in one of our fundraisers? 💖
✨ LIMITED TIME FUNDRAISERS✨👚Be Ratical Detezi merch🐀 Toe Beans Rat Pins💚 Co-founder’s B-day Fundraiser for Partnered Adoptions
✨ ONGOING FUNDRAISERS ✨🍾 Bottle Drive (Peterborough, Warkworth, Oshawa, Clarington)🎨 Digital Art Portrait collaboration 🐀 The Wooden Rat collaboration📱 Phone Screen Background collaboration 🪴Plant Goals PTBO collaboration💝 No Furries Delights small animal treats📖 Artu Children’s Book🧼 TruEarth Home products 🏷️ Our Online Store / Subscription Boxes (also sold at Fox Hollow Pet Boutique in Warkworth)
Happy Valentine’s Day <3!
Is your EX a piece of POOP?
For a donation of any amount now until Valentine’s Day, we will write their name on a litter box and let our Foster Rats do the rest!
Names of ex-bosses, landlords, or anyone you just dislike also accepted! E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name in the notes!
Let’s send our love somewhere deserving this year! Ratties in our Foster program! Some other rescues, like the Alliston & District Humane Society are offering this with if you’d prefer a bigger plop.
Photos will be sent as poop happens! Please share!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we believe it’s all about celebrating MANY kinds of love - love for your cherished partner, friends, siblings, animal companions, and other family!
Buying a ticket is a great way to show your love for the rats in our care who are still searching that forever type of love! There’s a variety of prizes that make great gifts on Valentine’s Day!
We have 3 organizations on our waitlist and are expecting upcoming vet expenses to be $2,200+. We’re beyond thankful for the generosity of our veterinary partners who offer us rescue discounts. Still, as a small rescue, we rely on your help too.
PRIZE #1: $200+ value
1 ticket = $10
3 tickets = $25
8 tickets = $50
E-transfer: email@example.com with the note “rat raffle”
ENDS: Wednesday, February 1/2022 at 7pm
DRAW: Thursday, February 2/2022 at 7pm (via online spinwheel)
*Free pickup in Peterborough, Durham, or Northumberland. Shipping for most at winner’s expense! Winner of prize #2 must be 19+. Thank you to Astrid, Jennifer, Amber, Rose, Silver Bean Cafe, Julie Lockhart Thompson, Bridgenorth Paulmac’s, Kim, Holls, Angela, and anonymous donors for putting together these incredible gift baskets:
Thank you so much for your support! Good luck!
Happy Lunar New Year! For the first week of celebrations (Jan 21-28), artist and volunteer, Morning is donating 100% of proceeds to our work!
It’s the Year of the Rabbit, and in recognition of this, Morning is also giving 20% off during this week for rabbit portraits!
Reach out to get the deets: Mrae1352@gmail.com, or send us a message and we’ll connect you! Prices vary, spaces are limited.
You can also read more here: https://docs.google.com/.../1EkhtnhQMl4EDKxvxV3EnQG8.../edit
Thank you! Please share photos and paintings of your beauties with us too
November is “Adopt a Senior” month.
Doc & Marty are our two most senior rats, at 2 years old. They’re also our longest stays (9 months). These boys came from an animal cruelty investigation. They're shy and sweet. Doc will snuggle, and despite his older age, Marty is adventurous. They’d love to retire with you.
These boys are on their third month of being our “Rats of the Month” and we are hopeful it’s their lucky one. They need a quieter home and a family with some rat experience because of their age and shyness. We thought we’d share a testimonial from their Foster Parent, who they’ve made a lasting impression on (swipe to see the evidence)!:
“Doc & Marty! These boys are generally found curled up in a cozy corner. They love their free time, they like to search boxes and bins for a place to hide out, or find a tasty treat. They are big on naps, love cozy blankets, love to forage!! They’ve been a lot of fun to take care of.
Doc is easier to handle, generally one to snuggle in for a few moments and enjoy a pet, a cheek stroke, or a tummy tickle. He’s also most likely to find a quiet corner or box to hide in during free time. Marty is on the go! He wants to explore, no time for cuddles for this boy - except for the sweet moment he decides to sit with you in your hands, against your body, and just chill.
…I got it done earlier this summer to represent fostering for Rainbow Rats Doc & Marty are my little old man hermit fosters. They’re so cute when I first bring them down for the day. All bright eyed and bushy tailed.”
Please fill out an Adoption Application through our website if you can give Doc & Marty a forever home! And please, SHARE!
**Our website has been having some issues with mixing up photos! We’ve attempted to publish a slideshow of our first “Year in Review” Newsletter here. The PDF version of the newsletter is also attached below!
We’ve worked hard putting it together, and have been eager for this moment! We are thrilled to share this news with you! We have handmade hammocks, ledges, ropes, perches, bonding scarves, healthy chews, treats, toys, merch, and more! Swipe to see some of our products, and visit our website to see the rest.
Our goal with the online store is to have high quality products enrich the lives of many rats, so we keep them priced relatively affordable. Let us know if you are struggling to financially provide for your rats. We have sliding scale coupons available + payment plan options.
Another goal is to raise funds, increasing sustainability of our programs which will help more rats in need. Our programming includes preventative efforts such as educational initiatives, rehabilitation and adoption, community and crisis response, and foster-based sanctuary.
We offer free pick up in Peterborough or Bowmanville and shipping within Canada for most items (new options/prices coming soon). *Local delivery also coming soon!
Check out our "Store" page to start shopping!