The goal of the Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club and Rescue is to promote the well being of rats through education, rescue, and adoption.

We are based out of Western Pennsylvania, but have members around the globe. We have two websites that we use to help spread information. This is our official website that contains a lot of great educational resources including the 
group's informational handout.

You can also find additional links to some great educational sites, suppliers, and fun activities.
We can also be found within Google Groups at Here you can use your Google Account to log into and participate in our active message boards. All you need is a verified Google account to apply for membership.

For additional info on how to become a member please read out member guidelines.

Have a Question, Surrender or Rescue?
Email the Club's Managers at

Or Call/Text/Email:
Lindsay Pulman LVT LATg    - PRLC Club President -  Rat Education, Health   & Medical             
(724) 266-0334
Lisa Dunsey      -  PRLC Manager    -  Owner/Operator Rat Nation Shelter of Pittsburgh   
(412) 999-8178 
Kelly Yann         -  PRLC Manager    -  PRLC Adoption Coordinator        
(412) 708-7919

 Amandine Revol -PRLC Webmaster


To see all the rats for adoption click here.

6 week old baby rats for adoption located in Mid Ohio. Cross Posting for club member
 Tricia Baldwin BABIES are now 6 weeks old and growing rapidly I wish I could get some prospects for adoption as I cannot afford to keep feeding my three plus all 10 babies Im doing th best I can but getting worried nobody will want them dont want to take to my local shelter but if things dnt change I will have no choice,they are all very healthy and tame , no health issues.Contact Patricia via email at


Thank you for all the photos submissions, we had a lot this year! The calendar is $8 if picked up in person or $16 if mailed. Calendars will be available early  December. 

Click here to order a calendar.

    New on the website How to feed orphaned baby rats or mice

Investigating animal abuse

If you see abuse in a pet store or other site, do not react at all, just walk right past the offending cage or tank. Stroll around, pick up some inexpensive pet supplies for fish, or for some other unrelated species. Spend a few minutes looking at the fish or some other species. Keep an eye on the store employees, and when they are busy elsewhere in the store, stroll back to the tank or cage and quickly take some photos of the animals and cage or tank with your cell phone. 

Be observant and remember how many cages or tanks, the approximate size, about how many animals in each, what the issues are (filthy conditions, too many animals in the tank or cage, injured, sick or dead animals in the tank or cage, no water or food readily available ….

Then, casually stroll back to the check out counter and purchase the small items you picked up, as a cover. Do not react, nor say anything to anybody.

Then, alert us immediately. Send the photos, and all the details that you observed, and we will get the humane officers on the case immediately.


Since last posting our warning about the Sendai virus being confirmed everywhere in the US we have been in contact with people who recently informed us of illness in their rats that are showing all the clinical symptoms of Sendai.

Click Here to have more information about the sendai virus (symptoms, quarantine, advice...)


Rat Attack Team
Designer cage accessories/hammocks for small animals. More here


A rat rescue in Pgh, Pa working also with PRLC that takes in unadoptable rats for perm. sanctuary and rehomes adoptable rats. Like us on Facebook!


Click here to see all partners

    How to help us ?

Our association is taking care every day of numerous. And we have regularly new rats abandoned, or rescued that we take in here at PRLC.

Each donations help us to buy food, pay the veterinarian care, buy new materials and make sure they live in very good conditions.
If you want to make a donation
through Pay Pal please use

For more information please contact :

Thank you !
     Fundraising Calendar


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