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) 234-7481 or (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


Thank You

to Rochelle Rossey for the generous donation to our rescue rats here at

Rat Nation our Shelter for The Pittsburgh Rat Lovers Club & Rescue rescue ratties.

This donation is in memory of Julia Wimer a lover of rats.


We have created a Amazon Wish List for our Rescue Rats &  Rescue Hamster it is:

Thank You from all of us here at PRLC/Rat Nation of Pittsburgh !





Thank you for all the photos submissions, we had a lot this year!

The calendar is $10 if picked up in person or mailed.

Calendars are now available.  


How to pay


You may pay for the calendars in person if you wish to pick them up at:

- Lisa's house in Upper St. Clair

- Kelly's house in Mt. Washington.

- The Walmart in Cranberry TWP, Route 19 North (contact Lindsay at  to schedule a meet up)

The calendars are only $10.00 if picked up at Lisa’s house or Kelly’s house or at the Walmart in Cranberry TWP.


If you wish to have the calendar(s) mailed to you, please email your name, address, and number of calendars you wish to purchase to Lindsay (contact her at  The calendars will cost $10.00 per calendar, if mailed, to cover postage, envelope(s) and handling.


You may then either pay through our Paypal link which is located at the bottom right hand corner of our PRLC home page,, (paypal address ) or you can also mail a check or money order to Lindsay.

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 !
     PRLC Rat Calendar


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