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:

(724) 234-7481 or (724) 266-0334

(412) 999-8178 

Kelly Yann: PRLC Manager, PRLC Adoption Coordinator        

(412) 708-7919

Thank you to Janet Williams in Memory of Carol Mullen for continuing to help all our Rescue Rats! 🐾

To see our current adoptable rats go to:

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

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


  The New 2024 Calendar has now arrived

Thank you for all the photos submissions in 2023!

The 2024 calendar is a $10 Donation to our organization.

Click here to order a calendar.

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.

Sendai virus warning alert

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 affiliated  with PRLC that takes in unadoptable rats for perm. sanctuary when space permits 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 rats. 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

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For more information please contact :

Thank you !