Adoption Process and Price List

If you wish to adopt from Standing Stones Rattery, please complete this Adoption Application. A completed application does not guarantee approval. All approvals are made at my discretion. I strive to breed happy and healthy pet quality rats, and wish to ensure that they to go forever homes. If you are under the age if 18, please have a parent or guardian fill out this application.


Adoption Process

Pre-Adoption/Reservation

Standing Stones Rattery’s social media will usually be completely updated at all times. Posts are made when pairings have been made, when litters are born, so on and so forth.

Applications are required, and are always being accepted for adopters to be added to my wait-list. However, reservations on any litter will not be made until 4 weeks of age, unless otherwise noted. Adopters may express certain interest that will be taken into consideration - But generally reservations will go by order of wait-list. A deposit of 50% is required before reserving. Rats are sold in pairs minimum. The only exception may be retired/older rats to an experienced home with other rats. 

Adoption/Pick up

Once babies are around 5-6 weeks old, we will schedule a pick up time. Once a time and date is scheduled, adopters may only reschedule once, within a one week time frame. If you cannot make the rescheduled pick up, the deposit and reservation hold on babies will be forfeit. This is non-negotiable, with the exception of extraordinary circumstances to be determined by SSR.
Upon pick-up, adopters will be required to sign our Adoption Contract and Bill of Sale. Adopters will receive their own copy, as well as a printed copy of our Care Sheet, and Birth Certificates. 

          Deposits, Payment of Purchase Price, and Refunds

Payment is accepted ONLY via Cash or PayPal. No monetary refund will be offered at any given time with the exception of extraordinary circumstances to be determined by SSR. A deposit of 50% is required before reserving. In the event that the rat(s) is not available due to sickness, death, or any other circumstance owing to the fault of SSR, the Adopter’s deposit will, at the Adopter’s option, be either refunded, or transferred to a future litter of rats. Beyond that all deposits are non-refundable and no refunds will be given if the Adopter decides they no longer wish to have the rat(s) at any time.   

            Transportation

At this time, we do not ship. I am sometimes willing to arrange delivery for a flat mileage rate of $15 an hour. However, I often travel to Hampton Roads VA, and may be willing to meet along the way without a delivery fee if I am out that way. Contact me and we can chat about delivery options.

Post Adoption

After rats are settled into their new homes, SSR will reach out for updates throughout their lives. Generally, check-ins are every two weeks for the first month, once a month until 6 months, and once every 6 months for the rest of their lives. Of course, adopters are encouraged to contact me outside that time whenever they would like, for any reason!


Price List

Prices are non-negotiable. I strive for quality health and temperament in my pet rats, and each litter is planned with that goal of improvement. Prices are generally higher than what you would expect from a pet store, and this is due to the amount of time, effort, and finances put into my lines.

Basic varieties (Black, Agouti, Albino/PEW, etc) - $10

Specialty varieties (Silvermane, Marten, Burmese, etc) - $20

Hairless - $25

Rats over 6 months or retired breeders - $15 - $25

There is an additional fee of $5 for modifiers. (Dumbo, Coat types, Odd eyed, etc.)