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.
Applications are required to adopt. You can find my application here. If the application is closed, I do not have any babies available at that time.
My application remains closed until litters are 4-5 weeks old. I make announcement posts with photos shortly before it’s opened, and it will be first come, first serve with however many babies I expect to become available from each litter.
Reservation will take place at 4-6 weeks old (depending on the line), after proper health and temperament tests, by order of application. A deposit of 50% is required before reserving. Rats are sold in pairs minimum.
Once babies are reserved, we will schedule a pick up time. Some varieties will not go to their new homes until 8 -12 weeks old. 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
Deposits, Payment of Purchase Price, and Refunds
Payment is accepted ONLY via Cash or Square Invoice. 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) are 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.
At this time, we do not ship. I am sometimes willing to arrange delivery for a flat mileage rate of $10 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.
After rats are settled into their new homes, SSR will reach out for updates throughout their lives. Of course, adopters are encouraged to contact me outside that time whenever they would like, for any reason!
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, and/or to reflect/respect the original breeders price and work. Certain varieties such as Werewolf, Merle, and Harley will only be rehomed as Neutered Males.
Basic varieties (Black, Agouti, Albino/PEW, etc) - $20
“Specialty” varieties (Russian Blue, Cinnamon, Burmese, Siamese, Marten, Mink, etc) - $25
Recessive Hairless - $35
Pearl/Merle - $40
Marble - $40
Harley - $60
Werewolf - $80
Rats over 6 months or retired breeders - $20-30
The above prices are base. There is an additional fee of $5 for modifiers. (Coat type, Ear set, Certain Markings, and Eye modifiers.)