About Me

Name: Iris

Age: 21 months

Breed: Rat

Sex: Female

Ref Number: 3


If you have already filled out an application form within the last 6 months, you only need to email: [email protected] with your surname, contact number and the name of the animal you are interested in so we can retrieve your previous application form. (We only keep application forms on file for 6 months due to GDPR requirements).

If you have not applied to adopt an animal from us before, please click the Application Form button below and fill out the online form. Please make sure once you have completed it to click “Submit” and it will be automatically sent to us.

If you would rather be sent an application form to fill out please email: [email protected] and we will send you one. Or please pop into the shelter to fill one out in person.

Due to the high number of applications we receive daily,
regrettably we will only be able to contact the successful applicant.

Rehoming – Profile


Iris came into our care with her sister after their previous owner had a change in circumstances and both rats were biting when being handled. Both Iris and her sister were extremely nervous and scared as the dog at the property used to bark at the cage in which they were housed in. Unfortunately, we discovered soon after that Iris’ sister had tumours and had to be put to sleep.

Behaviour observations on site:

We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the animal. 

Iris is looking for her forever home with other rats. Due to her history, she is a nervous girl, especially around movement and sudden noises, and still currently does not like to be handled. The staff have been working with her and she is gradually growing in confidence. As a result, Iris must be kept in a separate room from any dogs or cats and she will need time to settle into her new home.

We have tried mixing Iris with another female at the shelter but unfortunately Iris did not like her. This does not mean, however, that she will not be able to be mixed with other rats, it might just be a longer process than average.


You will need a large cage with different levels and enough space for lots of enrichment as well as experience with mixing rats.

Adoption fee: minimum donation of £12 

Medical history:

Adopters should consider that previous medical conditions will now not be covered by insurance. Adopters are responsible for the on-going medical costs once the animal has been adopted.

Iris has been treated for mites and recently injured her toe for which she has also been treated. The toe has now healed and Iris currently has no medical issues.