Thank you for your interest in adopting a rodent from Empty Cage Collective. The animals available for adoption have been rescued from abandonment, abuse, neglect and other forms of cruelty. We want to ensure that the best possible home is found for the animals that have been entrusted into our care.
Please note that there is a required adoption donation to adopt a companion animal from us, as rescuing animals properly is an expensive endeavor. It costs substantial amounts of money to provide the extensive care (day-to-day care, medications, emergency veterinary care, etc.) which most rats need after we rescue them. We appreciate any and all donations – whether they are in the form of needed supplies, food, veterinary care, or cash.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS BELOW CAREFULLY. IF YOU CAN SEE
YOURSELF RELINQUISHING A PET FOR ANY OF THESE REASONS, PLEASE DO NOT
CONSIDER ADOPTING A PET. PLEASE CHECK EACH BOX PROVING YOU HAVE READ
AND DO NOT CONSIDER ANY OF THESE AN ISSUE:
There are too many animals in the house already
You are moving and cannot take the animals with you
The cost of maintaining a healthy animal is too much (Average veterinary bill is $200+, please consider pet insurance)
House soiling issue
Inadequate facilities to raise the animals
The rat/mice does not get along with other pets
You get divorced or separated and no longer want the animal you had together
Child bored with the animal
Too hard to care for
Not enough time
Having a baby
HISTORY WITH PETS
Before you click submit, please note that ALL questions on the application must be answered in order for it to submit. We recommend scrolling trough your application after you finish the questionnaire, in order to make sure there are no red highlighted question boxes (that will signal them being unanswered). If the question does not apply to you, answer n/a, but do not leave the answer box empty.
Once you have submitted the application, an Empty Cages Collective (ECC) Adoption Coordinator will contact you as soon as possible to confirm the receipt.
Please provide us with three references, their phone numbers, email addresses, and their relationship to you.
*Notice* All references must be over 18 years old.
One of the references must not be related to you, and NONE should share the same residence as you. If you are under 18 years old, please have an adult fill out the application on their name, and have you listed as a primary caregiver.
*Notice* All applicants are required to list references. Applications without references will not be processed.