There are excellent small animal rescues that have sweet rats of all ages waiting for someone to adopt them too! There are some shelters that have rats as well.Ihave had domestic rats as pets for years and they are just so much fun and so intelligent. Anyone thinking of adding pet rats to their family should do their research on proper rat care though because they require specific nutrition, cages, bedding and vet care. They definitely requireacommitment but what they give in return is so wonderful and definitely worth every effort! Rats are so intelligent that if you take the time to work with them, you can teach them tricks. They’re amazing creatures and it’s sad that most people don’t know what they’re missing!