There are a variety of ways you can help New Rattitude give rescued Ratties a whole new point of view. 

Get Involved!

We always welcome enthusiastic volunteers. Whether you have a little time or a lot we will work with you to find the right volunteer job for you. Interested? Please visit our Ways To Volunteer page to learn more.

Donate $

We try to keep our adoption rates as low as practical, so that as many rescued dogs as possible can get into “Furever Homes.” This means that we rely on monetary donations to help us pay for veterinary costs, shelter pull fees, medicines, microchips, etc. Every donation is greatly appreciated. To donate money to our rescue efforts, please vist our donation center. 

Honor a Loved One

You can make a donation to New Rattitude in someone else’s name, and we will send them a lovely thank you card explaining the gift we received and how it is used and we will add the recipient to our Donor Recognition Board. You can opt to identify yourself (e.g. “Jane Doe has made a donation to New Rattitude Rat Terrier rescue in your name….”) or remain anonymous, as you prefer.

Participate in our Fund-Raisers

New Rattitude fund-raisers are a great way for you to support our rescue efforts and have fun &/or get great “stuff” at the same time. Visit our fund-raising Events pages to learn about our current initiatives. 


You know that you shop online! Did you know that you could make money for New Rattitude by doing so without having to spend a penny more than you would otherwise do? When you shop online at, New Rattitude can earn $$$ every time you shop! You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to New Rattitude! Visit our Support Us By Shopping page for details. 


Do you have any creative talent? We are always seeking artisans to donate their creations for our various fund-raisers. Jewelry? Note cards? Figurines? Textiles? Please let our Fund-Raising team know, and they will be delighted to send you details on how to get your masterpieces to us for auction, raffle, or sale.

Spread the Word

We appreciate your efforts to let other dog lovers around the country know about us and our efforts. Pass on our web address! Tell your friends about our events! Forward the link to our fund-raisers! Share the pictures and stories of our dogs needing Furever Homes with your family and colleagues! Put a link to our website on your blog or in your email signature! Encourage your employer to consider New Rattitude when they are thinking about their end-of-year charity donations….


A little encouragement goes a long way for our big-hearted, hard-working foster homes. If you visit some of our dogs’ photo albums, add a supportive comment. Sometimes, at the end of a long, discouraging day, that little bit is all it takes to help a rescue volunteer get renewed energy and determination to keep the faith that their effort is truly worthwhile.