Dog Rehoming - Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

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Cat Rehoming - Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

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Rabbit Rehoming - Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

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Dog Rehoming - Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

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​A small rescue with a big heart!


Re-homing Dogs, Cats, and Small Mammals 

The Re-homing Animal Telephone Service (RATS) is a small, completely self-funded, animal rehoming charity based in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

We provide love, care and protection for unwanted and abandoned dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, and with our 'opt to adopt' philosophy, we look for committed, loving "furever" homes for our animals. Whether you are a first-time or experienced owner, please get in touch and help us to give our animals their second chance at happiness.

Of course we could not carry out our work without the help of our caring and dedicated team of fosterers and volunteers.

Would you like to become one of our fantastic small mammal fosterers? Or join our team of wonderful dog walkers? Or do you feel you could you help us to raise much-needed funds by helping out at our events or in our shop? Please contact us. We would love to hear from you!


As a volunteer-led organisation, we aim to reply to everyone within 48 hours. If you don't hear back from us, please double check your junk mail. Thank you!

Please Note:

Although we do not take in rats, we do receive enquiries from time to time to help rat owners in the local area. If you are looking to rehome or adopt a rat, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

The RATS Family stands with the animals of Ukraine

On Monday 21st March, Herts County Councillor Jeff Jones and a team of volunteers drove the Buntingford Community Bus to the Ukraine/Poland border to deliver humanitarian aid.


We were delighted that they were able to make some space on the bus to also deliver much-needed supplies to the Ukrainian animals, which RATS co-ordinated.

For those who weren’t able to donate supplies, but would still like to help, we are also running a fundraiser, with ALL funds raised going straight from RATS to the shelters in Ukraine (and the surrounding countries who have been taking in abandoned Ukrainian pets).

To find out more and to make a donation, please see here.
Join our team of small mammal fosterers


Do you love rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs or hamsters? Do you have lots of love to give? Would you like to make a difference? If the answer to these questions is “ABSOLUTELY YES,” then we need your help!

See here for information.

Our Animals


For more information on our Events please visit our dedicated Events Page