​A small rescue with a big heart!


Rehoming dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and Syrian hamsters in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

The Rehoming Animal Telephone Service (R.A.T.S.) 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' attitude, we are looking 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: We are unable to rehome rats at this time.

The Pampered Bunny Bonanza
Although they are already lucky to have their own hutches, our 11 beloved bunnies are demanding their very own Home Roost snuggle insulation under layers, to keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
In keeping with our 37th birthday theme, the small mammals team are looking to raise a total of £370 towards the cost of the hutch under layers, and we’re sure that the RATS Family can pull together like always to give us a hand!
To find out more about our Bunny Bonanza follow the link to our newsblog.

And to make a donaton, please click here

Join our team of fabulous fosterers


Do you love dogs? Do you have lots of free time? Would you like to make a difference? If the answer to these questions is “ABSOLUTELY YES,” then we need your help!

Find out more about fostering for us and what's involved, see here.

Our Animals


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

Companion and Novelty Dog Show at Bedfordshire Growers - 29th August 2021 - Registration from 11am, Event Close approx. 3:30pm / 4pm
Bedfordshire Growers, Potton Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 0ER

Open Day at Great Barford Village Hall - 17th October 2021 - 1pm to 3:30pm

Great Barford Village Hall, Great Barford, Bedfordshire MK44 3JL

Christmas Fayre at Parkside Hall, Ampthill - 28th November 2021 - 1pm to 3:30pm

Parkside Hall, Woburn Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire MK45 2HX