Adopting from Wolfstep Hollow

We will no longer be updating our website with real time listings of available rats. If you are interested in adopting a rat produced by Wolfstep Hollow, please reach out to us using one of the following methods:

  • A direct message to our Facebook page

  • A text message to (513) 402-0275 (not accepting calls at this time)

  • An email to

  • A message through our chat feature accessible in the bottom right corner on each page

Please include some details describing what you are looking for in your new rat(s), and we will get back with you as soon as we can regarding our current availabilities.

Wolfstep Hollow is beginning to dramatically scale back our breeding program, so availabilities may be limited and spaced out until further notice. If you are looking for rats to rescue, check out our Available Rescues page or ask us directly about our rescue options.

Wondering why we're scaling back?

Find more information on the 2021 Changes page.

Wolfstep Hollow does not use an adoption application to screen potential adopters. We understand that these applications can feel intimidating to those new to keeping rats, and the implied expectation of perfect expertise being a prerequisite to adoption can be daunting for anyone.


Instead, we prefer to have individual conversations covering the ins and outs of rat care with all of our adopters. This leaves room for us to gently emend any rat care misconceptions, misinformation, or misunderstandings free of judgment and in greater detail than a simple application denial can offer, and helps us in our mission to promote legitimate rat care knowledge as well as minimize the spread of misinformation.

While we love to see that research has been done prior to contacting our rattery, we understand that there is a LOT of misinformation and conflicting information out there when it comes to keeping small animals, so we are more than happy to work with you to arrive on the same page regarding everything pet rats need to thrive at home. 

You do not need to be an expert on rat care to adopt from our rattery! It is important to us that experienced and inexperienced caretakers alike to feel welcome in the rat care community. At Wolfstep Hollow, we pride ourselves on being as much an assessable education service as we are a pet adoption service. There is so much that goes into providing a safe and enriching home for rats; if you are feeling dismayed by the overwhelming amount of information (with varying accuracy) there is on the internet to sift through, let's talk!

For a breakdown of our adoption fees: