Any rat-friendly homes open for the holidays?
December 3, 2016 1:05 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for a place to board my two pet rats, in the Boston area, from December 23rd to December 27th.

Most small-animal services I've found so far (Pet City Sitters, MSPCA, a few single-person services) are unfortunately already booked for the holiday season. My (sweet, friendly, adorable) girls need a daily feeding and -- hopefully -- some daily romp-around time. Like most pet rats, they are caged when not supervised.

I'm not looking for pet-sitters -- because of my current situation, I can't leave them at my house. I'm willing to drive them to to any place within a one hour-radius of Boston, but closer is definitely easier. Any suggestions?

posted by miniraptor to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
Oh gosh, if I was in the Boston area I'd do this in a heartbeat! Have you asked around on Facebook, friend groups, etc.? I imagine you can find a friend or friend-of-a-friend to help you out. You might also check with your veterinarian (or look around for a local small-animal vet, if you don't have a regular one). They may offer boarding or be able to refer you to other sitting services
posted by adastra at 1:41 PM on December 3, 2016

Are you on Nextdoor? This sounds like something you may find help with on Nextdoor.
posted by BoscosMom at 2:14 PM on December 3, 2016

Mefi Jobs?
posted by Fig at 4:19 PM on December 3, 2016 [2 favorites]

I have great luck getting dogsitters on my local university's jobs board. Certainly one of Boston's quarter-million students wants to make a few bucks watching your rats for the holidays.
posted by juliapangolin at 9:06 PM on December 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Seconding MeFi jobs. I've had rat friends in the past, and I'm fairly local, and I'd offer if it weren't for my two untrustworthy cats and equally untrustworthy dog.
posted by Ruki at 11:16 PM on December 3, 2016

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