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Open to the Public

RatsPacNW Presents

Come Fall for Rats


Rat Show - Standards - Pet Classes - Education


Please look for our next show in November 2015!

Washington County Fairground - Cloverleaf Building
873 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro OR 97124

Directions | Available Lodging | Agenda | (pdf)

Entrance Fee

Adults -  $5.00
Children over 3 - $3.00
Children 3 and under - Free
RatsPacNW Members $3.00 each

Online Rat Registration [animal registration closed]

Form to E-mail Registration for table registrations only at this time:

For questions please feel free to email .


Entry deadline

TBD
Quarantine begins on this day.

If you show rats at the Fall Show in Port Orchard, WA, those rats must begin quarantine TBD

Only registered and service animals are allowed at this show.

Kitten born by date for selling (members only):  Sept 21
Kitten born between dates for show:  July 27 - Sept 7

Exhibitors

ALL entries, including table reservations for rat sales MUST be done so on-line or postmarked no later than the specified date.

All rats must be pre-registered three weeks in advance. This means, pre-register any rat you MAY wish to bring for show or sale. No entry fees will be due at that time and cancellations may be made, absolutely no additions may be made after. This is to protect all of our rats that have been in quarantine* this will include those for sale too (litters must be pre-registered on the entry form). Ages (month and year of birth) will be required on entry form.

Please note: the kitten class will be for ages 8 weeks to 14 weeks

3 Week Quarantine

The three week period is to allow for any incubation of virus and bacteria. If during this period, at any point, if any rat is ill or dies of a possible contagious disease NO rats in your care may attend. This includes ANY rats in the confines of a home as most virus' are airborne. This is to protect any rats attending the show from contagious viral & bacterial infections. PLEASE follow this rule to keep diseases from spreading through the rat community in the N.W.

Entry cost

$3.00 per class entered for members; $3.50 for non-members; Membership fees/dues may be paid at entry.
Entry limits may be imposed per rattery/entry: Please bring only your best rats for the standards classes: Register all you are considering so they qualify to come but please, actually bring only your best to be shown.

Vendor Space

Reserving vendor table space (for selling items or rats) is $10.00 members; $12.50 non-members per 1/2 table (approx. 4'). You do not need to reserve table space if you are only showing, table space will be available.

Selling rats

Only RatsPacNW members may sell rats. The imposed limit for selling rats will be a maximum of 25 per RatsPacNW member rattery including pre-sold rats. Rats for sale must have a birthday supplied along with pedigree showing parents. Rescue organizations will be exempt from providing pedigrees.

Rat Pricing

Actual pricing is set by the breeders and rescues however, all rats must be priced no less than $15 for one or $25 for two. No selling of kittens less than 6 weeks. (NO exceptions)

No unregistered sales or trades may occur outside the show building! This includes underage rats being sold by registered exhibitors.

Health Check

All rats will go through health check. Absolutely no rats will be admitted if we feel they may carry ANYTHING detrimental to the others - Including problems with mites, lice, skin, eyes, ears, respiratory, etc. Please DO NOT bring sick or contagious animals, there will be no safe place for them. ANY rat traveling with a sick rat will be turned away!!! This includes any rats that have carpooled with the sick rat. The owners of sick rats will be asked to remove them from the premises.

General Agenda


(All events from 11:30am until the end of the show are approximate)
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am: Health checks & Check-in (Exhibitors)
  • 9:30 am- 10:45 am: Vendor Set-up & Check-in (Vendors)
  • 11:00 am: Doors open for general admittance
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Standard Classes
  • 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm: Pet Owner Talk (Dan speaks on his experience as a pet owner with rats with pituitary tumors and the use of Cabergoline)
  • 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm: Rescue Talk (Learn about rat rescue and ways you can help with Joanne of Best Friend Rodent Rescue)
  • 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm: Breeder Talk (Lynn of Rodents of Unusual Sweetness plans on talking about rat genetics with some basic information and live models)
  • 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm: Vet Talk (What is the Deslorelin implant and how can it help my rat?)
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Pet classes
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Standard classes Resume
  • 4:00 pm : Raffles (Need not be present to win.)
  • 5:00 pm or ?: Show Ends

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