Open to the Public
RatsPacNW Fall Rat Show
September 28, 2013
10:00 a.m. Doors Open
11:00 a.m. Show
To Be Held At:
Stokes Auction Acres
8398 Spring Creek Road SE,
Port Orchard, WA
Non-member at door:
under 3 free
Member at door: $1.00
NOTE: For anyone crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, there is a $4.00 fee
one way to get back home.
Be sure to STAY RIGHT, do not stay in the car pool or other left lane.
Those lanes are only for those
with Good To Go passes.
Directions | Flyer to Print
e-mail or Mail in entry | Online Rat Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.:
Check-in / Health check (cannot guarantee check-in after this time)
All rats entering will go through a health & age check before entering building regardless if showing, exhibit or for sale.
Health checkers will check
for any visible signs of sickness including by not limited to: mites, lice, rough coat, wheezing, sneezing*, etc. If a rat is found with problems deemed contagious, the entire cage will be asked not to enter...including cage-mates.
Age of all rats entering must be at least 6 weeks or they will not be admitted. Payment for entries and tables due at this time.
* in the case of a dry sneeze, the rat will be placed in "hold" and re-examined as we understand dust, perfume or airborne items can irritate.
Doors open for admittance (free to exhibitor, cost to members $1.00, non-members: $2.00 under 3 free)
Rat Show (two - three tables of judging at once) Will be judged by Solids & Marked varieties broken down by sections.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Show ending,depending on number of rats to be shown.
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 is $2.00 per class entered for members; $2.50 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.
Our numbers have been very high in the past. 125+ rats to be judged makes
for a long day.
Reserving vendor table space (for
selling items or rats) is $7.50 members; $10.00 non-members per 1/2 table (approx. 3'). You
do not need to reserve table space if you are only showing, table space will available.
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.
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.
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.
*Quarantine: will be for a
full three weeks prior to show day.
This means, no new rodents into your
home/rattery or or exposing your rats to other rodents until show day.
Check-in & health check