Before you rag on rats, know these smart and social creatures get a bad rap.

In fact, the Denver Animal Shelter says some people have told them they’re easier to train than dogs!

If this persuaded you to get one of your own, you may be in luck. The Denver Animal Shelter has four rats available for adoption named Larry, Curly, Moe and Barry.

These aren’t the only rodents available at a shelter you might more commonly associate with cats and dogs. You can also adopt a bunch of 9-monthh-old mice!

You can find out more about the rats (and mice) here: