Pets of the Week – Maui and Coconut

When people think of animal shelters, they think of dogs and cats. But you’d be amazed at the other animals we have for adoption.

Maui and Coconut are two female rats that have been in our care for months. These two girls get passed by every day simply because they’re not the type of pets people expect to adopt at a shelter.

If you have a rodent-friendly home or are simply looking for a pet that fits into your busy schedule, these girls may be the perfect choice for you. Stop by to visit Maui and Coconut from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 2481 Palomar Airport Rd in Carlsbad.

The adoption fee for this lovely pair is just $5. For more information, call (619) 767-2675 or visit


Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact