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Adopt a HeroRAT

  • Adopt a HeroRAT

    Live the apopo experience

    FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS

    Fascinated by our HeroRATs? Our adoption program gives you the opportunity to experience how our heroes evolve from birth to operational deployment!

    HeroRAT adoption involves a monthly donation but we offer an annual payment model as well. Only one thing is more fun: a gift adoption for kids, friends or family!

  • A HERORAT'S LIFE

    EXPERIENCE IT - FROM BIRTH TO DEPLOYMENT

    Adopting a HeroRAT allows you to discover how our real HeroRATs get trained, certified and what happens when they start really impacting people's lives. A fascinating adventure!

    In this experience, you'll follow a virtual HeroRAT through all its life stages, from birth and socialization through training and certification, until it starts its important work in one of our programs.

    HOW IT BEGINS
  • GETTING STARTED

    Your myapopo.org account

    As soon as you sign up, we create a myapopo.org account for you, your personal information center for all things Apopo. Here, you'll find updates on your HeroRAT, badges, impact counters and much more!

    You'll receive your myapopo.org login by email. We'll also send you starter instructions to get you acquainted with your account. And you'll get your first badge!

    A BABY RAT IS BORN
  • A BABY RAT IS BORN

    Your adventure begins

    You'll receive regular email updates from us, explaining what happens in a HeroRATs life. You'll be able to automatically share these on Facebook to spread even more joy!

    We personalize all messages with the name you chose when registering for your adoption. It will feel as if you have a real HeroRAT sending you news and teaching you more about how Apopo works. More questions about adopting ? Check out the FAQ section.

    A BABY RAT IS BORN
  • YOU HAVE A CHOICE

    Land mines or tb ?

    Once basic training is completed, choose whether your HeroRAT becomes a Mine Detection Rat or a TB Detection specialist.

    After the specialized training you select, your HeroRAT will move on to an operational program of choice. Along the way, you'll win badges as your hero passes certifications and finds its first mine or patient!