Altogether I have adopted 3 ratties from ARC, Mr Larry about 4 years ago and Lola and Lily nearly 2 years ago now. The guys at ARC are very thorough, making sure the furries have the best forever home possible. As I live quite a way away they accommodated for that as well, they even provided transport for the ratties. The ratties went through foster homes where in my case 2 lovely ladies were getting to know the animals before handing them over. What I found very helpful is the ARC adopters FB group where you can share and show off the happy moments but also seek advise and support when in doubt.
The ARC people do amazing things for those little creates!