Adopt and Foster
WANT TO ADOPT?
If you are interested in adopting, please email the rescue. Some questions will be asked of you. Some ferret information emails and an adoption application will be sent. We will speak with you on the phone and call your reference. We request photos of the home to make sure everything is safe for the ferret. Then we schedule a time for you and your family to come to the rescue to see about adopting. If you already have a ferret, please know that not all ferrets want to be with another ferret. It is important to let your ferret choose a ferret. Not all ferrets get along and you don’t want to just add another ferret into the household. There can be serious fighting and/or a lot of stress that can result in sickness.
IS A FERRET RIGHT FOR YOU?
TIME – With a lifespan of around 7 years, can you provide 8 hours a day of interaction for a young ferret?
SPACE – Ferrets flourish as free-roaming animals. Do you have dedicated areas you can ferret-proof? Creating a ferret-friendly home means more interaction as you go about your daily activities in the home too!
MONEY – Ferrets aren’t cheap to care for. Estimates place ferret care at a minimum of $500/year considering their food and medical needs. Emergency surgery for a blockage, which is very common, can run $900 to $2,500.
POOP – Yep, we said it! Ferrets need food provided to them at all times; it simply has to go somewhere. Ferrets “go” every 3-4 hours and do not always use the litter box.
SEND US YOUR APPLICATION!
Once done with your application, please submit your response.
Fosters help the rescue run. Our shelter is a no-kill rescue which means no ferret, no matter how long they’ve been here, will ever be put down becuase we have “too many”. Because of this, however, the rescue can often get very overrun and crowded. Fosters helps take some of the ferrets out of the rescue for a bit.