Ferret Find-a-Home Program
Find-A-Home is a program to help owners who must give up their pets find great new homes with the aid of the shelter.
Why use Find-a-Home?
- Because you really care about your ferret.
- Because you want a voice in who adopts your ferret.
- Because you understand the responsibility to your ferret hasn’t ended just because your time together must.
What are the benefits to you?
- Your ferret is advertised to thousands of potential owners on major adoption websites and shared across organization social media.
- You and your pet are protected from the scammers and oddballs often found in free classifieds.
- Only prescreened adopters are forwarded to you for consideration.
- Free education and followup offered to adopters helps ensure your ferret’s placement is successful.
- You make the final decision about who adopts your ferret.
- You charge and collect the rehoming fee.
What are the benefits to your ferret?
- Going directly into their new home is much less stressful and reduces exposure to illness that might occur in a shelter.
- They are protected against people pretending to adopt but want your pet to resell or worse.
- The new home can take advantage of free 1-hour phone or email support in case of problems or questions.
- The shelter “stands behind” should the adoption not work out and you can’t take the ferret back.
Are there benefits to the adopter?
- They adopt a ferret with medical records, good age estimate, and protection against canine distemper, a deadly disease.
- They get free support from the shelter to answer questions or issues.
- Adopters receive a free ferret care book, samples and store coupons.
- You can tell them all about their new pet’s personality, quirks, and habits.
Are there requirements?
- The ferret must be spayed or neutered.
- Clear photo(s) of the ferret and a basic description must be provided for online posting.
- If your ferret has never been to a vet, you must obtain a vet exam and a canine distemper vaccination. If your ferret has been to a vet, you must get a health statement or copies of records and ensure the distemper shot is no more than 6 months old.
- You must have transportation to bring your ferret to the vet and to meetings with potential adopters.
- You must agree to keep the ferret in a safe, indoor environment until the new home is found, and immediately inform us if you find a home yourself.
How Long Does it Take?
1-3 months, depending on your ferret’s age and the time of year. It’s harder to place older ferrets and during summer vacation season. If your pet is elderly or ill, it may be best to surrender directly to a shelter.
Ferret Find-a-Home isn’t the answer for everyone. It’s for those who have time to find a home and like having the support of a shelter’s many years of experience. If you sincerely care about your pet’s welfare, helping choose a new home can give you terrific peace of mind that you’ve done the very best for your ferret.
Interested in placing your ferret via the Ferret Find-a-Home Program? Contact Us for information.
Ferret Find-a-Home was developed with the assistance of a generous grant from the Petco Foundation.
Following is information on the Ferret Association of Connecticut’s Admission Process.