Ferrets are the third most popular companion pet in the world but are not for everyone.   As such, they are often surrendered to shelters for a variety of reasons.

Most ferrets arrive at shelters because the owner had to move, could no longer afford the care required, had a birth or death in the family, or simply chose to give up the responsibly of being a caregiver for their ferret. 

 If you are considering adding a ferret to your life, please learn all you can about them before you purchase one.  We can help with that. 

If you aren't in a position to adopt, would you consider sponsoring one of the ferrets in our hospice care?  We have several that are older and not an adoption candidate that we have committed to care for until their time to make the journey over the Rainbow Bridge.  Please help us care for them until that time comes.  

So you think you want to add a ferret to your home & heart.  Ferret adoption is a wonderful way to provide a ferret a second chance in a loving & caring environment. 

We are here to help you get ready for your new family member.

It is vital that before bringing home a ferret, you make sure you have considered the full impact of your decision.  Ferret adoption can be an enriching experience, and is a big decision. 




We work hard to make sure that we take care of all of our ferrets here at Big Lick Ferret Shelter and Hospice. But, unfortunately we can't do it without people like you & your donations of time & money. So, if you ever feel like you want to be a part of our family and help some of the best ferrets around, check us out.