Surrendering a Ferret

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It is quite unfortunate that ferret shelters are often full to capacity.  Please contact your local shelter after you have tried to find a new home for your ferret.  Some useful ideas are shown below.  It should be noted, however, that if you are looking to sell your ferrets and/or cage, Metro Ferret can probably not be of assistance to you.

New Shelters are always needed.  Please contact us if you would be interested in opening your own no-kill ferret shelter, we will be happy to help!

Below are some suggestions as to what you can do in the meantime to find your ferret(s) a home:

  • Place an ad in your local paper:  "Ferret to good home" or "Ferret for adoption to good home":  You can pre-screen those who call, to find out if they are ferret knowledgeable, if they have young children, if they rent and if their lease states that they can have pets. 

  • Place an e-mail posting on the Ferret Mailing List (FML), that includes your location, a description of your ferrets, and your contact information.


  • Put a sign up at your local pet stores, if they will agree.  "Ferret to good Home" or "Ferret for adoption to good home", or they may know of someone that would be willing to take your ferret.


  • If you are in the New York or New Jersey areas, Metro Ferret can try to help you find a home for your ferrets. If you would like our assistance, please e-mail us with a photo of your ferret and a bio, including age/sex and temperament. We only place healthy ferrets that are current on their vaccinations, and have been tested for ADV. Please keep that in mind before you e-mail, we will require this for all ferrets. You also have to be willing to work with us to help in placement. We can't help you without your help

Important Note:   Please be sure that your animals are current on their distemper vaccination, and please have the paperwork ready for the new owner.  Your ferret should be tested for ADV before being adopted by a home with other ferrets. Also, you should let the new owner know what you have been feeding the ferrets, and any funny habits that they may have.

As soon as space becomes available, we will update this page with additional information. 

Please consider this:  If you have not been a supporter of the ferret shelters to this point, it would be kind if you could consider a generous donation when you are surrendering an animal.  We wish you and your ferret the best.

If you would like to find other shelters, clubs or contacts in your area, please see the STAR database listing.

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