View our adoptable ferrets Adoption Application
One of the main goals of WMAFO is to find forever homes for the ferrets in our care. We aim to place our ferrets in loving homes where they will recieve proper care and attention. We are happy to adopt to new and existing ferret owners as long as the homes meet a few simple criteria.
Some of the things we look for in forever homes are:
- Basic knowledge of proper ferret care, nutrition and health
- A stable and safe home environment
- Willingness to stay current on new developments in ferret health and wellness
- An ability to provide adequate food and medical care for a ferret for the entirity of their life
- A love and respect for ferrets in all of their stages, from playful kit to cuddly old weasel
We reserve the right to deny adoption to any applicant without reason.
Under 2: $75
2-3 years old: $65
3-4 years old: $55
5 and older: negotiable
Please note that adoption fees are not tax deductable, although any donation you choose to make in addition to the adoption fee is greatly appreciated and we are happy to give you a tax receipt for your donation.
Some advice for potential adopters
- Fill out the application completely and be honest in your answers. We are happy to educate you if you are new to ferrets or your information is out of date, but we don't like being misled. And yes, we do need to know about the scaly and feathered members of your household, not just the furry and human ones.
- Make sure all members of your family are on board with adopting a new pet before you apply and that all members are available for the adoption visit, we won't let you go home with a ferret until we've met your whole family! (This includes roommates.)
- If you rent, get written approval to own a ferret from your landlord before you fill out the adoption application. We require written proof that ferrets are permitted in your rental at your adoption interview and no ferret will be placed in a home that is rented without that paperwork. We don't want to have to take the ferret back when your landlord forces you to get rid of them or to have you fall in love with a ferret in our foster system only to be denied adoption when the paperwork can't be obtained.
- If you live in the District of Columbia, ferrets are illegal to own inside city limits. If you want to own ferrets and live in DC, please contact the American Ferret Association Legislative Director and ask how you can help get the law changed!
- Be aware that ferrets can be very expensive pets. Our adoption fees are very reasonable and ferrets adopted from us has been to the vet at least once and are up to date on vaccines. However, once you take your ferret home, you are responsible for any veterinary care, supplies and other expenses you might incur. Most ferrets will need at least one surgery in their lifetime and vet visits to get vaccines and/or bloodwork can cost upwards of $200 per visit.
- Check out ferret vets in your area before you adopt, you never know when you might need a vet on short notice!
- We may require a home visit before you adopt a ferret. This is not an insult to you or your family, we just want to be sure any home where our ferrets are placed is safe and to help you get ready for the new edition to your family.
- If you already have ferrets, please make sure they are up to date on vaccines and vet visits and have been tested for ADV prior to applying to adopt. If you need to ADV test your ferrets, contact us, we are happy to help you get your ferrets tested for a small fee (cost of supplies, shipping and lab fees). Ferrets will not be adopted into homes with existing ferrets who have not been tested or have conclusively tested positive for ADV (if you are an ADV positive home, please let us know if you are interested in fostering ADV positive ferrets). The original copy of the ADV results must be shown at your adoption appointment.