List of ferrets on Petfinder

If you’d like to put in an application, please fill out this form: Adoption Application. We usually have more ferrets than those listed due to the time needed to photograph and describe the ferrets.

Please note: We serve the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. If you are more than a 2-hour drive away (check Google Maps) there is most likely another shelter closer to you. There is a shelter in Central PA, Eastern PA, MD, NJ, NY, VA, several in OH … check the listing here if you live outside my area: Ferret Shelter Listing.

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS VACATION: The shelter will be closed for Christmas vacation from December 14 through the New Year. If we have any large seizures of ferrets, I will post to let you know. If we have ferrets left to foster for Christmas, I will post them right before vacation. I hope all the ferrets out there and all their owners have a wonder, fun, Christmas/Holiday season! If you would like suggestions for good gifts for your ferret, let me know.

Food, glorious food — or is it?

Watch this video about why the first several ingredients should contain meat (click on the date): THINK YOU KNOW HOW TO READ A PET FOOD LABEL?Today, marketing research shows that a major decision factor for pet… Posted by Rodney Habib on Thursday, December 17, 2015 Barb’s comment: The ingredients in one food I use: Turkey. Chicken,…

Legalize ferrets in California!

Do you live in California? Are you considering getting a job there? Ferrets are illegal in California, and the rest of the world thinks this is rather dumb. In all the years, there have been NO feral colonies either in California (they may be illegal but there are lots of ferrets in CA) or surrounding…

Why feed high quality food?

Q: Just wondering, what’s the benefit of your custom food mix versus one of the ferret foods out there? A: We feed high protein, high fat, no grain, low carb — as close to what a carnivore should eat as we could get. Plant proteins encourage the formation of bladder stones, which is an emergency…

Richard and Hannah

Richard came into the shelter in January 2015 when he was about 8 months old. The family had two ferrets, but the young owner didn’t like Richard (he was nippy) and didn’t let him out to play. They also couldn’t afford to care for two, so they surrendered Richard. When he first came, he banged…