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Little Paws Ferret Rescue

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Welcome to Little Paws Ferret Rescue

Our organisation is dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned and unwanted ferrets in Sunderland and South Tyneside.
Little Paws Ferret Rescue have a number of ferrets available for adoption (for more details click Adoptions). Our ferrets are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated unless they have a medical reason not to do so.
We aim to educate the public and potential owners, about how ferrets make fantastic pets, and how best to look after them. We provide activities aimed at informing, advising, educating and enabling people to develop their knowledge of ferrets.
Little Paws Ferret Rescue is a charity that organise group walks, shows, events and fundraising activities to raise the required funds to allow us to rescue and rehome.
Current Corvid-19 Closure

Following the current situation with Coronavirus/COVID-19 in the area, it's important we all take steps to prevent the spread of the virus while continuing to minimise disruption to our services.

Little Paws Ferret Rescue takes its role in the community very seriously and has put in place a planned response to protect the animals in our care, volunteers and the wider community which we believe will help prevent the spread of the virus.

After much consideration we have taken the decision to close for rehoming and other unnecessary visits to the rescue until further notice. We will endeavour to take in strays and ferrets in need for the foreseeable future with as little social contact as possible. If we have arranged for your ferrets to come into rescue or you have ferrets reserved to collect then we will contact you individually to arrange this.


The rescue will not be organising or attending any public events including shows, fairs, in store events or organised walks for the foreseeable future. Any events planned between now and the end of April (possibly longer depending on Government advice) will be cancelled and if possible rescheduled to later in the year.

While we are disappointed and will miss seeing you and your ferrets, our decision is based on the latest government advice for everyone to avoid all non-essential social interactions and to protect the health and welfare of everyone involved in the rescue. We feel that it is this is the right thing to do at this time.

Thank you for your understanding,

The Trustees
Little Paws Ferret Rescue



  • Donations of small household items, animal related items for resale,  tombola, car boot sale, etc...

  • Occasionally we have raffles etc... buy tickets to win prizes.

  • Donations:                                                 Paypal/LittlePawsFerretRescue

  • Donate fleecy material including tops blankets, etc...

  • If you are crafty and have some sewing equipment then making hammocks is a great past time and we can use them or sell them to cover the overheads.

  • We are always in need of shavings, puppy pads, blue roll or kitchen roll, cleaning wipes, ferret biscuits, cat or ferret toys, etc...

  • Sharing posts for strays, ferrets needing homes, items for sale, etc... 

  • We will be looking for volunteers to help with the day to day tasks and ferret play times.

  • In the future we may also need foster homes for those needing a little more one to one.

  • Transport runs to collect or deliver both ferrets and donations.

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Little Paws Ferret Rescue Monthly Walk 

We arrange a monthly ferret walk in various locations around the North East. Check out our Facebook page for details. **** Currently suspended until further notice****


The walks are free. Members of North East Ferret Community meet for a social walk with ferrets to enjoy the great outdoors, promote ferrets as pets and meet new friends. We try and organise the walks where there are public amenities such as toilets and a place to get tea/coffee and sometimes cake!! 

Everyone welcome, just come along with your ferret (s) and join in. 

Contact Us

Little Paws Ferret Rescue

C/O Pinetree Business Centre

Durham Road, Birtley



(The main rescue is in Sunderland)


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