Its all about the ferrets!

Who we are and what we do

Little Paws Ferret rescue was formed after another rescue closed its doors after 15 years of hard work. The supporters were devastated when it closed as a rescue and became a Trust to look after the remaining ferrets that were deemed unrehomable. After mourning the loss of this wonderful organisation a few of the supporters gathered together to discuss the future.


There is such a great need for rescue and rehoming of our favourite little fuzz butts so we decided to set up a new rescue called Little Paws Ferret Rescue which is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

The original rescue supporters page is now North East Ferret Community (NEFC). This will be an area for all ferrety discussions, owner support, advice, promoting individual events, etc…

Little Paws Ferret Rescue has established itself for rescue and rehoming, concentrating in the locality of Sunderland and South Tyneside (although we will rehome outside of that area there seem to be more than enough waifs and strays in these areas to keep us busy).

We organise shows, events and fundraising activities to raise the required funds to allow us to rescue and rehome. We will post these events both here and on the community page so that you can all get involved.

We will share our journey with you all each step of the way and look forward to some exciting times to come. Please help us to create an amazing ferret community and keep up the valued support xx

Adoptions Policy

We are trying to do what we can to keep the number of abandoned/neglected ferrets to a minimum,by making sure we have all of our ferrets neutered. Ferrets will not be rehomed until they are over 12 weeks old.

Full rescue backup is provided and should you find that you can no longer look after your adopted ferret then you MUST return them to the rescue so that we can seek a suitable new home for them.

When you adopt a ferret from the rescue you will be fully responsible for providing suitable housing, feeding and medical costs of the ferret.

© 2020 Little Paws Ferret Rescue

Little Paws Ferret Rescue

Registered Office: 

Pinetree Business Centre

Durham Road



**This is not the main rescue site**

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