Thank you for taking an interest in adopting a ferret from Little Paws Ferret Rescue.

We are a ferret rescue rather than a breeder or pet shop. We do not breed kits and we do not recommend kits for first time owners. Our ferrets come with the benefit of being neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. We assess the temperament and personality of every single one and match them up to the right home. The ferrets listed below may not suit you or your experience level. They may not fit in with your current ferrets. Please keep an open mind when choosing and please don't overlook the albinos as we think they are absolutely perfect. 

 

Our animals all deserve the best homes so we hope you don't mind us doing a few quick checks? 

Before applying to adopt from us, please ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Ferrets live on average 7 to 10 years (sometimes even longer) - are you able to provide care for your new pet for this long? Even when your children have grown up and left home?

  2. Ferrets are not cheap pets. If you are unable to buy a suitable hutch or run for them, you are probably unable to afford vet bills if something goes wrong. Are you financially able to care for ferrets?

  3. Ferrets need a lot of space and plenty of time out of the cage (3 to 4 hours per day). Please click here see the minimum cage requirements that we expect our ferrets to have. Are you willing to give up a lot of space for your the ferrets and give them the time they need to make them happy?

  4. Ferrets are not childrens' pets. The responsibility of pets should be taken on by adults. If the children enjoy spending time with the ferrets, that is a bonus. Are you buying pets for your children or for the whole family?

Little Paws Ferret Rescue offer a lifetime rescue back up. We retain ownership of the ferrets and they must be returned to the rescue if you can no longer care for them.

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Rehoming Process

We have lots of ferrets needing homes below:

We recommend that you visit the rescue and meet the ferrets so that you can assess their temperament to make sure that they are the right fit for you and your home.

If you are adopting a ferret to join an existing ferret or business of ferrets then we highly recommend that you bring them along to meet prospective new friends and to check that they get along together.

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Adoptions Fees

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.

 

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

THERE IS A SMALL ADOPTION FEE FOR EACH FERRET 

The adoption fee is:

 

£45 for one ferret to join an existing group (As a rule we do not rehome a ferret to live on it's own unless the ferret does not get on with other ferrets)

£40 per ferret when adopting multiple ferrets at the same time.

All of our ferrets are vaccinated against Canine Distemper, microchipped and neutered (if they are too young for neuter then you will need to return them to the rescue for neuter when they are old enough).

This fee contributes towards vaccination, microchip and neutering​

(The total cost to the rescue per ferret is over £100 minimum)

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Ferrets Available for Adoption

Last updated 20th July 2021

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Mcqueen

***RESERVED***

Mcqueen is a lovely boy who was part of a recent large rescue where the ferrets were living in appalling conditions. He is recently neutered and in foster until his hormones reduce so that he can rejoin a group.

He will require some patience to get him used to being handled but our foster team are working on this with him.

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Ringo

***RESERVED***

Ringo is a lovely boy who was part of a recent large rescue where the ferrets were living in appalling conditions. He is recently neutered and in foster until his hormones reduce so that he can rejoin a group.

He will require some patience to get him used to being handled but our foster team are working on this with him.

Chas ferret

Chas

 is a lovely boy who was part of a recent large rescue where the ferrets were living in appalling conditions. He is recently neutered and in foster until his hormones reduce so that he can re-join a group.

He will require some patience to get him used to being handled but our foster team are working on this with him.

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Dave

Dave is a very fearful boy who was part of a recent large rescue where the ferrets were living in appalling conditions. He has never known life outside of a dirty cage. He is recently neutered and in foster until he learns some trust and manners.

He will require some patience to get him used to being handled but our foster team are working on this with him.

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Frederick

Frederick is a young poley hob who was surrendered from a loving family with children. He is friendly and currently living with Bear who he has bonded very well with.

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Bear

Bear is fully castrated and currently living with his pal Frederick. He is very friendly with people and a very handsome boy. He loves to play and is very affectionate.

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 Louise

***In Foster *** Thelma is a lovely little poley jill. She is currently in foster care in Carlisle and getting extra handling while she recovers from anaemia due to being left in season too long.

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Lixian

*** In Foster***   

Lixian is a semi angora sandy mitt. He is very pretty, neutered and currently living with brother Zooky. 

These boys will be rehomed together. They are very happy and playful but suited better to a more experienced home as they are prone to rough play and nipping.

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Zooky

*** In Foster***

Zooky is a semi angora sandy mitt. He is very pretty, neutered and currently living with brother Lixian. 

These boys will be rehomed together. They are very happy and playful but suited better to a more experienced home as they are prone to rough play and nipping.

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Fred

***In Foster***   

Fred is a young polecat hob. He has recently been neutered and his hormones are starting to settle down.

Fred can be a little nippy and needs some further handling to teach him some manners. He was rescued as a skinny stray and brought back to health before being surrendered so he has some food issues. 

Albino ferret

Emile

Emile is a friendly albino hob. He was found as a stray in Teeside. He is now neutered and his hormones have settled down nicely. He likes other ferrets and loves to play and bounce.

This boy would love to join a small group where he has lots of friends and lots of play time.

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Madelina

**RESERVED**  Madelina is a very friendly little albino girl. She was humanely trapped in Wallsend after living in a shed in an abandoned property for over a month. She was in poor body condition and heavily in season.

She is now very plump and healthy and would make a great addition to any group as she is so easy going.

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Chip

Chip is a lovely, young sandy hob. He is very playful and energetic and likes other ferrets. He loves human attention and enjoys a good game of chase. 

Neutered and ready for rehoming.

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Pyke and Foxy

These boys were found abandoned in the middle of nowhere in a hunting bag with no means of escape. They were rescued by a local dog walker who contacted us for help. They are a super pair and very good to handle. They are affectionate and would suit most homes.

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Ben and Jip

Ben and Jip were abandoned in a garden and rescued by a member of our response team, who fostered them.

They are currently in foster until their hormones reduce and they are ready for rehome.

More info soon.

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Pip and Polo

Pip and Polo are two very sweet albino girls. They are awaiting their neuter and vaccines before they can be rehomed.

These girls are very affectionate and will suit a first time owner.

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Harley

**Reserved**

Harley has recently raised a litter of kits and has recently been separated from them. She is a lovely, friendly girl and will make a fabulous addition to any business.

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Quinn

***Reserved***

Quinn is a lovely big silver boy. He is very friendly and well handled. He is booked for neutering this week and once his hormones subside he can find a friend. He may even be reconciled with girlfriend Harley.

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Marley

Marley is a big silver hob. He is 5 years old and such a lovely boy. He is now neutered and back with his brother. Marley is very playful and will make a lovely addition to any family.

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Sparky

Sparky is a lovely big silver boy. He is a little nippy but otherwise good to handle. 

Sparky has been neutered and has also had a dental as his teeth were in terrible condition so we think this is what was causing him to nip. He is on the road to recovery and now reunited with his brother.

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Wraith and Satyr

These two lovely creatures are so much fun. They are both around five months old poley coloured ferrets. Wraith is a jill and Satyr is a hob. 

The pair are very friendly and will make a great addition to any family. They can also join a group.

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Bindi, Shampy and Felix

Bindi is a little silver jill. She lives with her friends Shampy, a micro sandy jill and Felix, a poley jill. This fantastic group of girls are very friendly and easy to handle. They have had litters of kits before coming to rescue and are coming back in to season so they will not be ready for a while. They will be jill jabbed then neutered.

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Ferret Kits

We have a large number of ferret kits looking for their new homes. 

Please be aware that kits have a tendency to nip and bite and they will need you to continue their nip training when they go home. We do not recommend kits for inexperienced owners unless you are prepared to be patient and teach them some manners.

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Watch This Space for New Arrivals

We endeavour to update the website as often as possible. New ferrets come in every week and we need to have them neutered, vaccinated and behaviour tested before we advertise them.

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Watch This Space for New Arrivals

We endeavour to update the website as often as possible. New ferrets come in every week and we need to have them neutered, vaccinated and behaviour tested before we advertise them.