Why Choose a Rescue Ferret?

It’s hard to ignore the fact that we have a huge pet overpopulation problem in America. Every day in location after location across the country beautiful, healthy, companion animals of every variety are put down because there are simply too many animals and not enough people to care for them.

Is it important to you to be a part of the solution?

Breeders will continue to breed animals and pet stores will continue to sell those animals as long as they find profit in doing so. It’s simple supply and demand.

The babies are adorable, of course, and everyone wants them. But is a baby the best suitable match for your family? Young animals require more care and effort to train and they have much more energy than some people are able to tolerate.

If you still feel strongly that you want a very young ferret, a pet store is not the only answer. Start now developing a relationship with your local rescue groups and humane societies. Let them know what you’re looking for. Although less frequent, they do take in babies as well as older pets. It will mean ignoring that impulsive voice in your head telling you must have it NOW. It will take more patience and persistence (good traits for pet owners to develop anyway), but in the end there’s nothing better than knowing you saved a life.