Lane Area Ferret Shelter and Rescue is a no-kill shelter providing temporary housing, care, and rehoming services for stray, abandoned, or otherwise unwanted ferrets.
All services are by appointment only as shelter is in a private home.
Open for Adoptions and Surrenders by appointment ONLY!
Adoptions: If you have done the pre-adoption interview, please contact me to make an appointment to see adoptable ferrets. Adoptions will happen outside; you will NOT come into the shelter. You make the appointment, meet me in the front yard where I'll have a playpen set up so you can interact with the ferrets. Please wear a mask and be prepared to use hand sanitizer before you touch the ferrets. After you have made the decision on which ferret or ferrets you want to adopt, you will fill out the adoption contract, I will vaccinate and microchip your ferret(s) and you will take your new pet(s) home. I will have adoption kits made up so when you take a ferret home, all I'll have to do is hand you your ferret(s) and your adoption swag!
If you haven't done the pre-adoption phone interview yet, please call me at (541) 484-1090 to do the interview or if you need more information.
Surrenders: To save time, you can download the Ferret Surrender Agreement and Ferrets Behavior Profile, print and fill them out and bring them with you. If you don't bring the Surrender paperwork, you will have to fill it out when you bring the ferret to the shelter.
We also provide boarding services for a reasonable fee. We are the only ferret shelter along the I5 corrider. We also service all southern Oregon from Albany to Ashland and northern California for surrenders. We provide information and education about ferrets through brochures, hands-on demonstrations, and other events. We hope that through education and contact, people will gain a better understanding of the domestic ferret as a fun and playful pet.
Volunteers needed for shelter cleaning!
We need people to volunteer at all the events listed below. If you can help with any of them, please email or call (541) 484-1090 to discuss when you can help! Volunteer times don't need to be the full time of the event. You can volunteer for just a few hours if you'd like. Volunteering can be used as community service credit if you need it!
At Ferret Meet and Greet events, we need people to handle ferrets to allow children (anyone younger than 16) to pet them, and to pick up a ferret for adults (16 or older) to hold them; if possible, answer questions about ferrets and ferret care, but not necessary.
Shelter Cleaning needs to be a regular thing, if at all possible. It would be usual stuff: emptying litter boxes, changing bedding, cleaning cage floors and shelves, interacting with the ferrets as they are running around at your feet, filling food dishes and water bottles, etc.