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 Surrenders by appointment ONLY! Please call (541) 484-1090 to make an appointment.
Adoptions: We no longer adopt to anyone who lives outside of Oregon. The adoptable ferrets we have at the Eugene shelter range in age from 1 1/2 years old (she's a horrible biter) to 8+! We have four single and a couple of pairs available; we have two singles, one pair, one trio, and a group of four in Newport. You must do the telephone interview by calling (541) 484-1090 before you'll be invited to meet the adoptable ferrets. In Eugene, adoptions will happen outside and may be weather dependent; you will NOT come into the shelter. At your appointment, we will meet in the front yard where there will be 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.
If you are interested in any of the ferrets located in Newport, you must still do a phone interview with the shelter manager who is located in Eugene -- (541) 484-1090. Ferrets may need to be transported to the Eugene location to receive a vaccine and a microchip before they can be adopted.
Please make sure you bring a carrier to take your new pet(s) home! No carrier, no adoption!
Surrenders: To save time, you can download the Ferret Surrender Agreement and Ferret 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(s) 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! We have no employees! The entire shelter is run by Volunteers!
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.
Ferret Meet and Greet events will return as soon as we are allowed to meet in person again! Please watch this site for more information!