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All our ferrets undergo a 2 week quarantine and a veterinary screening and treatment prior to being made available for adoption.  For animals in need of serious care, we treat all that is reasonable and possible as long as the animal is not suffering.  In order to meet these expectations, there are adoption fees.  Please contact us for our current fees.

 

Our vet, Dr.Dave MacDonald at Comox Valley Animal Hospital  in the Comox Valley and Royal Oak Veterinary Clinic in Victoria makes sure all our ferrets are happy and healthy!

 

As ferret care is never ending and veterinary care is expensive, donations are accepted and greatly appreciated through e-transfer, please use our email: info@vifert.ca or contact us for more information.

 

 

Adoption Process

 

At VIFERT, we use a three stage adoption process to ensure ferrets and families are well matched.  The first step is an application form, then telephone interview and finally a home visit.  With Covid-19 being an issue, we are able and willing to do a virtual visit in lieu of a home visit.  This process allows us to gauge ferret knowledge and help point out various issues that might come up with ferret ownership.

 

Adoption Guidelines

  • 19 years of age or older
  • References are required and will be contacted
  • You must provide the name of your current or potential veterinary clinic
  • If you rent, landlord will be contacted to ensure ferrets are permitted

 

So after all that, you are still interested in adopting a ferret?  Please fill out an Adoption & Fostering Application form.  We will keep your form on file and contact you if a ferret meeting your needs comes in.

 

Please contact us regarding current adoption fees.  There may be a discount for taking multiple, elderly or ferrets with special requirements.

 

 

 Foster-to-Adopt Program


Not sure if a ferret is right for you?  Try our Foster-to-Adopt program.  Take a ferret in for 30 days, along with guidance from our experts, some loaner equipment (cage, toys, etc) and see if a ferret is willing to live with you. 

 

 

Available for Adoption

 

If you think adopting any of these cute, adorable, friendly, playful, entertaining, sociable, endearing, life-enriching, wallet-emptying, key stealing, foot-warming, little bundles of joy would be the perfect addition to your life, may we suggest filling out an Adoption & Fostering application?

All of our rehomed ferrets go through a 2-week quarantine period in their own room, as a precaution, to assess for any potential diseases.  They are assessed for behavior and health issues, given a vet check, and then mixed with another group of ferrets for suitability.  After all that, they are ready to meet their adoring fans.

***UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO WE SEPARATE BONDED FERRETS***

 

 See below for ferrets currently available for adoption

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Golum (2M)

This little man is a red-eyed white (REW).  He loves to follow people around and be throw along along the floor like a bowling ball.  His vet check went well with no obvious health issues noted.  He has shown a tendency to nip at feet.  His foster parent thinks he would do well with another ferret playmate to wear himself out with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you liked the TV show Supernatural, have we got a group for you.

Crowley (4M), Charlie (4F), Sam (4M) & Dean (4M)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crowley is a 4 year old male.  This guy is very people oriented and likes to cuddle on your lap.  He currently is having a bit of seasonal "rats tail" right now.  He also has two benign mast cell tumors on his skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie is a two year old female.  Her foster mom describes her as the glue that binds the group together.  She likes to snuggle and is otherwise healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean is a 4 year old male. This silver boy is mischievous and tends to pal around with Sam.  When VIFERT first got him, he escaped from the back of the car, much to the drivers chagrin. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam is  also a 4 year old male.  While he is a cuddler, he actively works with Dean to get into trouble. Had teeth cleaned a few extracted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing Jared (6yrs), Simon (6yrs) and Malloree (4-5yrs) 

 

 

 

 

 

Jared is 6 going on 2. Full of energy but is still a bit leery around new people.

Is quite happy to just run around and do his own thing.

Likes to get in trouble with his partner in mischief, Simon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Simon is 6yrs old but acts more like 60. He is a cuddle bug

and likes to snuggle. He would be ok giving kisses all day. His

eyesight isn't the greatest anymore . But that doesn't stop

him from running around with Jarod.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Maloree is definitely the boss and the boys know it.

She is super sweet and gets along great with the other ferrets

in the home. She likes to cuddle or go digging in the dirt. 

Has a bit of balding on the tail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rescuers: Bernard (2yo), Bianca (2yo) & Evinrude (6yo)

Adoption Pending

This trio loves people time.  They crave your attention.  I just got a 5 min tongue bath of my foot from Bernard.  They are absolute sweethearts.  Evinrude has insulinoma, but is being treated with liquid prednisone twice a day, which he will require for the rest of his life.

 

 

 

 

Bernard

Looks very similar to his older brother, Evinrude.  It can be hard to tell them apart.  He is quite an adventurous climber.

 

Bianca

This feisty little lady can occasionally nip when she gets excited and playful, but its just her way of showing her love for you.  Loves to be thrown across the floor.

 

 

Evinrude

Looks very similar to his brother, Bernard.  This old man loves his naps and to be held for cuddles.

 

 

 

 

 

 Mikey

Adopted!!!

Mikey is a playful and healthy boy.  he was found under a truck; therefore we have no history on him.  He is estimated to be 2-3 years old and does not appear phased by how he came into our care.  He is very interactive with his foster family, following them around the house and he is super helpful with chores.  His favorite chore is to "help" unpack the groceries.  He really enjoys being carried around the house when he is tired so he can still hang out with his humans.  We suspect he would do well s a single ferret in a bust home with lots of attention and cuddles, although he may do just fine being introduced to other ferrets.

 

 

Rosie (4 mth estimated) & Misty (8 mth estimated)

Rosie is 4 months old and a sweet energetic, playful little baby girl. She loves chasing her toys, hiding socks, chasing her people or jumping on her buddy Misty. She is full of happy energy. She doesn’t know she is smaller than Misty and tries to take her down by wresting with her.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Misty is 8 months old and the fluffiest, most curious girl. She is very gentle. She loves to run around and makes happy “dook” noises when chasing Rosie or stashing a toy. She gets very excited when exploring new spaces. She loves playing with her human, running around with them, wrestling with toys or hiding under a towel just to jump out when it’s lifted.

 

 

They both love spending time with their humans and getting a good pet before running off to burn off oodles of energy.  They require a lot of time running around outside of the cage and prefer not being confined inside a cage at all instead, preferring a cozy area to nap when ready.