Ferret Breeders Near You with Ferrets for Sale (2022)

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Ferret breeders with ferrets for sale

The ferret is a very popular pet, and for good reason! They're energetic, adorable, and are sure to bring a smile to your face. Although they're quite common and there's many different types of ferrets, it can be hard to find a good ferret breeder. Fortunately, we've made the process of finding a reputable breeder easier for you.


There are very few ferret breeders within the United States. For many states we're unable to find a breeder. In this case, we've highlighted a reputable ferret shelter where you can adopt a healthy ferret.


In many cases this is a better option, as ferrets in shelters are in desperate need of a loving home. Some states don't even have a dedicated ferret shelter.


To make them easier for you to identify, we've underlined the names of ferret breeders.


If you're a breeder/rescue and would like to get listed, please contact us!

American Ferret Breeders

Below we've highlighted some very passionate and credible ferret breeders, as well as shelters in states that don't have breeders. We strive to keep this directory current and accurate. Please note that we do not know all of these breeders/shelters and cannot personally endorse them.


Alabama


Jeremy's Boggle Ferret Bungalow

Nicole Berrey

Grady, AL

facebook.com/jeremysboggleferretbungalow

[email protected]

(334) 301-3558


Alaska


Fuzzy Ferrets of the North

Butch and Debbie Sims

Anchorage, AK

fuzzyferrets.com

[email protected]

(907) 338-1301


Arizona


AZ Ferret Rescue

Diane Simonian

Phoenix, AZ

facebook.com/ArizonaFerretRescue

[email protected]

(602) 672-5636


Arkansas


Circle B Ferretry

Barbara & Dennis Burnett

Sherwood, AR

[email protected]

(501) 766-2004


California


West Coast Ferret Rescue

Sacramento, CA

westcoastferrets.com

[email protected]

(916) 992-3132


Colorado


Ferret Dreams Rescue and Adoption

Denver, CO

ferretdreams.org

[email protected]

(303) 953-0733


Connecticut


Ferret Association of Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut

ferretassn.org

[email protected]

(860) 247-1275


Delaware


Oxford Ferret Rescue

Oxford, PA (services Delaware)

oxfordrescue.org

(443) 350-7245


Florida


Broward Ferret Rescue

Fort Lauderdale, FL

browardferretrescue.org

[email protected]

(954) 444-5370


Georgia


Kindness Matters Ferret Rescue

Acworth, GA

kindnessmattersferretrescue.com

[email protected]

(770) 235-0070


Illinois


Greater Chicago Ferret Association

Chicago, IL

gcfa.com

[email protected]

(708) 442-8650


Indiana


Woodlands Ferretry

Peggy S Martin

Dillsboro, IN

[email protected]

(812) 438-1299


Iowa


Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Des Moines, IA

arl-iowa.org

[email protected]

(515) 262-9503


Kentucky


MiddleEarthFerrets

Stephanie Plum

Franklin, KY

middleearthferretry.net

[email protected]

(478) 718-6847


Louisiana


Louisiana Bon Temps Ferret Rescue

Breaux Bridge, LA

facebook.com/pg/Louisiana-Bon-Temps-Ferret-Rescue-1040349312745460

[email protected]

(303) 520-9330


Maine


Ferret Rescue of Maine

Buxton, ME

ferretrescueofmaine.org

[email protected]

(207) 423-2297


Maryland


Just a Business of Ferrets

Vickie McKimmey

Thurmont, MD

jbferret.com

[email protected]

(301) 898-1568


Massachusetts


South Shore Ferret Care & Fortunate Ferret Shelter

Holbrook, MA

facebook.com/southshoreferretcare

[email protected]

(781) 249-4628


Michigan


West Michigan Ferret Connection

Grand Rapids, MI

westmichiganferretconnection.com

[email protected]

(616) 447-2978


Minnesota


Bandit & Friends Ferret Sanctuary

Fargo, ND (services Minnesota)

facebook.com/Banditandfriends

[email protected]


Missouri


Furry Ferret Rescue

Saint Louis, MO

furryferretrescue.org

[email protected]

(314) 608-0370


Nebraska


Rai-Lee's Rescues

Omaha, NE

facebook.com/Rai-Lees-Rescues-1586167848314823


Nevada


Angel Ferret Shelter Services

North Las Vegas, NV

angelferretshelter.webs.com

[email protected]

(702) 576-6274


New Hampshire


4 Lil Paws Ferret Shelter

Brentwood, NH

facebook.com/4-Lil-Paws-Ferret-Shelter-524920284279550

[email protected]

(603) 778-0172


New Mexico


Mi Corazon Ferrets

Daniel and Linda Gurule

Farmington, NM

micorazonferrets.com

[email protected]

(505) 326-0409


New York


Lakeroad Ferret Farm Rescue/Shelter

Naples, NY

ferretfarm.org

[email protected]

(585) 374-8393


North Carolina


None



North Dakota


Bandit & Friends Ferret Sanctuary

Fargo, ND

facebook.com/Banditandfriends

[email protected]


Ohio


Noah's Ark Ferretry

Patricia Highley

Centerburg, OH

[email protected]


Four Paws Wrecking Crew

Susan Mentzer-Hahn

Columbus, OH

fourpawswrecking.com

[email protected]

(614) 678-4444


Scarlett's Happy Dookers

Scarlett A. Gray-Saling

Delaware, OH

scarletts-happydookers.com

[email protected]

(614) 563-5829


PVO Ferrets

Pam VanOverloop

Westchester, OH

PVOFerrets.com

[email protected]

(513) 779-9906


Oklahoma


Rainy Day Rescue

Jaclyn Rains

Kellyville, OK

rainydayrescue.weebly.com

[email protected]

(918) 844-9395


Oregon


Willamette Valley Ferret Shelter

Willamette Valley, OR

willamettevalleyferretshelter.org

[email protected]
(503) 852-3182


Pennsylvania


Ravensnest Ferrets

Ruth L. Heller, DVM and Beth Bowles

Harrison City, PA

facebook.com/RavensnestFerrets

[email protected]

(724) 744-4114


Ferrets in Paradise Ferret R & S

Jessie Molan

Philadelphia, PA

[email protected]

(215) 289-4850


Novel Beginnings Ferretry

Mary McCarty-Houser

State College, PA

facebook.com/nbferret

[email protected]

(814) 237-9267









Tennessee


Southern Dooks Ferret Rescue And Sanctuary

Kingsport, TN

facebook.com/SouthernDooks

[email protected]

(423) 217-2350


Texas


Top Notch Ferrets

Rita Littles

Houston, TX

topnotchferrets.com

[email protected]


Vermont


Rainbow Ferret REscue

Jim Hart

Cavendish, VT

facebook.com/RainbowFerretREscue

[email protected]

(802) 554-0008


Virginia


The Clay Ferret

Danee Devore

Alexandria, VA

facebook.com/groups/TheClayFerret/

[email protected]

(703) 780-6155


Washington


Ferret Patch Kits

Suzanne Hamilton

Newman Lake, WA

[email protected]

(509) 226-2067


Ferret Haven of Spokane/Wannabe Wild Weasels Ferretry

Paula C Woodland

Spokane, WA

[email protected]

(509) 327-8435


West Virginia


Nirvana Ridge Ferret Rescue

Brandy Station, VA (serves West Virginia)

nirvanaridge.org

[email protected]

(703) 342-9032


Wisconsin


The Hidey Hole

Lynn Toole

Wisconsin Dells, WI

thehideyhole.com

[email protected]

(608) 844-4471


Wyoming


Wyoming NO KILL Ferret Rescue Sanctuary

Randy Schein

Guernsey, WY

facebook.com/Wyoming.Ferret.Rescue

[email protected]

(307) 331-5589



Identifying A Good Ferret Breeder

Ferrets can be susceptible to certain diseases, especially if they come from a bad breeder. Good breeders should take excellent care of their ferrets and keep detailed records of their lineage and genetics.

If you decide to purchase a ferret from a breeder, you need to do your research. Backyard breeders are much more likely to neglect their ferrets' needs.

When you find a ferret breeder/rescue, you'll need to do a little bit of vetting. There are a few questions that you should ask them to verify that you're supporting a good business and getting a healthy ferret:

  • May I see your ferrets' living conditions?
  • Do you have references for previous buyers?
  • Can you provide me with your ferrets' genetic histories?
  • Do you provide birth certificates with details about the parents?
  • What food do you feed to the ferrets as kits and adults?
  • Am I allowed to interact with the kit in person first?
  • Do you keep sick/nursing ferrets separate?
  • Will you be able to answer any other questions I may have about ferret care?

Additionally, you should take a mental note of the living conditions of the ferrets. The ferrets should be kept in an environment that meets all of the following:

  • Cleanliness (clean cages, food bowls, litter boxes, water bottles, etc.)
  • Generally calm ferrets that don't become nervous/aggressive when held
  • Soft and clean fur without fleas
  • Clean ears
  • Hard, well-kept nails
  • Clear eyes

Buying Ferrets Online

There are not many ways to purchase ferrets online, as most breeders and shelters don't ship their ferrets and don't provide ways to purchase them directly from their website. You must make the purchase in person. However, there are some ways to make purchases online.

Essentially all websites that sell their ferrets online have images of the ferrets in addition to their name and their age. Really good sources will mention the genetic history of the ferret (or will provide it to you when asked).

While it may be convenient to buy a ferret online, it's definitely not cheaper. You'll still incur all the costs of a ferret, but you'll also likely have to pay shipping (if the seller offers shipping). Airlines do offer live animal shipping, but it's often quite expensive as it requires a lot of care and expedited shipping.

You'll also want to make sure that you still ask all of the questions highlighted above. Just because you're buying online doesn't mean that you can neglect the background check that you must carry out. Several emails and phone calls should provide you all of the information that you require.

Where To Buy Ferrets Online

As stated, there are a few places to purchase ferrets online. While most sellers won't ship ferrets, some allow you to easily do your "shopping" online before picking up your new ferret.

Ferret Breeder/Shelter Website

This is an obvious source for finding ferrets online, as these are the sources listed above! Essentially every ferret breeder and shelter will list their ferrets online for easy shopping. Some websites will list prices, too, so you don't have to call or email to figure out their price points.

Craigslist

There are quite a few ferrets for sale on Craigslist at all times, so it's a nice way to find one to purchase. Do note that Craigslist doesn't have the best reputation, so you should do your due diligence when purchasing a ferret from there.

Still ask the owner about the previous living conditions of the ferret, why they're selling it, and if the ferret has any health problems. If the owner is close, meet up with them to look at the ferret in person before making a decision.

Local Classifieds

There are a bunch of different websites that are essentially classified ad listings for a particular area. An example of this could be KSL, which is a classified website for Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.

There are also some more generic classified sites along the lines of Craigslist, such as Hoobly.

Facebook Groups

Facebook groups are a phenomenal way to find ferrets that are either for sale or that desperately need a new home. You're able to find either a local ferret group or find a more generic country-wide group. This particular ferret and accessory buy/sell group has over 5,000 buying and selling ferrets and ferret supplies.

Zach David
Zach David
Zach is a life-long pet owner and enthusiast. He was born into a family with a dog named Murphy, and since then has owned several other dogs, tarantulas, mice, ferrets, fish, geckos, and a cat. This experience has given him the knowledge necessary to help others become excellent pet owners.