Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The goals of WMAFO are simple: prevent ferrets from being unnecessarily euthanized in county animal shelters and provide support and education to keep ferrets in their current homes. The organization has two branches related to those goals, one that takes in ferrets from county shelters and private individuals as foster homes are available and places them in new, forever homes, and an educational branch, which holds outreach events at petstores, local animal expos and other venues and provides guidance and support for ferret owners. The organization also provides a support network for DC area ferret owners including pet-sitting, information sharing and advice, a newsletter, social events and a sense of community.
One of the main goals of WMAFO is to find forever homes for the ferrets in our care. We aim to place our ferrets in loving homes where they will recieve proper care and attention. We are happy to adopt to new and existing ferret owners as long as the homes meet a few simple criteria.
Some of the things we look for in forever homes are:
Basic knowledge of proper ferret care, nutrition and health
A stable and safe home environment
Willingness to stay current on new developments in ferret health and wellness
An ability to provide adequate food and medical care for a ferret for the entirity of their life
A love and respect for ferrets in all of their stages, from playful kit to cuddly old weasel
We reserve the right to deny adoption to any applicant without reason.
Under 2: $95
2-3 years old: $75
3-4 years old: $55
5 and older: negotiable
Please note that adoption fees are not tax deductable, although any donation you choose to make in addition to the adoption fee is greatly appreciated and we are happy to give you a tax receipt for your donation.
Why should you adopt?
small animals can make wonderful pets, and rather than buying a small animal for sale or finding a small animal breeder, adopting a small animal from an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a small animal to your family. Keep in mind, there is a lot you will need to know when you provide a home for a small animal. You will need to learn what to feed them, how much exercise or attention your small animal needs, and many other important things about how to house and care for a small animal. There are different types of small animals including Chinchilla, Degu, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Hedgehog, Mouse, Prairie Dog, Rat, Skunk, and Sugar Glider.
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a pet from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.