Support Pet Adoption and Rescue. Why go to a breeder or pet store to buy a pet when you can adopt?
Our Featured Indianapolis, IN Partner:
Five Points Ferret Refuge
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.
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:
We serve the Indianapolis and surrounding area in approximately a 100 mile radius.
We started rescue several years ago, when looking for a pet for our family and finding so many unwanted ferrets in a city the size of Indianapolis.With our children grown, we have the room in our home and more time to devote to these special little creatures, and their antics and affection give us great joy.
We accept ferrets from families who can no longer take care of them for a variety of reasons as well as strays and run-aways. We try to find their families before placing them for adoption. We try to adopt out all young healthy fuzzies, but some stay with us for the rest of their lives and we care for and love them like our own.
Come Meet our Pets:
Annually, we host "The Ferret 500" in Indianapolis, a ferret show sanctioned by The American Ferret Association.Ferrets come from all over the US to compete for ribbons, awards and points. We recently had a booth at our local IVEC Pet Carnival in Indianapolis.
Our Adoption Process:
Our adoption process starts with applicant submitting a completed application (available on our website). We review the application, verify references and then contact applicant to set up an appointment to meet the available pets.They come to our home, where the shelter is currently located, then we arrange a convenient time for a home visit, to see where the pet will be living, give suggestions for ferret proofing and answer safety questions. When that part of the process is complete, we will make our final decision and they can pick up their new family member. We may take the pet with us for the home visit for those who are a distance away.There is an adoption contract to sign and a $75 for single $125 for a bonded pair adoption fee.The pet(s) will be accompanied by their current vet and shot records, informational paperwork about ferret care from us, a "Ferrets for Dummies" book and a packet of their current food.
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.