Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting a ferret from Oxford Ferret Rescue. The first step in our adoption process is to complete this application form. The second step of the process is a telephone interview. The third step is a visit to the shelter. We welcome out-of-state applications, but please note that you MUST visit the shelter to adopt and we will NOT ship ferrets.

Please understand that you need to go through our adoption process, be approved for adoption, and pay the adoption donation before any ferret is officially “yours.” We cannot hold ferrets and deny them the opportunity to be adopted into a loving home. This application is not a guarantee that a ferret will be placed with you. All information will be used solely for the purpose of adoption and will not be shared with anyone outside our rescue.

By completing this form, you grant permission for our agents to contact your landlord, veterinarian, and any other contacts deemed necessary. This form may seem a bit long, and in depth, but the only reason we ask so many questions is to be sure we find the perfect home for our ferrets. They’ve already become homeless once, and we want to make sure their next home is forever. In order for your application to be considered, please fill out all areas of the application.

Please note: Filling out this application does not guarantee that you will be able to adopt a ferret. Each application is reviewed and evaluated based on pre-set criteria. Any falsification of information will result in a refusal of the application or, if a ferret has already been placed, will result in the ferret being removed from the household.

By submitting the application below, you  agree that all information entered is accurate and true and agree to these terms.

Applicant Personal Information
Full Name:
Street Address:
Zip Code:
E-Mail Address:
About Your Home
What kind of dwelling do you live in?
Do you:
Are you over age 18?
Are there children under 18 in your home?
If yes, how many and what ages?
Does anyone in your household smoke?
Pet History (Other than ferrets)
How many pets (other than ferrets) do you currently own?
Please list below the kinds and ages of pets you currently own.
Other than those listed above, what kinds of pets have you owned in the past five years?
Of the pets that you have owned but no longer have, what happened to them?
Have your pets been to the veterinarian in the past five years? If yes, why?
Ferret Ownership History
How many ferrets do you currently own?
What are your current ferrets' ages?
How many ferrets have you owned in the past (other than current ferrets)?
What happened to any ferrets that you once owned but no longer have?
What vaccinations, if any, have your ferrets had?
Have any of your ferrets been exposed to ECE?
Have your ferrets been tested in the past six months for ADV?
If yes, what test was used and what were the results?
Have your ferrets been to the veterinarian in the past five years? If yes, why?
Where are your ferrets primarily housed?
If caged, how often, and for how long, are your ferrets let out to run?
Please list your ferrets' primary diet, including treats.
Do you have a veterinarian for your ferrets? If yes, please list his/her name, address, and phone number.
Ferret Knowledge & Experience
Have you read any books about ferrets/ferret ownership? If yes, which ones?
Do you subscribe to any ferret-related internet mailing lists, message boards, or newsletters? If yes, which ones?
Have you browsed the internet to find any sites about ferrets? If yes, which ones?
How old do you think that ferrets live to be?
About This Adoption
What age of ferret are you interested in considering for adoption? (i.e., under 1 year, 1-3 years, 3-5 years, over 5, etc.)
Is there a particular color/pattern of ferret that you wish to adopt?
Are you particularly interested in a specific ferret/group that we have posted for adoption? If so, which one(s)?
Are you interested in considering a ferret with special needs (older, needs medication, non-contagious health issues)?
Please use the space below to tell us more about yourself, your household, family, and/or pets. Help us to get to know the family that our ferret(s) might become a part of.
I agree that all information entered is accurate and true, and agree to the terms set forth at the top of this application.