Since responding to that Craigslist Ad the idea of getting Remus a cagemate has just been gnawing at me. Unfortunately, the woman who adopted Remus out to me tried him with the other single ferrets she has and they did not get along. She is hesitant to try again and doesn't want to split up cagemates (understandable). I am also getting impatient with Craigslist Woman...Even though I only sent the email on Monday. The next closest shelter is in Detroit (two hours away from me) and when I contacted them about adopting (before I got Remus when I was still looking) they redirected me to the shelter I got Remus from because they only adopt out to people from that area. I am thinking about going to a pet store. Remus might find a kit less threatening and be less likely to be aggressive. My friend Kelsey, who has pet store experience, says they would most likely be open to me bringing in Remus to introduce the two and make sure they get along. It is starting to look tempting. I know that going to a pet store is a bad idea and I should wait. I'm just really impatient and it's getting soooo tempting. So I guess I just need someone to weigh in and swat me on the nose and say 'No! Pet store bad, shelter good!' (Or if a pet store might not be a terrible idea let me know that too.)
I have, didn't think to check it out! Would they adopt to someone four hours away? (I was pretty irritated when the shelter in Detroit turned me down...like, if someone wants to give a ferret a good home, why on earth would it matter where they live??)
Nope! GCFA only FOSTER to people with 5+ years. I have been a volunteer there for a year now, they will adopt to first timers, You can bring Remus, we have had people come from all over to get a ferret from GCFA even missouri! wisconsin ect Any questions, feel free to ask!!
You can call them at any time between 8:00am and 3:00pm, maybe earlier maybe later depending on the volunteer. If i was there, i would be there from 6:00am to 10:00pm ;D
It is one of the cleanest shelters i have been in, we have had people come from all of the bordering states, and even a few states away! we actually had a guy come from michigan last saturday now that i think about it, and we adopt out to anyone who deems worthy(meaning does not have a history of animal abuse, does not know what they are getting themselves into, will be sure that if anything goes wrong,you return the ferret to GCFA rather then putting him on craigslist ect ) You have a few advantages already, you have a ferret. That is a plus. I'm sure you are well aware of insulinoma and adrenal and lymphoma, that is a plus because that is one big thing they will ask you about. If you bring Remus in, we have playpins and the adoption officer will set up one for you and for your prior phone questionaire, the adoption officer will already have a list of ferrets that seem compatible to yours we are very organized, and if you are educated enough, you can even get your first ferret there! What kind of cage do you have?
Remember, it is a long trip, but we have a lot of sweet loving fuzzies that need homes. we also have a lot of sweet loving fuzzies that LOVE other ferrets, so Remus might end up being the alpha ferret.
If you do resort to getting a pet store fuzz, they should be willing to let you intro them at the store and see how they get on. My sister was at the petstore I bought Rolo from and there was a girl there that brought in her ferret and a travel play-pen and they had her ferret in with one of the store's ferrets and then she bought it because they got on really well.
Sadly, that meant that there was now just one ferret left behind at the store by himself Hopefully they will order another one soon so that he isn't lonely for too long.
Rolo was that lonely little fuzz in a box when I got him. He was just the sweetest little thing sleeping there lol
He is still a real sweetie though, gives us tons of kisses and attention, and I can literally hand him to people with no worries of biting or anything. (though he gets squirmy pretty quick, he prefers to be on the go at all times)
YAY!!Also, adoption fees: 45 for ferrets over the age of 2 60 for ferrets between a year and 2 years of age 75 for ferrets under a year old Not sure if i am entirely correct on the prices, but you can get three 2 year old ferrets for the price of one kit. AAAND the ferret gets to go home to ANOTHER loving home. they were only given one chance to live and most were not happy. some had sad reasons, one was thrown away in the garbage! trust me, it is no fun hearing the stories, but the happiness it brings both the volunteers and the new fuzzy owner, it overwhelming.