Adoption Procedure

Our shelter is not a business. Our shelter is not a hobby. The PFRG is committed with all of our hearts and souls to making sure that not only do the ferrets in our shelter get adopted into a new home, but that they are adopted into their 
forever home. Their perfect home. The home that they should have gotten the first time around.
We do not take adoption lightly, and we will not adopt to anyone who does. We are thorough in our screening process, and if you are the right person to adopt one or more of our ferrets, you will not mind this. The following is our adoption procedure:
1. The first step is to fill out our
Adoption Application (be sure you’ve read the above section, Adoption Requirements, first!). You may fill out our online application, or if you prefer, you may print out the printable PDF version of our application and mail it in to us.
2. Your application will be reviewed by our Shelter Directors at the PFRG. At that point, the Shelter Director may contact you directly for more information. This process usually takes 2-3 days.
3. Our next step is the phone interview. Adopters are requested to telephone the shelter for the interview at a prearranged time convenient for both the shelter director and the adopter. The telephone interview is an informal conversation in which the shelter director can get to know the adopter a bit more and to discuss adoption, ferrets, their care and needs, etc. The goal of this interview is to ensure that a potential adopter is indeed ready for the responsibility of ferret adoption and also to determine whether any ferrets currently in the shelter would be a good match for the adopter.
4. The next step is to arrange a meeting at the shelter. If you are adopting a ferret to be a companion for another ferret you already own, you may bring him or her at this time only if he or she has been tested and is negative to ADV. More information about this can be provided during your telephone interview. This visit to the shelter will provide the opportunity for an adopter to meet the ferrets available for adoption, and give the shelter director the opportunity to see an applicant interact with ferrets and to answer any questions the adopter may have. Ferrets are not adopted out at this first visit to the shelter, and no decision about adoption is made at this time.
5. After the first visit to the shelter, the shelter director reviews the applicant’s information once again. If the applicant is then approved, the shelter director will contact you with the good news!
6. You will then be invited to return to the shelter for a second visit to pick up your newest family member!
Once again, we realize that our adoption procedure is thorough, but in our eyes, our adoption procedure is a matter of life and death… to the ferrets who trust us to place them in their loving, forever home.