This week's featured pet is Mystery, an adorable little chocolate “tuxedo” girl who desperately needs a home. She has been at the shelter since she was a 1-year-old youth, and she is now about 4 years old. Since ferrets only live to about six years of age, it is way past time for her to find a permanent home and family.
Mystery came to the shelter in 2010 with a large group of ferrets. Since she had no microchip and no name, her identity was a mystery, hence her name.
Mystery originally came with a friend named Puck, and they were the best of friends. When Puck died in 2010, Mystery decided that she no longer wanted to associate with other ferrets. The person who adopts her will have to be ready to give Mystery a home with no other ferret friends. However, Mystery is very friendly with humans and would make an ideal companion for someone who wants to shower all of their attention on a single ferret.
In addition to her friendly nature, Mystery is a beauty. Her best feature is her adorable mitts. She also has a dark spot on her light pink nose. She is very agile, and she loves to play and especially explore boxes and cubbyholes. Mystery is litter-box trained, good-natured, and smart. She is from Triple F Farms, one of the biggest ferret breeders in the United States.
If you are interested in adopting Mystery, you should call the Oregon Ferret Shelter at (503) 557-8369.
Ferret adoptions are available from the Oregon Ferret Shelter for $100 through 3 years of age, and $60 for ages 4 and up. Right now, the shelter is having a special on 5-year-old and older ferrets at $30 each. Mystery would be available to adopt for $60.
The adoption fee covers:
- spaying or neutering
- a coupon for a free visit to our veterinarian (Full Circle Vet at http://fullcirclevets.com/)
- a current distemper shot
- an AVID microchip that you can have registered in your name
The Oregon Ferret Shelter typically has more than 100 ferrets available for adoption. Right now, they have almost 200 adoptable candidates (not including sick or elderly ferrets who for some reason cannot be adopted out). The selection is huge, all kinds of colors and temperaments.
All adoptions are by appointment only. Please call (503) 557-8369 to schedule one. The regular shelter hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., but the shelter staff will work with your schedule too. The shelter is attached to the home of Chris and Dave Mathis in Oregon City at 17560 S Holly Lane, Oregon City, OR 97045.
Before they let you take one of their ferrets home, the shelter will make sure that you are ready for the pet. Their adoption form covers many basic questions, such as whether you have owned ferrets before, if you have other pets, if you have permission from your landlord (if you need it), and even such basics as if you have a cage ready for them at home. It's important to the shelter staff that you know what you are getting into and that your transition into ferret ownership is a smooth one.
If you would like to download an adoption form so you can have it ready to go, you can do so here: http://www.oregonferretshelter.org/ADOPTIONFORM.pdf
If you would like to see other shelter residents that are up for adoption, please check out the OFS’ listing at Petfinder: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=OR12
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