Shelter Information

Adoptions

Due to COVID-19, Greater Chicago Ferret Association has changed its policies and hours of operation. The health and safety of our staff, ferrets, clients, and community is our top priority.Our adoption process has changed; to be conside...

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Boarding

The GCFA Shelter does not board ferrets but we do know of some places that do. Below is list comprised of recommendations from others who own ferrets, it is by no means comprehensive and not endorsed by the GCFA. Only you can choose a sitter for ...

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FAQs

1. Does the GCFA board ferrets?Unfortunately, due to the size of the GCFA Shelter and the time we devote to our furries living at the GCFA Shelter, we currently cannot and do not board ferrets but we have a list of people who do! Please look at ou...

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Caretaker Program

Caring for a medical needs ferret saves lives! It is one of the most loving and compassionate things you can do.Do you have experience in caring for ferrets with medical needs? If so you may be interested in our Caretaker Program. It is the goal o...

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Surrenders & Rescues

Surrenders & Rescues If you are surrendering your ferret or have rescued a ferret that needs a home, call the Shelter at 708.442.8650 to arrange a drop off time or an emergency rescue pickup. There may not always be a volunteer available to ans...

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Veterinarians

Animal Care and Medical Center438 Peterson Rd.Libertyville, IL 60048847-362-5954 The Animal Doctor815 Feinberg CourtCary, IL 60013847-516-8190 Animal ER of Arlington Heights1195 E. Palatine RoadArlington Hts., IL 60006847-394-6049 Animal House ...

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Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to learn more about ferret care, health, medication, and meet some of us crazy ferret people. It's fun, educational, and rewarding. We are looking for volunteers that can come in on a regular schedule. Please fill ou...

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