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 considered for adoption you must fill out an online adoption application. The adoption committee will call back to schedule an appointment after your application has been reviewed.

Please call ahead for inquiries. Thank you for your understanding

The GCFA follows strict guidelines when we adopt out ferrets; we want to make sure they're going to a loving and FOREVER home.

Our adoption program is the heart and soul of the GCFA shelter.

As much as we love each and every one of the ferrets that comes through our doors, we know that the ultimate goal is to get them all back out those doors and into a loving FOREVER home!

We have documented the details of our Adoption Process, and you can also read more about our Adoption Requirements.

If you meet the GCFA's requirements and are interested in adopting a ferret, or two, or three, or even more, please fill out our online adoption application

You must be adopting the ferret for yourself. You must agree to take full responsibility for the animal(s), including daily care (fresh food and water and exercise), annual shots, vet care when needed, and ensure a safe environment We do not adopt ferrets out to families with children under 5 years of age. We do...

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 Medical/Hospice Program. It is the goal of the GCFA to place ferrets with specialized needs...