Permanent residents

 
Here you will find our ferrets who we feel should stay with us for either their medical needs or have reached the age of 6.  Under special circumstances we do consider letting them go to foster homes - we retain ownership and you must feed our food.  Some can go to events with us to help educate people young and old.   Not everyone is listed so you may see more at the rescue than what is here.   
This is not a complete list but gives you an idea of who we have.


Bandit and Sox (Sox is still with us)

Intake Date: March 2013

Year of Birth: 2007 and 2009

Gender: Females

Color: Standard sable and silver sable or Dark Eyed White Patterned

Size: Medium and small

These two girls are sweet and love people. The girls' owner had them their whole life. They were heartbroken when the new apartment manager changed their mind about allowing ferrets. In tears they called us and we came and got the girls.

Bandit crossed the Bridge in 2014.  Sox has adrenal disease but is still a very active little lady. 


Elvis
Intake Date: Feb 2015 
Birth date: 2009
Gender:  Male
Color:  Dark Eyed White with grey tail
Size: Medium
Elvis lived for 5 years without other ferrets so it was quite a shock coming to the rescue.  He lost almost all his hair and was very agitated.  His parents moved to California so, with many tears shed, they left him with us at the rescue.  He was born with a crooked jaw and must have his teeth monitored for any problems.  He has adrenal disease and is now blind but he is still with us and lives with Tessa the Terrible.

Tessa the Terrible

Year of Birth: 2010

Gender: Female

Color: Champagne with amber eyes

Size: Medium

Tessa was previously named Ditto then we tried Lela for a name - didn't fit. According to her owner, her cage mate passed away in June (2013) and a couple weeks later she began biting. A rescuer known to us, was able to talk to the owners and get them to release her after hearing that she had been in a small animal carrier for two months straight in a motel while they were homeless.  The rescuer was not experienced in how to handle a biting ferret.  We see this frustration biting often with caged females.  Ferrets MUST be allowed to run around in a large room for many hours a day.  She had NONE for at least 2 months.  That rescuer called us when she let Tessa out of her carrier and was unable to capture her because she would bite and draw blood.  Tessa had learned if she bite a person, they left her alone.  That did not work with me plus she got hours upon hours of play time.  Although she was not real sure about other ferrets, she ended up falling in love with Elvis.  She probably has adrenal disease which also heightens their aggression.  


Rufus

Intake Date:  June 2013

Birth date: February 2013

Gender: Male

Color: Standard sable

Size: Medium

He came to us when a teenager thought she was ready for a ferret but it turned out she was not. Although she cleaned his cage, they fed what they thought was the right food (Marshall) and so it did not stop all of that wonderful musk smell.  Her friends said her room stank so goodbye Mr. Ferret.  Luckily her mom called us and we came got him. 

 

He is showing some signs of insulinoma and is bonded with Pete. 



Pistol Pete Stubbs

Intake: Feb 2014

Year of Birth: November 2013

Gender: Male

Color: Standard sable with bib and mitts

Size: Large

Pete arrived at the pet store with an infection on his belly.  The vet tried an antibiotic but that did not work.  When I examined him, I found that the tip of his sheath is missing.  This allowed foreign bodies to enter his sheath and create infections.  The store was unable to sell him as a healthy kit so we adopted him from them.  After a round of topical steroids and clean fabric bedding instead of shavings/care fresh, he was fine.  He has grown into an obnoxious friend to Jacob and Rufus. 

He developed Adrenal Disease symptoms in 2017 and I believe he was probably dispositioned for as it appears his mother had chewed off a large section of his tail and sheath.  She may have known he was not a healthy kit. 


Sasha

Intake Date: June 2014

Approx Birth Date: 2008

Gender: Female

Color: Dark sable

Size: Small

Tiny Sasha came to us in good condition.  She is bonded to Gene so they will never be separated.  She accepted Honey, Valentine and Mojo but now she will attack other ferrets.  She has no apparent health issues.

She needs a sponsor for her care. 

Mojo is her last friend alive now.  She has adrenal disease but is a very lively little girl.  



Mojo

Intake: September 2013

Year of Birth: 2010

Gender: Male

Color: Sable roan with blaze

Size: Medium

Owner's new wife is severely allergic. Mojo came in with his beautiful DEW Precious but she soon fell in love with another. So she went home with that one.

Mojo has Adrenal Disease and produces extra "ferret smell" from his scent glands on his neck. So instead of losing hair, he is extra stinky.

Also note that he has one eye that appears smaller than the other.  That is a sign that there is something internally wrong with him.  We are unsure of what other cancers are hiding.


He needs a sponsor for his care. 

Piggy (shown top right)

Intake Date: March 2012

Year of Birth: 2011

Gender: Female, Male

Color: Light Champagne

Size: Large

Piggy came to us via the owner's mom. The son's estranged girlfriend thought it fun to terrorize the young ferret so for months he would run scared from us. The girls helped him adjust.  He is very active and can jump very high (unfortunately for us).

 

Pig has adrenal disease and has outlived his cage mates.  He has not accepted any other ferrets so he gets to torment our dogs instead.


Swiper

Intake: Nov 2014

Year of Birth: 2010

Gender: Male

Color: Champagne

Size: Medium

Swiper lived with Foxy (who crossed the Bridge) in a house full of mold and mildew.  The owner could not get her landlord to fix the health hazards and they were forced to move to a small apartment.  Sadly the owner had become so sick she was unable to care for them so we took them in.  Originally he did not show any issues but over the years he has been extra itchy and weight fluctuates which we believe is not only caused by his Adrenal Disease but of the time spent in that moldy house.  

We know time is short with this brave ferret but we will do what we can to keep him comfortable.



Minnie

Intake: Nov 2014

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Female

Color: Champagne

Size: Medium

Minnie's owner moved and was unable to keep her.  Rather than try and find a home for a blind ferret, the owner brought her to us.  Minnie has cataracts and has been blind for a few years.  Funny thing is, she doesn't know it.  She loves to play with her pal Swiper in the plastic tubes and adjust to any changes as if it were nothing.  A very special ferret.






The below ferrets have crossed the Rainbow Bridge but I leave their stories up to remember them by. 

Jacob the Lucky

Intake Date: April 2013

Approx Birth Date: Feb 2013

Gender: Male

Color: Sable with mitts

Size: Medium


Typical energetic young ferret. He has two fused discs in his lower back from an accident in shipment to the pet store. Originally he had limited usage of those rear legs but with physical therapy he gets along excellent and climbs gates without a problem (sigh).  

 

Jacob developed lyphoma and crossed the Bridge in April 2017

 

  




 
Demon Child and Bandito - Demon to the right

Intake Date:  Thanksgiving 2010 // May 2014

Birth date: January 2010 // 2007

Gender: Males

Color: Sable with roaning flanks // sable

Size: Medium

Demon is the last remaining ferret of the group that started the rescue.  We received a call the week of Thanksgiving about a lady who was desperate to find a place for her mother's 3 ferrets.  The story was that "for no reason" the male ferret bit through the 3 year old boy's thumb, "locked his jaw" and tried to pull the child into the cage.  We said yes to the trio, sight unseen.  We arrived to find a filthy rabbit cage crammed with 3 ferrets.  Her mother drove from the coast to Spokane for the holiday and brought the ferrets as we said we would take them.  It didn't take long to find out that the un-named male bit the boy because he was banging on the cage, as he always did.  Once home, we cleaned up the crew and the girls settled in but didn't like other ferrets.  We found a home rather quickly for those two with a knowledgeable ferret owner.  Demon gained his name after latching onto my daughter in-laws jaw the day we got him.  We learned later that he has a HUGE fear of large dogs and loud noises.  He will bit if scared and you are holding him.  He is also not safe around children.

Bandito came to us with an enlarged spleen but a temperament that was so sweet that Demon loved him for the year he was here. Both crossed the Bridge in 2015.

 

Valentine

Intake Date: February 15, 2014

Year of Birth: 2007 or 2008

Gender: Male

Color: Champagne

Size: Medium to large

Valentine's day 2014, we received a call from a wonderful caretaker of cast off cats who reside on her dead end road. She knew it was a ferret and connected with us to bring him in.

Without her finding him when she did, stealing food from the cats, he would not have made it one more day. His hair was coming out, his teeth are filthy and they are sensitive to cold.

We can't thank the cat rescuer for all she does for not only non-cats but the poor dumped cats on her road.

We had advertised him on all the sites for Spokane animals lost/found and not one person has contacted us.

Val now has signs of insulinoma. Crossed the Bridge in Nov 2015.


Gene

Intake Date: June 2014

Approx Birth Date: 2012

Gender: Male

Color: Champagne sable with bibb and mitts

Size: Medium

Gene and his girl, Sasha, came to us when the owner could no longer afford his medical needs.  She only had them 3 months as she received them in this condition. The person who had them before fed them Walmart Wild Harvest ferret food (yuck - bad for them).  Gene had a prolapsed rectum that was repaired by this second owner but then he broke the purse string suture and once again it is slightly prolapsed - but not too bad this time.  This issue usually comes about when the food is inadequate (Wild Harvest).  His muscles are stretched so he often looks prolapsed.  A little Preperation H and he is good again.   He will never be fully "okay" and has many accidents because the muscles are healing very slowly.

Gene crossed the bridge in April 2017

Jill

Intake Date: Feb 2013

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Female

Color: Sa

ble roan

Size: Medium

Jill came in with Jack whose owner had rescued them from a life of pizza and dog food.

That rescuer had not cleared it with her husband so off to her parents they go.

Parents already had two ferrets who hated each other so adding two more did not work out.

They called us and we made room for the pair.

 

Jill is sensitive to being picked up but once held she is very sweet. I don't trust her health and she looks like she has an ailment we haven't quite figured out so she will stay with us.

She is free from the torment of Jack and loves Billy.  Crossed the Bridge 2015.


Thor

Intake Date: July 2014

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Male

Color: Silver roan

Size: Large 

Thor was found in a backyard and turned into animal control with an bloody mass on his belly.  Animal control called us and we got him to our vet right away.  He was infested with fleas and the bloody mass was a ruptured tumor.  He was so uncomfortable.  Both troubles were easy to take care of.  He has regained what weight he lost and is a huge boy.  Thor keeps the peace in our main ferret group. 

Crossed the Bridge July 2016. 

 
Billy

Intake Date: February 2014

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Male

Color: Dark eyed white with grey tail

Size: Medium/Large

We adopted Loki (who passed away in 2014) out to the family who had Billy but they sold them when they lost their home. We lost contact with the pair until they showed up on Craigslist.  We contacted them and explained Loki’s problems and that who they thought was Billy was truly Loki/Ducky, but they would not release them so we bought the boys from them.  We just could not risk Loki going to someone who would not know of his severe health problems.  Billy did not have any health problems that we knew of at the time.

 

Both boys came here with overgrown nails.  Billy went to a new home but his owner ended up not being home enough for him.  When her life settles down she will be able to come get him.  But we will not be releasing him to anyone but her.  Billy has Adrenal Disease and is loosing his sight.  He is a huge love and sleeps most of the time.

Crossed the Bridge June 2015

 

Tweak and Wicked

Year of Birth: 2007

Gender: Females

Color: Sable roan and Dark sable with roaning

Size: Medium

Their owner realized he could no longer provide a safe haven for the two girls he rescued years earlier. Through tears he handed them over to us. He had custom built a huge cage for them with tubes and plenty of room. He even had another cage for them to be outside in the fresh air. But even then he knew they needed more.

 

Because of their age they will stay. At one point in Wicked's youth, she broke the bone holding her pelvis to her spine. It has healed and does not cause her any problems as of yet. This is why she waddles.

Wicked also has a cataract on her right eye. She is blind in that eye and that is why it shines like silver.


Tweak crossed the Bridge in July 2015.  Wicked followed her in June 2016.


Foxy

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Female

Color: Light champagne or roan

Size: Medium

Foxy came to us from a home that was in a bad state.  The family was renting and could not get the owner to admit to removing all the mold and the sewer kept backing up in the basement.  The family finally got out of the home but were so sick they could no longer care for their ferrets.  Foxy has breathing problems associated to that time and Adrenal Disease.  She also had a tumor removed from her belly.  We will be blessed with all the time she is with us.  Very sweet girl.

Foxy crossed the Bridge in July 2016


 

Captain

Intake: Dec 2014

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Male

Color: Albino

Size: Large

What an interesting year it has been for Captain.  A person working in a veterinary clinic found out an owner was putting Captain (then called Monkey) to sleep because he felt he could not find a home for him.  The person took Captain and rehomed him, without having the vet evaluate him.  Because she did not take extra time to evaluate the home, she ended up selling him to someone who could not keep him.  That man bought Captain, tried giving him to his girlfriend (without warning) who said "No, we can't have ferrets where I live".  The man then drove Captain with his cage to his uncle's home where he left him there with his nephews (parents not home).  He sent a text to his uncle and left for North Dakota (for work).  Uncle gets home and is very upset but now stuck with a ferret.  He posts a free ad on Craigslist which we see and respond to.  The uncle just had no idea what to do.  He knew that they were not the home for an animal that required more than a cat or dog to care for.  Their family did not have any success with rodents.  Captain needed a deep dental cleaning but is now healthy and getting very fat here.  He loves to ride on our shoulders and is great with our blind ferret as well as the younger boys.

Captain crossed the Bridge in September 2017. 

 


Bullet

Intake Date:

Approx Birth Date: 2010

Gender: Male

Color: Sable roan blaze

Size: Large

Bullet and Trigger's owners moved to where they were unable to keep all their animals.  Shortly after intake, Bullet started loosing weight and it has been discovered that most of his teeth lack enamel.  It is sometimes painful for him to eat.  We will do all we can to make him comfortable

 

 

Trigger

Intake Date:

Approx Birth Date: 2009

Gender: Male

Color: Dark eyed white

Size: Large

Trigger is showing signs of Adrenal Disease, over production of oils and slight excited state to other ferrets.  Otherwise he is a healthy 6 year old who loves to talk.


 

Perry

Intake Date:

Approx Birth Date: 2008

Gender: Female

Color: Sable

Size: Tiny

This spec of a ferret gets into anything she wants to.  She is best known for climbing up the back of entertainment stands, crawling through the wire access holes, and stealing items off those shelves.  She is a fun gal who loves her boys Larry and Mister.

 

Jack

Intake Date:

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Male

Color: Dark eyed white

Size: Medium

Jack came in with Jill whose owner had rescued them from a life of pizza and dog food.

That rescuer had not cleared it with her husband so off to her parents they go.

Parents already had two ferrets who hated each other so adding two more did not work out.

They called us and we made room for the pair.

Ever the inquisitive soul, he loves to talk (aka dook) and tell you all about his day.

Jack has medical issues, Adrenal Disease, that is treated with an implant currently. He may be considered for a new home but his medical needs must be addressed.

He does not like other ferrets. He was even a bully to his Jill.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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