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 rehoming most of them.  And many 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.   We also have anywhere from 5 to 10 ferrets in foster. 

 

Jacob the Lucky

Intake Date: April 2013

Approx Birth Date: Feb 2013

Gender: Male

Color: Sable with mitts

Size: Medium

Available to come to events

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).

 

For now, Jacob does not have any out of the ordinary medical needs. As he gets older he may get arthritis in his lower back but until then, he is running around everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 
 
Available for foster
Bandit and Sox

Intake Date: 2012

Year of Birth: 2007 and 2009

Gender: Females

Color: Standard sable and silver sable

Size: Medium and small

These two girls are sweet and love people. Currently no health issues

Available to come to events

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.

Because of Bandit's advanced age, they will not be looking for a new home but always be available to go back home if the original owners want them back.  Bandit is also showing the first stages of Adrenal Disease and will be on medication soon.

She needs a sponsor for her care. 

 
Demon Child (see with previous cage mate Bandito - Demon to the right)

Intake Date:  Thanksgiving 2010

Birth date: January 2010

Gender: Male

Color: Sable with roaning flanks

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 knowleable 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.

Demon has sadly lost all his cage mates to old age and we will try and find another for him.  He is very picky.    

Not available for events for reasons stated above

 

 

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Misty
Intake Date:
Birth date:  2009-2010
Gender:  Female
Color:  Light champagne
Size:  Medium
Misty's owner just could not care for her anymore and didn't have the resources to look for a new home for her.  She is a very sweet ferret with Adrenal Disease.  This requires implants and shots through out the year to keep the tumors from growing and control her hormone levels.  What is amazing is that Demon fell in love with her.  After years of not having any ferrets "good enough" for him, he fell "head over heels" for Misty.  She will stay with us so that she gets the proper medical treatment and to keep our Demon happy.
 
 
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Elvis
Intake Date:
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 he had to stay in Washington.  He has now regained all his hair and decided he MUST live with Demon and Misty.  They are all around the same age and have very different personalities.  But you will find them all snuggled up together.  We are happy to have Elvis living with us.

 


 

Rufus

Intake Date:  June 2013

Birth date: February 2013

Gender: Male

Color: Standard sable

Size: Medium

He came to us when a young lady thought she was ready for a ferret but it turned out she was not. The house really did not approve of the smell and he didn't get out as much as he should have.

Her mom called us and we came got him.

 

Currently we are considering having Rufus stay as he is bonding with Jacob. His stye in his right eye turned into a huge scar lump.  We are unsure if cancer made the lump or what.  His eye will be monitored for any issues.

Available to come to events

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. 

No longer able to come to events - too stessful.

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.

He needs a sponsor for his care.   

 

 

Sasha

Intake Date: June 2014

Approx Birth Date: 2012

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 seperated.  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. 

Foster would be considered for this pair. 

Jill

Intake Date:

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Female

Color: Sable 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.

Not available for events as she can nip

Thor

Intake Date: 

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. 

 
Available to come to events He is great for children to hold.
 
 
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.

Not available for events as it stressed him out too much

 

These two will be considered for foster or adoption to the right home - they have been with us a long time and recently the biter in the trio passed away
Coon and Piggy - Bonded

Intake Date: multiple

Year of Birth: 2008, 2012

Gender: Female, Male

Color: Dark sable, Light Champagne

Size: Small, Medium/Large

From different backgrounds they came together and formed our night crew. Pig keeps the girls "young" and is the main instigator in activities.

 

Coon came in with a sick friend, Herbie. The family was unable to keep them.  She is sweet and fun to play with.

 

 

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).

 

 There was a third in the group (pictured top left), Sheba, but she lost her battle with cancer in November 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 has Adrenal Disease and really needs a sponsor for her care.

Not available for events at their advanced ages and conditions.

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.

Available to come to eventsHe is great for children to hold.

He needs a sponsor for his care. 

 

 

 


Pistol Pete Stubbs

Intake: 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 steriods and clean fabric bedding instead of shavings/care fresh, he was fine.  He has grown into an obnoxious friend to Jacob and Rufus. 

Not available for events as he has a bad habit of nipping


 

Tessa

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. Our initial evaluation shows she may have been caged for too long and is frustrated. She used to bite bare feet very hard and would snip at hands when picked up. She has been moved from available to Permanent resident because of weight loss (possible cancer) and her nipping.


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.

 

Swiper

Year of Birth: 2011

Gender: Male

Color: Champagne

Size: Medium

Swiper lived with Foxy in that poor environment but is doing well healthy wise. We are seeing early signs of Adrenal Disease to he will not be available for adoption.  He will live here or in foster so we can make sure he receives the medications he needs.

 

Minnie

Year of Birth: 2010

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.

 

Captain

Year of Birth: 2009

Gender: Male

Color: Albino

Size: Large

  What an interesting year it has ben 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.

 

 


Montana group - Foster home in Stephensville MT

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

 

He needs a sponsor for his care.

 

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.

He needs a sponsor for his care.

 

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.

 

He needs a sponsor for his care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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