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Covid-19 – During the current lockdown, rehoming to new adopters varies according to the situation. If you have adopted from us before, further adoptions are possible. Intakes depend on our available space; with vets not neutering we have entires taking up extra space. Boarding is still available.

At Purbeck Ferret Rescue we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome stray and unwanted ferrets across Dorset. Run from our own home on the outskirts of Weymouth in Dorset, England, we have an average of 50 – 60 ferrets looking for new homes at any given time as well as a small group of permanent residents.

Ferrets come to us from all different situations; stray, neglected or handed in when care can no longer be provided. Regardless of the circumstances we have never turned down a ferret and hope to never do so. There may be a waiting list during our busy times.

All ferrets on intake are kept in our quarantine area for a minimum of 7 days where they are monitored and assessed before joining the larger groups of ferrets in preparation for rehoming. All ferrets are neutered and microchipped before becoming available for adoption and we undertake home checks on all potential new owners.

Throughout the year you may see us at events, both public and private. Events allow us to raise much needed vital funds for the rescue as we receive no funding. We provide ferret racing and sell a selection of human and ferret related gifts. They also provide an opportunity for people to volunteer their time to help the rescue. We promote ferret welfare, educate the public about the wonderful pets ferrets make and provide help and advice on good ferret husbandry practices. 

Additionally we offer ferret boarding to those looking for holiday accommodation for their ferrets. The option of long term boarding is also possible.

For those looking for vermin control, such as ferreting, we personally do not work our ferrets. However please use our contact form, giving details such as your location, nature of the problem (such as rabbits) and we can put you in contact with someone.

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