Finding someone to look after your ferrets when you go away on holiday can be a challenge so here at Purbeck Ferret Rescue we offer an easy solution. Board them with us! By boarding your ferrets with us, it allows you the peace of mind that as a rescue we are happy to handle your ferrets and have access to a ferret knowledgeable vet if needed. Even better, your boarding donation goes towards the upkeep of the rescue so you are helping us feed and provide veterinary treatment for our ferrets.

Location: The safety of our ferrets is paramount so our address is not publicised. It will be given to you nearer the time but for your information we are on the outskirts of Weymouth in Dorset on the south west coast of England.

Accommodation: Your ferrets will be housed in one of our dedicated outdoor holiday boarding pens. We do not use hutches for boarding. Pens are located in a shaded part of the grounds and have add-on panels in case of bad weather. Each pen comes with a ball pit, tubes and a choice of beds and hammocks. The layout of each pen changes with each boarding group as items are rotated and washed. Indoor accommodation may be possible on request, but may require you to bring your own cage. Boarding ferrets are not mixed with any of the rescue ferrets or others who might be boarding here at the same time but for those wishing to add to their family we can bond your group with a rescue ferret or two during their stay.

Length of stay: Providing we have space we can accommodate most lengths of stays from one day to several months.

Requirements: You will need to provide enough food for the duration of their stay to avoid a change of diet. If possible bring at least one item of their own “in use” bedding so that it smells familiar. Any medication must be provided in its original packaging with clear dosing instructions. You are welcome to bring other items for them that you think they may need or miss such as that special toy. Everything else, such as puppy pads and bowls, we can provide.

A little something extra: For those in need of extra items or a holiday treat (whether for you or the ferrets), we have a variety of items for sale; both new and secondhand.  These include hammocks, ferret oil, harnesses, toys and gifts for humans.

Payment: We ask for a reasonable donation in exchange for boarding, paid in full in advance. Alternative arrangements may be offered to regular boarders and possibly long term boarders. Donations should be made via PayPal to donate@purbeckferretrescue.org.uk as “friends and family”. This avoids us having to pay a fee for receiving the donation. If you choose to pay as “goods and services” then you will need add an additional £5 to cover the fee that PayPal deduct from your donation.

Complete our Boarding Request Form to reserve your dates. As well as completing the form, you will need to make a donation and sign our terms and conditions of boarding when dropping your ferrets off.


Chucky’s Lodge

Rodney’s Pad

Photos need updating to show how the pen is now, following our move

Stocky’s Shack