Shelter in Transition

Through the years the shelter has taken on many forms and experienced many changes.  We have elvolved from "South Shore Ferret Lady" to "South Shore Ferret Care" and added our non-profit portion of "Fortunate Ferrets 5013C Charity".  

At the end of June 2015 we find ourselves at the end of our lease at the South Weymouth location.  It has been a very successful three years and enabled us to rescue, care for, adopt, or bid to the bridge over a thousand ferrets in 15 years.  The accolades go to all of the shelter volunteers, adoptive families and care givers.


And so we are transitioning again to meet our new goals.

HOSPICE FERRETS:  We have placed the hospice ferrets at three major foster homes and will continue to provide foster care training classes to folks interested in fostering. There will always be a need to care for hospice ferrets and we will continue to do fundraisers and accept donations to meet our vet bills. (donation button on the right and our paypal account:

EDUCATION DAYS:  We will continue to do education days and have introduced two new educational ferrets Josette and Waukah.  Dawnie our one-eyed Mascot is training them. 

FERRET SCHOOL: We will continue to run Ferret School Classes which covers everything from:

Basic Ferret Care, Ferret Behaviors (from Fresh to Friendly Class) Advanced Ferret Care, Ferret Sitting, Rescuing and Fostering, Opening and Running a Shelter.

LOCATIONS: The classes will conducted at various locations including the New England Wildlife Center, the locations as the various MSPCAs and the ARLs (Animal Rescue Leagues).  Individual classes are also available at your location.

FERRET SITTING CONNECTION: We are setting up a service to help connect folks needing ferret sitting with ferret experienced folks willing to provide it. We also train folks who wish to become ferret sitters. *Please click "Ferret Sitting" on the left side of this page for more info.*

PRODUCTS: We will continue to make Diane's Dry Dook Soup Mix and Wonderful Weasel Laundry Soap.  You can contact us directly or Check Us Out and "Like" us on Facebook. 

EVENTS:  We will continue our annual Ferret Rabies Clinic and Health Care Day as well as other fun & fundraising events such as the Hospice for the Holidays Party and theFerret, Fellowship, Food & Summer Fun Day.


We want you all to be part of our future, you can help ! 


Donate to this organization through Drs. Foster and Smith