Ellington (Hortonville), Wisconsin           (920) 574-2277 (main number)
fvferret@new.rr.com    (920) 735-1896 (emergency cell phone)


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***Important Shelter Information: Please Read Before Calling or Emailing***

The Fox Valley Ferret Shelter is not a staffed center.  It is owned and operated by a sole working individual with a rotating shift schedule and maintained by volunteers.  If you are looking for information, would like to adopt or make arrangements for a surrender, please use the Main shelter phone number listed above.  Email is not checked regularly however phone messages are.  We will make every effort to respond to phone messages within 24 hours. Thank you for your understanding.


***At this time the Fox Valley Ferret shelter has no young adaptable ferret.  For more detailed information please call and leave a voice mail at main number listed above.***

    Fox Valley Ferret is a 501(c)-3 tax exempt shelter serving Central and Northern Wisconsin and the U.P. (and sometimes MN).  We have never turned away a ferret regardless of age, veterinary needs or behavior issues.  Ferrets inappropriate for adoption remain with us until they go to the bridge.  We are 100% volunteer run and do not receive any government funding.  We try to return all calls the same day, but the shelter mom works two jobs outside of the shelter, which include evening and weekend hours.


    Fox Valley Ferret on Facebook.  Become a Fox Valley Ferret fan on our organization page, or send us a friend request on our original page, then post pictures of shelter alums or other ferrets that found homes with you.  But please remember-all are family friendly pages.

    Our RESIDENT MINK now have their own facebook fan page Minks of Fox Valley Ferret.  Next time you are on FB why not take a minute to like us.  Watch for added content

    We have a number of senior and otherwise unadoptable ferrets here at the shelter that would love to have a sponsor.  Thank you for considering either a one time gift or on-going sponsorship.

Upcoming Pet Store Visits and Special Events

    Your donations and fundraising purchases allow Fox Valley Ferret Shelter to provide the best care for every ferret that comes to us, adoptable or not.


The sick or injured, like Lydia.

  The biters, like Panda.   The seniors, like Thomas.

And all the others whether they stay a short time before going to their forever homes, or live out their days here with us.


Thank you for allowing us to do this for them.

Fox Valley Ferret Shelter
N3633 State Rd 76
Hortonville, WI 54944

Hours by appointment only.  Visit our Zazzle store for a "fashionable" way to support Fox Valley Ferret Shelter.  All designs feature ferrets that are (or were) cared for at Fox Valley Ferret Shelter.  We also offer two designs featuring Eden, one of our shelter mink-in-residence.  Click here to visit our store.


    FVF has offered Ferret boarding for many years.  We are also willing to offer vacation care for other pocket pets and exotics either at the shelter or in your Fox Valley home.  Nanette will also cat sit in your Fox Valley Home.  Sorry, no dogs-Nanette's work schedule is just too varied for them.  Please contact Nanette at 920-574-2277 if you want more details or to schedule.


See some professional photos taken at Pet Supplies Plus
Photos by Will Croff Photography, LLC.