Experienced ferret mom Carole G was sharing her wealth of information with newbie ferret mom Deb K over a cup of coffee. Deb had done the unthinkable. Purchased a baby ferret from a pet store without doing any research!

Deb loved the idea of keeping Carole around constantly for quick reference each time a new question entered her head – Carole, having a life; wasn’t as interested in living in Deb’s closet, so the thought of an association was formed. Today a ferret owner has somewhere to turn when needing answers to all their questions or just a group to hang out who’s passions align. The Manitoba Ferret Association No Kill Shelter came into official existence April 1997. We are a registered, non profit, Charitable rescue operating 100% on volunteers.


There are two types of memberships offered; Personal and Corporate Memberships.

Personal memberships is for you to; support the many ferrets in the shelter, come to members only events, receive discounts for ferret adoptions and access to our ferret bedding and accessories. Whether you have ferrets or not, you are always welcome to the annual Spring frolic hosted  in May. Download the form; Application-Form

Corporate memberships were setup by request from a passionate supporter of our mission who doesn’t actually own any ferrets but wanted to support an organisation he believed in.


Leaving your ferrets with a responsible person while away on holidays can be a challenge. The Manitoba Ferret Association has the solution; we offer ferret sitting for members and non members depending on availability of sitters. Several of our members will volunteer to look after your furries in their home. You must provide a cage, food, litter and treats. The sitter will provide the love and attention and daily playtime. The volunteer sitter donates their time so that 100% of the monies paid for ferret sitting are turned over to the shelter. This is a unique way of helping raise monies to support our shelters.

Our fees are very reasonable. Members(must be a member for a minimum of three months) are charged $5.00 a day per cage no matter if you have 2 ferrets or 6 ferrets in the cage! Non members are charged $10.00 a day per cage. We also have a very limited number of cages that can be rented for an additional fee of 2.25 a day. *Fees subject to change without notice. The ferret sitting is cash only at this time.

We do require that you complete the Ferret sitting contract. Ferret-Sitting


There are many ways to support the shelters! You can;

– Donate one time amounts of your choice

– Setup ongoing payments [through Paypal] amount of your choice

– We collect pop cans to recycle

– We have a co-op number you can use [#113061]

– You can sponsor, foster, adopt ferrets

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