Ferret Shelters – Washington, D.C.
Washington Metropolitan Area Ferret Outreach
PO Box 223992
Chantilly, VA 20153
Serving ferrets and ferret owners in the Washington, DC metro area. We do not have a central shelter, but are a home-based rescue and placement service for ferrets. We are a 501(c)3 charity and all donations are tax deductible.
The goals of WMAFO are simple: prevent ferrets from being unnecessarily euthanized in county animal shelters and provide support and education to keep ferrets in their current homes. The organization has two branches related to those goals, one that takes in ferrets from county shelters and private individuals as foster homes are available and places them in new, forever homes, and an educational branch, which holds outreach events at petstores, local animal expos and other venues and provides guidance and support for ferret owners. The organization also provides a support network for DC area ferret owners including pet-sitting, information sharing and advice, a newsletter, social events and a sense of community.
We serve the Washington, DC metro area including Northern Virginia and Maryland suburbs.