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 will NEVER euthanize for space or convenience.  The only time we euthanize is if a ferret has veterinary issue that are unfixable and are causing the ferret to suffer.  We are 100% volunteer run and operate solely on donations.  We try to return all calls the same day, but the shelter mom works outside of the shelter, including evening and weekend hours.

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Fox Valley Ferret Shelter's shelter mom works outside of the shelter and her job involves varied hours.  If you are looking for information, would like to adopt or make arrangements for a surrender, please leave a message including your name, number and reason for calling on the main shelter phone number.  Shelter mom will see the message light as soon as she returns home.  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.

(920) 574-2277 (main number try first)
    (920) 735-1896 (cell phone is not always on try main first)

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



Fox Valley Ferret on Facebook. Become a Fox Valley Ferret fan on our organization page, then post pictures of shelter alums or other ferrets that found homes with you.  But please remember-Fox Valley Ferret is a FAMILY FRIENDLY page.  Our RESIDENT MINK (now at the bridge) have their own facebook fan page Minks of Fox Valley Ferret.  Next time you are on FB take a minute to like us.  Adoptable ferrets and Expo/pet store visits are added to our FB page as time allows and dates are set, but the shelter mom is usually only on-line a few times per month.  Please feel free to call us and ask if we are going to be in your area soon, or to find out about adoptable ferrets.

Come visit us on Petfinder.

    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.

    Your donations and in person 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.

All donations are tax deductible

    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 Appleton area home.  Nanette will also cat sit in your Appleton area 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.