Scarlett This cutie pie was 1 of 5 that were surrendered together by a woman who had collected beyond her capacity to care for. These 5 represented only a portion of her former business. Scarlett is a little spitfire, full of zest. We are hopeful that this group will find their furever home this holiday season.


ANNOUNCEMENT! The Nirvana Ridge Ferret Rescue has completed the construction of a brand new 2,000 s/f facility, 100% dedicated to animal welfare. We are still located in Brandy Station, VA 22714, but now have the capacity to house and care for more than 100 ferrets at this single location.

In addition, we have 2 foster homes in the Richmond area, 1 in the Norfolk area, and 1 in NC. We currently provide care to a total of 96 ferrets.

Caring for all these ferrets is a full-time job for several of us. Just keeping everyone fed and watered, cleaned, and rotating ferrets in/out of their cages is a monumental task that we perform each and every day. Then there’s medicines to be administered (as necessary), toe nails to be cut, ears to be cleaned, bathing due to incontinence, transports to the vet, and a ton of laundry to be done. Volunteers are always welcomed and appreciated!

Visitors are always welcome. Any time.

We are planning a new shelter GRAND OPENING event in early 2018 – TO BE ANNOUNCED!


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We are in need of these basic supplies:


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We go through about 250 lbs of kibble per month. We also have ferrets on raw diets, costing ~$200/month.

a.) Wysong Ferret Epigen 90
b.) Go! Fit and Free
c.) Orijen Cat and Kitten
d.) Nature’s Variety Instinct – Chicken, Duck and Turkey, and/or Rabbit
e.) Nature’s Variety Instinct (canned, for duck soup)
f.) Drs. Foster and Smith Ferret kibble
g.) (raw) Hare Today and Gone Tomorrow, whole Chicken grind
h.) (raw) Chicken livers and gizzard, turkey neck, beef heart

2. Supplements

a.) Carnivore Care
b.) Gerber chicken baby food, jar
c.) Stella & Chewy (or other) freeze-dried food/supplements (we use in our duck soup)
d.) Nupro ferret supplement
e.) Coconut or salmon oil
f.) 8in1 FerreTone and FerretVite
g.) Probiotics

3. Cleaning Supplies

a.) Laundry detergent
b.) Dryer sheets
c.) Bleach
d.) Paper towels
e.) Scrubbing sponges


The Nirvana Ridge Ferret Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and no-kill animal welfare organization, established to benefit the domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Our mission is to protect and provide for any ferret(s) in need, regardless of health, age or origin, until a permanent loving home can be found. Our mission includes the educational promotion of the domestic ferret as extraordinary, curious and endearing pets.

Donations can be sent via PayPal, Friends and Family:


Vet bills can be paid directly to either of the following:

Dr. Tom Kawasaki
Old Bridge Veterinary Hospital
3604 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 494-0094

Dr. Michael Zuccaro
Brook Run Animal Clinic
7416 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 262-8621


Please Send Gifts to:
Nirvana Ridge Ferret Rescue
Vet Bills Can Be Paid At:
Dr. Tom Kawasaki
Old Bridge Veterinary Hospital
3604 Old Bridge Rd
Woodbridge VA USA 22192
Additional vet:\r\nDr. Michael Zuccaro, DVM\r\n7416 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23227

Scarlett has a Santa.


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