Fostering vs. Adopting

For fostering, the ferret is generally older with medical issues and not one most people would want to adopt. The rescue pays for medical care, as long as the ferret can be brought back to the rescue for that care. Otherwise, payment will be made toward a vet bill what the rescue vet would charge. The foster home pays for food and supplies. The rescue retains ownership and control of the ferret. The rescue hopes to find a foster home where the ferret will be kept there until the end of its life.

For adopting, the ferret can be any age. The owner pays for all care costs. If for some reason, you can’t keep the ferret any longer, it must be returned to the rescue. If the rescue finds the ferret is not being cared for properly, the rescue can take the ferret back.