Monday, December 6, 2010

Pet Photos with Santa Claws

The Ferret Inn has been given an opportunity to participate in Petsmart's Pet Photos with Santa Claws. I know it's a busy time of year, but please try to come out and get your pet's photo taken with Santa at the following places:

Saturday, December 11th
Annapolis Petsmart
2601 Housley Rd
Annapolis MD 21401

Saturday, December 11th
Bowie Petsmart
4500 Mitchellville Rd
Bowie MD 20716

Saturday, December 18th
Laurel Petsmart
13600 Baltimore Ave
Laurel MD 20707

Sunday, December 19th
Laurel Petsmart
13600 Baltimore Ave
Laurel MD 20707

Photos are $9.95 with your PetPerks card. Each photo comes with a frame, and $5 from each photo sold goes directly to The Ferret Inn.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Giving Back..

Hello Friends,

In my 10 years+ of sheltering, I have learned that ferrets are good for more

than pooping and performing. They are what brings good hearted people

together for a common cause. It is because of the goodness and caring of

these dedicated volunteers, adopters, and supporters who call the "Inn"

their own, that we have created a family among friends, and a sanctuary for

our charges.

Each of our volunteers has carved their own niche, and has their own reason

to continue to come back week after week ,many, year after year. In over 10

years, collectively, we have nurtured, cleaned up after, and re-homed

roughly 1000 ferrets . It is because of friendships made, love affairs with

ferrets, and in support of our cause that they continue to return.

As shelter director my hope is that when the last hand feed is done, the

litter boxes are scrubbed, the hammies are fluffed, and the last playgroup

is looking for a cuddle sack to crash in; each of my volunteers can be proud

of the difference they have made.

With that being said, many of our summer volunteers headed back to the

classrooms, and the weasels begin to nestle in for Autumn weather. We are a

501c3 and you can earn community service hours with us. Do you know of some

responsible students looking to accumulate hours? Additionally, many of our

weekday volunteers were professionals who chose to keep busy volunteering

while job hunting. Now that unemployment has taken it's course, several of

these women and men have obtained jobs in different fields, and we will miss


Whether you are interested in helping with events, cleaning up the shelter,

grooming ferrets or helping with medical issues, there is always something

rewarding to do at The Inn.

Please consider joining our family of volunteers at The "Ferret Inn" today.

We will provide the necessary training, and all the ferret fun that comes

with this animal lover's opportunity. Both weekdays and weekends are


If interested, please contact Nancy Wilson directly via e-mail at

Or, visit our page on here.


Nancy Wilson, Director

The Ferret Inn

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Top Priority: Your Action Needed!!!

Maryland and surrounding area ferret shelters are full and this is the break we need! This will cost you nothing but a few moments of your time and we can do it. We must do it!
Okay ferret friends and animal lovers, here is your chance to make a difference not only for ferrets, but exotics, cats, dogs and all homeless animals. Chadwell Animal hospital is teaming up with Luna’s House, to open a 14,000 sq ft vetted animal shelter/ education center. The new facility will allow a room dedicated to ferrets!! They have acquired the property, now they need help with funding for the renovations. Maryland ferret shelters are full and this is the break we desperately need!!!

EVERY DAY in JUNE you can vote for Luna’s House to help them become the Pepsi Challenge $250,000 grant recipient, and helping them will help our cause!

Here’s how:

1. go to

2. Register by going to the bottom of the page and clicking on “Join Refresh Everything”

3. Once registered, you are entitled to 10 votes per day but PLEASE only vote for Luna’s House in the 250k category 1x per day. If you vote for others in the 250k are, it will compete with Luna’s.

4. To find Luna’s House, click in the search field and type in Luna’s House. Click return/enter

5. You will see Luna’s House and “Rehab a foreclosed car dealership to establish an animal shelter”. Click on “Vote for this Idea”

6. Once voted, you will see acknowledgement and the ability to tweet and share on your face book page (please do this if you are a face book person)

Don’t forget to vote again tomorrow, and every day in June, and to pass along to friends and family!

Please take a moment to look at the video on Luna’s house website.

Please vote NOW, and every day in June, and pass it on to family, friends, and any lists, or groups !!!! There are only 12 days left to vote and we currently rank #45 as of this posting. We can and MUST do better!!!!

Thanks for helping The Ferret Inn help Luna’s House!!!!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Benefit for The Inn at "Bark"

Hello Friends,

Bark!, our favorite pet supply retailer, will be sponsoring a benefit for The Ferret Inn, donating ten percent of ALL sales made on Sunday, May 30th.

"Bark! is a locally-owned and operated business that not only offers pets and their owners choices in grain-free “pawsitive petfood” but all kinds of cool accessories and must-haves that are organic, environmentally-friendly, and locally made"
For more information, check out their website:

That’s a wonderful easy win for The Inn…all you have to do to help is stop by one of two store locations in Olney or Clarksville on Sunday and buy your pet supplies. Your purchases will not only help The Inn, but will also support local businesses and protect the environment. Click on the link for event details, including directions to both locations: Bark Events

Stop by either store between 12:00pm – 4:00pm and meet the volunteers from The Inn as well as some ADORABLE, adoptable ferrets. We will also have handmade bedding sets by Lisa O. and some great new ferret goodies. However, it doesn’t matter what time you shop! The Ferret Inn will still benefit from all sales for the entire day. Please be sure to thank Bark! for their generosity.

We look forward to seeing you there, and please pass it on !

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

AA County Walk for the Animals

Here we go again!

This Sunday, May 2, is the Anne Arundel County SPCA 19th annual Walk for the Animals. It will be held at beautiful Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The event is from 8AM to noon, rain or shine. Ferrets are welcome, along with other types of furry kids. There is also a leash free dog park located within the park. You can choose a 1 mile, 2.5 mile, or 5 mile course if you decide to walk. But you can also just come and stop by all of the vendor booths. The Anne Arundel County Police’s K9 Unit puts on a fun demonstration from 10 to 11.

The Ferret Inn will be there at one of the booths with adoptable ferrets. We will also be selling bedding, stickers, magnets, and t-shirts. We hope to see you there.

You can visit for more information about the Walk for the Animals, including directions to Quiet Waters Park.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

March for the Animals a Success

We attended the Maryland SPCA March for the Animals at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore this past Sunday. It was probably the biggest event we have been at to date, with thousands of people attending - along with a variety of four legged critters. Thanks go out to The MD SPCA for letting us be a part of their 15th annual March for the Animals.

A BIG “Thank You” goes out to Nancy and Tom Wilson, Jessica Welsh, and Tiffany Dunnigan for making our first SPCA event a success!

We were able to catch up with some old friends, make some new friends (animals and people alike - including ferret owners, ferrets, and even a goat named Dandelion), raise some funds for the shelter, and get our name out there. The ferrets did great and are probably still sleeping off all the excitement.

We missed everyone who wasn’t able to make it this year. It was quite an experience!

Hopefully you will be able to make it out to our next event with the Anne Arundel County SPCA Walk for the Animals on May 2 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. (More information to follow)

Thank you once again to all who contributed to this most recent success!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

March for the Animals

The 2010 March for the Animals will be held on Sunday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Druid Hill Park. Join us for this fun-packed day of demonstrations, great contests, entertainment and the 1.5-mile walk to benefit the Maryland SPCA.

The Ferret Inn will be there manning one of the vendor booths. The weather is supposed to be beautiful. What other excuse do you need?

Stop by our booth to purchase some new bedding for your fuzzy friends, buy some fun stuff for you, or just say hi! We hope to see you there!

Visit for more information about the March for the Animals.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Raffle Winner and AFA Show a Success

Congratulations go out to Sheryl Atencio of Groton, Connecticut for
winning the 6 piece bedding set!

This past weekend The Ferret Inn attended the Spring Nationals in
York, PA. As you all know, show weekends mean a lot more work for
everyone, but it is a worthy cause.

Our girls, Choco Latte and Mandy, both won 2nd place in specialty
The goodies baked by our own “pastry chef Pam” as we noted on the
pricing sign did great as usual.

We are very pleased, and want to thank all of you who
helped make it happen. Including the behind the scenes’ folk. Lynn,
our one woman design team, Farida and Bonnie who took care of the
stay at home ferrets and Crystal for manning the booths at Petco by
herself Sat and Sun, the most beautiful two days of the year thus far!
And, as always, Lisa O's bedding set donated towards the raffle

We truly missed seeing our good buds Tracy and John, our gourmet
foods and coffee buddies from Rhode Island, but we know they were
with us in spirit! Hopefully we will see you at the next show!

Thank you once again to all who contributed to this most recent