Expo Link

Join HOFA at the All American Columbus Pet Expo!

We are looking for Volunteers!  

Contact Elizabeth Rose at: eandbrose@gmail.com for information on volunteering at the HOFA Booth.  




Heart of Ohio Ferret Association is currently seeking loving foster parents to support the many homeless ferrets being surrendered into our shelter, until they find their forever homes. 

What does fostering entail? As a foster parent, you will be responsible for day to day care of the ferrets- cage cleaning, grooming, feeding, socializing, and playtime- and then choosing a suitable adoptive family when the time comes. All food, litter, and medical expenses will be paid for by HOFA- you provide the love! 

Why foster a ferret? Aren't sure a ferret is the right pet for you? Fostering is a great way to test ferret ownership before committing to adoption. Maybe you'd like to have ferrets but can't afford them? Then fostering would be an ideal choice! If you've ever fallen in love with a ferret, fostering a ferret in need will be one of your most rewarding experiences. And the more foster parents we have, the more ferrets we can rescue, rehabilitate, and find wonderful permanent homes for.

Where can I sign up! If you're up to the challenge and the joy of being a foster parent, or have any questions about fostering, you can email our Shelter Chair at hofashelterchair@yahoo.com or leave a message at (614) 428-0279.   

Or you can complete our NEW Online FOSTER PARENT APPLICATION!

HOFA Rescue members and guest speakers share the latest facts on quality ferret care, housing, health tips, nutrition, behavioral management, research data, rescue shelters, vets who are experienced in ferret medicine and ferret products through newsletters, ferret shows, meetings, seminars, and clinics.

Guests and curious individuals​​ thinking about membership and all ferret owners are welcome! 

Heart of Ohio Ferret Association

designer dog collars


cat collars,

Mention HOFA at checkout and 10% of your purchase will be donated to HOFA!


You've gotta shop, right? 

Help support the Heart of Ohio Ferret Association and Rescue and shop using our affiliate program with iGive.com. There are over 500 stores with everything you'd normally buy online. These aren't those fly-by-night stores, they're real, recognizable merchants like Barnes and Noble, Land's End and OfficeMax.

Help support the Heart of Ohio Ferret Association by doing your online shopping through iGive and a percentage of every purchase you make will be donated to the HOFA.

If you shop at Kroger’s and have a Kroger’s Plus Shopper’s Card, please designate Heart of Ohio Ferret Association & Rescue as your Kroger Community Rewards program organization!

(Please note you will have to reassign your designated charity yearly on May 1.)

Heart Of Ohio Ferret Association & Rescue Inc


HOFA is committed to being the premier rescue organization where ferret enthusiast can find education, information, advice, friendship, competition and camaraderie.

To educate, network with and provide up to date information and support to ferret owners, pet stores, humane societies, veterinarians and the general public.

To promote the domestic ferret as a companion animal while encouraging responsible ferret ownership.

To provide ferret shelter and and rescue services

& Rescue, Inc.


DATE:        TBD
WHERE:    Jackie Ferguson’s House
                   4835 Almont Drive
                   Columbus,  OH  43229
TIME:         2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dr. Dan Beer, Care Pet Clinic will be administering

rabies vaccinations.  Please arrive no later than 3:30 as he leaves promptly at 4:00pm. A HOFA member will be assisting in doing the ADV testing. 

ADV testing is $10 each. Rabies is $15.   Payment for each is separate.  Please make sure to have cash or a check as credit cards can’t be taken.

(Aleutians Disease Virus test result and current Rabies vaccination are required for all ferrets entering the Buckeye Bash show hall..whether being shown or not.)