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

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.

2 - 5 PM

4835 Almont Drive

Columbus, OH

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

Ferret food and supplies for sale below pet store prices.

Proceeds benefit HOFA.

Purchase HOFA T-Shirts!

& Rescue, Inc.

Heart of Ohio Ferret Association

Adoptable Ferrets:

On Petfinder.com

NOTE: HOFA is located in Columbus, Ohio USA - We do not ship ferrets.

Contact us for more information
Hello. My name is Bella, It's hard to tell my daughter Nessie and me apart. I am 2.5 years old and Nessie is almost 2. We are both up for adoption but We ARE NOT your typical pet store ferrets. We came here from a breeder out west. We weren't spayed until we got here, which means we were older when it was done. We are bigger than most females you get from a pet store because of it.  We are both beautiful girls and would really love to be adopted by YOU! 
​We really want to be with a family that we can call our own.

Our Shelter Director recommends that we go to a household WITHOUT SMALL CHILDREN since we have never been around them. We are current on our distemper and rabies vaccinations. The adoption fee is $150.00 for us both.  Our cost 'is to partially cover our spaying and our vaccinations. Also since we were fixed later there is less chance of us getting the diseases that end the already short lives of a pet store ferret. Or if you prefer, you don't have to take us both. We will adjust with plenty of love and affection. The adoption fee for us separate is $80.00 each. 


Heart Of Ohio Ferret Association & Rescue Inc

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.)

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.


Dog collars, cat collars,
& accessories

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

Join us Sunday, December 7, 2-5pm for HOFA’s Annual Christmas get-together.

Special guest …well known Ferret Communicator, SUE PASCUAL! 


  • Bring your ferret and find out how your ferret really thinks!  Why is he/she pooing where you don’t want? Why is he/she biting..maybe only a certain person?  What does he/she think about you? What does he/she want for Christmas? Sue can help you understand your ferret child and how he/she thinks. 
  • For all attending, we have a couple special door prizes…2 unique Japanese 2015 calendars! 
  • We also have a small raffle with some fun items! And for those that wish to participate, a Gift exchange!  Just bring a small ferret related wrapped gift (under $15) to be part of the gift exchange.
  • Cookies and hot cider will be provided, but feel free to bring additional snacks.

And as always, join ferret lovers sharing thoughts and ideas with other ferret lovers!