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Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association of Centre C

State College, PA

Our Mission

The PFRA is a full service ferret shelter. All ferrets are tested for Aleutian Disease Virus prior to coming to the shelter, and they are also up-to-date on their vaccinations (if healthy) for rabies (Imrab-3) and canine distemper (Nobivac DPv) before adoption. For more information on ADV (all ferret owners should have their ferrets tested for ADV - it's like combo testing a cat), please visit

The shelter takes in lost and surrendered ferrets, cares for them and does our best to rehome them into new permanent homes, or a foster home situation.

We also provide short & long term boarding for ferret owners.

The Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association ( is a no-kill ferret shelter. My name is Mary McCarty-Houser and I have had ferrets since 1992. I became a shelter director in 1997, an AFA Senior Title Class ferret show judge in April of 2000 and was the Vice President of the American Ferret Association from January 2001 to March 2006. I volunteer on the shelter, breeder & show committees.

Adoption Policy

If you are looking for a ferret to adopt, please fill out our adoption application ( and check out the available ferrets listed on Petfinder, as well as our Facebook page's pinned post there are photos and descriptions in the comment section (

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