Completing this application is a step in the process to acquire a ferret kit from Scarlett's Happy Dookers, but it does not guarantee you'll get a kit from this or any future litter. While it's unlikely, the breeder reserves the right to refuse any placement at any time.
If this application is approved, you will be notified and your name will be added to my list of kits (if kits are available) or you will be added to my wait list for a future litter.
I will not announce a litter until the kits are at least 3-4 days old and everything looks like it is going well. Once kits reach three (3) weeks of age, you'll receive a link to make a deposit on a kit when kits are available. Please make this deposit within 48 hours of the deposit notice e-mail. Please note my deposit policy: if you make a deposit, you are committing to take a kit from the litter, regardless of whether your gender/color preference is available. Should you elect to not take a kit from the litter, the deposit is forfeited. I will do my best to match preferences. You should review both the deposit policies and pick of litter policies on my website for any updates.
Kits will be picked by their new families online when the kits are approximately four (4) weeks of age. Kits can go to their new homes at 63-70 days of age (9-10 weeks). Kits can not be held for extended times; it is critical for their social development that the litter departs within a reasonable timeframe.
I have a contract and will not place a kit without a signed contract. I believe it's the professional thing to do to memorialize our obligations to each other on paper so there are no questions later, and for that reason it's a bit lengthy. If you have questions about specific terms, you need to contact me prior to picking up your ferret.
I require spay/neuter at or before 12 months. If you're a breeder you should probably look elsewhere. This might seem hypocritical at first glance, but I have a take-back provision in my contract. Any ferret kit from my home always has a home here, and will never be at a shelter.
Scarlett's Happy Dookers will not place a ferret with anyone who:
Is under 21 years of age. I will, however, consider placement with a parent of a person under this age.
Does not have a good understanding of the needs of ferrets and the responsibility required for good ownership.
Does not have the means to provide appropriate food, medical care, time and attention to a ferret.
Wishes to acquire a ferret for any reason other than to be a cherished family pet. Ferrets will not be placed for use in any working purpose, such as hunting, nor will I place ferrets to be sold in pet stores, used a classroom pets, at petting zoos, etc.
Wants to start breeding ferrets. Ferrets will only be placed as breeding stock to other long-time experienced, responsible breeders.