Ferret Guardian Rescue Haven

Natural Area



We purchased a home in the foothills of North Carolina in 2008.  We were looking for the perfect environment to allow us to continue providing care and support for the ferrets that come to our shelter. 

Our new home has a detached two car garage that we reconstructed for the indoor shelter. We had a dream for quite a while to provide a natural living environment for the ferrets. We built an open air enclosure next to and attached to the garage to provide such a living area for the fuzzies. This enclosure measures 24 feet by 24 feet, is constructed of concrete walls about 1 foot above, and two feet below ground level, with a "floor" constructed of galvanized screen mesh wire between 6 of gravel to prevent a tunneling escape. The rest of the enclosure (roof and walls) is framed, wired and screened to snake/mosquito/critter/bird proof. The ferrets have a passage from the indoor shelter into the open air enclosure enabling them to come and go at will. The area was backfilled with a mixture of sand and dirt, filtered water fall/pond, rocks, non-poison plants, grass and 400+ feet of tunnel below and above ground and nest boxes with access above ground.

We were shocked when we priced this project.  For the grading, gravel, and concrete work alone, we were looking at $8,500 just to start.  We felt that this is was a very important addition to the well-being of our furry friends.  There were thousands of dollars in additional costs that we covered to complete the Natural Area.

Donations can be sent through PayPal to the email address: or by clicking on the Make A Donation button at the top of this page.

Checks should be made out to FGRH and should be mailed to:

Ferret Guardian Rescue Haven, Inc.
3110 Lewis Austin Lane
Hudson, NC 28638

All donations are tax deductible.  If you need further information, please email Diane at or Anthony at .

Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated not only by us, but by over 100 dancing fuzz balls who love playing in the dirt and grass.

Our shelter ferrets need loving forever homes. If you have room in your heart and your home, please consider adopting an FGRH ferret. Please fill out our Adoption Application and send it to us by e-mail, fax or snail mail.