Fluffy Retreat Ferret Rescue



We are a ferret rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming centre.

Based in:

Chippenham, Wiltshire


South West

# of animals in our care:


Types of animals cared for:


Is the centre open to visitors?

For events only (see site for details)

This shelter is currently welcoming

donations (£), donations (items)


Having fully reviewed the government's rules on what can and can't stay open, rescue centres can in fact stay open.

However rehoming is still extremely tricky at this time, especially for ferrets who don't always want to mix! And with us being a home run rescue as well we need to limit the amount of contact we have.

We therefore are still staying closed to adoptions in the main, especially to people we have not yet met, or to new owners.

We also have the complexity of having to isolate any ferrets coming in to the rescue for 21 days, this includes those returning if an adoption falls.

We are absolutely still open to emergency intakes, strays or urgent surrenders, space permitting. And this will be as contact free as possible (i.e. doorstep).

We are still running our webshop, nothing has changed there!

Thank you all for your patience during this time.


Fluffy Retreat is a small ferret rescue established in 2010 – originally as a halfway house for ferrets waiting for rescue placements and has grown into a rescue in its own right.

Many ferrets come into the rescue through no fault of their own. Each year large numbers of ferrets are bred from, resulting in many more unwanted kits.

Fluffy Retreat is funded by fundraising activities and public donations. Fluffy Retreat neuters all ferrets of a legal age (unless extreme health circumstances mean it is too high risk – few and far between) All ferrets are vaccinated and microchipped. All ages, sizes and shapes catered for ;)

We operate throughout Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Bristol, Swindon, Bath and some areas of South Wales.


If you are able to make a financial donation to the rescue, that's wonderful (we do NOT want anyone putting themselves in financial difficulty to support us!).

We want to make the most of your donations, so if you are able to make a donation and you are a UK taxpayer, please consider sending us a giftaid form as well so that we can claim that extra 25p per £1 from HMRC. You can download the gift aid form from gov.uk site and email to us at info@fluffyretreat.org.uk - please let us know when and how the payment was made, and the name, so that we can tie the two together.

If you want to make a donation of goods, please check out our Amazon wishlist (https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1253OOPKF5AAG) – it shows what we need and we will endeavour to keep this as up to date as possible as situations unfold (i.e. if we have ferrets on specific foods etc).

Thank you :)



Fluffy Retreat Ferret Rescue
Wiltshire SN15 3TP



07724 473 474





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