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Ferrets generally get along great with cats but dogs can be tricky.  The larger, more aggressive dogs are almost certainly a bad idea to pair with your ferret.  Smaller, less aggressive breeds can be introduced with careful supervision and strict obedience with the dog. Keep in mind, ferrets have no defense against an aggressive animal.  Even a small dog with its violent shaking of its prey instinct can end your ferret's life in an instant. The key is to know and understand the temperament of the cat or dog you wish to introduce.  Always supervise and err on the side of caution when introducing your ferret to a new animal and never leave a new dog alone with your ferret.

The I Am Ferret foster program requirements are similar to our adoption requirements so the best place to start is to fill out an adoption application.  On it, please indicate that you are looking to join the foster program so we can begin the appropriate process.  If you have any questions on the specifics of the program, please email us at supportaferret@iamferret.org.

Ferrets typically live from 5 to 8 years old. Care of the ferret during its life has a huge impact on their longevity but there are always mitigating factors in all ferrets' lives.
From Wikipedia:
The ferret is a domesticated mammal of the type Mustela putorius furo. Ferrets are sexually dimorphic predators with males being substantially larger than females. They typically have brown, black, white, or mixed fur. They have an average length of 20 inches (51 cm) including a 5 inch (13 cm) tail, weigh about 1.54 pounds (0.72 kg), and have a natural lifespan of 7 to 10 years.
I Am Ferret is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically to maintain the preservation and improve conditions for ferrets as they exist as pets and in the wild. Through education and partnerships, we can protect, sustain, and improve the well-being of all species of the mustalidea family. We are dedicated to finding a diplomatic and productive approach for advancing the levels of knowledge of breeding, habitat, diet, maintenance, and the overall commitment required in the care of ferrets.
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