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10 Small Furry Animals Who Need a Home (Photos)

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10 Small Furry Animals Who Need a Home (Photos)

We love our dogs and cats, of course, but what about our rats, hedgehogs, and ferrets?

In animal shelters around the country, there are thousands of small mammals up for adoption. These domesticated creatures’ original homes didn’t work out—whether because their humans developed allergies or just hadn’t understood the time commitment—leaving the animals in a challenging position. Since they were raised with humans, they need a second chance at a safe, healthy home with a new human.

As with any animal, be sure you do your research before adopting a small furry animal; for the animal’s sake, it’s vital that you know how much of a time commitment you’re making, whether the animal needs a companion animal, etc. In addition, before adopting, make sure that it’s legal to keep that species of animal in your state and county.

Here are ten wonderful small mammals who are looking for homes, from shelters in the U.S. and Canada. Don’t you wish you could take them all home?

(Don’t forget: if you’re looking for a new animal companion, you can use Care2′s Adoptable Pets page to find your perfect match!)


1. Kaz

3-year-old female ferret. Oregon Ferret Shelter, Oregon City, OR.

Unfortunately, Kaz’s parents couldn’t take her with them when they moved away. She wants to be adopted into the same home as her ferret buddy Loa.

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11:36PM PDT on May 13, 2015

hoping they found good homes

7:53AM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Well I guess every living creature such as these want to be in a caring home and someone to feed them. That's a joyful thought. *smiles*

3:28AM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Thanks for sharing

9:29AM PST on Jan 26, 2014

I never knew that rats can be so adorable and loving until I read the book by Kim Sheridan 'Animals and the Afterlife' ..a journey beyond Death. Try to read it and I can assure you it will forever remove the fear you might have against rats.

2:40AM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

all so adorable,hope they find good homes and will be happy,thank you for sharing 11/7

7:58AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

I don't know but its just my view....I don't like seeing these kind of animals being domesticated. I truly feel they deserve their own habitats. They know how to survive. God give them natural instincts to live & survive in natural surroundings. IF its rescued from a horrific situation or injured, then maybe, otherwise I feel its mean to contain them.

11:11PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Would of never said this, but I think they are just the Dang Cutest little creatures I have seen in a long time! THANK YOU sweetie! xoxo Marilyn

1:13AM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

the rat is adorable

5:55AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

I hope they find forever homes!

1:07AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Thanks for sharing. I wish them all the best in finding forever homes.

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LOL! Major cat fail...poor little kitty! Thanks for the entertainment! :-)

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