Oregon Ferret Shelter – just stopping in to say “hello”


Oregon Ferret Shelter – Oregon City, Oregon  Chris and Dave Mathis and family—our second shelter stop. We are still getting the feel of the road and easing our way into a routine. We couldn’t pass through the Portland, Oregon area without at least a short visit with these amazing people. I had the pleasure to meet Chris and Dave several years ago when I was in Portland attending an International Ferret Congress symposium. I had such a good time and learned so much at that event.  Oregon Ferret shelter hosted a dinner for attendees and I fondly remembered the fun, … Continue reading

Lane Area Ferret Rescue in Eugene, Oregon First mini-break from Rescuer’s Relief, Inc.


Lane Area Ferret Rescue  Eugene, Oregon — email for more info laneferrets@yahoo.com Lane Area Ferret Shelter and Rescue is a no-kill shelter providing temporary housing, care, and rehoming services for stray, abandoned, or otherwise unwanted ferrets. Melanee Ellis first fell in love with ferrets when looking for comfort following the loss of her mother while living in Alaska. What started as a simple purchase of a single pet, soon became a life long passion dedicated to the care and love of these remarkable companion animals. Melanee and her husband spent a number of years in Alaska forming a fellowship of  ferret … Continue reading

A visit with a Ferret Friend in Brookings, Oregon

April 27th & 28th  2014 Being involved with the ferret community over the years has provided such a marvelous opportunity for me to make really amazing friends all over the world. Through the internet I have been able to connect and converse with so very many people each with such amazingly diverse lives. We all have one thing in common. We have been transformed by loving and caring for ferrets. Just such a friend I have made in Brookings, Oregon. Carol Owens and I have “known” each other for years now. Shared happiness, sorrow, laughter, and the magic of ferrets… … Continue reading

First stop Oregon 2014 —

First stop Klamath Falls, Oregon.. traveling with ferrets is adventure enough without the worry of border crossings into the dreaded no ferret zone.. Don and I decided to forgo any sightseeing in the Golden State in exchange for peace of mind.. we made dash for the Oregon Border April 27th, 2014         We stopped in older but clean RV park    in Klamath Falls for our first night on the road.. Upon check in the attendant asked about the “Rescuer’s Relief” on our business debit card. Welcoming the interest, I explained our mission.  Connecting to ferret owners while traveling … Continue reading

Unsettled – early in the Adventure

The Adventure is a distraction.. but a good one … please forgive me for being behind on blog posts– playing catch up today.. enjoy and feel free to comment A life time of existing does not equal a moment of living. We have been living in the RV for a couple weeks prior to our departure.  Our family pets have begun thinking the RV was just a new section of the house and are handled the change surprisingly well. We humans appear to be having a more difficult time breaking old habits.  We were worried about stressing them but it … Continue reading

And so it begins… April 27th, 2014

A life time of existing does not equal a moment of living 19 months ago stress was winning the battle. Emotionally, physically and spiritually I was broken. 12 months ago I hatched a plan, took a risk and here we are. Odometer reading 29413 …leaving Fallon, NV Today, April 27th, 2014 my amazing husband and I have loaded up the refurbished motor home with supplies, memories, dogs and ferrets and are setting off to make a dream into a reality. Nervous doesn’t begin to cover the emotions we are going through. Early Sunday morning with no sleep , a loaoing … Continue reading

We have joined Harvest Hosts

      I am so glad we heard about Harvest Hosts https://www.facebook.com/HarvestHosts “Harvest Hosts’ goal is to provide new experiences for RVers.  You will meet fascinating people, visit interesting locales and have the opportunity to purchase locally grown farm fresh products.  At the end of the day you’ll have a unique and special location to spend the night for no overnight fee.  There are no black-out dates and no limits or restrictions on the number of Hosts you can visit. You’ll enjoy wine tastings, farm tours,  museums or picking your own produce.  You’ll enjoy knowing that you supported the local economy, and at … Continue reading

Interview with Pet World Insider Radio


On 2/26/14 I was very please to receive a message on our twitter account asking us to contact Pet World Insider as they were interested in interviewing me  about Rescuer’s Relief on the radio. Things move fast these days; a few minutes after 9 am this morning our first radio interview was held. I must say I was nervous at first– but, as usual, get me talking about ferrets or rescuing and I will forget my discomfort. The interview went well and we were asked to keep Pet World Insider updated often as we travel the country.. Not sure when … Continue reading

Obstacles in the road.


2/6/14 The  last few weeks have been full ups, downs and several rock bottom moments. During one of these rock bottom pits of despair I turned to a dear friend via text. I poured my heart out. I told her of the frustrations with few sponsors, refinancing of our home, wiping out our savings and retirements plus more unexpected repairs to the RV. Here I was texting with tears flowing.. telling her about trying to juggle work, doctor appointments, needing to find new health insurance, all while setting up a new business, run fundraisers, and dream of getting some schoolwork … Continue reading

Re-homing the family Zoo

Today we started the heartbreaking process of downsizing the family zoo. Jane has been with us since my daughter was still in high school. Traveling with pets is possible, though not without it’s risks. Most cats would never enjoy even a short trip and it would take major miracle to get any older house cat to adapt to over a year on the road, not to mention trying it with our 7 house cats. We would be devastated if one got out along the way, got hurt or lost…. Logic says we need to find some of them good loving … Continue reading