How to Adopt a Squirrel

By Contributing Writer

Mankind has always had a fascination with squirrels. Why? They are one of the most attractive animals roaming the earth. So if you want to adopt a squirrel, it is understandable. The good news is that it is possible. Squirrels will regularly visit anyone who feeds them. Also, a lot of organizations exist that care for the welfare of squirrels that you can get involved in. As a result, you will be able to fulfill you desire to adopt a squirrel.


Step 1

Foster animals through the American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The group works with public volunteers willing to take in animals not quite ready to be adopted out because of injuries or a lack of contact with humans.

Step 2

Set up a feeder and watering hole in your backyard. You can get this equipment at Ace Hardware stores or PETCO. After you get it set up, you will see that it won't be long before squirrels in the area flock to your home.

Step 3

Adopt a squirrel in a zoo. Public zoos accept private donations and are willing to allot monies toward the care of a specific type of animal.

Step 4

Donate to a wildlife reserve dedicated to squirrels. By giving money to keep one of these going, you are helping with the care and maintenance of a few squirrels. You also will get a tax deduction.

Step 5

Feed the squirrels at your local park. Give them food consistent with their diet (nuts, fruits and seeds). Make it a habit, and after a while the same squirrels will gather around you at the park.

Step 6

Give your time to the Progressive Animals Welfare Society (PAWS). It works with the public and wildlife reserves to care for animals. You can take a hands-on approach that gets you in direct contact with squirrels.

Step 7

Pay to host a squirrel for a grade school class. Teachers often bring animals to their classes temporarily in order to teach their students about a particular animal. You can help give the kids in your area real life experience with a squirrel.