Furry Friends, founded in 1999, is a Vancouver, WA, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill cat rescue and adoption organization.

We strive to help cats in the Vancouver-Portland Metropolitan and surrounding area receive the medical services and companionship they need. We are operated entirely by volunteers. Our Mission is to rescue abused, abandoned or otherwise homeless cats and house them in a safe, healthy and socialized environment until we find new “forever homes” for them. Furry Friends is funded by both individual and corporate donations; and as a 501(c)(3), non-profit, donations are tax deductable.

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Volunteer time or resources to help us. There are lots of ways you can help homeless cats outside of adoption or fostering.

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We are committed to finding foster care for cats, whether they are abandoned, neglected, homeless, and/or have special needs.

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Being small gives us the opportunity to know each cat – their personality, what they like to eat, and how they like to play.

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Your monetary donations – which are tax deductible – enable Furry Friends to continue our rescue program and community outreach.

Recent Posts from our Blog

Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cookie and the Wilkins

"We adopted Cookie (formally Xena) last January," explains Peggy. "Recently retired and downsized to a condo, getting another dog seemed...
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Volunteers Needed for Acro-Cats Show

The Acro-Cats are coming May 25 and 26 and Furry Friends is looking for volunteers to work at the shows....
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Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Willy and the Harveys

"When we adopted Willy," explains Rick, "he fit right into our house from the time his toes first touched the...
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Furry Friends + The Columbian = A Purrfect Match!

Furry Friends volunteer Nomi Berger has been writing for The Columbian's Cat Tales blog! If you are interested in cat care and behavior, stop by Cat Tales for your weekly dose of kitty tips.

  • Toilet Paper as a Toy?true
    Does your cat play constantly and contentedly with toilet paper? Does she unroll it sheet by sheet from its cardboard tube, bat it around, drag it from room to room and quite literally “paper” your home in streamers? If so, any attention you give her for playing with toilet paper as though it were a toy –whether negative or positive – will, in all likelihood… Read more »
  • Paws Down for Plastic Bowlstrue
    While plastic bowls are cheap, their cost to your cat can be high!  Dangerous as food and water bowls, plastics scratch and the bowls’ porous surfaces trap bacteria that thrive on leftover food and saliva. Even after the bowls are cleaned, they may still be contaminated, since washing only cleans their smooth surfaces and doesn’t remove any of the bacteria lurking inside even the smallest… Read more »
  • Pussycats and Purrstrue
    For those pondering the how and why of that phenomenon known as purring, numerous theories abound.  As for how: Most experts now believe that purrs are created by the laryngeal and diaphragmatic muscles in combination with a neural oscillator in the brain. A message from the neural oscillator to the laryngeal muscles causes them to vibrate and this movement controls the amount of air passing… Read more »