Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Gunny and the Meltons

There’s nothing as fine as a feline fairytale about love at first sight. So it was for Teresa Melton when she first set eyes on a photo of Gunny (formerly Gumby) at the Furry Friends Adoption Center at PetSmart in December 2015. “We had decided to adopt a younger companion for Capone, our older, mellow […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Calvin, Danielle and Jake

“As an exchange student living in Santiago, Chile,” Danielle recounts, “I was having an especially stressful day when a stunning, very fluffy gray cat sat on my lap and comforted me for an hour. The cat made such an impression on me that I was convinced I had to have a fluffy gray cat.” Cue […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Oliver, Charlotte and the Bucks

Meow about two kitty peas in a pod, joined at the proverbial hip! Meet Oliver and Charlotte, or as they were known in their “former” feline lives as Andy and Amy. Working hand in hand with the pair’s foster mom, who assured Tara Buck that these two were indeed the best match for them, Tara […]

Spot Magazine: Pet Therapy for People

Pet owners know first-hand that dogs and cats love unconditionally; they are there when the person needs a hug or a smile. This love and acceptance make dogs and cats ideal therapeutic visitors for the elderly and disabled in nursing homes and care facilities. Read more here…

Spot Magazine: Beacock Music Pet Food Drive

Beacock Music located  at 1420 SE 163rd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683 will be hosting a pet food drive to benefit Furry Friends which is a no-kill cat rescue organization in Vancouver, Washington and Tender Care Animal Rescue at their location from Tuesday, January 17, 2017 through Tuesday, February 14,  2017!! Read more here

The Reflector: FF looking for another vet tech

The cats at Furry Friends live for the love they receive from lead veterinary technician Sandra Bush. Her compassion for animals runs deep, and she gets much reward from helping them. Read more here

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Zuma and the Jacksons

If eyes truly are the window to the soul, then the beautiful blue eyes of a cat named Sahara allowed Nadya Jackson a paws-itive peek into his sweet and sensitive one. “As soon as I saw him during my visit to his foster family,” says Nadya, “I fell in love with him. And the moment […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tudy and the van Lawicks

According to the van Lawicks, a life without cats is a dreary and boring one. For that reason, their household hums with the purr-esence of rescue Tuxedo, Bertie Wooster, and a recent Furry Friends’ addition Tootsie, adorably renamed Tudy. “I saw great intelligence in her eyes, which reminded me so much of the sweet gray […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Daisy and the Chapmans

When the Chapman family decided it was time to adopt a kitten, they discovered us, as many do, though paws-itive word of mouth. “Our daughter’s friend Hannah has donated her birthday money to Furry Friends,” Kris Chapman explains, “and thanks to her, we began viewing photos of newborns on your Face Book page. What an […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Dewie and Keri Scherbring

As often happens, the kitty you ultimately choose is not the one who originally caught your eye. So it was with first time cat adopter Keri. After visiting us with a specific cat in mind, she was smitten instead by a bold little beauty named Eclipse who came right up to her and sat under […]

Spot Magazine: Sandra Bush, Vet Tech Extraordinaire

Sandy Bush is a person that loves animals so much that she has dedicated her life to their well being. It was over 15 years ago that she received her Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Medicine from Portland Community College and she has been a Veterinary Technician ever since.  Her compassion for animals runs […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Deputy, Lucy and the Perkins

Suzanna Perkins has had cats all her life, but her two latest kitties are daughter Siena’s first pets, and she’s over the moon about them. “Although Deputy was shy when we first brought him home,” says Suzanna, “after 20 minutes of hiding under a cabinet, he started purring and melting into the hand I held […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tinker Belle, Hobo and the Kaspers

According to Annette, she’s a stickler for tradition. How, you might ask? All ten cats in her life have either been black and white, pure black or pure white. And tradition held when she adopted her two latest kitties. “I initially went to look at a gray kitten, but came home with Tinker instead,” she […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Persephone and Lisa Calhoun

The look in Honey’s gorgeous green eyes told Lisa all she needed to know. The stunning cat jumping down onto her shoulder had chosen HER to be her new family. “I’d walked into the medical room to put out some fresh water for her,” explains Lisa. “By being so loving towards me, she stole my […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Sam, Tucker and the Baxters

Being lifelong feline aficionados, Lisa and Michael Baxter wasted no time filling the void in their hearts and their home after two of their cherished cats passed in six months. Lisa reached out to Jennifer Hart, who sent her a list of available kittens together with their photos, and she chose a tiny pair named […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Rocky and Wendi

Do you believe in destiny? Wendi Wuersch certainly does. “I wanted Rocky when I first met him several years ago,” she explains. “While I was working at the Adoption Center on Sunday mornings, he would jump into my lap and look directly at my phone. I named him ‘selfie cat’ because of the way he […]

THE COLUMBIAN: New home for Furry Friends is the cat’s meow

After 17 years of operation, Furry Friends has a home of its own. The nonprofit purchased its first home on Aug. 5 and officially moved 19 cats in on Sept. 24. The new halfway house for cats seeking adoption is in the West Minnehaha neighborhood. It is 1,662 square feet and sits on more than […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Alley Cat Bell and Pamela

Often the only balm for a broken heart is the unconditional love of an animal. So it was with Pamela, whose only child Kevin was killed in 2000. After his death, she brought a Boston terrier into her life, but when her cherished companion passed 14 years later, Pamela once again longed for the love […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Grimm and Tess

When Grimm (formerly called Gatsby) fell asleep in the hood of Tess’s sweater during one of her volunteer rounds at Furry Friends in April 2016, the small bundle of gray fluff promptly stole her heart. Having adopted a Persian named Jango (renamed Griffin) from us in 2015, she now had a purr-fect pussycat pair to […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Ginger and the Seiferts

There was just something special about Ginger, the Seifert’s fourth cat. Something about the way she looked in her online photo that Sharon found utterly endearing. And the rest, as they say, is furry friend “her-story.” “She stole our hearts with her sweetness and playfulness,” Sharon admits, “and we ADORE her. She’s loving and lovable, […]

Spot Magazine: ​Cat-Friendly Ideas for Holiday and Year-Round Giving

The holidays are the perfect time of year to give back to the charities and organizations that you feel most passionate about — and if you’re a cat lover, Furry Friends is the perfect place to share some holiday joy. There are lots of ways to help cats & kittens during the holiday season and, […]

Clark County Today: Furry Friends Cat Halfway House is coming along

VANCOUVER — Furry Friends is well on its way towards making its members’ dream a reality for the kitties, but the journey’s not yet over. On Sept. 24, the organization moved the entire “cat, kitten and caboodle” from the rental property to a permanent Halfway House, and while the felines are “walking on air,” the […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Potato and Felicia

For Felicia and her first furry feline friend, it was love at first sight. “I actually came to adopt a different cat,” says Felicia, “but because that cat wasn’t yet ready for adoption, I walked around the place awhile, and Potato (then named Mila) caught my eye.” Why the change of name? “It was perfect […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Winter, Scarlet and the Martins

Having lived “cat-free” for four years, the Martin family was ready for a change. Eager to give their teenaged daughters a “bonding experience”, Teresa and her husband welcomed kittens, Rain and Raisen, now called Scarlet and Winter, into their lives last Christmas, and haven’t looked back. In fact, they promptly adopted Blaire, an 8-year-old cat, […]