Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Shadow and the Froebers

The first time Wendy and Jasen saw Shadow at Petsmart, they knew instantly that she was the one for them. “We filled out an application the same day,” says Wendy. “What really won our hearts was Shadow’s shyness and delicate demeanor. “She quickly adapted to her new home which includes our cat, Tigger, and two […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Lady Jane Grey Dudley, Queen Guinevere

Meow about a marvelous mouthful! As a long time cat lover, Mary Lou has long known that nothing makes life fuller or a home happier than the companionship of a kitty. But then, this long time cat lover doubled that pleasure by adopting two kiss-able kittens named Billie Jean and Bobbie Sue. Kittens she renamed, […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Riley and the Bichiers

As dedicated feline fanciers, the Bichiers were devastated by the loss of their kitty of fifteen long and loving years. To fill the void in their hearts and the emptiness in their home, they soon began searching for another purr-ecious pet to pamper. “Black Jack, now known as Riley has adjusted very well to his […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tails: Truffles, Jonah, Jackson and the Roses

“My wife and I first heard of Furry Friends after we lost our Dante to complications from urinary surgery,” explains James, “leaving then 19-year-old Tenchi without a companion. “After seeing a photo of Truffles on their web site, we decided she was the one we wanted. It seems we’re lucky in that we always choose […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Stevie Kitts and the Calverts

What do two ardent fans of legendary rock ‘n roller, Stevie Nicks, do when they adopt a “cool cat” called Fern? They swiftly change her name to Stevie Kitts … Stevie for short. “She was so fun and interactive when we met her,” explains Kristen. “We knew right then that she was for us. Surprisingly, […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Sophia and the Belshers

For Furry Friends’ volunteers, Miranda and Tyler, love came in the form of a sickly kitty with fire in her eyes and a spirit to match. Her name was Maggie, and although the couple waited several months before she was fully recovered and ready for adoption, the wait was paws-itively worth it. With her name […]

The Reflector: Cat Rescue to host ‘CattyShack’ dinner and auction

While this year’s theme “CattyShack” encourages attendees to wear costumes that reflect fun-loving and golfing antics of the film “CaddyShack,” dressing in line with the theme is purely optional. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with guests having their complimentary photos taken and placing bids on the dazzling assortment of silent auction items. Dinner, catered by […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: JoJo and Barbara Alderman

Happiness seldom looks sweeter than this. Not to mention companionable and contented, cozy and cute. A paws-itively purr-fect match made in kitty cat heaven. And yet, when it came time for Barbara to choose a fur-ever, furry friend, the choice was actually made for her — by her beloved granddaughter, Nyla. “The reason for Nyla’s […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Louie Louie and Briane Dotson

When Kahlua entered Briane and Heather’s world, he joined a household whose three other felines had the most wondrous and fanciful of names. There was Longshanks Longfellow, Tiger Tank Tillman and Roslyn Bridgette. And because he wasn’t especially enamored of his own name, he barely blinked when he was re-christened Louie Louie. “I’ve had cats […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Buttercup and the Stuarts

Never having owned pets before moving to the United States, Alastair suddenly found himself playing “father” to his wife’s two rescue cats, Lulu and Wiggles, whom she had saved years before from a dumpster. When Lulu died from complications caused by kidney failure last year, her loss struck him especially hard. Coupled with Wiggles’ grief […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cassie and the McMahones

What a difference a name makes! Originally called Powder, a name this fabulous feline didn’t quite like, the moment her adoring adopters renamed her Cassie (“the little black spots on her nose reminded me of the constellation, Cassiopeia, ‘The Seated Queen’,” explains Kelly), she was in kitty cat heaven. “My husband and I knew that […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tallulah and David Hicks

From Kahlulu to Tallulah may not seem so great a change, but for one fabulous feline, having waited oh-so-long for her Prince Charming, it changed her entire cat world. From the shelter of Furry Friends to the sanctuary of a fur-ever home, this kiss-able kitty’s dream had finally come true. “I saw her on Pet […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Theodore and the Duecks

Welcome to the warm and wonderful world of Theodore (formerly Isadore) whose dramatically striped outer beauty is matched only by his dear and darling inner beauty. “We absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Theodore,” says Russel. “He’s the sweetest and gentlest cat ever, and he’s brought such tremendous joy and comfort to our family. “We’re deeply grateful […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Kai, Willow and the Johnsons

The Johnson family was in for two treats not one when they adopted their first felines ever. “At first, we considered adopting the two kittens because they were available,” explains Tara. “But when we learned more about their history, our kids felt they would be good for Kai and Willow (previously called Kali) by loving […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Sir Geoffrey von Bramblepelt and the Flowers

Having always known the love of cats, Mark and Blaine could no more live without one than they could live without air. And so, when they adopted Bentley, whose name they promptly changed to the regal Sir Geoffrey von Bramblepelt, the couple was, quite literally walking on air. “Geoffrey is a wonderful little fluff kid,” […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Panko and the Bartholomews

“Our 8-year-old cat, Bartleby, left a huge hole in our hearts when he passed unexpectedly last September,” recounts Jay, “and his older companion, Whiskey, was sad and confused as well. Although we wanted to get another cat almost immediately for all our sakes, we waited until it became clear from Whiskey’s behavior that he was […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cinder and the Huttulas

“Thank you so much for giving us this amazing lifelong friend!” The words are Lauren’s, and her family’s lifelong friend is Cinder, formerly known as Tiger Lilly, who recently joined them and their rag doll mix kitten, Athena, known for her coat of “marvelously swirled colors.” “We chose Cinder, not only because she was the […]

Spot Magazine: Recycled Cats are Priceless

Furry Friends will be offering their recycled cats for adoption June 24 & 25, 2017 at the Recycled Arts Festival (RAF) held at Esther Short Park, 301 West 8th Street in Vancouver, WA. It has grown into a huge family event, with more and more participants every year. Come on out and “purruse” the adoptable […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Merlin and Victoria Styer

While Victoria has owned several cats in her life, she was drawn to Merlin (originally named Vladimir) for a variety of reasons. “I specifically wanted a black cat,” she says, “because I had one growing up and think they’re the sweetest. I also feel passionate about the fact that they’re less likely to be adopted. […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Beebs and Mildred Chamberlain

Meow about the purr-fect picture of feline and human contentment, a mutual admiration society made for two. Meet beautiful Beebs (formerly named Sasha) and marvelous Mildred who are both clearly head over paws in love. “The reason I chose Beebs,” Mildred says, “was because of her personality, and the reason I changed her name was […]

Spot Magazine: Spotlight on Sandra Bush, Vet Tech extraordinaire

Have you met Sandy Bush? She has been the volunteer Vet Tech for Furry Friends for around four years now. She puts in long hours and the only pay she receives is the purrs from the kitties and the satisfaction of knowing she is making a difference. She is in great need of finding a […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Finn and Camille

When Camille welcomed Finn (formerly called Ike, and short for Finnegan) into her home, little did she know that she had opened her door to a kitty cat whirlwind! “I’d originally gone to the shelter to see two of Finn’s sisters,” Camille explains, “but the moment I sat down on the floor, Finn climbed in […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bernerd and the Steffens

With his large eyes and wide smile, Bernerd (formerly called Farley) won the hearts and love of the Steffens family, and within moments of their meeting, he was theirs and they were his fur-ever. “We have a Tortie named Sheba,” explains Chelsea, “and she had made it clear to us that she wanted a companion. […]