Spot Magazine: Furry Friends Receives Emergency Medical Grant

Furry Friends, Vancouver, has received a $1000 Emergency Medical grant from the Petfinder Foundation. The Petfinder Foundation Emergency Medical grant program is used to assist Petfinder members who are caring for a pet that needs special life-saving veterinary care in order to become adoptable. Read More Here

CC Today: Do you love kittens? Then why not become a foster parent.

VANCOUVER — Love cats and kittens but not ready for your own? Maybe your lifestyle doesn’t allow time for you to adopt, then fostering may be a great alternative. Fostering is a great way to help some kittens on your own time, in the comfort of your own home for a few weeks or months. […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Prince, Prairie Kittin and Steve

With a name like Prairie Kittin, you’re simply fated to love felines. And so it was with Prairie, who’s always lived in the company of cats. “I fell in love with Prince (whose original name was Luke) the first time I saw him,” she says. “I don’t know what it was. It was just an […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jack, Ashe and Jenn Morris

“When you know, you know.” It’s as simple as that. And when Jenn first set eyes on a tempting tuxedo named Elmo and a gorgeous gray longhair named Gabby, she knew. Being kitten season, her aunt, Diane Stevens (sound familiar?) of Furry Friends, encouraged her to adopt a pair of kittens to keep one another […]

Columbian: Trade association donates grant to cat shelter

Chloe Moesch, from the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association and volunteer for Furry Friends, with a $226 check that the association donated to the cat shelter. The Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association chose Furry Friends as the recipient of the association’s January “Casual for a Cause” collection. The group raised $226 to go toward the […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mau Mau and Aliah O’Neill

Although Mau Mau is Aliah’s second senior cat (her previous senior, sweet and affectionate Athena, passed away last year at the age of 16), he’s number one in her heart. “I really wanted to rescue an older cat because I know how hard it is for them to find homes,” explains Aliah. “Not only did […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Gracie and Diana Ruth

As a “socializer” at our Furry Friends Halfway House, Diana Ruth soon found herself becoming the favorite focus of one particular feline. It was a Russian Blue named Little Britches, and during each of Diana’s visits, the curious cat would manage to make her winsome way onto her lap. She also made it purr-fectly clear […]

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 […]