Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bella and the Radcliffes

When Robert and Nancy brought their latest cat home – this one from Furry Friends — they changed her name from Beverly to Bella. “We chose her because she was very active and very playful,” says Robert, “and we were pleased that her adjustment to living with us was immediate. “She’s brought great enjoyment into […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Panda, Tora and the Stockers

“After moving around quite a bit, then losing Sumi, our beloved cat of 13 years, we weren’t certain whether or not we were ready for another one,” says Jonathan. “But once we settled into our own place, the time — not to mention our kids’ pleading — was finally right. “I came across Furry Friends […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Posie and the Kims

“This isn’t our first kitty,” Katarina explains. “I grew up with countless kitties, two of whom I’ve had since I was 13 and who live with my mom and sister. My husband Christopher and I already had a male kitty named Gizmo who was about two and a half when we adopted Posie. We also […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Napa, Sonoma and Holly Hood

“I’ve had cats for over 30 years,” says Holly. “After I lost my beloved tortie, Schnapps, to GI lymphoma, I was looking online for another family member or two. I knew that I wanted to adopt black cats, as they’re usually the last ones to be adopted. I also wanted to adopt a special needs […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jinx and the Hanks

“When we first brought Jinx (formerly Betsy) home, we made certain that her adjustment to living with us was pretty gradual,” explains Gatsie, “so that our Golden Retriever and our 3-year-old tabby Ollie could get used to having a kitten around. “There was a lot of sniffing and hiding the first few days, but Jinx […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Oliver and the Frabels

“Oliver is our third cat,” says Carolyn, “and after adopting him, we changed his name from Allegro to Oliver. It was LOVE at first sight. He actually looked very similar to our dear Oscar who we lost almost two years ago. Oliver had the cute little ear tips Oscar had, and I’ve always loved this […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Phoebe, Luna and the Martins

“I have had many, many cats over the years,” Karen says, “including Sati, a beautiful Maine Coon, who lived to be 19, her daughter Smudge who lived to be 20, and our beloved rescue kitties Simon, Caesar and Prissy. “The kittens we adopted from Furry Friends had been named Panda and Padmay by the wonderful […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Leela and Lois Bosland

“May 2018 was a sad time, having to make THE decision that a brain tumor wasn’t giving my cat, Marlee, a quality life,” explains Lois. “My plan was to wait at least six months before even considering a new cat. Well, when you volunteer at the Furry Friends Halfway House and interact weekly with so […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Luna and Gabrielle

“Luna has been an absolute blessing in my life,” explains an elated Gabrielle. “She has made me feel whole again since the passing of my beloved cat GG. “She’s one of the most complex cats I’ve ever owned. She’s incredibly bright, and once she knew that living with me was permanent, she turned into an […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Coco and Angela Billingsley

“Coco (formerly Angel) is my second cat,” Angela explains. “I lost my first one, Kittycat, at the age of 17 in May, 2016. “I went to see another kitty at the PetSmart Adoption Center in Hazel Dell. I visited with that kitty awhile, but then I saw Coco and asked to play with her. She […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Belz, Baph and Aurora Maziarka

“I’m so grateful for Furry Friends,” Aurora says. “I had cats growing up but never on my own, although I’d always wanted one. “My boyfriend and I would go to pet stores to see what kitties were up for adoption with the intention of eventually getting one. Then we saw Pinot and Phoenix, the cutest […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bumble and Charlie and Christy Martin

“Bumble and Charlie, two of the Cowlitz kittens, are my ninth and tenth cats,” Christy explains. “I chose Bumble because of his coloration and inquisitive face, and he transitioned very easily to living with me. Nothing phases him. Charlie, on the other hand, hid for two days before venturing out from under the bed. He’s […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mr. M and the Reises

“While my husband Dan and I had several cats prior to adopting Mr. M, he’s our first non-Siamese and the first from a shelter,” Betsy explains. “The reason we chose him was twofold: his pure beauty and his ‘curious look’. After having spent seven months in the shelter, he had a reputation for finding it […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jiji and the Morrises

“Jiji, originally called Tally, is the third kitty we’ve adopted from Furry Friends,” says Jennifer. “We adopted Jack and Ashe in 2016. “Jiji is a nickname for ‘grandpa’ in Japanese, and our Jiji looks like a wise older man even though he’s only five. We chose him because he was so cute and loving at […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail:Franklin and Zoey and Chloe

“My partner Chloe and I recently moved in together,” explains Zoey, “and although I’ve had cats before, she had only met one — my previous roommate’s wonderful cat who was more human than cat. She decided, then and there, that we too should have a cat. Enter Franklin who was just as wonderful and so […]

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Micro-chipping: Turning Lost into Found

By Nomi Berger Furry Friends offers low cost micro-chipping at their Esther Short Park events in Vancouver, WA. Visit their booth at the Recycled Arts Festival in June and the Peace and Justice Fair in September. The cost for micro-chipping your cat or dog through Furry Friends is only $20 (a $60 value). Millions of […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Khoshekh and the Swifts

“This isn’t my first kitty, but it’s been eighteen years since I’ve owned one,” Meghan explains. “Over the years, we’ve had a rescue husky, bird, lizards and fish. My kids have pets at their dad’s house as well. “His name was Boomer at Furry Friends, and although we changed it to Khoshekh, everyone will remember […]

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Boy hugging Emma with Bean in the background

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bean and the Madys

Bean is a special cat. He was one of ten kittens rescued from a hoarding situation in Cowlitz County,WA. He was one of the smallest kittens, infested with all sorts of parasites, infection and disease. He was near death. Yet after eight months of constant care he emerged healthy, happy and full of energy. He […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Lalo and the Gierers

“We just couldn’t love our Furry Friends adoptee, Lalo, more,” says Jesse. “I grew up in a family headed by the most delightful, loving, big-hearted and cheerful grandma. Gram loved her family and our many weird and wonderful furry friends — as long as they weren’t cats. Gram, like Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar and Alexander […]

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