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…

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: 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: 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 […]

KGW: Cat Rescue to Host “My Fair Kitty” Dinner and Auction

Furry Friends is hosting its eighth annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Saturday, September 17th from 5 PM to 9 PM at the Firstenburg Community Center. While this year’s theme, “My Fair Kitty,” encourages attendees to wear costumes from the Academy Award winning film “My Fair Lady”, dressing to the nines is purely optional.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Abbey Rose and Myrna

Meow about a match made in kitty cat heaven! “Abbey Rose fits like an expensive glove,” says Myrna, “settling in from day one. And although she’s not my first kitty (16-year-old Gracie recently passed from complications due to diabetes), she’s right on top with the best of them.” Losing Gracie after so many wonderful and […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Olivia and Janice

Once upon a time, Olivia wasn’t the happiest puss-in-boots around. But feast your eyes on this fabulous feline now. Her adoring adoptive mom, Janice, has even bestowed oh-so-awesome Olivia with a regal nickname: the Duchess. Talk about your rags-to-riches kitty cat tale. “She’s doing wonderfully,” says Janice, “and the more I play with her each […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bossy, Megan and Alex

“His adaptation to us and our home was immediate,” says Megan. “No sooner had we brought him inside than he jumped right on the bed and kissed us. ” Nicknamed “Kisstopher” because of his tendency to lick his pet parents’ faces while giving himself a bath, big boy Bossy is as sweet as sugar without […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Henry and Gretchen

  To call Gretchen a cat lover would be an understatement. For a woman who has owned in excess of fifty cats throughout her life, she’s most finely and fabulously “fixated on felines.” And Henry (originally named Pandu) is the most recent of her furry, four-legged loves. What’s particularly unique about this pussycat happily-ever-after tale […]

Van. Family Mag: Finding a Lifetime Friend through Pet Adoption

Who could resist those fluffy bundles of joy?” asks Diane Stevens of Furry Friends in Vancouver, a nonprofit, no-kill, cat adoption agency. Who indeed? Fluffy kittens are definitely one of the agency’s most popular adopted pets, affirms Stevens. Denise Barr of Humane Society for Southwest Washington echoes the affection, “Expect your heart to never be […]

Griffin: A happy-ever-after story

By Tess Ewart Griffin is a 2 year old blue Persian rescue cat from Vancouver. He was rescued by Furry Friends Cat rescue and he is out to change everyone’s preconception about cats. His personal motto is “anything dogs can do, I can do better!” In March of 2015 I  unexpectedly lost my kitty of […]

NW Boomers: Diane Stevens-Volunteer Spotlight

Diane Stevens talks a little about what her role is at Furry Friends. In addition to being the Marketing Director and on several committees, she spends much of her time photographing and educating people on how wonderful our Furry Friends cats are. Read more about it [buttonred link=”https://issuu.com/nwboomerandseniornews/docs/met_web_2016-6/16″]HERE[/buttonred]

Catster Magazine: At FF the Joy outweighs the heartache

Early in her rescue career, Jennifer Hart learned street cats are not always what they seem. The president of Furry Friends, a no-kill shelter in Vancouver, Washington, once trapped a lot of homeless kitties, assuming they were feral. She quickly discovered that many of these cats were not feral at all. Read more about it [buttonred […]

Spot Magazine: Kittens in need of foster parents

Furry Friends has their paws full of kittens right now. All available foster parents already have their houses full of these adorable babies. Learn more about becoming a foster parent. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://spotmagazine.net/kitty-corner/2016/4/27/kittens-in-need-of-foster-parents”]HERE[/buttonred]

Spot Magazine: Karen Laksamana volunteer spotlight

Have you met Karen? She is the person that does the graphic design on the Furry Friends newsletter and you will see her at the annual auction handling some of the check-out duties. Read more about it [buttonred link=”http://spotmagazine.net/kitty-corner/2016/4/22/paying-it-forward”]HERE[/buttonred]