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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Zoe and the Stokesbarys

Having owned two kitties as a child and none as a married adult, Cori found herself missing the “purring and the cute little noises they make.” Cue Zoe! “When I first saw her online,” Cori says, “I thought she looked like the little kitten meme that’s everywhere on social media. My husband and I weren’t […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tuxy, Wisper and Steve White

A self-confessed feline fancier, Steve had a hollow place in his heart when one of his cherished companions passed away. And so, what did this devoted feline fan do? He adopted a delightful DUO of kiss-able kitties originally named Whitney and Wisp. “I think they’re the nicest cats I’ve ever had,” says Steve. “They’re so […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Allie and Ada Feris

For Ada, a house without a cat is simply not a home. Having filled her life with feline love and companionship for 30 years, and having lost her last two kitties last year, Ada was lonely and her house was empty. And so, as she had before, she turned to our web site in search […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jack and the Jacobs

Long familiar with the wonderful world of feline love, the Jacobs family has shared their home with three special cats: Neeka, and sister and brother, Zelda and Leo. But the eventual loss of both Neeka and Leo left Zelda alone and the Jacobs’ house empty. “I wanted ‘Zeli’ to have a friend her size,” explains […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Eloise and the Coshows

Eloise may not be Sarah Coshow’s first furry friend, but she’s most assuredly first in her heart right now. “My son researched the web site to find the best fit for our family,” says Sarah, “and that was Eloise. She’s cute, funny and playful, and NOT afraid of dogs. As a matter of fact, one […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Quincy, Gracie and the Simpsons

“Our first cat, Lupey, passed away at the age of 16 in 2014, and our kids, who were 8 and 11 at the time, were devastated,” explains Jenny. “As soon as they were ready for a new pet, they begged us for two so they wouldn’t be lonely when we weren’t home. I promptly started […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]