Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cookie and the Wilkins

“We adopted Cookie (formally Xena) last January,” explains Peggy. “Recently retired and downsized to a condo, getting another dog seemed problematic. My husband had never lived with a cat, but once I convinced him that a cat would be quieter, cheaper, and less work than a dog, he was on board. “At first, Cookie bonded […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Willy and the Harveys

“When we adopted Willy,” explains Rick, “he fit right into our house from the time his toes first touched the floor. “We have a dog named Max and a 9-year-old cat named Cj who was still missing his best buddy, Riley, who had passed away the previous year. Luckily for Cj, he and Willy became […]

Bandit and Cleo from the Cowlitz Kittens

The Cowlitz Kittens are all adopted!!!

On June 2, 2018, Furry Friends took in 10 kittens from a hoarding situation in Cowlitz County. We were told they were all healthy but upon first glance that was obviously NOT the case. When they came in they were all examined by our vet tech Sandy Bush. There were several people on hand to […]

Lily, Apollo, and Arrow sleeping in a row in cat beds before a fireplace

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Lily, Apollo, Arrow and the Loudas

“The cats we adopted first from Furry Friends (Apollo and Arrow) already had those names, and because we liked them, we kept them,” says Monica. “When we first found Lily, we didn’t know whether she was male or female, but once we learned she was female, we decided that Lily would be a great name […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Max, Murphy and Deanne Edwards

“I got my two ‘boys’ in the spring of 2018,” Deanne explains. “Max, formerly called Moose, and Murphy, formerly called Midget, are a pair of sweet 7-year-old brothers. “Max loves being held, petted and loved on, while Murphy follows me everywhere I go, sleeps with me, and loves being a lap cat. If I’m on […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Stash and the Andersons

“I’ve had cats my whole life,” SuAnne says. “I had four when my son, now 17, was born, but sadly, in the past four years, we’ve lost them all. “We chose to adopt Stash (we kept his name since it suited him and he already answered to it) because he’s such a lover! He loves […]

Maxine laying on her back

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Maxine and the Dziabczenkos

“My husband and I have both had cats our entire lives. We love them,” explains Sabella. “And as soon as we saw Francine’s picture, we just knew. We renamed her Maxine — Max for short because she’s such a little Wild Thing! She jumped in and owned the place from the second we brought her […]

Pistachio relaxing on the cat bed

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Romey and Sheri Gonzales

“When I first met Romey (then Pistacio) at Pet Smart, she was instantly drawn to me,” admits Sheri. “She came over to me with purrs, rubbing against my legs and talking away, but I was hesitant about bringing home a ‘forever friend’ kitty. My previous cat, Moby, had been with me for 15 years, and […]

Molly petting a dog

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Molly and Mary Brown

“I’ve always had cats in my life until about 17 years ago when our last cat died of old age,” Mary says. “With four dogs to look after, my husband and I decided not to get another cat because of our travels south for the winter. But when my husband, who was a veterinarian, passed […]

Felix laying on his back with a toy next to him

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Felix and Mike Booth

What first drew Mike to Felix were his marvelous black and white markings, followed promptly by his purr-sonality! “After meeting a lion (Maine Coon), a temperamental heterochromic (a kitty with two different colored eyes), two lazies, a hyperactive kook and a four-legged paper shredder,” laughs Mike, “all Felix wanted was some positive attention in his […]

Tormund Giantsbane cuddling with children on the couch

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tor and the Medinas

“Tor is our first family kitty,” Amber explains. “Although his original name was Tom, we changed it to Tormund Giantsbane after a ‘Game of Thrones’ character, but we just call him Tor. “Because we wanted a young kitty to grow up around our toddler, and his write up was so awesome, it was easy to […]

Liam watching Astro sleep

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Liam and the Serranos

“I would like to thank you for the work you do,” says Fernando. “Bella, our 14-year-old daughter, and the entire family is very pleased and honored to have Liam in our home. “Liam is our first cat, and when Bella, who always wanted a black cat, saw his photos on Petfinder, she immediately fell in […]

Freya peering down from a cat tower

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Freya and the Rowes

“Freya, formerly Sapphire, is the second kitty we’ve adopted from Furry Friends,” explains Crystal Rowe. “I help out there on Friday mornings, and while I was cleaning her box in the med room, she climbed into my arms and started to purr. My heart was gone! I later posted a photo with her on Face […]

Long-haired tabby cat Munchkin getting scratched under the chin

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Slinky, Munchkin and the Van Wagoners

“I’ve always been more of a dog person,” Stefanie admits, “but when my favorite dog in the whole world died in 2012, I decided that maybe a cat would help with the sadness. “Since I’ve always gotten animals from rescues, I adopted Slinky from Furry Friends first followed soon after by Munchkin because they were […]

Rich Fulham petting Willow at the couch

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Willow Delight and the Fulhams

“My husband and I both grew up with cats, and we’ve had five since we’ve been married,” says Sally, “making Willow Delight our sixth. “Willow’s name at Furry Friends was Delight. We decided to keep Delight as her middle name. We named her Willow because our other cat, Buffy, is named after Buffy the Vampire […]

Vickie petting Noah

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Nova and the Princes

“Our family adopted Nova (we’re still trying to find a new name that suits him) in June,” explains Vicki, “but the first time we saw him was June 2017 at the Vancouver Recycled Arts Festival. “My husband and I wandered over to the Furry Friends booth and were instantly drawn to the white cat with […]

Orbit sitting atop a cat tower

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Orbit and the Steinbaughs

“This is our second kitty,” Lindsay explains. “His original name when we adopted him was Aspen and we renamed him Orbit since his birthday fell on the same day as the solar eclipse. “What drew us to Orbit was the fact that he was so cute and different looking, and after meeting him, it was […]

Raspberry being held

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Raspberry and the Lenningtons

“When we adopted Raspberry in November 2017, she took to us right away and slept in our bed the first night,” says Sharon. “At Christmas, Santa brought her a scratching post and more toys than she already had, while her ‘human’ sister even gave her presents. A bit of a fussy feline when it comes […]

Walter sitting on the bed with his new mother

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Walter and the Reynolds

“Last fall, we lost two of our cats within 6 weeks of each other,” Melissa explains. “One was 13 and the other was 15. Our hearts were broken over these losses. Thankfully, we still had our 15-year-old cat, Maryann. We weren’t sure if we wanted to get another one so soon, but felt we should […]

Koko lounging on a blanket

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Koko and the Costellos

“How can you not help but love a kitty who deposits his favorite toy on your chest every night at 3 AM to tell you he misses you and wants to play?” Pat poses the question rhetorically. “We had just adopted another rescue kitten when, two weeks later, we saw a photo of Koko (then […]

Enya sitting atop a bed

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Minnie and the Halls

“Minnie is our first cat since we’ve had children,” says Terri. “My last cat was 17 when she passed away, and due to my husband David’s allergies we never got another one. “I met Minnie (then called Enya) when I went for a volunteer orientation at the Halfway House. She had the softest fur and […]

Daisy laying down in the cat tunnel tower

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Daisy and Rita Homme

“One of my friends, who volunteers with Furry friends, knew I’d talked about getting a kitty for some time but that I’d kept putting it off,” explains Rita. “When I finally decided to go on the Furry Friends web site, I immediately fell in love with Daisy. I went to meet her at the pet […]

Lily peering over the top of a couch

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Dakota and Rebecca Rowney

“I have one other kitty,” says Rebecca, “but when I met Dakota, who was then known as Lilly, I decided to expand our little cat family. “I loved her personality and the fact that she’s super cute! Her adjustment to living here was gradual because she had to get used to my other kitty. That […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Dufur and the Gilberts

“Life is good!” Elaine declares. “My husband and I have had at least eight cats during our 55 years of marriage, and we both agree that while Dufur (formerly Garfield) has proven the most challenging to acclimate, he’s been more than worth the effort. All of our grown children, who are dedicated cat owners themselves, […]