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 […]

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 […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Alley Cat Bell and Pamela

Often the only balm for a broken heart is the unconditional love of an animal. So it was with Pamela, whose only child Kevin was killed in 2000. After his death, she brought a Boston terrier into her life, but when her cherished companion passed 14 years later, Pamela once again longed for the love […]

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 […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Ginger and the Seiferts

There was just something special about Ginger, the Seifert’s fourth cat. Something about the way she looked in her online photo that Sharon found utterly endearing. And the rest, as they say, is furry friend “her-story.” “She stole our hearts with her sweetness and playfulness,” Sharon admits, “and we ADORE her. She’s loving and lovable, […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Potato and Felicia

For Felicia and her first furry feline friend, it was love at first sight. “I actually came to adopt a different cat,” says Felicia, “but because that cat wasn’t yet ready for adoption, I walked around the place awhile, and Potato (then named Mila) caught my eye.” Why the change of name? “It was perfect […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Winter, Scarlet and the Martins

Having lived “cat-free” for four years, the Martin family was ready for a change. Eager to give their teenaged daughters a “bonding experience”, Teresa and her husband welcomed kittens, Rain and Raisen, now called Scarlet and Winter, into their lives last Christmas, and haven’t looked back. In fact, they promptly adopted Blaire, an 8-year-old cat, […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Fonzie and the Larsons

As a lifelong believer in rescue, Lisa has owned more than twenty rescue cats over the years, and in keeping with tradition, recently added another feline member to the Larson family. “I went to the Halfway House to meet a different kitty,” she explains, “but we just didn’t click. As luck would have it, I […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cynthia and Her Cozy Cat Circle

Dear Cat Lovers, This is the story of three cats: Bandit, April and Angel. I was fortunate to have adopted all three of my “fur factories” from Furry Friends, despite their being located on the far side of the moon. Why, you might ask? To put it simply: connections. One special someone named Marci, who […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mollie and Pam Flagella

A long time adopter and adorer of felines, Pam was no stranger to those warm, fuzzy feelings when she “cat sat” her daughter’s kitty for nine loving months. “When she left, I was lonely,” Pam admits. “Then, as I scrolled through the Furry Friends site one day, I came upon a cat named Rhea. She […]