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 […]

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Liam watching Astro sleep, laying side-by-side

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 […]

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Freya peaking out of a cat tower tunnel

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 […]

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Rich Fulham sitting in front of the couch, petting Willow

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Raspberry laying in father's arms

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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blue point Siamese Kitty Blue lounging on the carpet

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Sophie, Milo and the Bauhs

“I was gifted with my first kitty when I was 15 years old,” explains Gail. “A beautiful blue point Siamese named Kitty Blue. Since then I’ve never been without a furry friend. Sophie (formerly Puff) is number 24 and newly adopted Milo is number 25. “When I read the story of why she was given […]

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Parker holding Ivy in his arms

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Ivy and the Faulls

“Although my husband, Parker, had cats growing up, I only remember briefly hosting a stray for awhile when I was in elementary school,” admits Stephanie. “Ivy is the first cat we’ve adopted together. And while Ivy is still her ‘official’ name, we hardly ever call her that. It’s usually Baby Kidden, Little Miss, Potato Head, […]

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George laying on his side on the bed

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jorgé and Kristen Runvik

“While I grew up surrounded by cats, Jorgé (formerly George) was my first adopted cat,” says Kristen. “I’d been volunteering at Furry Friends for almost a year and had met dozens of cats and kittens. I knew I wanted an adult cat since they generally aren’t adopted as quickly as kittens, but I just hadn’t […]

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Cassie sitting in a wicker basket, looking up

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cassie and the Crandalls

“I’ve had many cats in my life,” says Kathryn. “My mother adored them and so do I. Unfortunately, for ten years, my husband, Walter, and I couldn’t have any because Buster, our terrific Rottweiler, couldn’t tolerate them. When our Buster died last October, we were devastated and depressed by his loss. But it was always […]

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Peetie (Punkin) and Lewis curled around each other, sleeping

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Peetie, Punkin and the Achenbachs

“My husband, Lary and I became empty nesters last fall when our two youngest children moved to Seattle to finish college,” explains Cathy. “When they left, they took their two cats with them and so we found ourselves childless and cat-less all at once! “Because I’ve always had cats in my life, after a few […]

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Merry and Pippin sitting on top of each other

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Merry, Pippin and the Roses

“I’ve always had cats,” explains Sally. “And while we may have two dogs, we (my husband, son, daughter and me) consider ourselves ‘cat people.’ “We changed the kitties’ names from Skittles and Simon to Merry and Pippin. In case you don’t recognize them, Merry (Meredoc Brandybuck) and Pippin (Peregrin Took) are two beloved, best friends […]

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Sophia and Keanu napping near each other on a bed

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Keanu and the Belshers

The Belshers, who had previously adopted Sophia (formerly Maggie) from Furry Friends, recently added another furry friend, Keanu (formerly Ricky Bobbie) to their happy feline family. “We met him when he was 4 weeks old and it was meant to be,” Miranda explains. “Since he was so playful and had a very similar personality to Sophia, […]

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Bernie laying in a cat bed in front of a window

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Callie and the Petersens

Having lost their last furry friend several years ago, the Petersens were more than ready to feel a feline’s love and warmth again. “When we were taken into the room where Callie (then named Bernie) resided,” says Richard, “she was right there to greet us, and appeared extremely friendly. Not to mention exceedingly attractive! “To […]

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Happy Cat sleeping peacefully on a soft blanket

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Happy Cat and Julie Marks

“I’ve had many pets through the years,” says Julie. “Horses, dogs, cats. All took a piece of my heart when we parted due basically to old age and the illnesses that go with it. “After I laid my last kitty to rest in July 2016, I told myself that I’d fulfill my need for purrs […]

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