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 […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail- Korra and the Kapps

“What can I say about our sweet, sweet Korra, except that she’s the light of our lives!” Faith admits. “She has such an amazing personality.” Originally searching for a “baby-sized kitten”, Faith and her husband found not-so-tiny Korra on our Petfinder page, and meow! A match was made. “I simply can’t explain how much we […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cobra Bubbles and the Yorks

When MG joined the York family, he was promptly re-christened Cobra Bubbles (after the former CIA agent turned social worker in the animated Disney film, Lilo & Stitch). “All of our fur babies (several cats and one dog) have Disney names,” admits Janelle, “including Rocket, Princess Jasmine, Tinkerbell, Penny, Doc, Captain Jack and Stitch. And […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Gertie and the Tanksleys

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, this one is priceless. A five-year-old boy named Zander and his first ever pet, Gertie, locked together in loving. “This is our family’s first kitten,” explains mom, Robyn. “One glimpse at her photo and we were in love. She looked so sweet and so shy that my husband […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Whiskers and the Wilmotts

Having been committed cat owners for over 20 years, the Wilmotts, after the death of one of their two latest cats, knew that lonely 2-year-old Cosito needed a new companion. “We decided to get another cat,” explains Debbie, “but didn’t really want to go through the kitten stage again. We were familiar with Furry Friends […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Noel and the Funkhausers

Sharon proudly admits that she’s been “privileged to have had many fur babies in my life.” Obviously then, her nibs, Miss Noel was not her first. Sadly for Sharon, however, Noel’s entry into their lives was due to the death of the family’s 17-year-old orange tabby to kidney failure, and the fact that their 6-year-old […]

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 […]

A Loving Letter from Jasper

Meow to my furry friends, It was a dark and stormy night. I was wet and cold, hungry and lost. I had to get out of the rain, but I couldn’t find my way home. In desperation, I crawled under a car and jumped up on the wheel. A very kind man heard me crying […]