Furry Friends, founded in 1999, is a Vancouver, WA, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill cat rescue and adoption organization.

We strive to help cats in the Vancouver-Portland Metropolitan and surrounding area receive the medical services and companionship they need. We are operated entirely by volunteers. Our Mission is to rescue abused, abandoned or otherwise homeless cats and house them in a safe, healthy and socialized environment until we find new “forever homes” for them. Furry Friends is funded by both individual and corporate donations; and as a 501(c)(3), non-profit, donations are tax deductible.

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Volunteer time or resources to help us. There are lots of ways you can help homeless cats outside of adoption or fostering.

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We are committed to finding foster care for cats, whether they are abandoned, neglected, homeless, and/or have special needs.

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Being small gives us the opportunity to know each cat – their personality, what they like to eat, and how they like to play.

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Your monetary donations – which are tax deductible – enable Furry Friends to continue our rescue program and community outreach.

Recent Posts from our Blog

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Gracie Jane and the Nunns
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Gracie Jane and the Nunns

“We consider ourselves blessed to have had the opportunity of fostering sweet Gracie Jane (formerly Sassafras) before adopting her,” says Kathie. “She was semi-feral when she was rescued by Furry Friends and after meeting her, I just knew we had to bring her home.
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mystery and Shannon and Becky
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mystery and Shannon and Becky

“I’ve adopted many kitties over the years,” Shannon says, “and the kitty we adopted from Furry Friends makes number 12....
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Medical Director/Veterinarian Technician Wanted
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Medical Director/Veterinarian Technician Wanted

After 21 years of operation, Furry Friends is ready to hire our first ever paid employee. The position will be a paid part-time Lead Vet Tech position. Please message information@furryfriendswa.org if interested. Furry Friends Cat Shelter in Vancouver WA is looking for a self-motivated Medical Director skilled in managing a diverse team of medical volunteers and capable of providing high-quality medical care.  He or she must demonstrate an aptitude in shelter/clinical medicine.  The Medical Director will act as a lead shelter Veterinarian Technician and provide oversight to shelter medical operations and medical volunteers as well as establishing relationships within the veterinary community.  This is a paid position and reports to the Furry Friends Board of Directors.
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Furry Friends + The Columbian = A Purrfect Match!

Furry Friends volunteer Nomi Berger has been writing for The Columbian's Cat Tales blog! If you are interested in cat care and behavior, stop by Cat Tales for your weekly dose of kitty tips.

  • How DO Falling Felines Land On Their Feet?How DO Falling Felines Land On Their Feet?
    Have you ever wondered how many of their legendary nine lives cats use up when they fall from extraordinary heights? Have you ever wondered how they, more often than not, manage to land safely on their feet? known as the righting reflex, this innate ability to reorient their bodies during a fall has been observed […] Read more »
  • Tips for “Tearless” Vet VisitsTips for “Tearless” Vet Visits
    There are more cats than dogs in American homes and yet they visit a vet far less often than their canine counterparts. Why? Because our prescient pusses can sense what’s coming and both dread and detest the entire process of GETTING to the vet. Some kitties become so stressed that they vomit or defecate out […] Read more »
  • Kitty Hair Here, There and Everywhere!Kitty Hair Here, There and Everywhere!
    Does cat hair dominate your world? If so, consider the following seven steps to remedy the situation. Use a lint roller: Roll it back and forth and up and down on your clothing and watch your kitty’s hair disappear. Should your lint roller be empty, however, use either masking tape or packing tape. Simply apply […] Read more »
Furry Friends is a nonprofit cat adoption organization. Its mission is to help homeless, relinquished and abused cats by providing spaying and neutering, medical care, and foster shelter for as long as it takes to find their forever home. Copyright © 2013 – 2020 Furry Friends. All rights reserved. Website design and development by Christina Roberts.