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

Cats in need of a Vet Tech
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Cats in need of a Vet Tech

Crazy about cats? Not enough hair on your clothes already? If you are a veterinary technician wanting to give back...
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail -Mr. Tumnus, Theseus and the Kushners
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail -Mr. Tumnus, Theseus and the Kushners

"The newest additions to our home, Mr. Tumnus and Theseus, were part of a long line of feline friends we’ve...
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In the spotlight: Abi Harrington
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In the spotlight: Abi Harrington

Abi has been volunteering with Furry Friends since October of 2018. She jumped in with both feet and we are...
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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.

  • Preparing Cats for Your Return to WorkPreparing Cats for Your Return to Work
    While one of the most enjoyable experiences of working from home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic may be the extra time you’ve spent with your cats, the downside may be their separation anxiety when you return to work. This is particularly true for cats adopted during the pandemic because they’ve had less time to accustom themselves to their new homes and new routines.   Animal behaviorists… Read more »
  • 6 Reasons to Have a Cat Tree6 Reasons to Have a Cat Tree
    1. It gives your kitty some purrs-onal space: Cats aren’t as sociable as dogs. At times they may curl up beside you on the couch while at others they may choose to be alone — particularly in a multi-pet household. A cat tree provides them with a safe space that’s solely theirs. 2. It’s entertaining: Curiosity is part of a cat’s nature, and being agile… Read more »
  • Dealing with Your Cat’s DeathDealing with Your Cat’s Death
    When your cherished cat companion dies, the process of grieving the love you’ve lost is painfully similar to the process of grieving the loss of a beloved family member or friend. According to the longstanding Kubler-Ross model, there are five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and ultimately, acceptance. Denial, like the other stages of grief, is different for everyone, and you may… Read more »