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: Luna and Zero and Annahid Samiljan
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Luna and Zero and Annahid Samiljan

"After picking up stakes and settling in Oregon, the first thing I did was start looking for cats," explains Annahid. "I knew that I wanted adults because I would be at work most of the day, and I also knew that I wanted two cats so they could keep each other company.
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Volunteer Spotlight on Jaimie Garver
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Volunteer Spotlight on Jaimie Garver

Have you met Jaimie Garver? If not, chances are you will if you drop by the Halfway House even occasionally. This powerhouse, despite having only been a volunteer for less than two years, has taken on the demanding position of Furry Friends president. What’s more, she’s not just president, but is currently lead of park events, the grant team, the fundraising team, medical team, and Halfway House coordinator. That’s a mouthful to say and even more to do. So, how did she get to dedicating so many hours a week to Furry Friends?
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bo, Deja and the Gerberdings
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bo, Deja and the Gerberdings

"My husband and I both grew up with cats," says Brittany, "and with a stable home and stable careers, animals seemed like the next step. "We didn’t change the kitties’ names because Bo responds to hers while Deja, being a typical cat, doesn’t respond to anything!
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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.

  • Cats’ Eye Colors ExplainedCats’ Eye Colors Explained
    Did you know? The color of a cat’s eyes originates with the iris — the colored area encircling the pupil. Comprised of two layers, the stroma and the epithelium, both layers contain pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Whereas in the stroma, these melanocytes are loosely arranged, in the epithelium, they’re more tightly packed. The pigment produced […] Read more »
  • Why Cats Suck on BlanketsWhy Cats Suck on Blankets
    Does your kitty suck on blankets – or other “feel good” fabrics — while purring in pure feline bliss? Have you ever pondered the reasons behind this paw-ticular behavior? If so, consider these five paws-ibilities and wonder no more. Kittens suck on blankets if separated too early from their mothers: In a purr-fect world, kittens […] Read more »
  • Decoding Your Cat’s Body LanguageDecoding Your Cat’s Body Language
    How adept are you at reading your kitty’s signals? Let’s start with her eyes. In a standoff between two opposing cats, the defender’s pupils will be dilated to widen her peripheral vision, giving her an advantage in anticipating an attack. On the other hand, the aggressor’s pupils will narrow to allow her better depth perception […] 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.