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. Furry Friends is a volunteer run organization. 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: Surri and Marion Ward
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Surri and Marion Ward

“I’m a cat lover and have had cats ever since I was a young girl,” Marion says. “I adopted Surri after losing my cat Precious two months before, and because I’m an older woman living alone, I looked at six different cats at Furry Friends who were between the ages of 10 and 11. “I chose her because she was beautiful, with these marvelous marbled markings, and because she seemed very affectionate. I didn’t change her name since Surri seemed to suit her so well. “It wasn’t evident in the shelter that she was Miss Personality Plus with plenty of energy! She’s 11 years old but she still thinks she’s a kitten and LOVES to play. She also loves classical music, especially Beethoven. We’ve bonded utterly and completely and she follows me into whichever room I happen to be in. She needs plenty of attention and enjoys being petted, makes the most wonderful companion, and is relatively friendly with visiting guests. “She also has a sense of humor: she knows the best way to get my attention is by sitting or lying down in the middle of my computer keyboard at the most inconvenient times!” ______________________ Furry Friends Fur-Ever Stories are compiled and written by Nomi Berger who is the bestselling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She is a volunteer writer for Furry Friends in Vancouver, WA and also volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA. She lives with her adopted Maltese named Mini.
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Volunteer Spotlight on Jim Grafmyre
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Volunteer Spotlight on Jim Grafmyre

Jim has been a volunteer for a little over a year now and has become invaluable as our jack of all trades and handyperson. This year he has repaired gutters, cleaned the roof, made a door for our hot water heater, helped to make improvements to get the commercial occupancy permit, fixed the outdoor lights, fixed a few catios, weather sealed windows, built/installed new interior doors, and continues to take care of whatever needs done. He says he has a long wish list of Sandi and Jenn's projects to still complete. We keep him busy! 
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Bonnie and the Pallisters
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Bonnie and the Pallisters

“Although she was originally called Sweetheart when we adopted her, we chose to re-name her Bonnie instead,” Erica Lee explains. “While she entered our home as an extremely shy and scared kitty, she opened up quickly and blossomed. We have two other cats and two small children, and not only did Bonnie promptly begin interacting with the cats, she instantly fell in love with our children.
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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.

  • Why Cats’ Coats Change ColorWhy Cats’ Coats Change Color
    Have you ever wondered why cats’ coats in general and yours in purr-ticular change color? If so, consider some of the paws-ible reasons for this feline phenomenon.   1) Changes in temperature: Some cats, like Oriental Himalayans and Siamese, known as pointed breeds, are genetically predisposed to changes in their fur color depending on the […] Read more »
  • Tips to Help Teething KittensTips to Help Teething Kittens
    To ease the discomfort of teething, kittens are notorious for nibbling and chewing, chomping and biting on anything within reach of their tiny paws – including your fingers and toes. Kittens invariably begin to lose their baby teeth at around the age of nine weeks, while their adult teeth won’t have grown in fully until […] Read more »
  • Feline Friendly Road TripsFeline Friendly Road Trips
    As creatures of habit who crave their creature comforts, cats don’t always make the best road trip companions. But by mapping out kitty’s trip together with your own, you can curtail her bad “backseat driver” behavior, and turn a potentially negative experience into a purr-fectly paws-itive one. Consider the following suggestions to smooth the way […] 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.