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

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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Foster

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

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Adopt

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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Donate

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: Bella and the Radcliffes
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bella and the Radcliffes

When Robert and Nancy brought their latest cat home – this one from Furry Friends -- they changed her name...
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Panda, Tora and the Stockers
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Panda, Tora and the Stockers

"After moving around quite a bit, then losing Sumi, our beloved cat of 13 years, we weren’t certain whether or...
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Posie and the Kims
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Posie and the Kims

"This isn’t our first kitty," Katarina explains. "I grew up with countless kitties, two of whom I’ve had since I...
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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 Do Cats Put Toys in Their Bowls?Why Do Cats Put Toys in Their Bowls?
    The short answer, despite several theories: no one really knows. And yet, consider the following: Safekeeping: The theory given the most credence by animal behaviorists involves a cat’s territorial instinct. They believe cats consider their food and water bowls to be safe places, known only to them. Depositing a prized possession – in this instance, a favorite toy — in one or other of their… Read more »
  • Salmonella in CatsSalmonella in Cats
    Salmonella is the bacterium behind enteritis or salmonellosis in cats and lodges itself in their intestinal tracts. Cats typically contract the infection from the saliva or feces of other infected animals, or from ingesting contaminated meat or foods. Rarely seen in cats and seldom causing complications, most cats will simply remain carriers of the bacteria without exhibiting any clinical signs. However, kittens and cats with… Read more »
  • Scooting in CatsScooting in Cats
    Scooting (the act of a pet dragging his/her bum along the ground) may be seen more often in dogs, but cats sometimes scoot as well – usually when their rears are itchy or irritated. One of the more common causes of this phenomenon is intestinal parasites, particularly tapeworms. Whereas tapeworms can be seen in your cat’s poop (they look like grains of white rice), some… Read more »