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: T-Bone, Yuki and Kathy Howe
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: T-Bone, Yuki and Kathy Howe

"My best friends, my therapy cats -- my ‘dog cat’ and my ‘cutie patudy’ -- are the best cats on the planet," exclaims Kathy. "I know that T-Bone was everyone’s favorite at Furry Friends because he loves every person he meets. But I consider him my ‘dog cat’ because he’s everywhere I am. When I get up in the morning and use the bathroom, he’s suddenly on the counter giving me head bumps. No matter where I go, I know he’ll go there, too. He wakes me up in the middle of the night by touching my face with a paw. I love him so-o-o-o much. And all of my family and friends love him, too. He’s always around and eager to meet new people!
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Ruby, Emmie and Cindy Christensen
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Ruby, Emmie and Cindy Christensen

"Ruby and Emmie (formerly Eva and Echo) aren’t my first cats," explains Cindy. "I’ve had cats since I was five years old. "Most recently, my cats were Libby and Dallas who were much loved throughout their lives. Libby passed on two years ago and Dallas followed a few months ago. I waited awhile, not sure that I could go through the loss of another beloved pet. But I missed having a cat in my life too much.
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Misty, Rory, Bagheera and the Carters
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Misty, Rory, Bagheera and the Carters

"After years of having the neighbors’ cats ‘adopt’ our family for extra cuddles and treats, we moved into our own home in the country," Melissa explains. "With three kids who were struggling emotionally following the move, we decided it was time to get our own cat.
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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 Kitty LOVES Sleeping on Top of YouWhy Kitty LOVES Sleeping on Top of You
    If your cat’s crazy about cuddling, you’re undoubtedly used to waking up and finding a warm, furry body stretched out along your back or chest. Have you ever wondered WHY you’re so often your kitty’s favorite spot to snuggle while she purr, purr, purrs herself sweetly to sleep? If so, paw-lease consider the following: Cats […] Read more »
  • Tantalizing Tidbits about Cat TonguesTantalizing Tidbits about Cat Tongues
    Meow about the marvels of engineering! Presenting the miraculous and multi-faceted cat tongue. Every element of a cat – including her tongue – has, through evolution, been designed for utmost efficiency. One of the main reasons for this enviable efficiency derives from the fact that a feline tongue feels like sandpaper. Unlike the papillae (tiny […] Read more »
  • 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 »
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.