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: Jasper and the Emerts
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Jasper and the Emerts

"Jasper, formerly Rascal (we wanted a name with a similar sound), is the most recent in a long line of...
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Gigi and the Derennes
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Gigi and the Derennes

"I adopted Gigi (formerly Roxie) a year ago," explains Heather, previous Foster Coordinator for Furry Friends, "and she’s the only...
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mr. Kitty and the Reynolds
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mr. Kitty and the Reynolds

"We adopted our first cat, Walter, from Furry Friends in 2017," Melissa explains. "And when we adopted Mr. Kitty, we...
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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.

  • Working from Home As the New NormalWorking from Home As the New Normal
    If you’re currently working from home, like millions of other cat owners, the success of this “new normal” – however long it lasts – will depend as much on you as on the personality of your particular pet. Cats are, essentially and notoriously, creatures of habit. And while some may relish your sudden availability — whether it’s to play with them, pet them or cuddle… Read more »
  • Sneezing in CatsSneezing in Cats
    Like people, cats usually sneeze because their nasal passages are irritated. In most cases, it’s caused by a pollen allergy, chemical fumes associated with various household solvents, inhaled tobacco smoke, perfumes or foreign objects such as pieces of fur or grass. Excessive sneezing, however, may signal a more serious issue. If your kitty sneezes many times in a row or continues to sneeze over the… Read more »
  • Head Pressing in CatsHead Pressing in Cats
    Head pressing is the compulsive act of a cat repeatedly and relentlessly pressing her head against a wall or any other hard surface for no apparent reason. Different from head butting — when a cat rubs or bumps her head, particularly against a person, as a sign of affection — head pressing is usually a sign of damage to her nervous system. Should you notice… Read more »