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 deductable.

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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: Napa, Sonoma and Holly Hood
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Napa, Sonoma and Holly Hood

"I’ve had cats for over 30 years," says Holly. "After I lost my beloved tortie, Schnapps, to GI lymphoma, I...
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jinx and the Hanks
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jinx and the Hanks

"When we first brought Jinx (formerly Betsy) home, we made certain that her adjustment to living with us was pretty...
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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Oliver and the Frabels
Adoption Stories

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Oliver and the Frabels

"Oliver is our third cat," says Carolyn, "and after adopting him, we changed his name from Allegro to Oliver. It...
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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.

  • 10 Ways to Coax Cats to Drink More Water10 Ways to Coax Cats to Drink More Water
    Most cats don’t drink enough water. Does YOURS? If the answer is no, consider the following suggestions.   Change to a mostly wet-food diet: Since canned food has more moisture than dry food, it’s one of the simplest ways to “fool” your feline into drinking more water and to avoid the threat of dehydration. If yours isn’t fond of wet food, however, try adding water… Read more »
  • All About Tail WagsAll About Tail Wags
    Curious about the meaning behind YOUR kitty’s tail wag? According to many cat behaviorists, the manner in which your frolicsome feline wags her tail can have several different meanings. Consider then: “The Swish” Playing cats will often swish their tails from side to side before pouncing. On the other paw, the speed and direction with which they swish their tails can also convey their emotions.… Read more »
  • Cat Strokes: The Silent StalkersCat Strokes: The Silent Stalkers
    While relatively rare, a cat stroke is always alarming. A stroke occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is obstructed, resulting in almost immediate tissue damage and disruption of your cat’s bodily functions. Therefore, recognizing the symptoms, getting a diagnosis and beginning treatment can mean the difference between life and death for your purr-ecious pet. These symptoms include: seizures and/or staggering; obvious signs… Read more »