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 kitties in our lives,” Mary says. “My kitty soul mate, Kisa, passed away a few years ago. She was a beautiful Russian Blue, and my husband, Eric, also had gray cats he’d loved in the […]

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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 foster kitten we’ve ever kept. She joined her older brother, Gilligan, and her sister, Ginger, both from the Oregon Humane Society. “She was drawn to us from the very beginning. She would purr when we […]

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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 kept his name because it just seemed to fit him. We call him MK for short. “Although we had to wait a few weeks before bringing him home (he underwent surgery on one of his […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Macie Ann and Kylee Madsen

“We adopted Macie Ann (formerly Briar) as a companion for our resident kitty, Maverick, who was 6 months old at the time, “explains Kylee. “I chose her because of her sweet little face. She has a little pointy nose in all the photos I saw of her on your site and I simply fell in […]

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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 from Beverly to Bella. “We chose her because she was very active and very playful,” says Robert, “and we were pleased that her adjustment to living with us was immediate. “She’s brought great enjoyment into […]

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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 not we were ready for another one,” says Jonathan. “But once we settled into our own place, the time — not to mention our kids’ pleading — was finally right. “I came across Furry Friends […]

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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 was 13 and who live with my mom and sister. My husband Christopher and I already had a male kitty named Gizmo who was about two and a half when we adopted Posie. We also […]

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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 was looking online for another family member or two. I knew that I wanted to adopt black cats, as they’re usually the last ones to be adopted. I also wanted to adopt a special needs […]

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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 gradual,” explains Gatsie, “so that our Golden Retriever and our 3-year-old tabby Ollie could get used to having a kitten around. “There was a lot of sniffing and hiding the first few days, but Jinx […]

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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 was LOVE at first sight. He actually looked very similar to our dear Oscar who we lost almost two years ago. Oliver had the cute little ear tips Oscar had, and I’ve always loved this […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Phoebe, Luna and the Martins

“I have had many, many cats over the years,” Karen says, “including Sati, a beautiful Maine Coon, who lived to be 19, her daughter Smudge who lived to be 20, and our beloved rescue kitties Simon, Caesar and Prissy. “The kittens we adopted from Furry Friends had been named Panda and Padmay by the wonderful […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Leela and Lois Bosland

“May 2018 was a sad time, having to make THE decision that a brain tumor wasn’t giving my cat, Marlee, a quality life,” explains Lois. “My plan was to wait at least six months before even considering a new cat. Well, when you volunteer at the Furry Friends Halfway House and interact weekly with so […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Luna and Gabrielle

“Luna has been an absolute blessing in my life,” explains an elated Gabrielle. “She has made me feel whole again since the passing of my beloved cat GG. “She’s one of the most complex cats I’ve ever owned. She’s incredibly bright, and once she knew that living with me was permanent, she turned into an […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Coco and Angela Billingsley

“Coco (formerly Angel) is my second cat,” Angela explains. “I lost my first one, Kittycat, at the age of 17 in May, 2016. “I went to see another kitty at the PetSmart Adoption Center in Hazel Dell. I visited with that kitty awhile, but then I saw Coco and asked to play with her. She […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Belz, Baph and Aurora Maziarka

“I’m so grateful for Furry Friends,” Aurora says. “I had cats growing up but never on my own, although I’d always wanted one. “My boyfriend and I would go to pet stores to see what kitties were up for adoption with the intention of eventually getting one. Then we saw Pinot and Phoenix, the cutest […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bumble and Charlie and Christy Martin

“Bumble and Charlie, two of the Cowlitz kittens, are my ninth and tenth cats,” Christy explains. “I chose Bumble because of his coloration and inquisitive face, and he transitioned very easily to living with me. Nothing phases him. Charlie, on the other hand, hid for two days before venturing out from under the bed. He’s […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mr. M and the Reises

“While my husband Dan and I had several cats prior to adopting Mr. M, he’s our first non-Siamese and the first from a shelter,” Betsy explains. “The reason we chose him was twofold: his pure beauty and his ‘curious look’. After having spent seven months in the shelter, he had a reputation for finding it […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jiji and the Morrises

“Jiji, originally called Tally, is the third kitty we’ve adopted from Furry Friends,” says Jennifer. “We adopted Jack and Ashe in 2016. “Jiji is a nickname for ‘grandpa’ in Japanese, and our Jiji looks like a wise older man even though he’s only five. We chose him because he was so cute and loving at […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail:Franklin and Zoey and Chloe

“My partner Chloe and I recently moved in together,” explains Zoey, “and although I’ve had cats before, she had only met one — my previous roommate’s wonderful cat who was more human than cat. She decided, then and there, that we too should have a cat. Enter Franklin who was just as wonderful and so […]

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