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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Micro-chipping: Turning Lost into Found

By Nomi Berger Furry Friends offers low cost micro-chipping at their Esther Short Park events in Vancouver, WA. Visit their booth at the Recycled Arts Festival in June and the Peace and Justice Fair in September. The cost for micro-chipping your cat or dog through Furry Friends is only $20 (a $60 value). Millions of […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Khoshekh and the Swifts

“This isn’t my first kitty, but it’s been eighteen years since I’ve owned one,” Meghan explains. “Over the years, we’ve had a rescue husky, bird, lizards and fish. My kids have pets at their dad’s house as well. “His name was Boomer at Furry Friends, and although we changed it to Khoshekh, everyone will remember […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bean and the Madys

Bean is a special cat. He was one of ten kittens rescued from a hoarding situation in Cowlitz County,WA. He was one of the smallest kittens, infested with all sorts of parasites, infection and disease. He was near death. Yet after eight months of constant care he emerged healthy, happy and full of energy. He […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Lalo and the Gierers

“We just couldn’t love our Furry Friends adoptee, Lalo, more,” says Jesse. “I grew up in a family headed by the most delightful, loving, big-hearted and cheerful grandma. Gram loved her family and our many weird and wonderful furry friends — as long as they weren’t cats. Gram, like Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar and Alexander […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jimmie and the Mirandas

“I grew up having cats my entire life,” admits Gabrielle. “In fact there are photos of me crawling for the first time after spotting a family cat! “When I moved to Portland for nursing school, my husband stayed behind to attend to business matters before joining me and our beloved cat, Emerson. But before he […]

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Pickles Indiana Mills laying on the couch

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Pickles and the Ueckherts

“He may not be our first kitty,” says Trista, “but he IS one of a kind. Originally called Indy, we changed his name to Pickles — Pickles Indiana Mills. “We were looking for a kitten who would adapt well to our home. Thanks to his wonderful foster mom, Pickles and his littermates grew up around […]

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Xena laying on the couch

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cookie and the Wilkins

“We adopted Cookie (formally Xena) last January,” explains Peggy. “Recently retired and downsized to a condo, getting another dog seemed problematic. My husband had never lived with a cat, but once I convinced him that a cat would be quieter, cheaper, and less work than a dog, he was on board. “At first, Cookie bonded […]

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Volunteers Needed for Acro-Cats Show

The Acro-Cats are coming May 25 and 26 and Furry Friends is looking for volunteers to work at the shows. Every volunteer will get to see the show for free which is a $22 to $39 value. We provided the volunteer effort last time they were in town and we received a check for $920. […]

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Willy, Max, and Riley lounging together in the living room

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Willy and the Harveys

“When we adopted Willy,” explains Rick, “he fit right into our house from the time his toes first touched the floor. “We have a dog named Max and a 9-year-old cat named Cj who was still missing his best buddy, Riley, who had passed away the previous year. Luckily for Cj, he and Willy became […]

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