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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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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Boy hugging Emma with Bean in the background

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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Lady holdin and kissing Jimmie

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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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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Bandit and Cleo from the Cowlitz Kittens

The Cowlitz Kittens are all adopted!!!

On June 2, 2018, Furry Friends took in 10 kittens from a hoarding situation in Cowlitz County. We were told they were all healthy but upon first glance that was obviously NOT the case. When they came in they were all examined by our vet tech Sandy Bush. There were several people on hand to […]

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Lily, Apollo, and Arrow sleeping in a row in cat beds before a fireplace

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Lily, Apollo, Arrow and the Loudas

“The cats we adopted first from Furry Friends (Apollo and Arrow) already had those names, and because we liked them, we kept them,” says Monica. “When we first found Lily, we didn’t know whether she was male or female, but once we learned she was female, we decided that Lily would be a great name […]

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Max and Murphy on the floor looking at the camera

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Max, Murphy and Deanne Edwards

“I got my two ‘boys’ in the spring of 2018,” Deanne explains. “Max, formerly called Moose, and Murphy, formerly called Midget, are a pair of sweet 7-year-old brothers. “Max loves being held, petted and loved on, while Murphy follows me everywhere I go, sleeps with me, and loves being a lap cat. If I’m on […]

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Stash and Blaze sitting side-by-side on the couch

Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Stash and the Andersons

“I’ve had cats my whole life,” SuAnne says. “I had four when my son, now 17, was born, but sadly, in the past four years, we’ve lost them all. “We chose to adopt Stash (we kept his name since it suited him and he already answered to it) because he’s such a lover! He loves […]

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Maxine laying on her side

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Maxine and the Dziabczenkos

“My husband and I have both had cats our entire lives. We love them,” explains Sabella. “And as soon as we saw Francine’s picture, we just knew. We renamed her Maxine — Max for short because she’s such a little Wild Thing! She jumped in and owned the place from the second we brought her […]

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Romey relaxing atop a cat bed

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Romey and Sheri Gonzales

“When I first met Romey (then Pistacio) at Pet Smart, she was instantly drawn to me,” admits Sheri. “She came over to me with purrs, rubbing against my legs and talking away, but I was hesitant about bringing home a ‘forever friend’ kitty. My previous cat, Moby, had been with me for 15 years, and […]

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Molly sitting in her cat bed by the window, petting Molly the dog on her nose

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Molly and Mary Brown

“I’ve always had cats in my life until about 17 years ago when our last cat died of old age,” Mary says. “With four dogs to look after, my husband and I decided not to get another cat because of our travels south for the winter. But when my husband, who was a veterinarian, passed […]

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Felix laying on his back with a toy next to him

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Felix and Mike Booth

What first drew Mike to Felix were his marvelous black and white markings, followed promptly by his purr-sonality! “After meeting a lion (Maine Coon), a temperamental heterochromic (a kitty with two different colored eyes), two lazies, a hyperactive kook and a four-legged paper shredder,” laughs Mike, “all Felix wanted was some positive attention in his […]

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Tormund Giantsbane cuddling with children on the couch

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tor and the Medinas

“Tor is our first family kitty,” Amber explains. “Although his original name was Tom, we changed it to Tormund Giantsbane after a ‘Game of Thrones’ character, but we just call him Tor. “Because we wanted a young kitty to grow up around our toddler, and his write up was so awesome, it was easy to […]

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