Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Nora and Scooby and the Byrds

“Our home is alive again thanks to the antics of the amazing brother and sister kitten duo of Nora and Scooby,” admits Angela. “We had a beautiful, black shorthaired male cat for 23 years, and after we saw him over the Rainbow Bridge, we still had love in our hearts for another kitty. When we […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Luke and the Van Dykes

“Although we’ve had other pets before, we finally decided that we were ready for kittens,” explains Sara. “His original name was Ganache, but our daughter named him Luke MeowWalker. We first fell in love with his coloring in the pictures on Petfinder. Then we went to Furry Friends and met him. He was so sweet! […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Ravenpaw and the McCanns

“My boss at work is Jaimie Garver, your new president,” Helen says, “and I got to know Furry Friends through her. When seven-month-old Ravenpaw came into the shelter, she posted on her Facebook page a fundraiser for his vet bills with videos of him bravely trying to pull himself around on his front paws, while […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Dragon, Tobias and the Goodriches

“My husband Dan and I have had 10 cats in the last 25 years,” explains Cindy, “and each one has taught me something about cats’ health and personalities. “We had lost Henry, the most loving kitty ever, a month before adopting Dragon and Tobias. Henry was my failed attempt at fostering for Furry Friends. I […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever: Boo and Lauren Abbott

“More than a year ago, when I was struggling with my mental health, I took the leap to find an emotional support animal,” explains Lauren. “Scrolling one late night through Petfinder.com, I found Furry Friends and knew instantly that I was going to adopt from them. “I was attracted to their ethos as a shelter […]

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Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail – Lumos and the Lunas

“One of our cats, Buddha, suddenly took ill,” explains Alex. “It turned out to be cancer and he was taken from us swiftly, leaving his pal, Aurora, alone. Having been together since they were both three months old, we decided to look for a companion for her and came upon Lumos at Furry Friends. “We […]

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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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