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Furever Friends Rescue

Rating: 4.89 stars   56 reviews 1,844

Address:

1015 East Baseline Road Gilbert AZ 85233 USA

Mission:

"What happens to my animals if something happens to me?" Furever Friends Rescue is a 501(c)(3) corporation that has been designed to answer this question. As a result we are helping to reduce the number of intakes and euthanasia in Maricopa and Pinal Counties by helping people with life changing circumstances find new homes for their beloved pets. Individuals facing assisted living, nursing homes, hospice or those dealing with the death of a loved one now have an option: to relinquish their pets to us directly where they will be put up for adoption bypassing public intake. When space permits we take animals from public intake facilities to help reduce the number of animals euthanized.

Results:

We received our non-profit status on Feb 1, 2012 and since that time we have taken in over 835 animals and adopted out over 773. Each of these dogs or cats have been vetted which means they are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on their vaccines and our cats have tested negative for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus. We will also take dogs and cats directly off the euthanasia list at the County facility when we have space and don't have enough animals that meet our stated mission.

Target demographics:

Our target demographic is anyone wanting a pet and anyone who needs to relinquish a pet due to issues of illness or aging.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

The individuals who must part with their pets are direct beneficiaries as are the people who adopt those relinquished pets.

Geographic areas served:

We are currently operating in the state of Arizona but believe that our mission is one that would resonate nationally.

Programs:

All of the animals we take in are spayed/neutered either by us or the owner which helps to lower the number of unwanted pets in the area. The financial burden of this falls upon the rescue and the veterinary bills are paid from the adoption fees charged.

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602-750-2283
www.fureverfriendsrescue.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

This is an AMAZING organization run by AMAZING people. When an dog/puppy visits us for a quick hello, it's often with tail a-waggin! That is VERY unusual for a kennel situation, I would imagine.
The animals and the animal parents are treated with care, dignity and respect. It trickles from the President down as far as expectations and the experience for both the adopter and adoptee.
It's often a heart wrenching time for someone surrendering an animal be it due to death or long term care. Also, when an animal is given a second chance and comes to us from the Kill-List at county, often times, the little guys are petrified of everything. Everyone does their best to make sure they are getting the love and attention deserving of a living creature and help re-hab our newest residents. It's more often than not, a two way street.

 
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I just newly moved to AZ and was looking for a volunteer opportunity. I found Furever Friends through Volunteer Match and from the first second I met Nancy, who owns the rescue, I knew that this was a special place. Nancy works tirelessly, her volunteers are so devoted, and the premise is so unique and needed: "What happens to my pets if something happens to me?". I love working with this organization because they are so from the ground up, they care so much about the animals they take in, and they are such a tight team and they work so well together that you can't help but love to volunteer for them. You just want to support Nancy and her mission because of everything that she puts into it.

 
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These people really care! Their animals are happier than the pets you see at other shelters. They take more pains to ensure the animals in their care are well cared-for, and try their very best to help dogs and cats through a difficult time in their lives. I can't praise them highly enough and I've had a lot of experience with shelters. They also try very hard to help people who are also at a difficult point in their lives, where they have to give up their beloved pets ..... very compassionate and caring. Can't say enough positive about them! I decided to volunteer here because I am so impressed with the work they do.

 
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These people are kind, caring, and keeping the best interests of the animals in mind at all times. I helped a friend adopt a cat from them, and was so impressed by the conditions at the rescue site, the care and consideration for both pets and humans, and the overall experience. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a pet. Their dedication to helping animals whose owners have died or who can no longer keep them is a wonderful thing.

 
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This is a very successful non profit rescue organization for cats and dogs. I'm a volunteer dog walker and walk the dogs in the morning. The dogs are so happy to see the volunteers arrive because they know they will be going outside soon to explore. The organization is very well run, dedicated staff and a very clean facility.

 
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I've been a volunteer at Furever Friends Rescue for just over two months and I have to say I absolutely love it! All of the volunteers and staff are just so friendly and welcoming. The mission is wonderful as well. As the owner of three wonderful dogs, I would be devastated if something happened to me where I couldn't take care of them anymore, and I had no idea what would happen to them. The thought of any of my dogs ending up in the pound just makes me cringe. So I love the fact that we take in dogs and cats from owners who have no choice but to surrender them. We truly do all we can to make the animals as comfortable as possible. We can't do everything, but we make sure their area is clean, they have food and fresh water, they have toys and blankets, they get love, and that the dogs go out on walks multiple times a day. We also keep the dogs and cats with us until they get adopted. We will not kill or get rid of them simply to make space. All of our animals are wonderful, loving, and deserve a loving home. We make sure that these animals have the chance to find their forever home.

 
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I stared volunteering a little over a year ago . I can tell you the cats and dogs are well cared for in a clean place. we all work hard to keep the animals clean and healthy. But for me the best part is spending time with every one of them, to get to know their personalities and knowing if their not feeling well or if they want to play or just want someone to set with them for awhile . FFR is a great place to be while they are waiting for there forever home. I retired here and left my family in Il. but I found a new one at FFR

 
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AWESOME, AWESOME and even more AWESOME!

Three words to describe the "wonder woman" who puts her heart and soul into this rescue. Nancy not only makes the commitment to the owners who surrender their family members that they will be in the BEST care, but her dedication to the care, and support of the animals come second to none!

The volunteers at this rescue are ROCK STARS!!!

 
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I began working at Furever Friends Rescue on May 14th 2014. Working here is my way to support Nancy and the Rescue with their needs, and help to take care of and give lovins to the animals here, just like my 3 cats were taken care of before we adapted them. Nancy is a terrific person who works almost 24 hours a day putting the lives of the animals ahead of her own. This is hard work and we are always in need of volunteers and donations.

Stu Dvoret

 
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Furever Friends truly cares not only for the animals but for the families that have suffered a loss of a family member or great financial loss. Once rescued each animal is medically cared for and receives the training and attention needed to help the animal transition when being adopted into a new home.

 
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I found Furever Friends online and decided to ask if I could volunteer. The management and volunteer staff are all friendly and compassionate. They truly care about every animal there. Furever Friends provides a unique service to the community as it takes in animals who have belonged to individuals facing assisted living, nursing homes, hospice or those dealing with the death of a loved one, and therefore can no longer keep an animal with them. The animals seem quick to show they appreciate the good care and attention they receive while waiting for their forever families.

 
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