Furever Friends Rescue
Rating: 4.86 stars 44 44 reviews 1,282
1015 East Baseline Road Gilbert AZ 85233 USA
"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.
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.
Our target demographic is anyone wanting a pet and anyone who needs to relinquish a pet due to issues of illness or aging.
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The individuals who must part with their pets are direct beneficiaries as are the people who adopt those relinquished pets.
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We are currently operating in the state of Arizona but believe that our mission is one that would resonate nationally.
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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Furever Friends Rescue = A Great cause with great people. They are well run, organized, thoughtful, and a passion based mission. Amazing to volunteer for, you know you are helping every moment of every day you are there. I can't imagine being on the brink of death and having to worry about my health and feeling the fear of wondering what will happen to my beloved pet. Furever Friends steps in and alleviates the concerns of those gravely ill, helps their family deal with the transition by ensuring a pet that can no longer be cared for is found a loving and caring home. That stress reduction lets all involved focus on the few precious moments that are left without guilt. The animals suffer the least amount because they no longer face being terminated, rather they are found loving and giving homes. Furever Friends makes that possible, and makes the transition a loving and giving one. I'm proud to volunteer for such a great organization! Charles Silver
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I volunteer with Furever Friends on the Cat Care Team. The mission is what lead me to this rescue because I currently work in a business that is hospice focused. So many times people want the kittens or the puppies when the older animals are usually searching for their furever families the longest. This rescue cares and most of all Nancy (president) is amazing. She will work 10 days straight at 12 hour days at times! She truly has a passion for her mission and you can see it through how she operates this rescue. The adoption center is clean and I love the cats areas as my feline friends get to climb high and play low. It makes me feel great knowing that we will find these animals a loving home and not just adopt out to the first person that shows interest. Come visit us and Nancy if you are looking for a furever friend or would love to be a volunteer with a group that loves what they do.
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My son and I had been thinking about getting a rescue dog for sometime when I went into PetCo for cat food and happened to see Murphy. The staff were very friendly and informative. He has some issues with a back leg due to having been hit by a car. They fully disclosed his health and rescue history. Was on the kill list before he came into Furever Friends about a year ago. The staff have made sure that he was socialized by taking him home themselves or sending him with fosters. He is very sweet and loving. Perfectly potty trained. Good with my cats. I have the highest regard for this very professional, skilled staff.
I've had the privilege of being a kitten foster mom for Furever Friends. I get the little ones who have been separated from their mothers. I'm charged with getting them healthy and friendly. Once they are big enough to be spayed/neutered once they are fixed they go up for adoption. Though it is very hard to say goodbye I know that they will find their forever homes through Furever Friends.
We recently adopted two cats from Furever Friends. We were very happy with the staff, their passion and commitment to the animals and their knowledge of each animal. Nancy was brilliant in ensuring that we picked the right cats for our home. This rescue is a great asset to our animals and we are fortunate that this organization exists. We encourage anyone who wants to give an animal another chance at life and a loving home to visit Furever Friends.
We have adopted two fur babies from Furever Friends Rescue, and had such a great experience with them! The staff is so friendly and helpful, and genuinely wish for each of their animals to get adopted into good quality homes. When our first kitty died unexpectedly, they helped us grieve, and then to find our next family member when we were ready. We are grateful to the caring staff for the love they share with the animals in their charge, and their customers. Wishing you all the best!
We recently adopted from Furever Friends Rescue. I walked in there not knowing I would find the dog for me. They gave me ALL the information on him up front, and went out of their way to make this adoption very simple! I had a cat before I decided to adopt, and I wanted a "meeting" of the 2 before I adopted. The wonderful volunteers made sure that happened! Everything went perfect and we were able to adopt that day! I recommend them to ANYONE looking to adopt! You can tell right when you walk in that all animals waiting for forever homes are receiving plenty of love and care!
I am so admired with the staff and their mission to save and find homes for hundreds of cats,kittens and dogs. They truely are dedicated and passionate about their rescue center. I foster kittens and they provide any treatment / medicine to get them healthy. They defiantly deserve recognition as a wonderful animal rescue.
I have been with them for over a year. I moved to North Scottsdale and still drive here every weekend because of the the people I volunteer with. I also was a foster failure. I now have the sweetest dog ever. I love their mission statement and everything they do for the animals. It is such a clean, friendly facility!
We went to Furever Friends to look at cats and dogs and left with the most amazing experience. Although, we are not ready to bring home a new pet, I will be returning here when we are ready. We have a very senior dog and it would not be fair for us to bring home or foster at this time. Thank you for all you do in our community to bring awareness to the cause of pet rescue.