Purrfect Pals

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 230 McRae Rd NE Arlington WA 98223 USA

Mission: Through placement and prevention programs, Purrfect Pals works to end cat homelessness in the Puget Sound region – Because every cat matters.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I brought a problem cat to Purrfect Pals after getting no return call back from all the other shelters I called. The poor cat had been abandoned at a vacant house, and I took it in not realizing it had a problem with urinating everywhere. I tried everything over the course of a year to help her modify her behavior. Finally I called this facility, and made an appointment to get her in within a few days. I toured the facility and I was so impressed with the level of kindness and concern. The cats seemed very well taken care of...cats and kittens no one else would take. Now I donate as often as I can after seeing their wonderful work up close.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

This cat sanctuary provides food, shelter, medical care and TLC to all cats - homeless, sick, feral, and FIV positive. They will positively do anything they can to make the lives of cats better. Amazing in every way!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I volunteered her for almost two years. I adopted one of my kitties here. This organization is an amazing shelter with amazing people. The love they have for the cats is amazing. This isn't just another place to find a cat to bring home. The cats who are here have been honestly cared for. No challenge is just given up on. Purrfect Pals has both FELV and FIV positive cats, who would have been put down in a normal shelter. They aren't the cats people adopt. They aren't the ones people drop a hundred dollers on to take home. Yet, Purrfect Pals keeps them, spending money to make them comfortable and happy as long as they are there.
If you're ever in the area, stop by and see. Ask the volunteers who spend their days there about the cats. I bet you that each volunteer has their special favorites in that shelter, and can tell you everything about that cat.
It's love that keeps us volunteering and love that helps those cats find the perfect home.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own kitty was a rescue from them. She had been terrorized as a kitten by cruel owners and seperated from her brother at a very tender age. She was tiny and scared when we brought her home, and now she is a giant ball of love. And occasionally, we still get a letter from the adoption councler at purrfect pals. Because she remembers our kitty and wants to know how it goes. Because she card.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more room for cats. The shelter is too small and there are too many cats who need their love. Also, I think it would be nice to have more volunteers. Neither of things the shelter themselves can do, lacking both funds and hands, but thats the only thing wrong with them.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I first have to tell you that no one asked me to write this review.
My family and I recently relocated to Arlington, WA. I wanted my 10 year old children to experience the joys of long term volunteering so I signed us up to feed shelter cats one day a week. We signed up with Purrfect Pals, the oldest no-kill cat shelter in the area. The more I have gotten to know Purrfect Pals, the more highly I think of them. This organization has been around, thanks to the auspices of one woman, since 1988 and over 27 thousand cats have been adopted. No cat, whether adoptable or not, is unwanted. All all cared for and every adoption is celebrated. What more can I say about an organization that holds a birthday party (with smelly wet cat food birthday cakes) for their leukemia cats each year?
Please support this organization and their hard work. If you can't adopt a cat, please virtually adopt one. Send money in for a cat that can't be adopted and know that you are helping, one animal at a time. If you'd like to learn more, please check out their website at www.purrfectpals.org.
Thanks for reading,
Claire

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the experience of my children. We have volunteered in the past for single time events and I wanted them to learn the joy of long term volunteering. I have celebrated the adoption of a single cat, mourned the loss of another and reveled in unabashed love from cats who didn't have a chance.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have the money to build more buildings and hire on more wonderful staff.

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