Furever Friends Rescue

Rating: 4.86 stars   44 reviews

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Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

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

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very 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  

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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My story is short and sweet. My wife and have adopted two kittens from Furever Friends Rescue a few months apart. It took a few trips there to be sure of who we wanted to adopt. We were impressed with the love and care that we saw each animal get from the volunteers, and especially the administrative staff, and the kindness shown to us. I was so impressed with them and the mission statement, I signed up as a volunteer myself in May. They are a blessing to both the animals and to those whose circumstances led to their pets coming to Furever Friends.

Stu Dvoret

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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering with Furever Friends Rescue a couple years ago and will do so as long as I can. They really care about the animals. They work so hard to give them a loving, clean place to stay where they are well cared for until they find their FurEver home. Their dedication to the animals is amazing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer with Furever Friends Rescue and love the time and attention the staff and volunteers give to the animals making sure medical, social interaction, and daily needs are met. They are dedicated to finding loving homes for the animals to live out the rest of their lives. They are true to their mission and help many senior animals find homes that others overlook.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've adopted two kittys from Furever Friends, and both of these guys are the best little ones I've ever met! Both were babies or underweight when FFR got them, so they were raised by them to be sweet and loving. I've since also been volunteering with FFR as a foster parent for 2 litters of kittens and I know they care very much for the well-being of the little ones, are there for support and questions and all.

I know that pet rescue groups aren't a competition for who has "the best" pets, but clearly the volunteers and staff all care about the pets, and I have to think that the animals know this - and it rubs off!

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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Furever friends is an amazing adoption center with many friendly faces and even more friendly animals! The cats are super cute and cuddly and are just loveable without even owning them. The dogs are all amazing and sweet and love their social time with others. The fact of the matter is that these pets were saved by this shelter and were given a second chance at life with an even more loving family; dog and cat alike. The volunteers that work here are very nice and helpful with information about any animal they have for adoption and are more than happy to try and get them alone with the animal for an even closer look. Just if anyone out there is reading these reviews, just think this: Think Adoption First.

-Drew (Volunteer)

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

No changes at all. Very well organized organization. It's why they are in business and will stay that way for many years to come.

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?

Life-changing

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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