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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Stacey39

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1 Atisa V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog from here and I have to say it was a great experience, everyone was was very helpful. A great rescue and I highly recommend.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My 16 year old and I were looking to adopt a cat and had visited a couple of shelters. We went to Furever Friends Rescue on Saturday and the staff gave us plenty of time to meet all the cats. We narrowed it down to our top three picks but were running short on time and had to leave. When we returned on Sunday, the staff not only remembered us, but they appeared thrilled to see us return. Our top choice, Simba, was still available, so we quickly completed the adoption process and took him home. Simba was clearly very well taken care of during his stay at FFR - healthy and well behaved, and the staff were very loving toward him.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The Furever Friends rescue staff at the Petco on Baseline are so rude. We have been there three times to look at the dogs. The first time we went I put my hand on the cage and was told that is not permitted. I completely understand that and have made it a point to not touch since. Today we took my little nieces and a nephew in. I wanted to see if the dog would be compatible with kids for when they come over. The dog was excited and happy to see people. It was barking and jumping up and down. So my nephew was giggling and jumped up and down with the dog trying to play with it. One of staff members stepped in front of the cage (that is how far away we were - enough for an adult to fit between the child and the cage) and started getting in our face and pointing her finger telling us that he can't do that. I was also told that the kids were not respectful to the animals. So my question is this - how are you ever going to let the animals find a good home if no one can even attempt to interact with them?? Very poor judgment on the staff's part - one for not allowing anyone to interact with them and to scold someone's child.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Furever Friends Rescue, through the kindess and dedication of Nancy Babos, their founder, reached across the country to help fill a need. On October 31, my family took in a little 4 week old kitten separated from its mother in the cold and roaring winds of the raging storm, Hurricane Sandy on Long Island in New York. "Pumpkin", as we named her, was injured during the storm, most likely by flying debris. Her right eye was ruptured, she had a severe upper respiratory infection, and she was emaciated. While we were glad to nurse her back to health, the idea of keeping her and adding to my current household of 4 cats and tough financial situation seemed unlikely. From across the country in Arizona, Nancy from Furever Friends offered to help find her a home and proper medical care. She diligently made calls and sent emails to local organizations, already overwhelmed by the volume of animals taken in during and in the aftermath of the storm. Nancy made heartfelt pleas on Pumpkin's behalf and arranged for medical assistance for her. I am so grateful for the heart of love shown by Nancy and her fantastic non-profit group. May God forever bless the work that they do and rain blessings upon them.

Connie18

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great group of people who really care about the animals in their care. They take time to find the perfect home for animals that would have been left behind due to illness or death no matter if it takes 5 days or 5 months.