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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
I can’t say enough good things about Furever Friends, and the work they do in our community. Their mission is truly unique among other rescues in our area, and as the spouse/caretaker of someone with a terminal illness, the idea of becoming sick and not being able to care for my furry family members, is something that hits close to home for me and my family. They fill a need in our community and help dogs and cats that are truly in need, all with grace and humor.
I first encountered Furever Friends Rescue when I was helping a friend adopt a cat. I was so impressed by the special care they took of their animals, and the love and attention the rescue animals received. They all seemed so happy compared to other shelter animals! As I got to know the people better, I decided this was a most worthwhile organization to volunteer with. In the many months since I started volunteering, I've never seen any of their animals receive anything but the very best of care. I believe their mission fills a great need, too.
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.
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!