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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

56 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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Pat_53

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

2 Michelle331

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Stu Dvoret

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Paul172

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 luvalwys2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Judy133

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

1 Samantha52

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Apryl V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

1 Becky77

Client Served

Rating: 5

I work for an Alzheimer's business that had a resident cat, due to the increased aggression towards the cat, because of the Alzheimer's disease, the cat needed re-homing immediately. I put out a post on a rescue group site and with in minutes I was told by the owner of Furever Friends Rescue that she would take the cat. I was soooo relieved, I was very worried about finding placement for this sweet kitty. Furever Friends Rescue members were so helpful and made the rescue very easy. He was then adopted within a week. It is apparent that they love what they do, I will be FUREVER grateful to Furever Friends Rescue!

1 Rhachael R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Kellie Q.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Furever Friends! We contemplated getting a 3rd K9 kid for our family and were familiar with the great care and compassion of this organization, so we chose them first to seek a new family member. We adopted Murray (formerly Hopi) in February this year and he is a great addition. If it wasnt for the wonderful things Furever Friends do and the lives they save, we wouldnt have Murray today. I recommend Furever Friends to help you find that special member for your family.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very clean, well run facility with a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I have a full house of adopted animals but my next Adoption will come from Furever Friends! The animals here are so well taken care of! They always have a variety of animals and great names for them! I have a pleasant experience everytime I come in!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Mgwhite

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a kitten at this rescue and I am amazed at the dedication and love for these animals. They take such good care and do a really good job at qualifying adopters. A fully support this FFR!

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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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently our beloved mastiff went to the rainbow bridge and my husband and I were looking to adopt a more active dog as a hiking companion. As I was looking through Petfinder I saw Sasha and remembered her from looking at the adoptable dogs months before, I was very surprised to see that she was still advertised as she seemed like a great dog. I contacted Furever Friends to verify that Sasha was available (which she was) and went to meet her the next weekend . The volunteers at Furever Friends could not be more welcoming and helpful. They knew so much about her personality and allowed us to take her for a walk to see how she reacted to us and to our other dog. The voucher for a free wellness check and microchipping that we received is fantastic and I am making an appointment soon. They are an awesome organization and I would definitely adopt from them again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Renee and I have a wonderful family . My husband , myself , 2 children , a toddler , 2 German shepherds and a cat . We had a great cat , the worlds greatest cat but just after the new year he passed away . He was loving , active , friendly , liked loud dogs, loud kids , babies , even a bath . He was one in a million . Our whole family was sad . We lost a dear friend and wasn't even sure we wanted another cat . We had some tough expectations . One day I passed by Petco and thought I would just take a look around . That is when I met a volunteer, Amber. She was Friendly and easy to talk to . She listened to me tell her all about my cat and how I would need a very special cat to fit our family. She was fantastic . She let me meet each cat and told me all about who they were . I had some idea about what I thought I wanted. She mentioned that I bring my family by to meet the cats . So I did just that . I brought my kids back and we picked one together . The most perfect one . The worlds greatest cat. Amber made it possible . Reggie ( Regina) the newest member of our family is a dream. She's active , friendly , loving and spunky . She fits in just right. Thank you Amber , Thank you Petco.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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)

Client Served

Rating: 4

We adopted an 8-year old female cat in December. We had gone in expecting to just look, never fully expecting we'd find one that day we wanted to bring home. Nancy was extremely helpful. She asked lots of questions about us, about our home, and about our children. We knew we could trust Nancy when she immediately began ruling out cats for us. Nancy was more interested in successfully placing the animals than she was about emptying a kennel or garnering a sale. Before we left, she told us about one last cat. This was one she was holding in her office to give her a break from the regular kennel area. Within minutes, we knew we had a keeper. That was nearly two weeks ago and we couldn't be more pleased with the cat we brought home. She fits our family dynamic beautifully and we love her already. Thank you for such running such a caring and professional rescue. Thank you for a thorough interview process. And thank you for holding onto such a great pet until we could find her and bring her home. We are very pleased and recommend Furever Friends without hesitation!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Furever Friends since May and it has changed my life. I absolutely love going here. Nancy and Amber are wonderful people that are always there to answer my questions and teach me new things. I very much admire them. They do a wonderful job keeping me up to date on all the animals we get in and get adopted. I enjoy all of their stories and seeing the animals get adopted is very uplifting. Recently, I have also had the opportunity to adopt from this rescue. The process was smooth and they made sure that the adoption was going to be a good fit for me and also for the dog. I plan to continue volunteering and helping this organization in any way I can.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted a puppy from Furever Friends and was very pleased with their profesionnalism. I appreciated that they were thorough in the interview and inspection of my home. They made sure
"Almondine" was going to a great forever home!
The staff was always helpful and knowledgable. It was a totally positive experience. Thank you.
JP Lessard

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great organization that really cares about its animals and its volunteers! I began volunteering almost a year ago and due to my work schedule, I've had to cut back my time at FFR, but everyone there has been so understanding. My husband and I have also fostered dogs from there, and we now have the honorable title of "Failed Rescues" because we just couldn't part with our foster dog when he was ready for adoption. Thank you, Furever Friends, for rescuing the dog that is now our Toby and a much beloved member of our family!!

Becky46

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with Furever Friends Rescue has been a wonderful experience. Shari, Nancy & Amber are all passionate about the mission. I was a little nervous about volunteering for animal rescue, afraid it would be too sad, but instead it is a happy, fun experience. I enjoy the varied tasks and the time to interact with the animals. Each of the volunteers I've met are very dedicated and seem to enjoy their time volunteering, also. It's very rewarding to be a part of helping these animals find homes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Furever friends is an awesome place to volunteer ! The Ladies in charge are so nice and easy to be around. They make sure you know how much they appreciate your help with the pups and cats! For me being able to take the dogs for walks and see those tails waggin is all I need to put a smile on my face. Believe me it will make your day to spend some time at Furever Friends. Come have some fun!!!

Heather100

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to meet both Shari and Nancy of Furever Friends on several occasions. Their care and concern for the animals they take in is amazing. I have been to their facility multiple times, and I cannot get over how clean it ALWAYS is. Anytime you walk in you are welcomed with a warm hello, and you can just tell how well cared for the animals are. Furever Friends is a blessing to our community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at FFR about a year ago, walking dogs and cleaning kennels on a quiet Friday evening shift. It was hard work but therapeutic after a long week at the office. My impression then was that the volunteer training was well done, the other volunteers were friendly, and the animals were well cared-for.

In the last few months, I have trained for a few more responsibilities. This experience has allowed me to see some other aspects of FFR. I have learned how to be an adoption counselor and interact with the public (I've placed three cats and a dog so far!). I have also helped with some of the administrative support work, setting up folders of information for adopters and assisting with the website.

The changes to my responsibilities have also changed my perspective on this rescue. I have been peripherally involved with rescues for about 10 years (mostly organizing events and raising funds), so I have had many opportunities to see how rescues operate. FFR impresses me. They have a vision that supports the community, rather than just protecting a specific breed. They are also extremely conscientious in the care of the animals, far beyond what I understood with those evening dog walks and mess cleanups. FFR has made special emphasis to correct medical issues that others would have not attempted to fix. Their response to these animals is handled with the utmost urgency, as was clear when I visited one recent evening to take photos of a new cat. I discovered a wound on her, texted a photo, and she was picked up for a visit to the emergency vet 15 minutes later. I'm not sure how many other volunteer organizations would respond that way.

I started volunteering at FFR because I felt bad that my boyfriend had volunteered for the organizers in the past and then didn't step up when they formed FFR. It seemed like a nice thing to do. Now, a year later, I feel like I'm making a real difference in my community and for these animals. I couldn't imagine ever giving it up.

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.

Shawn7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Family is now Blessed with a new member named CHIP. We had NO intention on adding a new critter to our stable..BUT...we walked into the Adoption area where FUREVER FRIENDS were one great Saturday afternoon and the staff made us feel so welcome that we just had to look. And the next day Chip was in our family for good. They made is so easy to adopt this beautiful boy. The people at FUREVER FRIENDS are amazing

Board Member

Rating: 5

My sister started volunteering for a small nonprofit startup in Arizona run by three women with only heart, passion and determination. I thought it was your average animal rescue until I began to understand their mission. Anyone who has pets has often worried, "What if something happens to me? What happens to them?" Well, Furever Friends Rescue was born to address that concern. They not only rescue dogs and cats, they give peace of mind to people facing life-altering issues such as entering nursing homes or confronting a life-threatening illness. They remove the burden of worry for the fate of their much beloved 4-legged companions. Furever Friends is there to say, don't worry, we'll take care of them and make sure they find a new warm loving home. That is a huge gift. When I fully understood this, I offered to help and was delighted and honored to become their first board member. I am proud of those three overworked but happy women, and all their committed volunteers. And I am proud to be affiliated with their work. Bravo! Betsy Gude, Director of Development, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY

Dean3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Furever Friends Rescue is a fabulous organization with caring individuals that not only work hard to save ill-fated dogs and cats in the Phoenix area, but also work hard to bring peace of mind to those who had to relinquish them in the first place due to life’s unexpected events.
As a volunteer and foster, I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand their dedication and devotion to helping those in need of their talents. Recently, I was able to foster one of their cats and learn its story. This past summer, a man from the Veteran’s Administration contacted Furever Friends about rescuing several cats from a client of his, a Vietnam Veteran in need of medical care; Hospice to be exact. The ladies decided to meet with the man from the VA and see what they could do to help. Upon arriving at home of the veteran, they witnessed the unfortunate conditions the man and his animals had been living in. Nervous, but undaunted these ladies dug in and set about learning what they could of these reclusive pets to determine if they could help. Surveying the animals as best as allowed - all were terrified and in ill health - the ladies of Furever Friends decided to take these cats and do what they could to give them a new life. Once the animals were safely at the Furever Friends adoption center they were finally able to start on their long road to rehabilitation.
After several months of socializing, tenderness and trips to the vet, three guarded felines were finally able the transition info foster care. One Furever Friends volunteer took two of the animals, while I ended up with the third, a spunky orange tabby named Lucky. Despite everything she has been through, Lucky has turned into a very loving animal; accepting affection and gradually letting go of her fear. Although, all three have their ups and downs with trust issues and medical journeys, they continue with their rehab and continue to make progress. All of this was made possible because of the caring nature of Furever Friends Rescue.

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Furever Friends is a professional, well run rescue. Their animals are always clean, healthy, and ready to go to their 'furever' homes!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great Organization. Everyone works well with each other. It is Clear that everyone puts there heart into it :).

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with Nancy and her group here and with a previous rescue. They do phenomenal work and deserve kudos and any kid of support one can lend, be it financial, fostering, or volunteering. Great group of people doing great things for dogs & cats in need of a "furever" home.

James66

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been in Arizona for 17 yrs. in That time I have adopted 5 kats from differant rescues in the county , and pulled 3 more of the street because people just gave up on them or they just got in the way . From that point on I realised I can love these animals out or there fear and give them another chance and a new life . After a time of haveing these kats , I then started looking for a way I could love a kat or Dog enough to find them a new home , get some knowledge . Furever Friends Rescue have given Me that chance . Having a ball talking to people and caring for these animals HANDS ON . I`m now fostering 2 kats . Thanks F. F. R. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The animals are the last thought when someone is gravely ill or has passed away. Furever Friends steps in to fill that void and helps the pets who may have only ever known one owner and home find another loving family. They make good use of their volunteers playing to your strengths whenever possible. This is .by far my favorite place to donate and volunteer. They truly put their heart and soul into their cause.

LeAnn J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Furever Friends Rescue is a great group of people. I am proud to help out an organization that not only helps animals but people who are going through very hard life changing times. Facing death or illness is hard enough without having to worry about the fate of a beloved pets. I think it is a wonderful thing to give the gift of peace of mind for people faced with that burden. It's a place where their pets are going some where safe. Where someone actually cares. They truly put the quality of the lives of the animals in their care first. They are not about making quotas at the expense of their animals. The animals aren't considered numbers. They really try to put the right pet with the right family. They also treat their volunteers with kindness and respect. They are are always grateful for help. I would reccomend them highly as an organizaion for both volunteering and finding a new friend.