This organization has changed so much I had to give it only 1 star. They no longer do free spay/neuters for the public and when someone calls with a problem they pass them off to other organizations who have nothing to do with cat behavior issues. They treat some volunteers horribly and several were asked to leave with no real reason given. No matter what their motto says every cat DOESN'T matter.
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.
Review from Guidestar
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,