Furever Friends Rescue is a 501(c)(3) corporation that has been designed to answer the question "What happens to my animals if something happens to me?" By doing so we are helping to reduce the number of intakes and euthanasia in Maricopa County. We ... Read more
Furever Friends Rescue is a 501(c)(3) corporation that has been designed to answer the question "What happens to my animals if something happens to me?" By doing so we are helping to reduce the number of intakes and euthanasia in Maricopa County. We are helping people with life changing circumstances find new homes for their beloved pets. Indivduals 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 eventually put up for adoption, thereby bypassing public intake.
Furever Friends Rescue is an animal rescue dedicated to lowering the euthanasia numbers by keeping animals from the ill, elderly or deceased from entering public intake facilities. In this way we are hoping to offer some peace of mind to those individuals faced with the heartwrenching situation of relinquishing their pets.
by Apryl V. from Scottsdale, AZ
(December 24, 2015)
I can't believe it's been 3 years since first discovering FFR. I became a staff member, foster failed twice and developed an AZ family. We will be closed temporarily due to the Petco store we're located in closing. Once we reopen, we will definitely be needing volunteers again. I can't say enough great things about Nancy and this rescue. It truly is a family and the love for the cats and dogs is amazing!
The staff and other volunteer members are very nice and work with my schedule. The animals are amazing, especially the cats. The only warning I would give is to understand cross-contamination and cat behavior.
Never returned my phone calls or emails. I had a couple questions. I only received numerous "form" style emails from organization. Decided not to volunteer since I had no contact (and I'm sure they still didn't notice).
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 including working as an adoption counselor, 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 involved with rescues for about 10 years, 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.