Friends For Life redefines “adoptable” every day.

75% of the animals we have placed in loving homes would have been considered “unadoptable” in other area shelters.
Posted on July 13, 2016

Sammy redefined what it meant to save the “long shots…”

In our 14 years, we have seen some long shots. But in all honesty, there was a pretty thin veil between this guy and whatever comes next for dogs. Full of heartworms, starving and biding his time on death row at a high kill shelter, Sammy was hovering on the brink. No one was betting on him. Until we did. » Continue Reading
Posted on July 12, 2016

Never has a name fit a dog more perfectly than it does with “Faith.”

When we first met Faith at a crowded county shelter, she was lying on the floor of her kennel. She didn't lift her head - she just slightly moved her defeated eyes to look up. Faith was past pleading at this point...and we yearned to prove to her there was reason to hope. » Continue Reading
Posted on July 12, 2016

No matter what he faced, NOTHING broke Conor’s spirit.

A badly burned puppy gets a second chance at Friends For Life. » Continue Reading
Posted on July 11, 2016

Along with FFL, Eleanor defies the traditional “three strikes - you’re out” rule!

At most traditional shelters, Eleanor would never have made it out alive. She would have struck out without ever going up to bat... » Continue Reading
Posted on July 10, 2016

Tarleton had every reason in the world to give up and quit - but he didn’t.

When we first met this little guy, he was completely stuck in a bucket of molten roof tar. It took a few moments to realize what we were dealing with. The tar was covering one whole side of his body and his legs were buried in it. It was going to be a slow, painstaking process to free him from this grave. Through it all he just stared up at us with big, wide blue eyes. » Continue Reading
Posted on April 2, 2016

Jolene just can’t stop talking about her great, new family.

After spending the first 5 years of her life on the streets, Jolene was READY for snuggling, cuddling and loving when she came to FFL! This sweet, deaf kitty quickly stole the hearts of everyone at the shelter - she even became our office foster cat for a while. We're so happy knowing she's getting all the love and affection she deserves! » Continue Reading
Posted on April 1, 2016

Lola is back in action!

Entering a traditional shelter as a 6-year-old, heartworm+ stray is typically an automatic death sentence. But thankfully Lola (FKA Bear) made her way to FFL instead. Though she was only with us for a little while, she enjoyed her time with her foster family as she started undergoing HW treatment. She was adopted in the fall by a wonderful couple who saw past her age and her current condition - they recognized her beautiful soul, her peaceful demeanor and her desire to be loved. And together they make the perfect family! » Continue Reading
Posted on May 16, 2012

Nonny earns a Happy Birthday cookie and a place in mom’s heart!

Nonny was found in April 2011. Her rescuer fostered her for 6 months and ended up adopting her even though she was afraid of pit bulls when she found her. Nonny quickly taught her that every dog deserves a chance regardless of their breed or how they look. Her adopter shared her one year update with us. » Continue Reading
Posted on May 16, 2012

Ollie, the “skullcrusher”

Big, handsome, lovable Ollie has made quite an impression on his new family: "I LOVE MY OLLIE SO MUCH! He's settled in quite nicely and I think he has accepted me as his new mom. Every time I hug him when he's lying down (I press my upper body against him), he's purring before I even make contact." » Continue Reading
Posted on May 16, 2012

Kaia and Paco went home together!

Kaia and Paco's adopter went home with double the fun! They were adopted together over a year ago and their adopter's update says it all. » Continue Reading
Posted on May 16, 2012

Brigit is now a Hoosier!

Brigit, a 5-year old Basset Hound, was VERY pregnant when she was found as a stray in October 2011. She was with her rescuer for three days before giving birth to 9 puppies! Her amazing rescuer fostered momma and all the puppies until they were adopted. Brigit held out a little longer until just the right person came along...from more than 1,000 miles away! » Continue Reading