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 24, 2016

Benny turned out to be the answer to their prayers.

As a senior (10+ years-old) who's highly reactive to other dogs, Benny wouldn't have been considered "adoptable" at most other shelters. » Continue Reading
Posted on July 23, 2016

Peggy Sue is living proof that age is just a number.

After 14+ years together, Peggy Sue's family abandoned her at the city pound and never looked back. Coupled with her "super senior" status, Peggy Sue also needed medication for her hyperthyroidism. Needless to say the odds were NOT in her favor at the notoriously "high kill" city pound...and we refused to stand idly by as this loving cat was put on death row. » Continue Reading
Posted on July 22, 2016

Nelson makes a little girl’s dreams come true.

One blind eye + one crooked leg + heartworm+ = a deadly trifecta at most shelters. Not at FFL. Here, we see Nelson (FKA Aries) for who he really is - an adorably goofy dog with a zest for life! » Continue Reading
Posted on July 20, 2016

Peanut Butter Pattie is a sweet treat in her mom’s life.

PBP's road to happiness wasn't without its fair share of speed bumps. A neonatal kitten without a mother, Miss PBP joined the FFL family as one of our bottle babies requiring around-the-clock care. Once she was old enough, PBP was adopted by a family she thought would love her forever. That is, until they returned her... Then another family took her home, only to end up returning her as well. Although we had no idea why PBP was struggling to find the purrrfect family, we were absolutely determined to give this little girl the happily ever after she deserves. » Continue Reading
Posted on July 18, 2016

You’d never know Tony’s huge heart was filled with heartworms when he came to FFL.

​Before he came to FFL, Tony (FKA Hart) was biding his time at a local high kill shelter, certain that as a heartworm+ dog, his fate was sealed the day he passed through the front doors. One by one, he watched all of his buddies take the long, lonely walk to the back-of-the-house, wondering when it would be his turn. Thankfully, that day never came... » Continue Reading
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