"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" -- Anatole France

About Us
About Us


Lost & Found
Lost & Found

Short On Luck
Short On Luck

Bunnies, Etc.
Bunnies, Etc.

New Beginnings
New Beginnings

Petunia Says
Petunia Says...

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Our Adoptable Pets List

Click here to see our Happy Tails!
(already adopted)

See our other critters available for adoption by
clicking on Our Adoptable Pets List above.


Click the Donate button above to donate directly to
FFF via Paypal.
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Welcome iGive Shoppers!


Visit Chewy.com to donate food for FFF. Our kitties thank you.



With AmazonSmiles no longer supporting non-profits, Friends of the Formerly Friendless has signed up with iGive. iGive works with over 2000 online retailers such as Walmart, Macy's, Chewy.com, and so much more. Each of the retailers donate a percentage, usually 1 to 2 percent, with some as much as 18! This is great news for all as you get great deals on the stores that partnered with iGive and FFF gets free donations. A win-win for all!


Safe, Secure & Smart Ways to Give.
Create your free iGive account. After that, all you need do is shop through the iGive.com website, newsletters, or install the optional iGive Button to make sure you never miss an opportunity to raise money when you shop online. It’s all automatic, and it's all free of charge. iGive lets you control your membership information with a private password. You can review your store visits and purchase/donation history, and confirm the total amount raised and distributed to your cause. iGive values your privacy and will never release shopper information without consent. And there are no hidden fees or extra costs when you shop through iGive. Start iGiving at: www.iGive.com

Once you have signed up, look for the tiny iGive ON SAVE MORE triangle at the bottom, right-hand corner of the page. You can also view the donors on the iGive webiste. .


the easter bunny

They are CUTE! ... BUT are you ready for a bunny?

All too often well intentioned people adopt bunnies ..especially at EASTER.. as gifts or playmates for children. Alas, when the novelty wears off, the bunnies are too often dumped at our local Shelters, let loose to fend for themselves or worse, injured or killed by dogs and/or other predators.

As for bunnies at EASTER.... or as gifts, instead, consider fostering or donating to a local Rabbit Rescue/Shelter or ... we prefer to

M A K E ... M I N E ... C H O C O L A T E

In keeping with the season, you can instead have on "paw" a variety of Easter candy favorites...

chocolate easter bunny with eggs

Including chocolate bunnies! But remember, our snacks of chocolates and candies are for people.

Please keep them away from cats/pets as they are TOXIC!

FFF wishes you and yours a safe and wonderful EASTER.

The FFF family and animals

For more information on Rabbits and their care... House Rabbit Society



***** EASTER ALERT *****

Easter Lilies (along with many other plants), Plastic Easter Grass,
Candies and Chocolate are TOXIC to cats.
Please keep these where your cat/pet can not get them!

For a list of plants toxic to cats, please visit
The Cat Fancier's Association website.

ALL OF US AT F.F.F., STAFF and FELINES, wish you and yours a restful and HAPPY EASTER.



Important Reminder! Easter is just around the corner and lily plants are as deadly as they are beautiful. If you are gifted a plant or a bouquet with lilies, please don't keep it in the house.

The entire lily plant — leaf, flower, and pollen — are all poisonous to cats. Even if a cat licks a few pollen grains off their coats or eats a couple of leaves, they can suffer acute kidney failure within a very short period of time.







The Perfect Christmas Gift For That Animal Lover In Your Life!!

Friends of the Formerly Friendless is starting a new fundraiser. We can now take a photo of your favorite pet(s) and turn it into art. May it be stylish neon. Andy Warhol styled, or Van Gogh styled watercolor, you send us your photo and we will send you various styles for you to choose from.

The image you send does not need to be high quality as we will make the necessary adjustments for you. All we need is a clear photo of your pet(s) and we will take care of the rest. We will send you 4 variations for you to choose from.

Once you choose your style, we will send you a high quality image for $25 that you can either take to have made it into a photo or framed. Or, you can have it printed on canvas. For $50, you get an 1?'x14" print or for $73 you can get an 18"x24". Depending on how the picture is taken, the image will be either landscape or portrait.

These unique "works of art" make wonderful gifts for that special person in your life.


  • Step 1 Email your pet's image to [email protected].
  • Step 2 Proofs will be emailed to you to approve.
  • Step 3 Choose which proof you want and email us so we may create your selected specialized image(s) or indicate if you would like it reproduced on canvas.
  • Step 4 Remit the payment for your specialized image using the PayPal methods below (PayPal, Debit or Credit Card). Remember, images cost $25 while canvases cost $50 and $75 depending on the size.
  • Step 5 Your specialized image will be emailed directly to you. If you choose one of the canvases, it will be mailed to you directly from the company we will be using. Please include address so we may ship the canvas to you. Sorry, but the company we use does not ship to PO Boxes.

Note: Depending on the dimensions of your photo, the Andy Warhol effect may be a 6 or 9 block image.

Image Checkout

If you would like to order just the image, please use this checkout option.

Small Canvas Checkout

If you would like to order an 11"x14" canvas, please use this checkout option.

Large Canvas Checkout

If you would like to order an 18" x 24" canvas, please use this checkout option.

for how your pet might look...

Hover mouse over images to enlarge samples of various cats and dogs colors and fur textures.

Current customer results

Robbie Original photo

Robbie Watercolor

Baby and Dog Original

Baby and dog enhanced photo

Priscilla, white cat.

Original photo




Andy Warhol

Golddust Yorkshire Terrier

Original photo




Andy Warhol

Redmond, orange-tabby cat

Original photo




Andy Warhol

Teddy Joe, long-haired tabby cat

Original photo




Andy Warhol

Charlotte, medium haired calico cat

Original photo




Andy Warhol

Trio of kittens

Original photo




Andy Warhol

Red Husky

Original photo




Andy Warhol

Contact FFF at [email protected]
if you want to see how your favorite pet(s) look like as art.

Our Featured Kitties...
Malcolm, Charlotte,
Martin, and Mr. Whiskers



Malcom is the brother of Martin. They are healthy, ACTIVE and endlessly entertaining cats.  Upon FFF Adoptions reopening, they will be placed on our FFF Adoption List. We would prefer to have them adopted together. A waiting list will be made available for the bothers in the interim.


Malcolm is quite a character. Of the two Bros he is the most curious and mischievious. He is active and loves to romp with his brother , Martin. He does play with other unrelated other. active cats. He is affectionate with people he knows and loves attention. His brother and he both enjoy a safe, enclosed outdoor space to explore.

Malcolm has been in an adult foster home so does not have any experience in a family setting with children or dogs. It is unclear how he would adjust to these new situations.



CHARLOTTE is an independent but loving fearless leader that be a would delightful addition to welcome into someone's home and heart(s). Would do best in an adult home preferably with no dogs. While she is affectionate on her own terms, she is not a lap cat.

She and her siblings were rescued from an at-risk situation by a kind workman and his wife, longtime supporters of FFF, who took loving care of them until FFF could take over. It was with heavy hearts that they gave them up for adoption.

While she has been in a foster home with multiple cats, she prefers being an only cat and someone's darling. She does have a unique way of demanding your attention by sitting back on her haunches and waving both paws at you just like a dog begging for a treat?!.





Martin is the brother of Malcom. They are healthy, ACTIVE and endlessly entertaining cats.  Upon FFF Adoptions reopening, they will be placed on our FFF Adoption List. We would prefer to have them adopted together. A waiting list will be made available for the bothers in the interim.


MARTIN although playful and active like his brother, Malcolm, is the more laid back snd shy of the two brothers. He is affectionate with people he knows. Martin enjoys playing with his brother and chasing games. The two brothers relate to other active cats as well. Martin enjoys time in the safe, enclosed outdoor catio.


He has been raised in an adult only foster home. His initial shyness may make adjusting to a family with children or dogs take a bit longer. We would like to adopt Martin with his brother Malcolm. However, would consider an adoption to home with other friendly cat his age. We will be monitoring how he responds to separate time from his brother.

Mr. Whiskers


Mr. Whiskers, Mr Whiskers came to FFF as a scared ,solitary kitten . His comical face and goofy behavior quickly captured our hearts. He is initially confused and shy around strangers still but will warm up once he is sure of the new person.

His natural curiosity and desire to connect to his person( s) should help.him make an engaging companion for the right person( s). While he is in a multiple cat foster household ,he might transition into a home without another cat but an attentive person and / or share a home with a friendly " big brother sister "cat who still likes to play and doesn't bully him.

He is an indoor only cat but enjoys his enclosed screened catio for "bird watching".

If you would like to meet Mr Whiskers , contact us to set up an appointment.


You can see all of our adoptable animals at our adoption pet list here.

Winter cat

FFF's Bart

Sponsor a Kitty...
For 2023!

Winter cat

FFF's Reginald




FFF's Martin

You can sponsor a kitty with a donation amount of your choosing to help us with our ongoing maintenance and care of our FFF "formerly friendless felines". Your donation will go to the care and maintenance of the kitty(s) that you choose. Just visit our Adoption List and SELECT a kitty that you want to sponsor.

You may then contribute an amount of your choosing, to the care and maintenance of that chosen kitty. The monies we receive will be applied to food, medical care, and maintenance of that chosen kitty.  Just WRITE THE CHOSEN KITTY(s) name on the bottom of your check.

Christmas trees

FFF's Emily

You can also make a contribution of your choosing that benefits ALL of FFF's needy kitties. Your contribution will be put into our general fund for the benefit of all of our kitties.

Payment can be made directly to FFF via paypal or personal check.

If you wish, you can contact us at 925-808-8364 for updates on your chosen kitty and be a "VIRTUAL FRIEND" to that or all of the FFF “formerly friendless felines”.

ANY and all sponsorships are greatly appreciated and rest assured will be put to good use for the benefits of the kitty(s). We have no paid staff from these funds so it will directly benefit the kitty(s) you have chosen.





What First-Time Cat Owners
Should Know Before Adopting

Thinking about adopting a cat? Before you do, think about the financial cost, your lifestyle, and whether you might need more than one new cat.

You’ve always loved meeting and playing with cats—so much so that now you’re wondering whether it’s time to adopt one yourself and being a first time cat owner. There’s plenty to mull over: cost, your lifestyle, choosing a veterinarian, and whether you should think about getting two cats rather than one.

Besides buying all the essential supplies, here’s some first-time cat owner advice from Brett Kruger, the feline team manager at shelter Indyhumane, on how to make sure you're ready to take on the responsibility of cat caretaker.

Read the full article here.

Shop AmazonSmile!

Amazon Smiles Valentine's Day

Did you know that you can generate donations while shopping for your Valentine, at no extra cost? Simply start your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3384338 to confirm "Friends of the Formerly Friendless" as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization.

FFF thanks you for your support.

• Selling your house?
Buying a new one?
• Know someone who is?

Real EstateOur pet friendly supporter / Realtor, Bonnie Andrews, has extended a generous offer to FFF referrals! For every FFF referral that results in a finalized contract with her, she will DONATE 10% of her commission to FFF!

A win win situation for all... a dedicated, pet-friendly Realtor, to work with you to meet your needs, and. you can help our FFF Medical Fund that helps needy FFF fosters and community animals. You can contact Bonnie Andrews at:

Bonnie Andrews, Windermere Realty
Email : [email protected]
Cell Phone: 510-478-8266

F.F.F. Policies

Adopting a Friend

An interview, application and home visit, followed by a 5-7 day trial visit of the selected pet in the prospective adoptive home. An Animal Care Adoption Contract is required to be signed by the adopter and a FFF representative, and a recovery/adoption fee is tenderedThe adopter(s) must be of legal age to sign a legal contract.

FFF does NOT allow FFF animals to be given as gifts or adopted for third parties.

FFF would appreciate a contribution to help offset our veterinary costs which include:

  • Combo test for FeLV and FIV (feline leukemia and feline AIDS)
  • First FVRCP
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Pain medications for recovery
  • De-worming
  • Flea control
  • Microchip

Special circumstance adoptions are available for eligible adopters.


In an effort to provide our FFF graduates, their families, and our dedicated F.F.F. fosters/staff with peace of mind, we are exploring micro chipping all of our adoptees. This will provide a safety net for our formerly friendless felines that go on to their new homes.

If FFF begins microchipping, then FFF will be listed as the secondary contact in the event that an emergency or unforeseen circumstance causes them to be lost, stolen or strayed. This should make sure that our F.F.F. adoptees will always have a friend if they are in need and always be "formerly friendless".


We show our cats by appointments at your home. Appointments can be made with FFF through our HAVE CAT WILL TRAVEL Program,(925) 808-8364. Availability of the cats or kittens for appointment depends on the availability of the foster and transportation arrangements. If you see a cat or kitten you are interested in on our website, contact Sally via our email or by phone to check on the availability of that cat or kitten for evening appointments.

Adoption Criteria

As a rule, F.F.F. prefers not to offer kittens that all veterinary test results are normal. All F.F.F. cats and kittens are combo tested for feline AIDS and feline Leukemia prior to adoption. Therefore, we will not release any cat or kitten for adoption until we can be assured of an accurate test result.

FFF's philosophy:

We will not knowingly adopt any cat or kitten into your home that we wouldn't place in our own homes. We appreciate your understanding.

Ages of our cats and kittens are approximate and may reflect the age
at which the cat entered F.F.F.'s Program.
F.F.F. makes every effort to update the ages of our cats periodically.

When inquiring regarding one of our cats, please ask regarding the current age.


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