The Snuggle Is Real At Columbia Gorge Community College

Earlier this month (Feb 11th), we were once again up to Columbia Gorge Community College for a fun event they call, “The Snuggle Is Real”. We get to take up some of our adoptable animals so students and staff can pop in for short snuggles and stress relief.

This year we took Prancer, our PRAA pup, Sugar (we don’t know why she hasn’t been adopted she’s adorable), and several kitties. Sadly Lolli wasn’t in the slightest mood to be social but Twig was a huge hit. However, the center stage was stolen by Birdie our Kunekune piglet.
In the days following the event, Twig, Birdie, Ava, and Lolli found their furever families! Unfortunately, we were so busy socializing ourselves that we didn’t take a single photograph.

Our sincere thanks (thank you all), go out to everyone from the college and their families for helping to make this event so enjoyable and for the beautiful blankets that were made for our FFRi babies, Kendra’s etched glassware (she donated to sale proceeds to FFRi ♥ and proceeds for the raffle sale of a puppy and a kitten supply basket). I also want to thank Andrea, Lurel, and Reed for volunteering to assist.


Sheila is in no small part, one of the reasons Fur Footed Rescue was started. Here from the beginning, always full of faith and loyalty, we couldn’t have asked for more in a first volunteer. She has always said, “You can do this, “I’ll help you!” and she has. Over the past year and a half, she’s had more kittens running around her place than she can remember. In fact, I’m sure she remembers everyone and has the pictures to prove it! A very heartfelt thank you to Sheila!


Trish began volunteering with FFRi about one year ago. She made an immediate impact and has continued to do so over the days, the weeks and months since her arrival. Her commitment to the animals never wavers. Trisha works tirelessly helping to keep the rescue in order and making sure all the cats and kittens receive the best care. She has proved herself to be a volunteer of all trades helping with cleaning, animal care, fundraising and just about everything else we’ve tossed at her! There’s no doubt that our success this year is in no small part due to Trisha’s joining us at FFRi! Thank you, Trisha!