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.

The No Kill philosophy, as we see it, requires a more holistic approach to sheltering. We do not believe that it makes any sense for a shelter to value Collies but kill Pit Bulls. It is insupportable to value a fluffy 3 pound kitten but kill a 1.5 pound kitten. Animals with treatable medical conditions like mange, upper respiratory infections, kennel cough or heartworms, to name a few, are treated and adopted into loving homes. Injured animals are treated and adopted into loving homes. If you would treat your own pet for a medical condition or injury, why should these animals deserve anything less?

For living proof that by working together we can redefine adoptable one animal at a time, read about our successes on our Recent Adoptions, Adopter Updates and Thinking Outside the Shelter pages. The smiling faces and joyful stories on these pages is what it’s all about!