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Friends for animals adoption shelter

2885 fall creek hwy
Granbury, TX 76049
817-326-3647

User Reviews (39)

  • 1. BEST SHELTER

    by: scottyscotty

    i have been a volunteer at the shelter for a little over a year and the more I know them the more I respect and admire the dedication to the animals. They are truly selfless, caring, folks. bb

    Pros

    VERY LOVING AND CAREING FOLKS

    Cons

    They could use more room, and volunteers.

  • 2. Great Shelter

    by: handcsmith

    We adopted one of our beagles from this shelter a couple of weeks ago. The staff is very caring and knowledgable. The talked to us for a long time and gave us a lot of good advice. You can tell they really love the animals they care for.

    Pros

    Very caring staff!

    Cons

    Need more funding

  • 3. Thanks

    by: Cindyloulou

    Sounds like a fantastic shelter with many people that care. I'm not from this area but I believe in the no-kill philosphy for shelters. Many thanks to the people that are making this possible

    Pros

    great

    Cons

    none that i have

  • 4. Granbury Friends for Animals Shelter is Tops!

    by: clarakallemeyn

    My family has adopted 3 cats from this shelter and the staff have always been very caring and helpful. Even when one of the cats didn't work out because of behavior problems, they were quick to take the cat back and place it in a better environment and find us another cat with a better temperament for our family.\n\nThey really need a shelter makeover!!! They do the best they can with the money that comes in from donations and fundraisers but they could do so much more with an up to date building and more space.\n\n\n

    Pros

    Very friendly and very helpful and extremely caring staff

    Cons

    Very small due to funding

  • 5. MY EXPERIENCES

    by: ztT4MP21737313

    I GOT MY DOG HERE 4 YEARS AGO AFTER SEVERAL VISITS SEARCHING FOR "MR. RIGHT." HE IS A PERFECT COMPANION-MY BUDDY. THE PEOPLE WHO WORK AND VOLUNTEER HERE ARE TERRIFIC. I CONTRIBUTE MONEY AND NEEDED ITEMS WHEN I CAN AND PLAN TO DO MORE IN THE FUTURE. THERE IS NO WASTE HERE AND EVERYONE IS KIND AND GRACIOUS. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR A BUNCH OF LUCKY DOGS AND CATS TO CONTINUE AND IMPROVE THEIR LIVES AND END UP IN LOVING HOMES..

    Pros

    GREAT CARING PEOPLE WHO REALLY LOVE ANIMALS

    Cons

    OLD DIFFICULT WORK SPACE, VERY INADEQUATE

  • 6. Nice Place

    by: outfielder

    Nice place but needs help,how they keep going is beyond me.These people are totally dedicated.

    Pros

    nice place

    Cons

    need financial help desperately

  • 7. Learned alot from the shelter

    by: thebaldsky

    I have volunteered since I was a kid and I think this is the greatest place ever.I so admire Debbie because she takes so many fosters home and I admire Getta because she knows so much about animals and the animals love Getta.

    Pros

    Great people that truly care about the animals

    Cons

    they need to win something!

  • 8. Wow !

    by: nappingzoo

    First time in today.So much going on ! People everywhere holding puppies and playing with the dogs.Dogs inside and outside.It was nice to see dogs running around and playing,they were very happy and healthy looking. It was a very nice visit.

    Pros

    BUSY !! LOTS GOING ON !

    Cons

    SMALL

  • 9. What a Surpise !!

    by: statements

    I always heard of Friends For Animals,always great stuff but never been there.I stopped by last week and at first thought..,hmmm hole in the wall place.Walked in and it was amazing ! Dogs playing,dogs napping,puppies being held and loved on.Cageless catroom !! And the two woman there greeted me like I was a dear friend..,I was so comfortable (almost felt like a youngster again).I am truly impressed.God bless you people ! Great job and thank you for your kindness and for allowing me to get silly with all the animals,I really enjoyed myself.And Getta,you are a very knowledged person and the animals adore you !

    Pros

    great place !

    Cons

    need a bigger updated place

  • 10. Love you guys!

    by: liverichlovedeep

    I love what you guys do. I loved being apart of it. I wish more people followed your example. Thank you for being a positive imfluence in our community and in so many people and animals lives.

    Pros

    Big hearts!!!

    Cons

    Small Space

  • 11. Great shelter!

    by: hj

    We got our dog from this shelter and she's been wonderful. Without Friends for Animals, she'd likely have died. Keep up the good work. Please help them to continue and grow.

    Pros

    Animals are saved!

    Cons

    Wish there were more like them.

  • 12. You Gotta Love It !

    by: faithandhopeforever

    Well,I think this is the best little hole in the wall shelter.They may not be big or fancy,but they are real when it comes to the animals.I have been in alot of shelters but never have felt so much passion and love for the animals that this place has.If you listen to the shelter manager when she speaks of the shelter she always calls it home.I like that she always says we,involving everybody there instead of saying I or me .You really need to check this little piece of animal heaven out,you would love it. Best wishes and good luck.

    Pros

    great shelter

    Cons

    you got to let them win

  • 13. Short on space,long on love!

    by: doglover71

    Coming from a large shelter in the north east with a huge operating budget when I first visited Friends of Animals I was shocked. It consists of a tiny house with a bunch of small dog runs in the back. On my second visit I was impressed with how clean it was both times. I decided then to volunteer. Since, I have gone in several times and what I've seen is incredible. The dogs all adore Getta and she adores them. She makes sure they each get their special time. The coordinator is alternating those she brings home at night...depending on what their individual needs are. This is an amazing place. I'm so impressed by what they do and the animals they save.

    Pros

    Great caretakers

    Cons

    Too Small

  • 14. Cool Little Shelter

    by: WolvesSurvival

    This shelter is so cool.The two ladies , Gettah and Debbie are so helpful.They treated me like we were old friends.Allow me and my group to volunteer.We felt so comfortable.one of the group members that won't talk to anyone talks his head off with Gettah.We love this place.Please pick them to win something !

    Pros

    great people

    Cons

    too small.needs all new stuff

  • 15. Very Friendly and Knowledgeable

    by: mtexasjr

    This is a No Kill Shelter !! They are always Willing To help other Vet Clinics when they Can !! Like Finding a Home For a Pet that May have Been Dropped off ... They Could Really use Help To Maintain There Shelter !!

    Pros

    Always Willing To Help

    Cons

    Nothing Negative !!

  • 16. Wonderful Facility - Caring People

    by: DeeLee

    We adopted our cat, Pip, several months ago. It was good to be able to go into the Cat Room, sit down on the floor, and see which cats were the most friendly.\r\nPip came over, got in my lap and rolled over. We regularly contribute and take all of our aluminum cans\r\n(lots of Fancy Feast meals are eaten at our house.)\r\nWe have three other cats inside (now) and we feed several feral cats/kittens outside. \r\nI always recommend Friends for Animals. The people there are truly in love with their work, and there is always a positive atmosphere that says volumes about how they feel about what they do.

    Pros

    Clean with friendly helpful people

    Cons

    None!

  • 17. A Winner No matter What

    by: Leapfrogster

    This is a shelter that deserves to win or at least get something.This is a devoted bunch.

    Pros

    great shelter

    Cons

    they gotta win

  • 18. Quaint Little Place

    by: Tweeterman

    This is a little place but it does have a big heart.Caring people and home like feel to it.Great staff that does know animals.

    Pros

    Small

    Cons

    needs help

  • 19. Sounds like such a caring shelter

    by: lmpickford

    This does sound like a small shelter with a big heart. The shelter sounds like its first concern is for the animals and especially being a no-kill shelter

    Pros

    No-kill shelter

    Cons

    None

  • 20. friends for sure

    by: Iwillprotectthem

    I admirer this shelter.They try so hard and really love the animals.I have seen them cry when an animal leaves because they get so close to the animals.Their feelings and devotion are real.I hope they win.

    Pros

    more like the animal's guardian angels

    Cons

    they need to win this

  • 21. Very helpful

    by: zooguardian

    I stopped in here one day a year ago.On my way home I found a baby deer on the side of the road,picked it up and didn't know what to do with it,a friend was with me and told me to stop at this shelter to see if they could help.They asked me to give them a couple of minutes while they made some phone calls.Next thing I knew there was a person that deals with wildlife walking in to take the little deer.I was so thankful.About six months ago they helped me again with a pup I found. So you see,these people deserve to win.

    Pros

    very friendly and try so hard to help

    Cons

    small and look like they could use some help

  • 22. Good Little Place

    by: tgreentommy

    These folks are real nice and tell you the truth about each animal.They really do try to match the dog with the right home.I wanted this dog that I took a fancy to,told them what I needed and they told me the dog wouldn't do for me and they explained why.I was glad they did.I went home with a different dog that they seem to think would be good for me.And this is the best dog I ever had,smart too like the lady told me.They sure know those dogs.

    Pros

    Small but Nice

    Cons

    old building need more room

  • 23. Best of the Best

    by: Holisticways

    I love this shelter.It's small and needs alot but the people are great.And the animals are amazing ! I don't know how the shelter manager Greta can tell how good the dogs are, it's amazing.

    Pros

    the greatest shelter

    Cons

    needs a make-over

  • 24. Nice atomsphere

    by: Wolfshadow

    This is a great little shelter with two women whom seem to operate the whole thing.They are good.I like the homey feeling and the comfortable feel of the place Really is a nice place.

    Pros

    great staff

    Cons

    too small, too old, and outdated

  • 25. Awesome!

    by: KNC

    i really enjoy going and playing with the animals there. they have a great variety.

    Pros

    helping animals.

    Cons

    Not enough people helping this contest.

  • 26. Awesome

    by: StephanieCoppen

    I like this place alot. It is helping out animals. Kids can go help by spending time loving the animals, they get help and we get to teach our children a very important lesson in life. I hope you win!!!

    Pros

    Helping animals

    Cons

    Not enough people earning points for them.

  • 27. A Shelter That Is Loved

    by: AnimalListener

    This shelter is the pride and joy of a special person,Getta.She is so devoted to this shelter and it's residents.This shelter could not have a better person with so much love for animals and a special gift of animal communication and amazing knownledge of animals.Good luck Friends For Animals.I hope you win big !

    Pros

    Great Little Place

    Cons

    Needs UpDating and Money

  • 28. i love friends for animals

    by: katelynfahy

    my room mate and i have been volunteering for friends for animals since august and we love it!!! they do so much for the animals in making sure they are happy and having fun. they work with the dogs and cats everyday and its always fun to be there!!!!

    Pros

    the peopel are wonderful

    Cons

    its a small place

  • 29. Great shelter

    by: CharlotteTurner

    This is a wonderful shelter--I have adopted two great dogs from them. The shelter is well run--animals are well cared for by a very able staff and volunteers that obviously love animals.

    Pros

    Clean, well run, animals treated good

    Cons

    Could certainly use improved housing for animals, which I am sure they would have if funds allowed!

  • 30. Friends For Animals Rocks!

    by: bonjoi

    The shelter is wonderful and the best I've ever worked with. The animals and the staff are happy, and they truly care. The service is oustanding and they do such a good job with the few resources they have. \r\n\r\nWe adopted our dog from them, and we are ALL so happy!!\r\n\r\nY'all are the greatest!

    Pros

    Animals are well cared for and not kept in cages

    Cons

    the shelter needs to be bigger and renovated

  • 31. Life Saving No Kill Pet Shelter

    by: webshultz

    I have worked with and donated to this adoption shelter in the past. I also brought them some wild 6 week old kitting that I had been caring for. They very very nice and great to work with. Our pets need more places like these.

    Pros

    These people really do care.

    Cons

    Much too small. Needs to be enlarged

  • 32. Nice shelter

    by: pixelcat

    I've visited FFA several times looking for a kitty to adopt. They rescue animals from the pound and accept animals at their shelter. They are a no-kill shelter and need more support. Winning this makeover would be so beneficial to the animals and the good work that this shelter provides to the community.\n

    Pros

    Really helpful staff

    Cons

    Not enough cats

  • 33. Friends for Animals - Friends for Life!

    by: BMunford

    I went looking for a new dog friend after losing our dog right after Christmas. The staff was very very friendly. Gave my a chance to just look around and take my time. I ended up staying over 3 hours - playing with the dogs, taking them for walks, refilling water bowls and just having a wonderful afternoon. The best part was a new labradoodle was brought in - rescued from the pound. Someone apparently got the pup for Christmas and then decided it was not a good idea. This little bundle of energy, intelligence and curiousity stole my heart. I wanted to have them hold her for me until I could get my crate from storage. They loaned me a crate and blanket so I could take my little one home right then. Mags has taken over our hearts....is trying to take over the house...we won't let her win that one as easily! She is a delight and I'm grateful that we have such caring, loving people that rescue these animals and give them a shot at a better life.\r\nThe animals get checked by a vet tech. They are very well cared for. They get puppy shots and certificates for discounted rabies shots and when Mags is old enough, she will be spayed with a certificate from FRIENDS. I sing their praises to anyone who listens and loves animals the way I do.\r\n

    Pros

    Great people that know there dogs

    Cons

    Need more room to house their animals

  • 34. Truly Friends for Animals

    by: tprado

    We have adopted several pets from Granbury Friends for Animals - two dogs and two cats. All four animals have been wonderful. They do an excellent job of screening their pets to make sure that they are comptabile with potential owners. They adopt at their shelter in Acton (just North of Granbury) and twice a month (second and third Saturday) at the Petsmart at Loop 820 and S. Hulen.

    Pros

    Caring staff, great volunteers, advocates for the animals

    Cons

    None

  • 35. Great Animal shelter

    by: kprado

    My family has adopted a cat & 2 dogs over the years from this shelter. I have been impressed with how these people get to know the animals and are honest with you about what they do know. Each adoption has flowed into our existing pets smoothly because they've been able to relate what they've observed about the pet so that we could make the right decision for our pets.\r\n\r\nI would recommend this shelter because of the level of care the animals receive also. They carry a wide variety of breeds of animals also.

    Pros

    Small shelter so they know more about their animals

    Cons

    Small shelter can't take more animals in

  • 36. I love this shelter!

    by: AnimalLover76048

    I love this animal shelter. The people that run it are always so nice and friendly, they usually always have an animal in their arms or following them! I like to go and sit with the cats, so I'll sit there for hours just playing with the cats, and when the owners have time, they come in to chit-chat and update me on some of the animals. This is a hard working, dedicated group of people who struggle to make sure these animals have everything they need. The cats are always nice, never scared like they've been mistreated at the shelter, and I know that the owner loves on them as much as possible. I would really love to see great things for this animal shelter, because they truely do deserve it!

    Pros

    Wonderful people taking care of the animals

    Cons

    Need more people to volunteer and to bring supplies to them.

  • 37. Great Therapy!

    by: cindyslayton

    I have adopted 3 kitties from this shelter and have been so happy with my pets!..Everyone, at the shelter, is so helpful and friendly especially Getta!....she has such a great way of socializing the animals that you are sure to leave with a great pet!!!....I have been to many shelters and of all of them this is by far the best!....If you want a great dose of medicine, go by and see the gang at FRIENDS FOR ANIMALS!

    Pros

    great group working with the animals

    Cons

    not any!

  • 38. FFA no kill adoption shelter

    by: mwhitt

    Friends for Animals does a fantastic job on very limited funds.All the animals are given a personality test before being accepted,health conditions examined and tests are done.The staff is very knowledgeable,helpful,and caring.They go the extra mile to find the right home for the right dog.If they don't know the answer to a question,they will refer you to who does.

    Pros

    Very adoptable dogs

    Cons

    Limited income,old facility

  • 39. Friends for Animals...support them!

    by: mthaley7

    The people here are unbelievably caring. Volunteers bathe the dogs and drive them 25 miles into Ft. Worth to a Petsmart to help find them homes. They are very careful in their screening process to be sure to get good matches between pet and owner so that they are forever adopted.

    Pros

    very caring staff

    Cons

    small, need more donations