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My name is Rolanda!
I'm being cared for by
Friends for Life Animal Rescue

Facts about me

Domestic Mediumhair
11 years 5 months old, Senior
Pet ID
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My info

Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Rolanda was adopted as a kitten from Friends for Life, but fate brought her back to us recently as a stray. This independent girl is looking for a forever home that can accommodate her outstanding personality and slight, visual impairment. Rolanda is a sweet lover and, as an older cat, she can be a bit grumpy at first, but quickly warms up to people and other mature cats. Rolanda likes her space but is drawn to friendly voices and needs cuddles. She has had a tough go at life and has the scars to prove it but that does not stop her from being a loving companion. In her forever home, she will sit next to you on the couch, hang out on the bed, and be a buddy who will always be nearby, as she is full of trust and love. She is great with other older, independent cats like her, and will do her best in an adult only home.

Rolanda is visually impaired in one eye, but has no issues navigating stairs, cat forts and her favorite window perches to meow, squeak, and chirp at the birds outside. She relies on lifelong daily eyedrops for Glaucoma, which she tolerates well. This confident lady will need a calm and predictable home with a family that will allow her time to transition and warm up to them, but she will give her all as she seeks human contact and affection.

Rolanda is currently living in a foster home so contact us to arrange a meet and greet with this sweet girl.

Click the link above to see a video of Rolanda in her foster home.All animals are altered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, licensed (dogs). Cats tested for FELV/FIV. Dogs tested for Heartworm. All animals are available to the first family that is a good match, and if we have more than one animal who is a good match, there will be a lottery for all matches. Note that families must have come in to our adoption center and spoken with an adoption counselor prior to any lottery (when we have lotteries, they usually occur on Saturday mornings).

Friends for Life Animal Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Gilbert, AZ 85233

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All potential adoptive homes must complete the adoption consultation form. All adoptive parents must agree to terms of the adoption contract which will be reviewed at the time of adoption. Dog adoptions start at $150.00 and cat adoptions start at $95.00. All animals have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Cats have also been FeLV/FIV tested. Dogs are also licensed per county law. Many of our dogs are adopted very quickly, so if you see someone you are interested in, come on down - don't wait for an email response! Since an animal's personality is so much more than a photo, we prefer to give detailed info in person. Note that for any dog or cat that will have more than one family interested when they are ready for adoption, we will hold a lottery BUT only those who have spoken with an adoption counselor prior (to ensure a good match for the animal and the family) will be included in the lottery.

Go meet their pets

Friends for Life Animal Rescue Adoption Center is located at 952 W Melody Avenue in Gilbert. Our are: Tuesday and Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. We are closed Sunday and Monday. If you see a dog or cat you are interested in, come and talk with one of our adoption counselors. If you choose to email, please allow 24-48 hours for a response as we are all volunteers. Often the animals in our care are adopted quickly, so we would recommend saving time (and possibly missing out) and coming to our adoption center vs. waiting for a response. Unless a family has spoken with an adoption counselor, there isn't much different info that would be shared compared to what is on our website. Plus, we'd love to meet you! EMAIL FFLDOGS@AZFRIENDS.ORG FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR DOGS EMAIL FFLCATS@AZFRIENDS.ORG FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CATS

More about this rescue

Friends for Life Animal Rescue is a registered nonprofit, volunteer-based, no-kill organization. Started in 1993 Friends for Life maintains an adoption center for it's rescued animals, a low-cost spay and neuter program (grant-funded), and a network of foster homes. Friends for Life also attends off-site locations to adopt the homeless cats and dogs and the organization is always looking for help. Friends for Life does not have a veterinarian on site or on staff. We utilize discounted services of veterinarians kind enough to do so for our rescued animals.