About Us

Forever Friends Foster Care & Rescue was originally established by two friends with a singular vision: finding homes for displaced or abandoned animals. Patti and Noelle met while volunteering at The Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic. Together they decided to start fostering dogs and finding homes for them.

The idea grew so fast that Patti and Noelle had to start recruiting other foster homes! Forever Friends Foster Care & Rescue hope one day to launch a doggie hotel/bed & breakfast to house all of the Forever Friends rescue dogs.

Since its inception, Forever Friends has helped hundreds of animals find permanent, loving homes. Forever Friends is a fully licensed 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, so any donations made are tax-deductible!

Our Mission Statement

To improve the lives of our animal friends who are unwanted, abused or neglected, by finding loving and compassionate homes; creating families by building bonds between animals and people.

Who are we?

– Patti Colwell –

Patti has a passion for Chihuahuas like no other. Her first rescue was a little guy named Poncho. He stole her heart and from that moment on she knew that she had found her purpose in life: to save as many dogs as she possibly could. She volunteered at The Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic, where she met Noelle Harris. Thus began the Forever Friends story!

– Noelle Harris –

NoelleNoelle has been an animal lover her whole life.  As a small child, she began with hamsters and white mice, which led to her love of cats and dogs.  For the past few years, Noelle has been involved with volunteering her time with the Low Cost Spay and Neuter program in Ardmore and in fostering and rescuing dogs.

With her full time job as Administrative Assistant at Billingsley Ford, she eventually gave up volunteering to pursue the dream of one day having a rescue facility herself. Forever Friends Foster Care & Rescue is truly the result of that dream!


– Loy Pruitt –

LoyLoy Pruitt is our best volunteer foster mom. She is always available to lend a hand and take in a new foster dog. No matter how many dogs she has or how busy she may be, she is always ready to take on more. She works part time and she is the volunteer coordinator for the Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. Not only does she coordinate all the volunteers, she also helps recover the animals as they come out of surgery.

You will not find another volunteer that is as dedicated to the animals as Loy. Just like the rest of us, Loy sometimes gets so attached to her foster dogs that they never leave the safety and comfort of her home.

– Laura McElhanon –

Laura McElhanon is our K9 rescue coordinator and transport volunteer. She works with other breed-specific rescue organizations to help find homes for some of our rescues that need extra special care that we can not provide. She coordinates and helps to transport the dogs to the final destination. She has a full time job, but always finds time in her day to stop and play with some of our special little friends. She takes them little treats and toys to help them adjust to their new surroundings and learn to trust humans again.