About Us

Adopting A Friend

Please contact our Helpline about adopting a new friend!  You can reach us at 860-242-9999 or Helpline@ourcompanions.org 

You can also access our application on our website www.ourcompanions.org, by clicking on the ADOPTIONS tab. 

All adoption applicants are assigned a dedicated Adoption Caseworker to work with you throughout the adoption process. During this process you will be asked to complete an Adoption Application, and you can access them on our website, www.ourcompanions.org.

The OC Adoption Program aims to find a pet who will be the best match for each adopter. To accomplish this we know each animal’s personality and needs and we get to know our adopters and their lifestyles.

OC provides our adopters with support from the start of the journey and throughout the animal’s entire life; including pre-adoption counseling, assistance while the animal is settling in and life-long support. Our goal is to find loving homes for our animals and to facilitate individualized adoptions that meet both the adopter’s and animal’s needs.

Who We Are

Founded in 2002, Our Companions Animal Rescue is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that goes to extraordinary lengths to help animals in need today, while working to prevent animals from becoming homeless tomorrow.

We offer a variety of Adoption Services to meet the needs of homeless pets in Connecticut. We know that a proper home exists for most animals- it just takes patience, resources and a commitment to find it.  Our Companions offers virtual adoption programs so pets can stay in their original homes while we search for a new family, as well as adoption at the Ashford Sanctuary and regular pet meet-and-greet days at the Valerie Friedman Program Center centrally located in Manchester, CT. Adoption meetings are scheduled by appointment after the application screening process is completed.

In addition to adoption services, we are also involved in political advocacy; broad spay/neuter efforts such as TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return); humane education; and positive reinforcement dog training. It’s a long-term, comprehensive approach to ending pet homelessness and suffering.

Interested in volunteering at Our Companions? We have many different volunteer positions and opportunities at our program center and sanctuary. Read more about our volunteer program here: http://ourcompanions.org/pages/getinvolved_volunteer.htm

Our Companions operates solely on private donations. We rely on donations from supporters to run our many programs. To donate to Our Companions, please follow this link: http://ourcompanions.org/pages/donate.htm


Come Visit Us

Adoption meetings are scheduled by appointment. To get the adoption process started, you can fill out an application at http://ourcompanions.org/pages/adoptions.htm.

Contact Our Companions Animal Rescue


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