Our Companions Animal Rescue

Our Companions Animal Rescue is a Connecticut based organization that promises to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the challenge or cost.

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Our Companions Calendar

Check our our Adoption Events page for Our Companions monthly Meet & Greet and other adoption events.

Saturday, April 22nd

April Meet and Greet

Our Companions Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, Ct

10:00 am - 12:00 noon

We invite you to join us each month to tour our Program Center, visit with adoptable pets and learn more about our unique adoption process

Saturday, April 22nd

Public Visiting Hours

Our Companions Ashford Sanctuary
46 Floeting Road, Ashford, CT

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Tour our innovative Sanctuary facility. Lots more information here.

Monday, April 24th

Our Companions Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, Ct

6:15 - 7:30 pm

Pet BereavementThere is something deep within our nature that loves the special relationship of the human-pet bond. In many ways, our bonds with our beloved pets are stronger, purer, and far more intimate than our other relationships. 
Andrea Seader, a certified pet loss and bereavement counselor through the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB), will be facilitating a support group for pet loss and bereavement, hosted by Our Companions.

The group will be an emotionally safe environment  that is caring, compassionate, and supportive. Group members will also learn about the grieving process, so that they may evaluate their own healing and provide peer support to others.  The group is appropriate for those who have had a loss at any time, and also addresses anticipatory grief and other types of loss, recently or in the past, such as disappearance, divorce, moving, relinquishing.

Each session is a fee of $25.00, but a sliding scale will be considered. Cash or check is due at the beginning of each session. A portion of each fee will be donated to Our Companions.

Contact Andrea by e-mail (andrea106@cox.net) to register or for further information. Feel free to forward this to others who might be interested.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Springtime Seminars for Animal Lovers:
Living with Wildlife

Our Companions Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, Ct

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Have you ever had an encounter with wildlife leaving you unsure who, or even if, you should call someone? Do you want to know how to better live in harmony with the Wildlife in your backyard? What happens if they are a little too close for comfort?

Elease McConnell Animal Control Officer for the Town of Manchester will come and talk to us about Living with Wildlife, and what the Animal Control Officer’s duties are with respect to wildlife issues. She will also explain the State of Connecticut’s Rabies Protocol for pet owners and animal bite victims. Come with your spring time wildlife questions!

Seminars are free but a tax deductible donation is appreciated. Register here.

Saturday, April 29th

Public Visiting Hours

Our Companions Ashford Sanctuary
46 Floeting Road, Ashford, CT

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Tour our innovative Sanctuary facility. Lots more information here.

Monday, May 1st

Pet Loss Support Group

Our Companions Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, Ct

6:15 - 7:30 pm

Please see more details under April 24th

Saturday, May 6th

Public Visiting Hours

Our Companions Ashford Sanctuary
46 Floeting Road, Ashford, CT

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Tour our innovative Sanctuary facility. Lots more information here.

Saturday, May 6th

Paws in the Park

Nevers Park, South Windsor, CT

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Paws in the Park is a free event for the family, including your dogs! There are dog contests, attractions, demonstrations, and more! Meet Our Companions ambassadors at this event.

Monday, May 8th

Pet Loss Support Group

Our Companions Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, Ct

6:15 - 7:30 pm

Please see more details under April 24th

Saturday, May 13th

Public Visiting Hours

Our Companions Ashford Sanctuary
46 Floeting Road, Ashford, CT

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Tour our innovative Sanctuary facility. Lots more information here.

Saturday, May 13th

Rising Pint Brewfest

Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Rising PintOver 80 craft brewers, plus live music and food from greater Hartford's best restaurants and food trucks!

Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit Our Companions.

Monday, May 15th

Pet Loss Support Group

Our Companions Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, Ct

6:15 - 7:30 pm

Please see more details under March April 24th

Thursday, May 18th

Springtime Seminars for Animal Lovers:
Speak Dog

Our Companions Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, Ct

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Your dog is constantly communicating with you–but are you paying attention to what they’re saying? The ability to read your dog’s body language and sounds they make will strengthen your bond and relationship. This presentation will provide you with the knowledge to recognize the slightest cues your dog is using to communicate how they are feeling.

When you learn to Speak Dog you can use this new knowledge to make your dog’s world a happier place.

Seminars are free but a tax deductible donation is appreciated. Register here.

Saturday, May 20th

New Volunteer Orientation

Our Companions Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, Ct

10:00 - 11:00 am

Learn about volunteering for Our Companions. More details and sign-up here.

Saturday, May 20th

Public Visiting Hours

Our Companions Ashford Sanctuary
46 Floeting Road, Ashford, CT

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Tour our innovative Sanctuary facility. Lots more information here.

Monday, May 22nd

Pet Loss Support Group

Our Companions Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, Ct

6:15 - 7:30 pm

Please see more details under March 24th

Saturday, June 10th
Sunday, June 11th

Celebrate West Hartford

West Hartford Center

10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Saturday)
12:00 - 6:00 pm (Sunday)

Meet Our Companions ambassadors at this event.

Thursday, June 22nd

Springtime Seminars for Animal Lovers:
Helping Community Cats

Our Companions Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, Ct

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wondered about the roaming cats in your neighborhood? Who do they belong to? Who is caring for them? Where do they eat and sleep? What happens if they are sick or injured? How can we prevent more kittens from being born outside?

To learn the answers to these questions and many more, please join us for an informative evening. Our panel representing members from the animal welfare, animal control and veterinary communities will share their expertise and ways you can get involved.

Seminars are free but a tax deductible donation is appreciated. Register here.