The Animals Are Waiting for You!
Our Companions' Sanctuary in Ashford, CT is open to the community every Saturday for tours from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Sanctuary provides a beautiful and cozy haven for animals to receive care and rehabilitate while they awaiting permanent homes. And it is a welcoming and comfortable environment for visitors. We invite you to tour this unique facility and meet some of our animal guests at this very special place.
At the Sanctuary animals are free to roam around, and each animal is respected and provided everything necessary to ensure his or her physical and emotional happiness.
Best of all, you can leave the Sanctuary assured that all of the animals will be safely and lovingly cared for until new homes are found, thanks to our no-kill promise.
So bring the family and come visit our furry guests at the Sanctuary, Saturdays from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Ashford Sanctuary: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is the Sanctuary located?
A: 46 Floeting Road in Ashford, CT 06278. Directions
Q: How can I adopt an animal from the Sanctuary?
A: Explore the Adoption section of our website, where you can find photos of our adoptable animals and even apply to adopt one. We require pre-approval for adoption, which is a quick process and one that ensures our animals’ safety as well as enabling you to pick out the best possible companion for your specific needs. We look forward to having you come to Ashford and meet our resident animals. Keep in mind that not all of the pets featured on our website are living at the Sanctuary. By contacting our Helpline directly, or 860-242-9999 ext. 302 or on-line here, we can help you to navigate through the adoption process.
Q: Can I drop off an animal at the Sanctuary?
A: We do not accept walk-in surrenders at the Sanctuary. If you have an animal you can no longer care for, please contact us so we can explain the various options available and assist you in the best possible way: (860) 242-9999, or contact us here.
Q: How can I volunteer?
A: Our Companions is proud to have almost 300 volunteers. To learn how you can join these dedicated individuals by becoming an Our Companions volunteer please visit our volunteer page.
Q: When can I come visit?
Q: When I visit, can I bring my own pets with me?
Your pets would be most safe and comfortable at home, as we do not offer separate boarding space for visiting pets, and we are always concerned about the safety of leaving one's pets inside a vehicle.
Q: Why can’t I just stop by at anytime?
A: The Sanctuary is the temporary home for many animals who come to us from a variety of situations, many of which were very stressful and unpleasant. A predictable schedule is key to providing the animals with a quiet, healing environment, and to provide the best overall care possible. We also want to make sure that our public hours are structured so that staff and volunteers can focus their time on caring for the animals and preparing them for their forever homes.
Q: Do you need supplies donated?
A: Yes, we're always grateful for donations of needed supplies. We have a list here of supplies that we always need; also, we list specific items that you can order from Amazon.com, which will ship these items directly to Our Companions.