General Adoption Information

Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet! You’ve made a great decision to give a special animal a new, loving home.

What’s the adoption process?

Our Companions has many pets available for adoption! Some of the animals are living with their original families while we work on finding them a new forever home. We also have cats and dogs available for adoption at our new Ashford Sanctuary! The adoption process is the same regardless of the location of the pet. Please contact our Helpline for more information about adopting a new pet at 860-242-9999 x. 302 or contact us here.

The first step in the adoption process is to complete an adoption application. Below are applications for cats, dogs, rabbits and small animals.

Cat Adoption Application (2 Page Word Document)

Dog Adoption Application (2 Page Word Document)

Rabbit Adoption Application (2 Page Word Document)

Small Animal Application (2 Page Word Document)

Once the application is received, you will be assigned to one of our Helpline volunteers who will assist you throughout this process. We then check the applicants‘ references. In the case of dogs we arrange to visit your home and have a "meet and greet" with your family members (including the four legged ones) to make sure that the new pet is a good match for your entire family.

We also provide follow-up training and you will have access to some of the area’s best trainers to help the pet’s transition.

Adoption How much does it cost to adopt and what’s included?

Our Companions collects a tax deductible donation for adopted pets.

Suggested donations:
Cats: $75, $125 for a pair
Kittens: $125, $200 for a pair
Dogs/Puppies: $150

All pets are vaccinated, neutered and treated for internal and external parasites. Dogs are tested for Lyme and Heartworm and cats are tested for FeLV and FIV.  All adopters are offered an 8 week obedience course at our Manchester facility, prepaid, at a reduced rate. Free phone consultations with our trainers after adoption. 

Our Companions also continues to provide advice and support beyond the initial adoption period. 

*What is the process if I want to adopt a dog who is living in their original home?

We often help when families re-home their dogs to avoid the dog entering a shelter.

This is much better for the dog and it also helps keep the burden off of overcrowded shelters. During this process we give the original owner the option of being as involved as they wish throughout the process.

In some cases this may cause the adoption process to take a bit longer but we have found that this is the best process for us as we strive to find not only the best dog for you but also the best home for the dog.


Contact Us:

Complete our contact form. or call us at (860) 242-9999. If there is a particular animal that is of interest to you, please contact the volunteer listed on their Petfinder profile.

Our Companions Cat PetFinder

Our Companions Dog PetFinder

Our Companions Rabbit Petfinder

Our Companions Small Animal PetFinder