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Adoption Events

Monthly Adoption Events at Our Program Center



Click play to see a video about our monthly Adoption Events at our Valerie Friedman Program Center! These events feature many of the wonderful cats and dogs that are currently waiting to be adopted. All participating animals have been fully vetted, are spayed/neutered and current on vaccines. If you are considering adopting a new friend, please stop by and meet these special animals!

Valerie Friedman Program Center
34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, CT 06042

Adoption applications will be collected, but pets will not be adopted on event days.

Click here for contact information and directions.

Saturday Community Hours at the Sanctuary

The Ashford Sanctuary is open to the community every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Sanctuary provides a beautiful haven for animals who are awaiting a forever home, and is a welcoming and comfortable environment for visitors. We invite you to come and hang out with the four-legged guests and experience this very special place.

Are you one of those people who dislikes visiting animal shelters because they make you sad? Our Sanctuary is designed especially for visitors like you. Instead of witnessing scared, anxious animals living in cold, impersonal and cramped spaces, you will see comfortable, well-loved animals at their very best.

Best of all, you can leave the Sanctuary assured that all of the animals will be safely and lovingly cared for until they have found their forever homes, 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!

Click here for more information and directions to the sanctuary.