Featured Pets

You can meet lots of our adoptable pets at our monthly adoption events at the Valerie Friedman Program Center in Manchester. Our next adoption event is on Saturday, November 15th, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. See photos of past months' event here.



Hera is a beautiful girl who is a German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever mix. She’s approximately five years old and 45 lbs. She has a very sweet and intelligent face.

Hera is an athletic dog who loves to gallop

around outside seemingly non-stop. She will, however, take a break to dig a big hole in a sandbox or take a chew on her treats and toys. And after all that hard work, she enjoys relaxing on her dog bed or an available sofa.

This lovely girl came to us from animal control as a stray. Although shy and frightened at first, she has opened-up and has made human and canine friends at the sanctuary. Hera will make a fantastic companion; she just needs reassurance and lots of love.

A quiet, adult-only, home would be ideal for her. Although she’s come a long way already, once she knows she is completely loved and safe in her very own home, she will surely flourish.

To meet Hera, please contact Annmarie by calling 860-242-9999 x302 or contact us here.





Frankie is a young two year old cat. His coat is a sparkling, luxurious white, and he’s as handsome as he is sweet.

While pumpkins and black cats go hand-in-hand at this bewitching time of year, we think that pumpkins and Halloween fun go just as well with white kitties. Frankie is a treat anyone would be happy to find in their trick-or-treat bag. He’s a really cool cat with boundless energy, but when he naps, he naps hard. Frankie’s got it all figured out during this spooky time of year and is on the hunt for his forever, perfect home.

You can meet Frankie at the Ashford Sanctuary by appointment. To learn more about this vision in white, you can contact Michelle at 860-242-9999 x302 or contact us here.