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Our Companions Animal Rescue's Valerie Friedman Program Center

Located in Manchester, Connecticut, our Valerie Friedman Program Center is the hub of the organization’s community programs. This includes dog training, behavioral evaluations, community cat trap training, adoption consults and meetings, and educational programs.

Valerie Friedman Program Center
(Please Note: No adoptable animals at the facility)

34 Sanrico Drive, Manchester, CT 06042

Walk-In Hours
Tuesday - Friday | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visits outside these hours by appointment only.

Programs & Services

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Helpline Program

Our Helpline Program consists of dedicated and specially trained staff and volunteers who respond to questions and assist in addressing any animal-related issues, all of which is provided as a free public service. Last year in 2023, we responded to over 4,000 messages from our community.

Adoption Program

Adoption Program

Our Adoption Program aims to find a pet who will be the best match for each adopter. Our team provides support from the start of the adoption journey and throughout the animal’s entire life.


Rehoming Program

Our goal at Our Companions is keeping pets and people together. However, when that is not possible, we offer our Rehoming Program where your pet stays in your home while we work with you to find another home.


Dog Behavior Services

Our Dog Behavior Programs provide training education and help build positive, lasting relationships between pet guardians and their canine companions.


Community Cat Program

Our Companions offers resources for community cats, cats living outside, that provides clients with training, equipment, and support to safely TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) cats in their care.


Veterinary Assistance Program

Identifying the growing need for people to have access to affordable veterinary care, we've compiled resources to best meet the need of our community and their pet's health.


Animal Control Resources

Our Companions partners with local Animal Control Officers in Connecticut to provide resources and assistance to animals in municipal shelters.