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Our Companions Animal Rescue

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Canine Sanctuary Volunteer Purpose: To provide activity and socialization to the sanctuary dogs through walking, interactive play, training, and cuddling. These important interactions allow our dogs to gain enrichment, behavioral skills, and comfort while at the sanctuary awaiting their new homes. Qualifications: All volunteers must meet the cognitive and physical requirements to safely perform their tasks, work completely independently, follow verbal and written instructions, and effectively communicate with staff, other volunteers, and the public. Physical requirements:  Ability to tolerate dog fur, dander, scratches, bites  Ability to be exposed to possible zoonotic diseases  Ability to walk up to two miles  Ability to hold on to a leashed dog of minimum 40 pounds  Ability to work with dogs outdoors in various weather conditions Training requirements:  Must be able to read and fully understand instructions and follow directions at all times  Must be able to understand and work with various types of dogs including dogs with illness and/or little to know training  Ability to follow and respect safety protocols  Ability to communicate with volunteer manager via email/phone when necessary  Must have access to email Duties and responsibilities:  Exercise and socialization with the dogs which includes interactive play, walking, training, and indoor interaction  Assist staff in light housekeeping duties  Keep record of dog activities and any unusual medical or behavioral incidents via our Daily Report Sheet Location of the job: Ashford Sanctuary Time commitment: Requires at least one visit per month; weekly visits preferred

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About Our Companions Animal Rescue


P.O. Box 956, Manchester, CT 06045, US

Mission Statement

Our Companions is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that is dedicated to doing the right thing for animals, regardless of the cost or challenge. We are committed to helping animals in need today, while also providing programs to prevent animals from becoming homeless.


Our Companions Animal Rescue is a CT-based non -profit that promises to always do the right thing for animals, regardless of the challenge, cost or inconvenience. What this means is, we go to extraordinary lengths to help animals in need today, while also working to prevent animals from becoming homeless tomorrow by addressing the root causes of pet homelessness.
Through our Helpline call center, the only one of its kind in Connecticut, we respond to over 4,000 calls a year from people seeking support, resources, and guidance for their animal related challenges and emergencies.

We currently operate an Animal Sanctuary on 43 acres in Ashford, CT and our Valerie Friedman Program Cneter in Manchester, CT.

Specific programs that help people and pets today AND address the root causes of pet homelessness are as follows:
* Our family-friendly adoption programs
* our group and private dog training programs
* our affordable spay neuter programs for cats and feral cat colonies
* our political advocacy efforts
* and our Humane Education programs


We'll work with your schedule.


46 Floeting RoadAshford, CT 06278







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