Find nearby safe havens for pets of individuals who are experiencing domestic violence
Safe Havens For Pets is a searchable directory for pets of those experiencing domestic violence, created and managed by the Animal Welfare Institute. AWI is an animal protection organization and is not equipped to provide direct assistance to domestic violence survivors. We strongly encourage anyone experiencing domestic violence to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for immediate assistance.
The entities included in this directory either provide sheltering services for the companion animals of domestic violence survivors, have a relationship with an entity that does, or provide referrals to such facilities.
Indicates that pets are housed on-site, with their human companions, at a domestic violence shelter.
Safe Havens for Pets
The Animal Welfare Institute launched the Safe Havens for Pets directory in 2011. Safe havens are sheltering services that help individuals who are experiencing domestic violence place their companion animals out of harm’s way so that these individuals may seek safety for themselves. Entities included in the directory—which is continually refined and updated—provide sheltering services for the animals of domestic violence victims, have a relationship with an entity that does, or provide referrals to such facilities.
Please note: While the Safe Havens for Pets directory is designed to help find shelter for your pets, we cannot guarantee the availability or quality of services at any particular location.