How can my community start a safe haven for pets?
The manner in which safe havens for pets develop depends on the capacity and best thinking of the local community. For a comprehensive review of how to start a safe haven for pets, please see the following training guide:
- Don't Forget the Pets Training Handbook: Powered by Greater Good Charities & RedRover, sponsored by PetSmart Charities
Another useful resource to consider for your community is BestyBnB. The BestyBnB web-based platform enables domestic violence agencies to search and secure long and short-term pet boarding options for survivors’ pets during their time of crisis. In addition to providing a platform for domestic violence agencies, BestyBnB can be used by animal welfare organizations, social service organizations, and companion animal caregivers to create a better community for pets and people. Learn more at BestyBnB.com.
How can I get involved as an individual?
Use our Safe Havens for Pets database to search for safe havens in your community and find ways to support your local safe haven through donation or by volunteering your time.
You may also consider becoming a caregiver with BestyBnB, a web-based platform that enables domestic violence agencies to search and secure long and short-term pet boarding options for survivors’ pets during their time of crisis.
To learn more about becoming a BestyBnb Pet Caregiver Foster Home, visit www.bestybnb.com.
What can I do with the Safe Havens entries?
Contact your local safe haven and inquire if there are any volunteering or fundraising opportunities to assist survivors and pets.
Submit a Safe Haven
Your help is integral in maintaining an accurate Safe Havens for Pets directory. Please join our efforts to provide an accurate directory of safe havens for pets. If you notice that we omitted a program that should be in our registry, or if you spot an error in any of the listings, contact AWI at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide as much information as you can. You can also reach us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!