Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants

Offering pet-housing options helps families by removing a barrier to safety and allowing pets and people to escape abuse together. Multiple choices in how to implement pet-housing ensure that there is a solution for every domestic violence shelter.

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Safe Housing On-site

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Safe Housing Off-site

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Safe Housing Startup

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Safe Housing On-site overview

RedRover partners with the Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) initiative to create more pet-friendly emergency shelter options for survivors of domestic violence. Our Safe Housing On-site grants enable domestic violence shelters to create space for pets to live on-site with their owners in places where that option was previously unavailable.

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Safe Housing Off-site overview

RedRover Relief Safe Housing grants for off-site building enable domestic violence shelters to partner with another local organization, such as an animal shelter or rescue sanctuary, to build housing at their facility specifically for animals whose owners are staying at the domestic violence shelter.

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Safe Housing Startup overview

For some shelters, building dedicated on-site or off-site housing may not be an option. RedRover’s Safe Housing Startup grant will allow domestic violence shelters to create their own program to help victims of domestic violence and their pets escape together. For example, having ongoing boarding arrangements with a veterinarian or pet boarding facility.

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Other Resources

RedRover’s Domestic Violence (DV) Resources page for other sources of grant funding for DV shelters and resources for DV victims.

RedRover also offers situation-based grants to fund boarding and/or veterinary care for pets of DV victims when the DV shelter cannot house the pets on-site.

See the list of shelters that have already received Safe Housing grants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our Safe Housing FAQs for more information

On-site FAQs
Off-site FAQs
Startup FAQs