HOW DFTP CAN HELP YOU

Our goal at RedRover and Greater Good Charities is to provide simple-to-follow strategies for human and animal services organizations to start their own pet housing programs, including everything from fundraising to design consultation.

Top 7 Challenges

We've Got Solutions

  1. Lack of Space
  2. Allergies
  3. Funding to start/maintain
  4. Concerns about liability/insurance
  5. Fear of pets
  6. Safety/animal bites
  7. Cleanliness/animal care

Why Create a Program:

  • A barrier to safety is eliminated – DV survivors and their pets can find safety and healing together
  • People experiencing homelessness will be able to access supportive services with their pet
  • Human service organizations will reinforce the human-animal bond and its role in the healing process
  • Pets will receive the compassion and care they need

Let's Start Exploring:

  • The importance of starting pet programs to help people and pets in crisis
  • The role of the human-animal bond on recovery, child welfare, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) sustainability
  • How to design your pet spaces
  • Ways to create and sustain pet programs
  • How to apply for funds and grants

THE ISSUE

  • 10% of the 3.5 million homeless Americans have pets
  • 47% of domestic violence (DV) survivors delay leaving abusers due to their pets
  • 25% of DV survivors return to abusers because they had to leave a pet behind
  • 57% of homeless women cite DV as the primary cause 
  • Only 15% of DV shelters have on-site pet programs

OUR MISSION

Greater Good Charities and RedRover believe that pets are family – and that no one should have to choose between their safety and their pet. Together, we share our knowledge on fundraising, insights on human services and animal welfare, and construction expertise to help organizations welcome pets of domestic violence survivors and the unhoused populations.

178
of renovation projects completed
204
volunteer hours of service
290
organizations helped
238
people trained
5,696,053
grants awarded

WHERE WE'VE BEEN

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