Join the Pet-Friendly Movement

We need your support to create safe spaces for pets and the people who love them. Take the pledge, download the toolkit, and use your voice.

Every year, more than 10 million people in the United States are physically abused by an intimate partner, and this abuse affects pets, too. Domestic violence shelters provide a safe and secure place to recover from trauma, but many do not allow pets. The result? Survivors delay or avoid leaving abusers rather than leave a pet behind.  

The goal of the 25 by 2025 campaign is to help 25% of domestic violence shelters in the U.S. become pet-friendly by 2025.

You can help support pet-friendly sheltering by visiting the 25 by 2025 website! There, you can take the pet-friendly pledge, download a toolkit to help raise awareness, and learn about the many benefits of keeping people and pets together.