Domestic and financial issues
Domestic abuse assistance
Too often, people stay in a situation that is or may become dangerous for both themselves and their animals. Please know that there is help available for you and your pet.
RedRover offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets through its Safe Escape program. The goal is to enable victims to leave a domestic violence situation without having to leave their pets behind. Grants may be provided for temporary boarding and veterinary care.
WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County, providing a safe haven for victims and their pets through its Safe Pets Program.
The Humane Society of the United States offers a directory of domestic violence shelters that allow pets.
Help when facing foreclosure
Losing your home can be a stressful time. Please know that there is help for homeowners struggling to keep their beloved pets.
Foreclosure Pets can help you find a pet friendly place to live, temporarily adopt out your pet until you get back on your feet or help you to find a permanent home for your pet, if you so choose.
Help feeding your pet
You don’t have to surrender your pet to a local shelter because you’re unable to cover the cost of pet food. There are options, including:
Pet food banks that offer free food for your pet.
Care for pets during military deployment
If you or a family member are being deployed and need temporary re-homing services for your pet, please consider the following resources.
Moving with your pet
Having to move can be very stressful, but it doesn’t mean that you have to give up your pets. Find a pet friendly new home, including resources for pit bull friendly housing.
Pets and your children, including a new baby
Allowing your pet time to get used to the dynamic changing in the home can make a world of difference. The following information will help you prepare for that transition and keep your pet out of local shelters.
You spend months, if not longer, preparing for your new baby. Help your pet do the same with these helpful tips.
If you’re considering surrendering your dog because you’re worried about your child’s safety, first learn how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Oftentimes, with knowledge on how to manage your pet around children is all you need keep your pet.
In the event these alternative resources don’t address the circumstances you are experiencing with your pet, please review how to personally re-home your pet or how to surrender your pet to a Sacramento-area animal shelter.