Domestic and financial issues

Domestic abuse assistance
Facing foreclosure
Feeding your pet
Military deployment
Moving
Pets and children

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.

Dogs on Deployment

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet

Sugarland Ranch

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.

Helpful tips when moving with your pet

Pet friendly apartments

Pet friendly apartment search engine

Pit bull friendly apartments

Pit bull friendly insurance companies

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.

Baby on the way

You spend months, if not longer, preparing for your new baby. Help your pet do the same with these helpful tips.

Children and dogs

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.