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If you or someone you know, family members or pets are in immediate danger please dial 911.

Shelter Our Pets provides services to people who are actively fleeing or have recently fled an abusive environment and need temporary shelter for their pets.

To qualify for Shelter Our Pets’ services, abuse survivors can be referred to us through domestic abuse organizations, shelters and outreach programs or they can be referred to us through a police department, social worker, attorney or other approved organizations at the time of intake into our program.   Survivors can also contact Shelter Our Pets directly through our hotline at 973-506-9696. Being pre-qualified through your local domestic violence agency will help expedite the application process.  Every applicant will need to be qualified through a series of screening questions and may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Participation in the Shelter Our Pets program requires the completion of a variety of paperwork:

  • Shelter Our Pets program application
  • Pet personality profile
  • Veterinary care authorization
  • Liability release

It is important for all applicants to be able to show proof of pet ownership or inclusion of a pet in a restraining order.

If an animal is accepted into the Shelter Our Pets foster program, the animal(s) will be matched with a temporary, confidential foster parent, area kennel or other care provider. All canines are required to pass an evaluation prior to being accepted into our program and placed in a foster home.

For assistance call us at 973-506-9696.  One of our volunteers will return your call as promptly as possible. *Please note some of our calls are returned from a blocked number.

We can also provide information for:

• Pet Boarding facilities

• Pet Sitters

• Free pet food

• Veterinary care in your area

• Breed specific rescues, rescue organizations and shelters that may be able to assist you.

*Please note that most boarding facilities and pet sitters require your pets are up-to-date on vaccinations.

Canines: Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella.
Felines: Rabies, Feline Distemper.