Pet Research Project

Colorado advocates and scholars have been gathering data about children exposed to intimate partner violence and animal cruelty since 2011, and we are excited to share our results!

Executive Summary

Community Report

Practice Implications

Safety Planning with Animals-Examples



Sheltering Pets Toolkit

These tools will help you explore the variety of strategies that may increase options for survivors who have pets.

On this spectrum, you may need to consider:

Becoming ADA compliant

-Creating partnerships with local resources, including vets, pet shelters, etc.

Form Templates: MOU, Animal Intake, Client Agreement, Consent & Release, etc.

Converting your shelter to co-house pets

Increasing Options for Survivors and Pets

  • Partner with local veterinarian/animal shelter/animal rescue to help with vaccinations, medical needs, and/or off-site sheltering (More)
  • Recruit volunteers for fostering animals
  • Develop a list of pet-friendly housing to help clients transition out of shelter
  • Provide emotional support animal documentation to assist with no-pet rental policies and pet fees (More)