Protect Our Pets

Safe Futures is the first emergency shelter in the State of Connecticut to provide safe housing for pets. The organization received a grant from Red Rover to upgrade its shelter to provide a more welcoming environment for pets. We accept pets in all of our residential programs and our emergency shelter.


Abusers often use beloved pets to control their victims. Protect Our Pets is intended to offer options and solutions for pets of victims who are fleeing their home because of abuse. These include: shelter at our Genesis House emergency shelter (first option if victim is coming to shelter); shelter at pet-friendly hotels; shelter through Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation Companions in Crisis Program (in partnership with Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence); pet supplies (food, collars, etc.); access to veterinarian care; and, transportation costs for pets if victim must leave the area for safety reasons.

Learn more about Protect Our Pets and meet our therapy dog, Luna, in the video below.

YouTube video

Video provided courtesy of The Day.