No Pet Left Behind

Crisis Foster Care

No Pet Left Behind is a crisis foster care program created to provide safe care for pets of individuals who are escaping violence—creating safety for people and their pets.

Animal abuse is present in 89% of domestic violence cases. Many individuals will delay leaving an abuser for fear of their pet’s safety should they leave the pet behind, thus prolonging the abuse. Moreover, there are few places to go that allow pets, creating a gap in resources for these individuals. No Pet Left Behind intends to fill this important gap. This program will help to ensure pets are included in the social safety net for individuals fleeing violence.

We are in our pilot phase and will serve Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and North and West Vancouver. Foster families and volunteers are critical to ensuring pets and their people can find safety. We are currently recruiting foster families and volunteers. If you would like to become a foster parent or find out how else to become involved, contact Cassie at cassie@pawsforhope.org or 604-506-9297.

Foster Application Form