Sustaining Pet Relationships Beyond Crisis. is a nonprofit umbrella organization increasing access to short-term fostering for domestic violence survivors in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We give courageous domestic violence survivors a positive alternative to pet relinquishment or remaining in abusive situations with their pet due to a lack of options to place their pet. We allow owners to find safety for themselves and their pets through short-term pet fostering and and later reunite, generating positive health outcomes.

Get Help

If you or someone you know cannot leave a domestic violent situation because of a pet,
let us help. 


Your skills matter! Contact us and we can align you with a volunteer position or direct you to partner organizations.

Partner, Sponsor or Other

Do you represent an organization which could benefit from a partnership? Is your company looking to provide sponsorships?

Want to Make a Lasting Impact?

Your funds will help keep pets and people together.


PetsEmpower provides access to timely, trusted infrastructure and capacity that enables people in crisis to find pet care until they can be reunited.


Enabling people to move through crisis with the knowledge that their relationship with their pets will be preserved.

From a Survivor

Dear Mr. Ross:  

I truly appreciate the help I received from you and your company Pets Empower. . . Your company relieved the unnecessary stress of finding a boarding facility in a hurry. Not only was there ease in scheduling, but there was also complete trust that Shiloh would be taken care of by Pets Empower. . . Jordan, you and Pets Empower were a complete lifesaver during a difficult time for me.

Very Respectably, Amber and Shiloh

Key Facts

"Only three percent of domestic violence shelters across the country accept pets."- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Nearly half of the domestic abuse victims who stay in violent households do so because they are afraid for their animals. - Animal Legal Defense Fund

"71 percent of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims; 32 percent reported their children had hurt or killed animals." - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence