Temporary Pet Fostering for People in Crisis – PetsEmpower

Sustaining Pet Relationships Beyond Crisis.

PetsEmpower arranges temporary pet fostering for people in crisis with pets in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We give pet parents unable to provide a safe home for their pets a way to seek help and hope without the fear of losing their faithful companions.

PetsEmpower is a nonprofit organization. Our services are provided free of charge. Learn more about PetsEmpower

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Get Help

Do you need a safe home for your pet in order to improve your own situation? Don't put yourself or your pet at risk. We can help.  

Give Help

We're glad you can lend a paw! Foster families of all sizes and experience levels are welcome. There are lots of other ways to help, too.

Partner with PetsEmpower!

Can your business provide cash or in-kind support for our mission? Does your organization offer similar or complementary services? Let's talk. 

Your gift will keep pets and people together.

PetsEmpower is a registered 501(c)(3) organization (81-4650111)



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

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