Crisis Foster Care

Eventually, PALF would like to be able to provide crisis foster care for people who need immediate assistance caring for their pet due to their sudden experience with a crisis such as a house fire, domestic violence or emergency hospitalization. For now, we suggest you reach out to these existing programs:


The Anti-Cruelty Society – SAFE Program

Recognizing that there is a dire need for emergency sheltering of pets, The Anti-Cruelty Society has established the SAFE (Short Term Accommodation for Emergencies) program in an effort to protect disaster and violence victims and their animals. Be it a house fire, natural disaster, or domestic violence, people from all walks of life can find themselves temporarily displaced from their homes and often have difficulty finding shelter for both their families and pets.

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PAWS Chicago Safe-Haven Program

PAWS Chicago will provide a wonderful temporary home for dogs & cats of families in crisis through our dedicated network of foster homes. Families in crisis can focus on rebuilding their lives, knowing that their pets are safe and cared for until they are able to stabilize their living situation.

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Blessed Bonds – A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter

Blessed Bonds at A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter provides short-term crisis foster care for up to 60 days. They work with pet owners who are homeless because of natural disaster, domestic violence, financial hardship, as well as owners who are hospitalized, in rehab, or facing any other emergency that interferes with their ability to care for their pets.

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