“Millions of pets per year are abused because of domestic violence that occurs in the homes where they live.”
- The Humane Society of the United States
“Victims of domestic violence have been known to live in their cars for as long as four months until an opening was available at a pet-friendly safe house or shelter.”
- American Humane Association
"Threats against a pet’s life cause about half of domestic violence survivors to delay leaving their abusive environment."
- Laurel Meleski, RedRover Relief program coordinator
“Up to 83% of women entering domestic violence shelters report that their partner had harmed or killed a family pet.”
– The Humane Society of the United States

Our Mission

Two at a Time is dedicated to addressing the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty. Our mission is to offer services and safe places to pets of those fleeing domestic violence in Western Washington until reunification is possible.

COVID-19 has impacted the veterinarian community in ways most of us never would have imagined. It takes several weeks to get an appointment for a pet and, once there, you will have to wait outside. Due to the nature of our work, Two at a Time has been unable to continue working partnerships with veterinarians since March. The board has decided to temporarily pause programs until we can find veterinarians able to work with us in ways that meet our safety requirements.

We are not closing! We will continue to provide information, advocacy and support as we have been doing during this entire crisis.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we get through these challenging times together.

Washington State Department of Health Limited Veterinary Service/Animal Control Agency and Humane Society Registration