“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.

We're Back!

We are happy to announce that, with the reopening of our community post-pandemic, we are finally able to begin the process of rebooting our program. Like so many other businesses and nonprofit organizations, the pandemic caused a huge setback for us on many fronts including financial and, as important, access to our support network – especially veterinarians. Our road to recovery is looking fantastic right now! Our passionate and dedicated team has doubled along with our network of support partners. We ask your patience while we get back on our feet so that we can implement our program and begin the work of providing care and safety for the pets of those fleeing domestic violence soon.


You can help us by donating today. Thank you.



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