What We Do

  • It is estimated that one million pets in this country are harmed, tortured, or killed every year because of domestic violence that occurs in the homes where they live.
  • Researchers have found that between 71% and 83% of women entering domestic violence shelters reported that their partners also abused or killed the family pet.
  • Nationwide, fewer than 1 in 8 domestic violence shelters accept pets. As a result, concern for the welfare of their beloved pets prevents or delays over 50% of victims from escaping domestic violence, sometimes at their own peril. Some have been known to live in their cars for months while waiting to get into a facility that takes pets.

Two at a Time is a non-profit created to address the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty in King County, Washington. Through an extensive and confidential network of veterinarians, foster homes, and boarding facilities, we will provide temporary care and safe places for the pets of those fleeing domestic violence. This will enable the survivors to seek the support needed to secure a safe, stable environment for themselves and their children. Additionally, we will provide basic and emergency vet care free of charge.

Home inspections are required for any potential foster homes in addition to criminal background checks. The latter is also required for all staff and volunteers working in any capacity for Two at a Time.

Two at a Time

4701 SW Admiral Way, #305
Seattle, WA 98116-2340

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