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Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims (SAAV) is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, nonprofit organization founded in 2001.  One of our primary goals is to reduce barriers to safety for domestic abuse victims with animals, by providing safe refuge for animals when a victim leaves an abuser.  Research shows that up to 48% of domestic abuse victims delay leaving an abusive relationship because they have no safe shelter for their animals.  Countless victims stay with their abuser to protect their animals.  Domestic abuse shelters typically cannot take animals into shelter and, when they can, it is only for a brief time.  We reduce this barrier to safety by providing victims with temporary, safe, and confidential shelter for their animals (the SAAV Program) for a period of up to 90 days while the victim transitions to safety.  Shelter is provided primarily through foster homes.

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Woof Pack

Want to help a dog (and family) in need? Here is how you can help with our Woof Pack.


It began as a love story; the attraction, immediate. In 2001, a small white fluffball with an infectious smile that had me at "hello", came bounding full steam ahead and into my arms; and yes, that was all it took.

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If you're reading this, you are most likely a dog lover! These images are photos of Czar’s Promise fun filled events, as well as photos of our Canine Cancer Crew, beloved canines who have had their own battle with cancer. Shown here is Gobi.

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