Welcome to Safe Pets Safe Families

We’re a registered charity providing programs and services to people and their pets in the Australian community who are facing disadvantage and crisis situations, predominately domestic violence. We are currently only in SA but have aspirations to be nation-wide.

Research shows that women delay leaving violent relationships in fear of what will happen to their pets. Our service removes the barrier to someone leaving a dangerous situation with pets, reduces animals being surrendered and needlessly euthanised.

If you are experiencing domestic violence or facing other tough times and are not sure where to turn we can help. We can refer you to appropriate services and help take care of your animals while you get assistance. Please read the About section for a more detailed look at how Safe Pets Safe Families started, including the personal story of our founder.

Do you want to help people like Amber?

Amber is our first Safe Pets Safe Families ambassador and has bravely shared her experiences in our very first video. 

Find out more about  Amber’s story and how you can help our important organisation.

Domestic violence service contacts:

If you are in an emergency situation please call 000 or 131 444.

If you are experiencing domestic violence and need advice or assistance contact the below agencies.

National Service: 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) National  sexual assault, domestic violence and family violence counselling service

South Australia: The Domestic Violence Gateway Helpline on 1800 800 098 (available 24/7)

Contact Safe Pets Safe Families:

Call 0490818879 and fill out the intake form in the forms tab on this website or visit one of our facebook pages below and message us through there.  We look forward to assisting you and your pets in your time of need.

Safe Pets Safe Families on Facebook


Paw & Pals Homeless support for people with pets living Rough on Facebook


If you would like to donate to Safe Pets Safe Families and keep this vital service going  please click on the donate button


National Link Coalition (international) packed with over 35 years of research http://nationallinkcoalition.org

My Saving Grace is a storytelling-based website exploring the link between animal abuse and domestic violence. It’s the first of its kind in Australia to bring together first person stories and reflections from animal and human welfare advocates including survivors, veterinarians, refuge staff, police and researcherswww.mysavinggrace.org.au

Please take the time to watch this short video below from My Saving Grace explaining ‘the link’ between animal abuse and domestic violence