Frequently Asked Questions

Praline’s Backyard Foundation is actively searching for organizations to support. We want to partner with organizations that are willing to provide free pet services, such as pet daycare, boarding, grooming, and training, to survivors of domestic violence. If you believe that your organization aligns with our mission and values, we would love to hear from you! Please complete the contact information below and let us know how your organization can make a difference for survivors and their pets. Together, we can create a better world for all. Let’s Stay in Touch



According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Vioplence, on a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or

Yes, your donation is tax deductible.

The statistics surrounding domestic violence and pets are indeed eye-opening and emphasize the critical need for our mission. According to studies:

  1. 52% of survivors of domestic violence report that they stayed in an abusive situation because they couldn’t bring their pets to a safe place.

  2. Only 15% of domestic violence shelters across the country are equipped to accommodate pets, often leaving survivors with the difficult choice of leaving their beloved animals behind.

  3. Up to 84% of pet-owning survivors reported that their abusers had threatened, injured, or killed their pets as a means of control.

  4. Many survivors delay leaving an abusive situation due to concerns for their pets’ safety, leading to a dangerous cycle of prolonged abuse.

  5. The bond between humans and their pets is strong, with up to 89% of pet owners considering their pets as part of the family. This emotional connection makes it even more crucial to address their safety.

At Praline’s Backyard Foundation, we are committed to breaking down these barriers by providing housing solutions for pets of domestic violence survivors, ensuring that no one has to make the heartbreaking choice between their safety and the well-being of their beloved companions.


The statistics provided in the FAQ are drawn from several reputable sources and studies, including:

  1. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
  2. RedRover
  3. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
  4. National Link Coalition
  5. Domestic Violence and Pets – A National Survey (2012)
  6. Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI)

These organizations and studies have conducted extensive research and surveys on the intersection of domestic violence and pet ownership, shedding light on the challenges faced by survivors and the importance of addressing these issues.

Our mission at Praline’s Backyard Foundation is to ensure the safety and well-being of pets belonging to domestic violence survivors during their transition to safe housing. We are committed to removing the obstacles that often prevent survivors from leaving harmful situations – including concerns about their pets’ care. Praline’s Backyard Foundation is proud to offer a comprehensive solution through pet boarding facility and pet fosters across the United States. Our goal is to create a supportive pet boarding and pet foster network that enables survivors to confidently pursue a better life for themselves and their beloved animal companions housing via our community partners.

As a 501c-3 organization, donations make a real difference to the work we do and the support that we’re able to provide to pets of domestic violence survivors. Every donation that we receive helps us get one step closer to reach even more pets and give domestic violence survivors the confidence their pet will be cared for while they are taking care of themselves.  In addition to continuing to like, share and comment on our social medial posts, donations are another valuable way to make a difference to the lives of the pets and domestic violence survivors we serve.

Pet Food


We could help feed domestic violence survivors pets for a month.


Pet Boarding


We could provide one night of boarding.


Annual Pet Vaccinations


We could pay for a pet’s annual vaccinations.


10 Nights of Boarding


We could pay for 10 nights of boarding.

We are looking to partner with boarding facilities and foster homes across the country. To volunteer, please fill out the appropriate form. 

If we have a pet in need in your area, we will contact you should you be a good fit for the family and their needs. Then, we will facilitate the transfer of the animal into your care.


National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

The Hotline: Pet Safety Planning

Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and Child Custody

Finding a Legal Services

Free Pet Transport: Kindred Hearts Transporrt Connection


The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)


National Dating Abuse Helpline



National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)


National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)


National Runaway Safeline

1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929


National Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project

Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)


Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence



National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011