Up to 89% of domestic violence survivors have reported that their pets were harmed or killed by their abusers. Up to 65% delay leaving their abusers if they would have to leave their pets behind. There are no pet-friendly domestic violence shelters in or near Chicago.
The Safe Haven Network helps survivors of domestic violence find temporary boarding for their pets so they can escape their abusers and start a new life in peace and safety with their pets.
African American hair products
Breeder’s Edge Kitten Formula
Cat food (wet or dry)
Dog food (wet or dry)
Easy Walk harnesses
Full-size personal hygiene products
Gift cards (to Target, grocery stores, or clothing stores)
Flat buckle collars
Opened pet food
The Safe Haven Network cannot accept monetary donations intended for supply drive recipients. Any monetary donations received will be used by The Safe Haven Network to run the supply drive.
To make a monetary donation to one of the above recipients, click on their name to visit their website.
To make a monetary donation to The Safe Haven Network, click here.
New clothing for women and children
New women’s underwear (all sizes)
Diapers (Size 6)
Socks (particularly for adults)
Towels (face and bath)
Twin or full-sized bedding (including comforters)
Latin Rhythms – 210 N Racine Ave (Chicago)
The Urban Mutt – 23 S. La Grange Rd (La Grange)
Paw Naturals – 932 West Monroe St (Chicago)
Claremont Diner – 2325 W Taylor St (Chicago)
Ferrara Bakery – 2210 W Taylor St (Chicago)
AStarr Studio – 737 S Western Ave Suite 1 (Chicago)
This year, SHN is partnering with the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach to expand your available donation drop-off locations!
St. Gertrude Parish – 1420 W. Granville (Chicago)
St. Julie Billiart – 7399 159th St. (Tinley Park)
St. James – 820 N. Arlington Hts. Rd. (Arlington Heights)
St. Mary’s – 1012 Lake Street (Evanston)
St. Mary of the Woods – 7033 Moselle (Chicago)
St. Alphonsus Liguori – 411 N. Wheeling Rd. (Prospect Heights)
St. Thomas the Apostle – 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. (Chicago)
St. Alexander – 12901 S. Melvina Ave. (Palos Heights)
Transfiguration of Our Lord – 2609 W. Carmen Ave. (Chicago)
St. Mary’s Church – 126 Herrick Road (Riverside)
St. Robert Bellarmine – 4646 N. Austin Ave. (Chicago)
St. Nicholas – 815 Ridge Avenue (Evanston)
Christ the King – 9035 S. Hamilton (Chicago)
St. Matthew – 1001 E. Schaumburg Rd. (Schaumburg)
St. Hilary – 5600 North Fairfield (Chicago)
Old St. Pat’s – 711 West Monroe (Chicago)
St. Collette – 3900 Meadow Drive (Rolling Meadows)
Sacred Heart – 8245 W. 111th St. (Palos Hills)