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Training & Education

Learn about the need for pet-safekeeping,

and about "the link" among child abuse, animal abuse,

elder abuse, and intimate partner violence.

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Our Mission, Our Goals

SafePet Ontario exists to fill a dangerous gap in the family violence sector.

We are the only province-wide charity of our kind, and we offer educational

programs to shelters, workplaces, schools, and community groups.

We are also in the process of developing a training portal for on-demand courses.



Training & Educational Programming

Our training and educational programs are ever-expanding. We host a bi-monthly virtual Community of Practice for shelters and organizations interested in establishing a pet-safekeeping program (or who are currently offering pet-safekeeping). We meet on the fourth Monday (3:00 - 4:00pm) every other month via Zoom. To join our COP, please fill out the form below. 

2024 dates: July 22, Sept. 23, Nov. 25

2025 dates: Jan. 27, March 24, May 26, July 28, Sept. 22, Nov. 24


We are also in the process of developing the following initiatives:

  • A dual-purpose manual and guide to start your own local pet-safekeeping program

  • On-demand educational courses and interventions tailored to individuals experiencing animal abuse, elder abuse, child abuse, and intimate partner violence in families, and the professionals with which they work

  • On-demand training for SafePet foster families, partner shelters, and veterinarians

None of this is possible without donor support.

When you give generously, you help us get more pets - and more victims of abuse - to safety. You also help us get life-saving knowledge into the hands of frontline workers and the public.

Safe pets mean safe families. It's that simple.

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