top of page

Training & Education

SafePet Ontario's mission is to provide pet-safekeeping to survivors of family violence and human trafficking, and to educate frontline professionals and the public about the "link" among four types of violence: animal abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, and gender-based violence.

We offer educational programs to shelters, workplaces, schools, and interested community groups, and we are developing a training portal for on-demand courses.

SP_Artboard 42_4x.png

Would you like us to present to your workplace,
community group, or classroom?

We are proud to have offered past trainings
to police,
shelter staff, veterinarians, youths,
and child protection workers.


Training & Educational Programming

We are currently expanding our training and educational opportunities. Here are some exciting initiatives that are "in the works":

  • Community of Practice meetings for Ontario VAW shelters that currently (or hope to) allow pets onsite

  • Creating a manual and guide for starting your own local pet-safekeeping program

  • On-demand courses on "the link", working with survivors and their pets, and interventions available for those experiencing "link" crimes

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

"When animals are abused, people are at risk.
When people are abused, animals are at risk."

Phil Arkow, National Link Coalition (USA)

bottom of page