Doorways Joins the 25 by 2025 Movement

Doorways, a pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in Arlington, VA, has joined the 25 by 2025 campaign to help more domestic violence shelters in the U.S. become pet friendly.

In May 2009, Doorways became the only shelter in Virginia, and one of nine in the country, to offer safe shelter for people and their pets fleeing violence. Doorways’ all-weather Safe Kennel (pictured below) has heat, air conditioning, and indoor/outdoor areas to safely and comfortably house dogs, cats, and other small animals like hamsters and turtles.

25 by 2025 reports that up to 70% of domestic violence survivors have pets, and nearly half delay or avoid leaving abusers because they don’t want to leave their pets behind. More pet-friendly domestic violence shelters are needed to ensure more survivors and pets find safety from potentially life-threatening situations.

The 25 by 2025 campaign has set a goal to help 25% of domestic violence shelters in the U.S. become pet friendly by 2025! Get involved in the movement today at and help keep pets and people together. Learn more.

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