Pets like dogs have been known to provide emotional support to people in toxic and abusive relationships. Oftentimes the victims form a bond with their dogs, which their abusers tend to take advantage of. Research shows that all household members, including children and pets, are usually subjected to abuse.

For most survivors of domestic violence to make a clean break from their abusers, they need to find shelter for themselves and their pets. However, many shelters are unable to accommodate dogs. Resulting in many survivors electing to remain in abusive environments for fear that their pets will suffer continued abuse.

Praline’s Backyard aims to alleviate this barrier to leave by providing housing, food and veterinary services to the dogs of survivors of domestic abuse while they are in housing transition.   The knowledge that their dog will be cared for may provide survivors the encouragement and support to take that much-needed first step into their journey to secure safe and secure housing.  I invite you to support Praline’s Backyard in providing cage-free dog services to the community and free dog services to survivors by making a $5 donation to our Just $5 campaign to assist in building Praline’s Backyard using the link at the top of the page. 

My mission is to open Praline’s Backyard Doggie Daycare and Boarding facility to provide a cage-free enrichment doggie daycare and cage-free enrichment boarding that embraces a dog’s natural desire to play and explore by focusing on training reinforcement, socialization, and agility exercises in open indoor spaces and on plenty of outdoor space on natural grass.