Emergency Boarding for Pets


RSPCA have a ‘Safe Beds’ program for emergency boarding of pets for families leaving domestic violence. The safe beds program is not a long-term solution to the housing of the pet, but it gives people fleeing domestic violence situations peace of mind and allows them to secure their own safety and make arrangements for the future.

In most cases, these animals are referred through to the RSPCA from a domestic violence counselling service. For more information email rspca@rspcatas.org.au, contact RSPCA through the website www.rspcatas.org.au/contact/ or phone (03) 6709 8100.


Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania

Only available at the Hobart premises.  They can provide boarding for $5 a night, maximum of two weeks.  Vaccinated dogs are preferred (10 day incubation period).

P: 6243 5177


A Paw Up

A Paw Up helps to feed and care for the pets of Tasmanians experiencing or at risk of homelessness. They also provide foster care for pets whose owners are in crisis. In most cases, these animals are referred to A Paw Up from a domestic violence counselling service or a housing support worker.

You can contact A Paw Up at apawuptasmania@gmail.com or via their Facebook page.