Animal Safehouse Program (ASP)

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) Animal Safehouse Program is a safety net for community members in crisis. By offering temporary pet boarding to the victims of domestic violence and to military veterans and seniors requiring hospitalization, RCHS keeps families together.

For a victim of domestic violence, finding a safe place for their pet can often mean the difference between staying in an abusive environment or leaving. With temporary shelter and vet care for their pet, these victims become survivors who ultimately reunite with their animal as they pursue a new life of safety and security.

Support for Military Veterans

For military veterans in need of medical care, our Animal Safehouse Program is also about keeping families intact and respecting the human-animal bond. By having RCHS watch over a pet(s), veterans are able to seek the medical attention they need without having to consider giving up their pets in the process.

For more information or to discuss enrollment call (760) 753-6476 or email

The Animal Safehouse Program is also in need of foster homes to help care for animals needing temporary place to stay. For more information, please contact