Survivor’s Best Friend

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services


  • Mental Health
  • People with Disabilities
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Sexual Trauma/Violence/Rape



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"Survivor’s Best Friend (SBF) is a registered nonprofit that rescues shelter animals while at the same time empowering survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. SBF pays for all adoption expenses for a shelter dog or cat of a survivor’s choosing. These expenses cover not only the cost of the animal, but also up-to-date vaccinations, veterinary exams, and spaying/neutering procedures.
SBF also funds the medical costs associated with getting adopted pets to become Emotional Support Animals (ESAs). Medical providers must write a letter verifying that pet owners suffer from a psychological disorder for which adopted pets provide relief. Additionally, we provide long-term support to help survivors and adopted pets thrive together.
We fund adoptions and ESA letters for pets across the country and help survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence who are able to care for an animal regardless of sex, gender, race, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, or any other facet of identity. We believe in intersectionality and aim to be a resource for all survivors."