Socially Conscious Shelters strive to ensure the best possible outcomes for every homeless cat and dog in their care and community.

At its core, Socially Conscious Sheltering is about working in collaboration with partners and the community to support the individual needs of people and their pets. Comprised of animal shelters and rescues, policymakers, law enforcement agencies, veterinarians, human-animal resource providers, and caring citizens, Socially Conscious Animal Communities provide access to thoughtful resources and services to improve the welfare of all vulnerable animals. We invite you to join us.


The Socially Conscious Animal Community framework allows each of us to understand our role in creating the best outcomes for pets. This concept is based on the most respectful treatment of animals. It’s about placing every healthy and safe animal that ends up in a shelter or rescue. It’s about transparency and leadership. It’s about thoughtful public policy. It’s about safe communities. We can work together to create the best outcomes for all animals while nurturing the human-animal bond, and we can educate colleagues, friends, family members, neighbors and policy makers so animals receive the care and respect they deserve. The cornerstone for Socially Conscious Animal Communities is Socially Conscious Sheltering.