What Is Project Safehouse?

The Specialty Program provides short term housing for animals belonging to individuals in crisis.

The primary mission of the Emergency Boarding Program is to enhance human wellbeing and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, hospitalized and living in poverty.

Program Qualifications

Individuals requiring access to the Emergency Boarding Program must be referred by or verified by a recognized service agency or professional, such as a Social Worker, Police Officer, or Crisis Intervention Worker. Admittance to the program is considered only after all criteria have been met, and is granted at he discretion of the Sarnia & District Humane Society.

Program Details

  • Length of stay is 14 days. Extensions of one week can be granted at the discretion of the Operations Manager (boarding fees will apply)
  • Proof of ownership, vaccination history, health care documentation and ID are required
  • The client is required to sign the following documents: Specialty Animal Agreement, Spay/Neuter consent form, Vaccination and De-worming consent, Retrieval of Veterinary Documents, Dog Personality Profile and/or Cat Personality Profile, Dog Walking Consent and Specialty Animal Release
  • Vaccinations and De-worming can be provided for a fee
  • Animal provided with daily food, water, socialization, exercise and preventive care
  • Visitation is permitted if deemed safe for the animal, their owner, and SDHS employees. We do encourage the owner to call and check on status of the animal.