Safe Tails

Safe Tails Program

Help us provide a temporary home for the pets of those in need

Happy Tails Animal Rescue Inc. has proudly created a community program to provide temporary, emergency housing for animals of individuals at risk or experiencing domestic violence, homelessness or other needs in Queensland.

In an emergency, pet owners are often forced to surrender their pets or stay in unsafe environments due to lack of support options for their animals. Since launching in 2017, Happy Tails Animal Rescue has regularly received calls from people needing short-term assistance to care for pets in times of crisis.

The Safe Tails program provides a compassionate alternative to surrendering a pet in a crisis. We support families seeking safety by looking after their fur family while they look after themselves.

Applications to the Safe Tails program are by referral only from a community support agency, social worker or support worker. If you require assistance, please ask your community agency to provide a referral to our service.

Referrals accepted via community support agencies. Are you a community agency supporting a client who could use our help?

Please email us or click here to complete a referral form.

Did you know?

1 in 3 women delayed leaving their violent relationship out of fear for their pets safety.

50% reported that their violent partner had hurt or killed one of their pets.

Could you help a family in need by fostering a Safe Tails animal?

Wherever possible, animals stay in foster homes.

If you can provide a foster home for an animal in need, click on the button below or email us



The Safe Tails program receives no funding and relies on donations.
Please make a one-off donation today or set up a small monthly donation to provide vital ongoing funds for this program.   

Account Name: Happy Tails Animal Rescue Inc.
BSB: 114879
Account: 415430871
Reference: Sponsor/Donation

All donations over $2 are tax deductible. To request a tax receipt for tax time, please email

Partnership with DV Connect

Happy Tails Animal Rescue Inc. has proudly partnered with DV Connect to provide temporary and emergency housing for animals of individuals at risk of or experiencing domestic violence in Queensland.

Are you currently in a DV relationship and need support for you, your children and your animals? 
You deserve a life without domestic violence. Contact DV Connect on 1800 811 811 24 hours a day or visit their website