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You may see unsheltered pets and their people and not know what the best way to offer support may be. Homelessness is not a crime. We believe all people have the right to experience the love and companionship of an animal, regardless of their financial situation. Many people feed their pet before themselves. 

We have created Emergency Pet Supply Kits you can provide to people in need. If you see someone with a pet who appears to be unhoused or transient you can offer them food and other supplies for their pet, in addition to providing resources. Please be respectful of their privacy and be aware they may decline your offer of service.









You can pick up a cat or dog pet supply kit (or both!) completely free of charge anytime Monday-Friday 7 AM-7 PM or Saturday 10 AM-5 PM at Ruff Haven Headquarters located at 1370 South 400 West in Salt Lake City. 


Create Your Own Kit

​Interested in creating your own kit? Some of the items we include are: 

  • Tote bag (TJ Maxx, Sierra Trading, and Marshall have inexpensive totes)

  • Dry food (5-8 pound bags or food in gallon Ziplocs)

  • 3-4 cans of wet food

  • Treats

  • Poop bags

  • Slip lead

  • Small fleece blanket

  • Toys

  • Collapsible food/water bowl

  • Litter

Print our information flyer HERE



Did you know one of the most frequent ways dogs end up in the local municipal shelter is due to a hole in the fence? We want to fix this. Literally!

Ruff Haven Crisis Sheltering is creating fence fix-it kits for owners who may be struggling to keep their dog contained in their yard. Often a simple repair can prevent dogs from escaping and keep them with their family, rather than go to the shelter. We will be creating simple fix-it kits for Animal Control Officers to be able to give to owners who need a little support to fix their fence.

Are you looking for a group project to complete? Help us make these kits and keep pets safe and with their people!

Fence Fix-It Kit Items

● Small tool bag
● Hammer
● Nails
● Baling wire
● Wire cutters
● Pliers
● Padlocks
● Screw Eyes/Eye Hooks

● Zip Ties (Large and small)


Have questions? Contact us at

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