Longmont, Colorado


Safe Shelter Mission and Values:

Safe Shelter provides safety, support and resources to individuals affected by domestic abuse. We promote empowerment through direct services and community education, advocating for the right of every individual to live a life free of intimidation, exploitation and abuse.

Our vision is provide the tools to empower our community to break the cycle of domestic violence. To stay focused on this vision, we are guided by values that define us. Those values include:

  • Treat All with Dignity & Respect.
  • Accomplish Results through Competence and Creativity.
  • Offer Support and Opportunity.
  • Manage Activities with Proper Regard to the Rights of Others.



A New Children’s Therapy Dog Program

Therapy Dogs of Boulder County and Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley are excited to announce a new therapy dog visitation program focused on educating children of domestic abuse homes all about the wonderful aspects of a loving dog.

Safe Shelter is a vetted facility working closely with Therapy Dogs of Boulder County to bring some wonderful dog therapy to children who greatly appreciate the interaction and learning.  The Safe Shelter Therapy Dog program is a totally volunteer program and operates with team visits 1 day per week.  The visits usually take place late afternoon or early evening.

Visiting schedules are created between the Safe Shelter Staff and the therapy dog team during the initial interview.   Therapy dog handlers will need to submit a simple application form, agree to a background check and sign a non-disclosure agreement.


  1.  Therapy Dog Registration:  All teams must be registered with a therapy dog association.  The accepted registration memberships are:

– Alliance of Therapy Dogs (
– PetPartners(
– Therapy Dogs International (

If you are not presently registered with any association, there are several tester/observers for Alliance of Therapy Dogs inside of our Therapy Dogs of Boulder County group who can help get you started on that process.  Use the “contact us” selection from the page top menu and let us know you would like to be tested with your dog.

Are you interested in being a therapy dog team for children at Safe Shelter? 

If you would like to make application to be a therapy dog team at Safe Shelter in Longmont, please click on the following Facility Application Form link which will take you to the Facility application page.  If you would like to make application to more than one Facility, please read about their requirements first before selecting them on the application:

DOGS ONLY, please

Facility Application Form