At Through Ruff Times we hope to reduce barriers for people who experience poverty, homelessness, mental health and substance use challenges, violent living conditions and/or any other hurdles.
We offer options so that people do not need to make a choice between accessing supports or losing their animal companions.
We aim to work from harm reduction, trauma informed and anti-oppressive principals.
We operate based on the belief that humans and animals have a fundamental right to exist and to be treated with dignity, compassion and respect.
By co-creating a community that ensures safe, friendly and judgment-free exchanges, our intention is to honour the specific and changing needs of everyone involved.