The mission of Better Together Animal Alliance, formerly Panhandle Animal Shelter, is to create and support meaningful connections by enhancing the lives of dogs, cats, and the people in our community who love them.
Better Together Animal Alliance serves the Inland Northwest and its primary goal is to keep pets and families together. This is achieved by supporting pet owners using best practice programs and by supporting both sides of the human-animal bond in a friendly and non-judgmental way. Better Together Animal Alliance's owner support programs help pet owners take care of their pets, preventing the need to surrender them to the animal care facility. Programs include a pet food bank, a help line, Pets for Life, Home To Home, Temporary Loving Care, and Trap-Neuter-Return services for community cats. Of the animals served annually, only 1/3 ever enter the animal care facility and most are cared for in their homes or through community-based programs.
When an animal needs a safe place to stay until they find a new home, they are cared for at the animal care facility where cats live cage-free in a stimulating and spacious cat haven and dogs enjoy the benefits of being out of their kennels walking or playing several times a day.
Better Together Animal Alliance is the founder of Home To Home, an online pet rehoming tool for animal shelters. The program is used in by shelters and rescues across the United States and Canada and helps pets find new homes without ever entering an animal shelter.