I was told there weren’t many places Scarlett and I could live together, and I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t move without her. She was my family now! My heart ached when I thought about her living in an animal shelter without me, and possibly having to be re-homed. Then, my Case Manager told me about the pet-friendly living spaces at Lydia’s House. When I got to Lydia’s House, I was given a fully furnished, pet-friendly apartment where I could stay with Scarlett. Lydia’s House even had a private dog park! I no longer had to worry about where I was walking her and if we were safe. We were no longer homeless, and I began to feel human again. Lydia’s House has provided encouragement, support, life skills and time to heal with Scarlett. Now, thanks to Lydia’s House, I live a life free of violence with my loving companion by my side.