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Shelter often refers to:

  • Shelter (building), a basic architectural structure or building that provides cover
  • Animal shelter, a facility that houses homeless, lost, or abandoned animals; mostly dogs and cats
  • Homeless shelter, a temporary residence for homeless people, sometimes simply referred to as a "shelter"
  • Women's shelter, also known as a women's refuge or battered women's shelter, a place of temporary protection and support for women escaping domestic violence and intimate partner violence 

Shelter may also refer to:


Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]




Groups and labels[edit]

  • Shelter (band) (1991-2018), an American Krishnacore band
  • Shelter (UK band) (2012-), a UK electropop band
  • Shelter Records (1969–1981), an American record label

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Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


  • Shelter (automobile), a Dutch experimental city car of the 1950s
  • Shelter, a container used for protecting people or property, usually on the back of a vehicle

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