SHF is a 61-acre private 501c3 rescue & rehabilitation center with eight core volunteers. Although we care for 30-40 animals on a daily basis and we occasionally have dogs available for adoption, our primary mission is to keep good dogs in good homes by providing practical, life-changing, canine-centric training in canine (and human) behavior:
(1) via the books, Learning "DOG" and SMILE! and other practical life lessons your dogs can teach you (while you are training them), and
(2) via on-site training for veterinary clinics, shelters, boarding & day care operations and rescues.

K-9 Rescue & Rehab Center
Spay - neuter
local low-cost clinics:

  Cape Fear Spay-neuter Clinic
  Castle Hayne, NC
  (near Wilmington)
  910 602-1101

  Spay Today Clinic
  Greenville, NC
  (near Pitt County shelter)
  252 321-8839
Practical K9 Behavior Training for facilities
   (veterinary clinics, shelters, rescues and
        boarding/day care operations)
for super-practical DIY information about:

  * choosing the right dog for you

  * understanding K9 body language

  * smile-based, "name-the-behavior" training

  * preventing issues from occurring

  * fixing common issues such as
(but not limited to):
           poor manners
           submissive urination
The SMILE! Project
for libraries
click HERE to read the first 3 chapters and Table of Contents
SHF Adoptions
Safe Harbor Farm K9 sponsors 2-hour and 3-hour trainings at (or near) cost
(cost varies with location)

C.E. credits pre-approved for vets & techs    (in many states)
Click HERE to request information.
for adoption information
and our adoption application,
click on the Dobermans!
for excellent advice on everything feline, we recommend books by Pam Johnson-Bennett. Some of them are:

  * Think Like a Cat
  * Twisted Whiskers
  * Cat vs. Cat
  * Psycho Cat
at SHF
SHF occasionally needs Workamper help with landscaping and maintenance projects. For more information, click on the goat!
Would your library or prison-based training program like a donated copy of SMILE?
If so, click on the happy dog!
Need some help creating a stress-free, supportive place for the dogs at your facility? Check out the handbook from the LEARNING "DOG" Conference
(includes online links to 42 videos)!

          Click HERE to read the
          Table of Contents & order
We wrote
this book
to help you!
More SHF links:
Who we are: