SHF is a 61-acre not-for-profit facility with 8 core volunteers and 4 animal-related projects.

(1) We're home to many rescued turtles and several dogs, cats, goats & birds remaining from SHF's shelter

(2) Our SMILE! Project helps to keep good dogs in good homes by providing their owners with user-friendly, positive & practical info about canine & human behavior.

(3) Our 1-acre Dragonfly Dog Park complements 2 miles of volunteer-maintained walking trails

(4) Our teaching apiary has, at any given time, 10-20 colonies of honey bees in both long hives and customized Langstroth hives.
Spay - neuter
  Cape Fear Spay-neuter Clinic                Spay Today Clinic
  Castle Hayne, NC                                     Greenville, NC
  (near Wilmington)                                    (near Pitt County shelter)  
  910 602-1101                                          252 321-8839
  Adoption First Veterinary Clinic
  100 Fall Creek Drive - Unit C
  Jacksonville, NC
Practical K9 behavior 
training for facilities

(veterinary clinics, shelters, rescues and
       boarding/day care operations)
For practical information about canine behavior, plus:

  * how to train your dog at home by training yourself,
     moment-by-moment and in-the-moment

  * how to prevent & address common issues such as:
           anxiety                  poor manners
           aggression             resource-quarding
           barking                  stranger reactivity
           hyperactivity          submissive urination

  * how to choose the dog of your dreams (and what
     to do in the first half-hour to help guarantee success)
Help for
The SMILE! Project
for libraries
click HERE to read the first two chapters, excerpts from all 32 chapters and Table of Contents
Safe Harbor Farm K9 offers deep discounts
on copies of SMILE! to animal shelters, dog
rescues, veterinary clinics and boarding/
training facilities for staff & volunteer
training and resale to adopters and clients.
For excellent advice on all things feline, we can happily recommend these books by Pam Johnson-Bennett:
at SHF
Workamp with us! For more information, click on the goat!
Would your public, high school or prison library like a donated copy of SMILE? If so, give us a call at the above number with the librarian's contact information.
Hoping to make your facility more canine-
intuitive and stress-free?
we wrote THIS user-friendly book to help you!
More SHF links:
Who we are:
Got a DOG
"I can't believe how quickly I was able to turn things around...simply by changing a few things I was doing! SMILE! discusses human and canine behavior, and that's what makes it so helpful. HIGHLY recommend! 
(Janette - owner of 3 dogs)
Call 252 422 0943 to request information.
Help with our dog park and nature trails!

Click on the 
link below!
Dog Park &
Nature Trails

Click HERE
for more info!
Home of

* Think Like a Cat
* Twisted Whiskers
* Cat vs. Cat
* Psycho Kitty
* Hiss n' Tell
Turtle rescue
and sanctuary
Safe Harbor Farm is also a sanctuary for aquatic and semi-aquatic turtles. Have a turtle at risk for injury? Looking to rehome your turtle? We can help.  252 422 0943
Honey Bees
For Sale
5-frame nucs of locally raised Italian-Carniolan bees
Nice temperaments; OA-treated
From winter-survivor stock

$185.00 each (March through September)
All funds benefit Safe Harbor Farm's beekeeper mentoring program
252 422 0943