SHF is a 61-acre not-for-profit facility with eight core volunteers. Although we care for 20-30 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 their owners with user-friendly, positive and practical training in canine and human behavior.
Spay - neuter
Cape Fear Spay-neuter Clinic
Castle Hayne, NC
Spay Today Clinic
(near Pitt County shelter)
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,
anxiety poor manners
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)
The SMILE! Project
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:
SHF LOVES Workamper help with landscaping and maintenance projects! 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:
Computer spreadsheets, google searches and social media)
Multi-lingual volunteers needed! (especially in Spanish and Japanese)
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)
* Put these numbers in reverse
order to get the correct number!
Call 349 022 4252* to request information.
Help with our dog park and nature trails
Click on the
Dog Park &
for more info!
* Think Like a Cat
* Twisted Whiskers
* Cat vs. Cat
* Psycho Kitty
* Hiss n' Tell