Safe Harbor Farm
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.
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 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):
The SMILE! Project
click HERE to peruse excerpts from all 32 chapters, read the first 3 chapters and see the Table of Contents
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!
when dogs at SHF are ready for
adoption, we list them on
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 Kitty
SHF occasionally needs Workamper help with landscaping and maintenance projects. For more information, click on the goat!
Would your public or high school library or prison-based dog 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
to help you!
More SHF links:
Who we are:
K-9 Rescue & Rehabilitation
Computer-savvy volunteers needed! (Excel spreadsheets, google searches and social media) See the volunteer link below.
Multi-lingual volunteers needed! (especially in Spanish and Japanese)
Click on the volunteer link below.