April 15, 2015

...the girls are just fine and getting very spoiled.

As you can see, the girls are just fine and getting very spoiled. They both love my grand daughter and she refers to them as her dogs. Dixie is my shadow so she takes over from the Zoe that I lost. She sleeps with me every night. Maddie is a tad more independent, she sleeps with me sometimes but if she is all comfy in her bed she prefers not to be disturbed. She loves chasing after my outside cats but is good to come back on command. Dixie barks at the cat and comes right back to me.
I have taken them with me to my other grand children's soccer games and everyone loves them. They have been a good advertisement for your program. Everyone is so interested when I tell them how I adopted my girls. Thank you and keep up your wonderful work.
I am so thankful that my little girls found me, they are so a part of my life. Couldn't love them more.

February 28, 2015



In December 2005 we adopted a tri-color sheltie named Holly through Safe Harbor. Our sweet girl passed away a few weeks ago. I would like to share her story with you. Holly had been rescued from a puppy mill and was very afraid of people and her surroundings. At first we thought maybe we had made a mistake adopting her because she would not even look at us. But after awhile she came out of her shell and she grew to love her family and her home. Holly was a gentle and kind dog who loved attention. She was the first to greet someone at our door. She has a sheltie brother named Frankie who has been lost without her. Most of all, Holly was a happy dog. And yes, she could smile. Holly, thank you for all the lessons you taught us. And thanks to Safe Harbor for letting us adopt this wonderful dog. She will always be our pretty girl. Now, I need a Kleenex for my tears!

February 22, 2015

So I have a great story for you! :)

So I have a great story for you! :) My great aunt, Kay, is very involved with helping dogs and what not, in Brown County, I believe, and she is who told me about "find a pet" and that's how I found Skeeter. Well, I sent her a pic of him and told her where I got him from and she goes "is that one of Gypsy's babies" and I was like "yes".... Haha I guess she fostered Gypsy right before she had Skeeter! And then she went to you guys :) so Skeeter was so meant to be ours :). He's doing great :)

February 22, 2015

We couldn't have asked for a sweeter dog.

Hi Wendy,

I just wanted to let you know that Jackie (whom we've renamed Callie) is adjusting just fine in our home. And our two cats are trying to adjust to her as well. She wants to play with them so badly, but they're reticent because she's bigger than they are.

We couldn't have asked for a sweeter dog. She's so cute and lovable that after just a week, I'm afraid we've already got her spoiled! She's so curious, when she goes out she has to sniff every tree, bush and pole around (plus, it seems, every blade of grass!). She's met some of the neighbor dogs and has done well with that. And she hardly ever barks.

Please send our compliments to her trainer at the prison. So far, everything that has been portrayed about her has rung true. They did a great job! And thank you so much for all your help in the adoption process.

February 17, 2015

"...we tell everyone about Safe Harbor."

Hi Wendy,

I am sorry it has been so long. I did want to send you an email and bring you up to date on our little guy. We did change his name to Pete, we just couldnít do Viper. When I brought him home, I had a carrier and a kennel, but he chose to sleep with us, which I loved. He would come in, use the stairs to get on the bed, get under the sheets and sack out. Then we got a bigger kennel and a better bed and he liked it so much he stopped sleeping with us. I miss that. We have 5 inside / outside cats (we live in the country). It is hilarious, he chases them, they chase him. Every now and again, when we take him out, we let him off his leash so he can really stretch his legs. Weather permitting we go on rides on the weekend, he loves going for rides. The trainer he had while he was with you did a very good job. Next time we get a dog, (I am hoping for a really big one) we are definitely going through you, and we tell everyone about Safe Harbor.

Take care and I will write you again.

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©2015 Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor holds dog adoptions on most Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please join us on Saturday, May 2, at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Lackman Rd. (15200 Shawnee Mission Pkwy).

The following dogs were adopted at PetSmart on Saturday:

Little Ranger

We hope to see you NEXT Saturday.


**We are always in need of supplies!!

Here is our WISH LIST:

Martingale Training Collars,

Leashes (retractable or 4 foot nylon)

Soft Training Treats,

Heartworm Preventive,


especially Nylabone Chew Toys,
and Kong toys,

Box Fans,

Fans that attach to crate doors for transporting,

D-Cell Batteries for the crate door fans when transporting dogs,

Bedding (towels, sheets, wash cloths, blankets, etc.)

*Donations are tax deductible as applicable by law and can be brought to us at an event or mailed to us at:

Safe Harbor Prison Dogs,
P.O. Box 536, Bonner Springs, KS 66012*