Our program began on 08/13/2004. We, the Safe Harbor Team, brought a small group of unwanted dogs into the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, KS.

The Safe Harbor Prison Dog Program's number one goal is saving the lives of as many dogs as we can, providing them with a safe harbor, and giving them a second chance at life. We rescue dogs mainly from high-kill animal shelters across the Midwest. The dogs then go to the prison, where we have approximately 100 inmates trained to be dog handlers who foster the dogs. The handlers take great pride in their work and do a wonderful job. The handlers work tremendously on socialization with the dogs at first, then they work with the dogs on housetraining and leash training, and basic commands.

All dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and current on heartworm preventive.

We have a GREAT partnership with the PetSmart in Shawnee, Kansas on Shawnee Mission Parkway. We hold adoptions there most every Saturday. We do occasionally hold other adoption events. The main page of the website always shows where we'll be.

If you are interested in any dogs, or if you have any questions, please e-mail us at info@safeharborprisondogs.com or call Wendy at (913) 634-5955. If you have or plan on adopting a dog from us, we would love to get an update. We love knowing how our dogs are doing.

If you'd like to make a donation, we'd greatly appreciate it. Our program survives solely on generous donations. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and any donation is tax deductible. We have a wish list of needed items on our main page of the website. Any donation can be brought to us at an adoption event or sent to us at:

P.O. Box 536
Bonner Springs, KS 66012




©2016 Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor holds dog adoptions on most Saturdays at Shawnee Mission and Lackman Road, 15200 Lackman Road, Shawnee, Kansas from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


*****Our dogs can also be seen at
safeharborks.petfinder.com *****

**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*