Shelter Sunday: Safe Harbor / Lansing, KS

Meet Sadie!  She is currently being cared for by Safe Harbor Prison Dogs in Lansing, KS.  Read her story below.

Hi, my name is Sadie, and I am the sweetest girl you could ever meet, I love attention, how I ever ended up homeless and in a high kill shelter I just do not understand, I have lots of foster dads taking great care of me, but I really want a family to call my own, my foster dads tell me that I will parole out one day to a wonderful family that will love and take great care of me, if you would like to meet me please call safe harbor 913 634 5955 Thanks Sadie

Safe Harbor is a rather unique shelter in that they place their rescued dogs first in the Lansing Correctional Facility for training, then place them in their forever homes.  From their web site:

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 and neutered, vaccinated, and current on heartworm preventative.

If you’re near Lansing, KS, why not take a look at Sadie, and if you’re somewhere else, search for your new family member at Petfinder or locate a shelter near you here.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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  1. They also have a prison rescue program in Maricopa County Arizona. It is the only good thing that Sheriff Joe does…as far as I am concerned.

    Several years ago I found an ill nursing mom dog on the street, and the pups were no where to be found. The mom needed medical attention, and had been abused so I took her to the county shelter so she could receive medical attention and they could investigate the case. I was distraught about how this poor dog had been treated so when I took her to the intake room, I was crying. Before I left all of the workers,including the inmates that were helping out were crying too! It was quite a site to see inmates crying. (By they way, the Maricopa County Shelter was a no-kill shelter at the time…I am not sure if that has changed or not because we moved away.)

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