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Safe Haven Rescue (775) 463-1842, Yerington NV

Find Your Next Companion

Our dogs are listed on PetFinders and we are a long standing grant recipient of PetFinder Foundation.

Pet Finders

Current Available Dogs

Sully; in rehab (2yrs old)

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Sully is in rehab.  He came from a 57 breeder hoarder rescue in late 2018.

Lydia; Coated Xolo (5 years old)

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Lydia's home must be very quiet and mellow as she is VERY shy. But she is very good with other dogs and she is a homey no-problem type of dog.

Goofy (8 years old)

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 **Adoption Fee is Sponsored** Goofy is a SWEET 8yr old, people loving, happy bouncy (and strong) boy. He needs a home without any other pets.  

Jordon (9 months old)

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Jordon is shy with strangers but once he trusts you he is fun, happy, goofy and enjoys all size dogs.  He loves going off leash or just hanging at home.

Adoption Application

On-line Application

See Our 18 Sanctuary Dogs

Our Rescue Dogs

Safe Haven Rescue Kennel sits on an acre with an average about 23 dogs at any one time with 10 outdoor enclosures and a 10 indoor/outdoor kennel run building with attached caretaker housing.  The type of dogs rescued are feral or at-risk, under-socialized from kill shelters, breeders turned hoarders or failed sanctuaries. We believe our dogs regardless of age or behavior should thrive and enjoy a healthy life as though they were in a normal home environment and not homeless.  Regardless of finding a home outside of Safe Haven all our dogs are treated as cherished family companions and live in a home environment as best as we can provide them. 

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 We provide each dog with the opportunity to trust, heal and start a new life as they are guided through opportunities to thrive again, allowing each dog to reach their highest potential. Due to the nature of niche rescue efforts, some of our dogs are considered less likely to be companion pets due to their unsocial nature, lack of human bonding, severe behavioral issues or medical needs.


It is important to note; One reason a dog will stay at Safe Haven and become a long-term 'sanctuary' dog is from their  past history. Especially for dogs with Animal Control records and/or having behavioral issues and cannot be in a foster home situation. 

Find Your Next Companion

Rescue is not a verb. It is a commitment.

Our Focus

With love, time and patience not only are we changing the lives of each individual dog but also creating a healing within their mind they will carry on moving forward. We rescue less then two dozen dogs a year in order to provide them the personalized services to become better dogs than when they arrived. Dogs coming from severe compromised situations (hoarders, failed Sanctuaries) require a length of time for the dogs to decompress and show their true potentials. If you are interested in adopting any of the dogs currently in rehabilitation please contact us or check petfinders. Please note that some dogs can take weeks, months or years to come around before being available for adoption. 



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Welcome to safe haven

Our Work

When a dog in need comes to us, the first thing we do is get them veterinary care and observe their personality and get to know each one as an individual. The very last thing we will do is calculate how long they will take to get back on their feet so they can be adopted.


Each dog is an individual, and even though they are capable of becoming physically healthy as they transform, there is so much mental thoughts going on in their mind . Thus, one of the top reasons a dog will stay at Safe Haven for a length of time or become a 'sanctuary' dog is to recover mentally.


We never pressure a dog to conform into an 'adoptable' dog.  We know that each one will settle into the environment in his or her own time and, as we remain patient, we watch their personalities unfold while they relax into life of peace and change. The 'Concept-to-Reality Initiative gives them this freedom


We especially pay close attention to providing the mental stimulation activities for the dogs that are not able to go off property and give  them the ability to enjoy a world outside of their personal space. To help the more adoptable dog become a better dog than they arrived, they will receive obedience work, learn to go on off-leash runs and off property field trips.  

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 We rescue less then two dozen dogs a year in order to provide them the personalized services to become better dogs than when they arrived. Dogs coming from hoarders, failed Sanctuaries or rescuing the rescue situations require a length of time for the dogs to decompress and show their true potentials. If you are interested in adopting any of the dogs currently in rehabilitation please contact us or check petfinders. Please note that some dogs can take weeks, months or years to come around before being available for adoption. With love, time and patience not only are we changing the lives of each individual dog but also creating a healing within their mind they will carry on to their new home.


The Safe Haven dogs enjoy their life in a peaceful healthy environment, regardless of behavioral or medical condition or their length of stay. Our feral (do not bond to humans nor like to be touched) or permanent resident / sanctuary dogs are not kept confined or out of sight. We feel human contact, individual play times and dog/dog socialization is an important aspect of being a healthy dog.  More importantly, Safe Haven enjoys watching and spending time with the dogs and watch them grow into better dogs.  Some of our dogs comes from free roaming feral situations and have not been raised with people or appropriately socialized to the world.  These types of dogs require long term support to learn how to trust, wear a collar, or be leash walked.

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Euthanasia Policy

 From time to time Safe Haven Rescue Kennel receives questions about its policy toward euthanasia and we would like to take the opportunity to address this concern. Safe Haven Rescue Kennel's policy regarding euthanasia for any dog is determined by medical need only based on the recommendation of our veterinarians. Reasons for euthanasia might be severe trauma with no chance of recovery, chronic disease that involves suffering, or a diminished state of the dog's health so as to prevent any quality of life.  

EuthanasiaPolicy (pdf)

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Our Sanctuary Dogs

Caesar

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Caesar arrived from the Mina NV free roaming hoarding situation in 2012

Phoenix

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Phoenix arrived from the Mina NV free roaming hoarding situation in 2012 

Nubia

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Nubia arrived from the Mina NV free roaming hoarding situation in 2012 

Dusty

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Dusty arrived from the Mina NV free roaming hoarding situation in 2012 

Betty

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Betty & Joan arrived at 8weeks old with Parvo and distemper from Delano Shelter in 2013

Joan

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 Joan & Betty arrived at 8weeks old with Parvo and distemper from Delano Shelter in 2013 

Herbie

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Herbie an original Gabbs NV Dog rescued in 2008. He was re-rescued by Safe Haven in 2014

Itsy

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Itsy an original Gabbs NV Dog rescued in 2008. She was re-rescued by Safe Haven in 2014 

Tippy

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Tippy an original Gabbs NV Dog rescued in 2008. She was re-rescued by Safe Haven in 2014 

Goofy

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Goofy an original OAS Dog rescued in 2012. He was re-rescued by Safe Haven in 2014 

Roger

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Roger an original OAS Dog rescued in 2012. He was re-rescued by Safe Haven in 2014  

Elton

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Elton was re-rescued by Safe Haven in 2016  

Bandit

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Bandit is s OAS Dog rescued in 2012. He was re-rescued by Safe Haven in 2014  

Walter

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 Walter is a OAS Dog rescued in 2012. He was re-rescued by Safe Haven in 2014   

Bernie

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Bernie rescued in 2017 was re-rescued by Safe Haven in 2017

Lulu

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Lulu rescued in 2018 was set to be euthanized due to her feral nature.

Sally

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Sally was returned 2016 when her owner died.

Seymour

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Seymour arrived in 2014 before he was euthanized.  A feral boy.

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Adoption application

The application form does not obligate you to an adoption but provides us with much needed information about yourself and the dog you are looking for so we can help pair you with the perfect companion now, or in the future. All Safe Haven dogs are fully health checked on a regular basis, and are placed spayed & neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Adult dogs are $100 / puppies require a $150 deposit.

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