New Beginnings

Molly (formerly known as Atia)

It's always extra special when one of our wonderful volunteers and one of our wonderful Labs find each other and decide to become a family. Doris is a long time Safe Harbor volunteer who has so generously opened her home to 20 foster dogs over [...]

January 29th, 2017|New Beginnings|

Harley (formerly known as Matt)

In a very short time, young Harley has gone from down on his luck to the top of the world, as he settles into his magical new life with Larry and Elaine. After the recent loss of their beloved 13-year-old Lab, Maxx, (an SHLR alumnus), [...]

January 28th, 2017|New Beginnings|

Jett (formerly known as Charlie)

Charlie, now known as Jett, is a big, beautiful Lab, but at just 18 months old he's still just a pup, with a lot left to learn. Jett has settled into his new home and is excelling at his lessons, as his new parents are [...]

January 28th, 2017|New Beginnings|


If you tried to tell Ms. Pearl that her new family members were failures, she would shake her pretty head and tell you just how perfectly perfect they really are.  But Steve, Ronda, and their 10 year-old Lab, Trapper, officially became foster failures shortly after [...]

January 16th, 2017|New Beginnings|

Duncan (formerly known as Jeep)

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through a dogs eyes?  Greg and Nancy can tell you!   Their story began when they saw Duncan’s photo. He is a sixteen-month-old black Lab-mix, with the joy of life written all over his sweet face. [...]

January 14th, 2017|New Beginnings|

Zeke (formerly known as Hunter)

It is difficult to know who is more excited about Zeke’s adoption--Zeke or Ringo his new canine brother.  Judging from this adoption photo, it seems likely that Glenn and Peggy may want to invest in new running shoes!  Zeke(looking suave in the SHLR blue scarf) [...]

January 14th, 2017|New Beginnings|

Birdie (formerly known as Flossie)

Birdie is a special angel and Holly wants her to have the best life possible.  Birdie is a seven-year-old beauty, and she is so happy to be home. It was a struggle for her to get here.  She found herself roaming the country side, living off [...]

January 14th, 2017|New Beginnings|


Like most Labs, Rocky is an eternal optimist. When he found himself all alone with no plans for the holidays, no meal reservations on his calendar, and only a borrowed bunk to sleep in, this lovely young boy still held out hope that better days [...]

December 27th, 2016|New Beginnings|


The handsome young pup proudly wearing his blue Safe Harbor bandanna and keeping a paw on his new dad to make sure he stays forever, is 3-year-old Dakota, pictured here with his new parents, James and Donna, and his new big sister, Kismet.  Dakota is settling in [...]

December 27th, 2016|New Beginnings|


At about 18 months old, young Diesel is still just an overgrown pup with a lifetime of love to give and grand plans for exploring the big wide world with his new dad, Richard, one wonderful day at a time.  Diesel won the Lab lottery [...]

December 27th, 2016|New Beginnings|