Safe Haven / Build A Rescue Kennel, Inc.


Safe Haven is a Rescue Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary facility located in Yerington Nevada:

Kennel run roof and gazebo provided by a donor grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada 2017

Cottage #6 provided by a grant from the

Community Foundation of Western Nevada 2018

2019 - The last Safe Haven ‘Concept-to-Reality’ cottage to provide a special living environment for the most compromised; newborns and hospice dogs.

Euthanasia Policy

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. 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. 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.  

Cottage D (FUTURE)


Hope from Despair.

Our  Focus is rescue, repair, rehabilitation, education and re-homing. 

Our Vision endeavors to give a comfortable place for decompressing and healing in a spacious healthy environment.

Our Goal is to help the "unadoptable” or hard to place dogs in becoming better dogs than they arrived.

Landscape provided by The Binky Foundation First Steps Grant 2017

Build A Rescue Kennel, inc. (B.A.R.K.) EIN 26-1759463 is the private 501.c3 organization incorporated in 2008, devoted to the rehabilitation, care, socialization and training of at-risk dogs. Safe Haven Rescue Kennel (Safe Haven) is the facility location devoted to each dog as an individual, focusing on their unique needs.

Our focus and vision have grown over time. 

Cottage #5 funded by The Maddie's Fund 2017 Innovation Grant


The facility sits on an acre with 11 outdoor enclosures and a 10 indoor/outdoor kennel building with attached caretaker housing. Safe Haven averages about 18-26 dogs on property with 8-10 dogs in foster homes. The outdoor housing are home-like atmospheres (from the traditional kennel environment). Dogs are housed in human size dog cottages (8'x'8'x10’) within large enclosures (30'x30')  Read more about the initiative 'Concept-to-Reality'!

We rescue less than two dozen dogs a year and have long term permanent resident dogs. Many of the dogs come to Safe Haven because of age, behavioral or medical special needs which take time and need extra help before they are ready for homes. We do not rescue on a regular basis as our dogs take a year or two before they are ready and some will stay at Safe Haven for life. 



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.  [Full Euthanasia Policy]

28 Hwy 95A North, Yerington NV 89447 775-463-1842