The Safehouse is a private sanctuary for dogs who do not fit easily into most homes. Although we wish every dog could have a home of their own, sometimes that is simply not possible. We strive to make The Safehouse as home-like as possible by giving the dogs a quality of life that far exceeds what most shelters can offer. Therefore, our focus is not on quantity of dogs rescued, but on quality of life. Quality of life is very subjective, but to us, we feel the dogs should have ample space to call their own, access to the outdoors all day, the ability to love and bond with people or other dogs, and mental stimulation in the form of games and outings. If a dog can safely and happily exist in this way, then it is possible to offer that dog a decent and humane quality of life as a sanctuary dog. Sanctuary care is not only about saving dogs from euthanasia, but about saving their mind and soul as well. Some dogs will never be satisfied living in institutionalized care. For those dogs, euthanasia is truly kinder than a lifetime of mental suffering. However, for dogs who can adjust to sanctuary care, we give them the best of all we have. Their entire world and all they know and experience is at the mercy of their caretakers. We strive to be worthy of them every day.