Safe Haven Rescue Kennel rides for dogs |

Safe Haven Rescue Kennel rides for dogs

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English Bulldog/ Staffordshire Terrier mix 'Remy' is one of 10 dogs available for adoption at Safe Haven Kennel in Yerington.
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Safe Haven Rescue Kennel focuses on rescuing, repairing, rehabilitating and finding new homes for animals in Northern Nevada.

The Yerington-based nonprofit animal sanctuary is hosting its first-ever poker run to help offset the costs of helping the animals.

“This is a neat opportunity to get the word out about Safe Haven” Fundraising committee member Lori McCaskill said. “They tend to take on dogs that are in dire straights that may not have resources to be rehabilitated and rehomed.”

The poker run will tour Carson Valley starting and ending at Jethro’s Sports Bar, 1281 Kimmerling Road in Gardnerville, with stops at Iggy & Squiggy’s at Holbrook Junction, The Genoa Bar, Wolf Creek Inn in Markleeville and Hamdogs.

Riders can participate in silent auctions and raffles at each stop.

“We’re getting a different demographic of people involved because we’re doing a poker run,” McCaskill said.

Safe Haven has been rescuing and rehabilitating animals for several years.

Some of their recent rescues include dogs and wolf hybrids from the Olympic Animal Sanctuary in Forks, Wash.

“Anything that can get you from point A to point B is welcome,” McCaskill said.

Participants can pre-register online for $25 per driver and $20 per passenger at, or on the day of the event for $30 and $25.

Entry includes a ride pin, raffle ticket,chance to win “Best Hand,” and lunch after the event.

Registration is 9-10 a.m. at Jethro’s.

The run will start at 10 a.m. All poker hands must be turned in by 3 p.m.

McClain’s Mobile Music will be on hand in the afternoon to accompany a silent auction and raffle.

All proceeds benefit B.A.R.K Safe Haven Rescue Kennel.

For more information or on Facebook.

For additional registration information or to donate raffle or silent auction items call Lori at 775-781.5092