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Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue in Broomfield, Colorado was founded in 2007. It's a non-profit organization that finds and re-homes local Labrador Retrievers and Lab Mixes. Run by passionate volunteers Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue's mission is twofold:
Where does this passion come from? While 10,000 humans are born in the US every day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are also born! As long as these birth rates exist, there'll never be enough homes for all of the animals. As a result, millions of healthy, loving cats and dogs face early deaths as a form of animal control.
Did you know a dog can produce two litters per year of 6-10 puppies per litter, which means in six years, one female dog and her offspring could produce up to 67,000 dogs?Because of how quickly these numbers add up, an average of 40,000 cats and dogs are euthanized in Colorado each year (and that's just Colorado!).
Here's how you can help:
Considering adoption from Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
All of the dogs at Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue receive love and care in foster homes. Their adoption process is straightforward:
Adoption fees at Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, a physical exam, age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm testing, deworming, a collar and tag, and microchipping.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.