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Safe Harbor Lab Rescue in Golden, Colorado is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehomes stray, abandoned, and surrendered Labrador Retrievers. They also partner with local professionals who provide medical care, training programs, and breed education.
Part of their vision is to help senior dogs that may need hospice care and special needs Labs, all of whom may struggle to find homes while in shelters. There's no limit on how long any dog remains in Safe Harbor's care.
Since 2002 their organization has been taking in and rehoming an average of 250 Labs per year. All rescued dogs are given any medical attention they require before being placed in foster care or at an approved boarding facility. While in temporary care, they learn as much as possible about each dog’s needs and personality to ensure a successful match and placement is found.
With so many animals in need of forever homes, you're sure to find the right pet for you at Safe Harbor Lab Rescue. Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Interested in adopting a new pet from Safe Harbor Lab Rescue? Here's how it works:
Adoption fees at Safe Harbor Lab Rescue are as follows:
Discounts are given if adopting multiple Labs at one time. Contact the shelter for more details.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, up-to-date vaccinations, heartworm testing, and any necessary medical care prior to adoption.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.