Looking for a friend? A dog is probably the way to go. As George Eliot once said, “Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions. They pass no criticisms.” They are the best friends a person could hope to have. But how will you get your new best friend? Through Mile High Lab Rescue, of course.
Mile High has made it their mission to save animals’ lives and give them new homes. As stated on their website,”The Mile High Labrador Retriever Mission, (MHLRM), a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity, is dedicated to alleviating the needless death and suffering of homeless or misplaced (lost and stray) purebred Labrador Retrievers as well as Labrador mixes mostly in high-kill overpopulated pet areas that usually are out of state. By rescuing and rehabilitating homeless Labradors in high-kill areas, vigorously promoting responsible dog ownership through active participation in pet-related events, and through our own education program, we strive for a better life for each of our animals.”
When asked what makes Mile High Lab Rescue such a special organization, Brooke Grey, Mile High’s Intake and Logistics Volunteer, stated, “Mile High does not discriminate on age, health or mixed-breed when we save dogs in shelters. A lot of rescues will step up and clear the shelters by taking the purebred, healthy labs. We set a goal every month to take a certain percentage of heartworm positive and/or other health issue (surgery needed, etc) and we also tend to save the dogs that are lab mixes. Our mission is to save the dogs that are most likely to be euthanized in shelters, and this is usually the dogs with health issues or mixed.”
On June 25, 2016, I brought home my new best friend named Pen from Mile High. He is now a part of our family. Rescues are called such because if they were not put into their rescue organization, they would be euthanized. They will know you have saved them and will be grateful for it. The dogs will be your best friends. You can do all sorts of fun activities with them such as hiking, playing ball, tugging rope, or simply cuddling. They are dependable, give unconditional love, and offer companionship.
“The most rewarding part about being involved in Mile High is seeing how healthy, loved and happy all of the dogs are that we save from horrible conditions (shelters, abuse, the streets). There’s nothing better than looking back on the initial photos we have on dogs we’ve saved and getting updates from families…they are completely different dogs. Rescue is very time-consuming and emotional, but seeing all of our dogs placed in happy, wonderful families makes all the work worth it,” said Brooke, Mile High’s Intake and Logistics Volunteer.
To start the adoption process or to donate, please contact Mile High Lab Rescue at:
Mile High Labrador Retriever Mission
PO Box 1975
Broomfield, CO 80038