Our mission is to improve the lives of pets in need by providing rescue, foster care, education, training support, and adoption into safe, loving homes.
Pets come into our lives and touch our hearts. Sometimes they change us forever.
For Sybil Miller, that pet was Boris - a Bernese mountain dog who would have continued to swelter under Florida's sun if Sybil hadn't flown from Colorado to rescue him. Sybil had been looking for a Bernese but couldn't find one in a Colorado shelter; the breed was so popular there, no one had one available. When she contacted the Florida shelter, they were thrilled that Boris had finally found a loving home and could be the mountain dog he was meant to be.
The experience taught Sybil that certain dogs that are in high demand in Colorado mountain communities are often considered unadoptable in other states. With the help of a group of dedicated volunteers, Sybil decided to start a local rescue dedicated to finding homes for these types of dogs. And so Mountain Pet Rescue was born.
Mountain Pet Rescue is a foster-based rescue in Grand County, CO that focuses on rescuing active, energetic "mountain" dogs by working with overcrowded shelters in and outside of Colorado. Our Board of Directors strives to match each dog with its perfect home by assessing its temperament, evaluating the potential foster and adoption home, and following up with the pet owner to ensure a healthy and enjoyable relationship.
"Badger is nearing his 3rd happy year and I wanted to let you know your good works are now resulting in him being a help to others. We've been through Therapy Dogs International's training and are now in the process of getting certified for therapy-dog work at some of the hospitals here in the Denver/Boulder area. He was made for this kind of work and is helping others in need. Thanks again for your good works and giving us so much joy." Bill A
"At 8 months Moose passed his Canine Good Citizen test and also became certified as a Therapy Dog by Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado. He's very loving, patient, and intelligent. Not a week goes by that we don't talk about how lucky we are to have him as our dog. " Brad M
"I adopted MPR's beautiful Chloe almost 2 years ago. This week, she was taken by an awful cancerous cyst on her spleen. I have been devastated because she was my life and literally my shadow. She went everywhere and did everything with me. She made my life so much better. She brought me so much happiness and endless smiles. She is going to live on in my heart forever. Thank you so much for letting me adopt her and welcome her into my life. She made me a better person. " Tyler R