Safe Harbor Lab Rescue

In these challenging times our mission to "rescue and successfully rehome stray, abandoned and surrendered Labs" is a ray of hope for both struggling families & shelter partners who have lost funding, putting the lives of Labs in danger. Your donations help support these Labs impacted by COVID-19.

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Safe Harbor Lab Rescue​​​​​​​
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601- 16th St., C-322
Golden, CO 80401
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601- 16th St., C-322
Golden, CO 80401
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Mission Statement

Our mission is to rescue and successfully rehome stray, abandoned or surrendered Labrador Retrievers giving priority to those in Colorado. We partner with professionals to provide medical care, training resources and breed education.

Organization History

Founded in 2002 by two Labrador Retriever lovers, Safe Harbor Lab Rescue has grown into a well-respected organization in the animal rescue community with over 4,100 Labs rescued, 100 active volunteers, committed leadership and a supportive donor base. While staying focused on our mission as well as sound management and fiscal practices, we have expanded our rescue efforts to reach out to two under-served, and often overlapping populations of Labs needing rescue: those with good temperaments with challenging medical conditions with a good prognosis, and seniors. A constant for us over the years has been not only the dedicated and tireless work of our volunteers, but the joy of seeing our rescued Labs made whole in body and spirit and welcomed into loving forever homes.

We are honored to be the first rescue organization invited to join the Denver Metro Animal Welfare Alliance. DMAWA's mission is: Fostering the collaborative efforts of our members to promote humane care for companion animals in our community. We are also a member of the Colorado Nonprofit Association as well as the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies (CFAWA).


Clyde is a playful, loving, gentle 9 month old yellow lab pup. We rescued each other on March 1, 2020. My wife and I had lost our beloved 16 year old lab/cattle dog mix on July 31, 2019. At the time I was going through cancer treatment . Another dog was out of the question at that time because of my cancer. In November I was diagnosed as cancer free. The thought of another rescue dog was always in the back of our mind. I searched other rescue sites but never could make a connection. It's funny with just know when you meet your soul mate. A friend of mine told me he had rescued a brown lab from safe harbor and spoke highly of your organization. In February I started watching the web site but no luck on a connection. Then in late February Clyde was there. We met with the wonderful foster family and it was love at first sight. Now that he's learned that steps are not that difficult...he curls up with us every night on the couch and our bed. Clyde has had a few "Marley" moments but we understand he is still growing pup. He listens well and has learned a few tricks . Clyde has made our home.....a home again. Thank you for the opportunity.

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