Safe Harbor Lab Rescue

Your donations are welcome to help provide thorough, high quality medical care for our rescued and often neglected Labs to improve the quality of their lives as they begin their life with a loving family. Many, especially our seniors, need significant care. Our annual medical expense is $150,000.

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General Information

Official Name
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 3,600 Labs rescued, 100 active volunteers, committed leadership & 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're two for two with Safe Harbor Lab Rescue! Louie is our second adoption through SHLR and we are so lucky! This guy is bringing so much love and laughter to our family and I'm back to my daily walks with a four legged friend! From the day we brought him home we've all learned about one another and settled in nicely. He sleeps great through the night, loves to be rubbed and scratched and in true lab fashion, loves his food and snacks! He is very smart and so fun to watch! He LOVES the snow (playing in it, rolling around in it and eating it!) and chewing on logs and branches we have (had) in the wood pile and has a new best friend next door that he plays with often. We're working on commands like "give" (it's hard to play fetch when he doesn't let go of the toy), "off" and "come" (he thinks it's a suggestion, not a command). We couldn't be happier with this young man!" Michele, mother of Louie the Lab

"Our neighbors starting fostering dogs from Safe Harbor Lab Rescue last year and ended up adopting a cute little female brown lab. We lost our beloved yellow lab six weeks ago, and knowing that we wanted to "rescue" a second dog (our 2 1/2 black lab mix is a rescue from the Dumb Friends League), we checked out the SHLR website and immediately saw a puppy that stole our hearts. We knew immediately that Fergus was going to be a great little brother to Angus. Fergus is still getting used to having a comfy place to sleep, as he spent two months on a concrete floor in a shelter, so his back legs can get sore fast from all of the activity. Not only does Fergus keep Angus on his toes, his nearly tireless energy gives us a run for our money as well! Not quite sure what breed Fergus is mixed with, but his shiny smooth coat and block-head make him quite a handsome little boy.

Although he is only six months old, he has not destroyed anything but the vast array of toys of all shapes and sizes strewn throughout the house. Besides rough-housing with his new brother Angus, his absolute favorite thing to do though is EAT! He follows his brother around everywhere and learns very quickly. We are so happy that we found a great addition to our family and look forward to all of the adventures we are planning." Fergus' new parents, Darcy and Tommy.

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