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Safe Harbor Lab Rescue


Safe Harbor Lab Rescue’s mission is to successfully rehome stray or surrendered Labrador Retrievers in Colorado by offering medical care, training resources and breed education.

Some Facts and Figures about Safe Harbor Lab Rescue
  • Safe Harbor was founded in May 2002 by two Lab lovers with help from Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR).
  • Through November 2009, over 1,300 Labs have been rescued.
  • We are a non-profit charitable 501(c)3 corporation; donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
  • A Board of Directors is responsible for the stewardship of the SHLR.
  • We currently rescue and rehome over 250 Labs per year.
  • We are an all volunteer organization with no salary expense. Our work is done by teams of volunteers dedicated to Lab Intake, Medical Care, Foster Care, Transportation, Adoption, Behavior Assessment, Website Management, Fundraising/Community Events and Hotline and Email response.
  • We are proud that 94% of our expenditures are used to care for our rescued Labs. Most of our costs are for medical care.
  • We are members of All Breed Rescue Network (ABRN).

How Do They Care for the Labs In Their Program?

  • All are vetted. They receive a health examination, basic shots, a heartworm test, are microchipped and are spayed or neutered. Other health needs are addressed.
  • All are placed in foster care. While in our care we strive to learn as much as possible about each individual to maximize a successful placement.
  • There is no time limit on how long an adoptable Lab remains in our program.
  • Our rescued Labs are placed in adoptive homes that have been thoroughly screened. Requirements for adoption include: An adoption application, reference checks, phone interview, meeting the Lab, a formal adoption agreement adoption and an adoption fee.

Help The Labs!

Donations to help with the substantial costs of caring for over 250 Labs a year are always appreciated. As with people, good medical care is expensive; many of our Labs are sick or hurt upon arrival.  Send your donation to our mailbox address below.Or go to their web site, , and donate via pay pal.

Volunteer with Us!
Become a Foster! (foster a newly rescued Lab for a few weeks and be a true “life saver”


Safe Harbor Lab Rescue
601 16th Street #C-322
Golden, Colorado 80401
(We do not have a shelter/facility. All of our Labs are in foster care throughout the Metro area.)

Hotline: 303.464.7777


Tracie Barnes

City Bark – Denver

2000 West 8th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80204

City Bark Yappy Hour  / JUNE 11th

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Benefits Safe Harbor Lab Rescue AND Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

For a suggested DONATION of $15 you and your dog are invited for hot dogs, beer and LOTS OF FUN !

The dog park and dog swimming pool will be open ( so bring a towel if your dog is a swimmer )

ALL dog loving people and their well behaved dogs are invited.

I will see YOU there ! I will be there with my dog, FOR SURE !

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