Mile High Labrador Retriever Mission

Mile High Labrador Retriever Mission We are a Labrador Retriever and Lab mix rescue in Denver metro area of Colorado. Thank you to all those who are mentoring us to date! Keep in touch, share your stories, and tag all the Mile High Lab doggies in photos!

We are a 501c3, non-profit, all volunteer run, dog rescue out of Colorado, focusing on saving dogs from out of state that are close to being put to sleep and getting them to Colorado and finding them forever homes.

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Urgent Colorado transport need: Is anyone able to meet mum and puppies in Trinidad tomorrow evening and take to COS? We ...
09/02/2021

Urgent Colorado transport need: Is anyone able to meet mum and puppies in Trinidad tomorrow evening and take to COS? We will pay gas money, buy you dinner…. Mum is super friendly and the puppies are tiny and adorable.

Urgent Colorado transport need: Is anyone able to meet mum and puppies in Trinidad tomorrow evening and take to COS? We will pay gas money, buy you dinner…. Mum is super friendly and the puppies are tiny and adorable.

Colorado: our wonderful foster in Texas has taken care of this little family for the past 2-3 months. They are now ready...
08/31/2021

Colorado: our wonderful foster in Texas has taken care of this little family for the past 2-3 months. They are now ready to go to CO for adoption. The three puppies can be fostered together or separately and will be about 9 weeks end of this week.

Mum is 3 years old and very good with other dogs and cats. She loves kids and sleeps with her Foster’s kids at night. Her foster has chickens and while mum chases them she won’t eat them. She is scared of men and can be reactive if they are around (until her foster says no).

We will need fosters starting Saturday when they fly into CO. All four can be adopted ASAP.

Okay, if you are looking for SMART & a pup with a great, friendly disposition & handsome and… foster Mom could go on and...
08/31/2021

Okay, if you are looking for SMART & a pup with a great, friendly disposition & handsome and… foster Mom could go on and on!! Then look no further than Hank 🖤

🐾 Hank (and his brother Willie) are approximately 14 week old Lab/Great Dane (wait until you see these feet..) 😳 who are as cute as they are sweet!

🐾 This pup is Friendly (Capital F) and such a good listener! Hank is so eager to please & learns commands so easily (heel) and…drumroll please… potty trained! 🎉

🐾 Hank is being fostered by first time foster parents, so PLEASE do them a favor and adopt Hank… before they do!! 🤣

🐾 🐾 If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Hank please contact your adoption coordinator.  Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

If you’re like me, then a wonky ear will get you every time! And Summit County/Onyx is just that, an adorable wonky ear ...
08/27/2021

If you’re like me, then a wonky ear will get you every time! And Summit County/Onyx is just that, an adorable wonky ear gal 🖤

🐾 How is it that after 4 weeks in foster care, nobody has wanted to meet this 14 week old pup and her quirky ears? You people do not know what you’re missing out on!

🐾 Onyx, affectionately known as Charlie by her foster family, is all things labrador! When her foster brother wants to play, she’s the most playful pup. When it’s time to chill with the rest of the pack, she’s the first one sleep.

🐾 Onyx LOVES kids, 🐶 and 🐱(meow)! This girl is house trained (Yay!), a VERY good listener (which means smart) & one heck of a snuggler.

🐾 She may need some leash work, but what labrador doesn’t 🤷🏼‍♀️ Again, according to foster mom this girl is so smart she’ll catch on in no time. Foster mom even has her sitting “patiently” for her dinner!! That’s HUGE for a lab!

🐾 If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Onyx please contact your adoption coordinator.  Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

Colorado, we are begging for fosters at this point! Please, please, if you can open up your home to help, comment below....
08/26/2021

Colorado, we are begging for fosters at this point!

Please, please, if you can open up your home to help, comment below. Two 8 week old labradanes come tomorrow and each need a loving foster home. They are sweet, typical puppies.

We pay for all of the vetting and care, we just need a place for these pups to be loved and be safe.

If you can help starting tomorrow, please comment below and we can reach out.

Beautiful, sweet, playful and all around good natured are words to describe our little Katie 🖤🐾 Katie along with her oth...
08/24/2021

Beautiful, sweet, playful and all around good natured are words to describe our little Katie 🖤

🐾 Katie along with her other 6 week old siblings are ready to find their FOREVER homes 🖤

🐾 Like her brother Max ➡️ Katie is a snuggly girl that is learning to explore and loves to play!

🐾 Katie was born into foster care & had had nothing but love, kindness & kisses her short puppy life! We now need a family who is ready to continue to shower our Katie with love until she’s a little old lady.

🐾 If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Katie please contact your adoption coordinator.  Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

Want to turn this glum (although oh so adorable!) face into a happy face..? Then adopt Max 💛🐾 Max along with his other 6...
08/24/2021

Want to turn this glum (although oh so adorable!) face into a happy face..? Then adopt Max 💛

🐾 Max along with his other 6 week old siblings are soon to be ready to start looking for their forever home, is it with you?

🐾 Max is snuggly, playful and full of energy, we’ll, until he’s not…, 😴 then let the best napper in all of CO find a soft pillow or lap for a good long snooze.

🐾 This boy has been born into (thanks to an amazing mama dog & foster Dad) a loving world & experienced nothing but love & joy. We are now looking to find another family to continue on showing Max all the love in the world!

🐾 If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Max please contact your adoption coordinator.  Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

Hi there, I'm Honey, and I'm here to interview for your best friend position!I'm a 3 year old, 50 lb supermutt (emphasis...
08/23/2021

Hi there, I'm Honey, and I'm here to interview for your best friend position!

I'm a 3 year old, 50 lb supermutt (emphasis on the super part) with a big smile and bigger heart. I have degrees in snuggling, holding hands, and charming everyone I meet. My interpersonal skills are second to none, I get along with all doggos and people whether they're 2 or 92! My hobbies include sunbathing, bone chewing, and taking lots of snoozles near my hoomans.

Do I sound like the best friend for you? Here's what my references (foster mom) have to say about me:
Honey is an absolute sweetheart who wants nothing more than to please her people. If she's not sleeping next to you, she's outside sunbathing or chewing on a bone. She has a great energy mix and can chill out all day or go on long walks. We expect she'd be a good hiking or camping buddy. Honey is very smart and learns quickly, she's very treat motivated. What else we love about Honey:
🐾 Potty trained, no accidents
🐾 No barking
🐾 No food/toy aggression
🐾 Easy on a leash (though still learning not to run for squirrels)
🐾 Great manners around other dogs/people
🐾 Listens and eager to please
🐾 Great recall, comes when you call her name
🐾 Rides well in the car

What we're working on:
🐾 Honey is a velcro dog, so she gets upset when her favorite human(s) leaves the house. Recommend her future home crate trains her and continues to build her confidence to help with this anxiety.

Ideal home:
🐾 Honey would love a home where her people are around most of the time or could take her to doggie daycare while they're gone. She'd do great with another dog to keep her company. Honey could fit really well into any family that wants to love on a gentle, cuddle bug of a hand-holding buddy!

🐾 If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Lily or Honey, please contact your adoption coordinator. Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

Y'all ... Loki is 5 months old and heading to CO! (From TX, hence the Y’all) 🤣Losing teeth left and right at my house (5...
08/19/2021

Y'all ... Loki is 5 months old and heading to CO! (From TX, hence the Y’all) 🤣

Losing teeth left and right at my house (5 so far in 2 weeks), pretty soon I'm going to have a cool puppy teeth necklace! 😅 I'm only joking, don't @me people. - foster mom is funny!

🐾  Loki is incredibly smart & he’s got all the basic commands down! Learning cool new tricks- shake & "kiss the ring".

🐾 When Loki goes into chill mode, he goes in his "house", or to the kitchen by himself. Who doesn’t love a puppy who knows when to take a timeout 🙋🏼‍♀️

🐾 Loki’s day consists of playing with the big boys for a little bit, drinking a massive amount of water, then a good nap in the kitchen (along w/ breakfast, lunch,  and dinner of course). We're trying to keep his day activities to a minimum so that he can go to a working household without a problem ( MHLM has the smartest foster parents 🖤) We've tested this out, and he can be in his kennel up to 6/7 hours at a time.

P.S. his cute face can get him almost anything 🙃

🐾  If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Loki, please contact your adoption coordinator.  Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

Here is the sad reality. Rescues are seeing record number of adoption returns. Shelters are overflowing and perfectly he...
08/14/2021

Here is the sad reality. Rescues are seeing record number of adoption returns. Shelters are overflowing and perfectly healthy dogs are being euthanized. This has always been the case, but current conditions are the worst we’ve ever seen.

We have slowed down our intake significantly, and foster dogs are sitting in Colorado for months without interested adopters.

We have no issues adopting out puppies, but we are in dire need of adult fosters and adopters in TX and CO. We need good, patient people that are willing to do BASIC training and overall care.

We are asking our network, if you know anyone seeking to foster or adopt amazing adult labs and lab mixes, please share our post and send folks our way. Adoption and foster applications can be found on our site, www.milehighlabmission.com

*pic below is a snapshot of dogs in shelters we’ve been asked to help, or long term foster dogs in our care.

Here is the sad reality. Rescues are seeing record number of adoption returns. Shelters are overflowing and perfectly healthy dogs are being euthanized. This has always been the case, but current conditions are the worst we’ve ever seen.

We have slowed down our intake significantly, and foster dogs are sitting in Colorado for months without interested adopters.

We have no issues adopting out puppies, but we are in dire need of adult fosters and adopters in TX and CO. We need good, patient people that are willing to do BASIC training and overall care.

We are asking our network, if you know anyone seeking to foster or adopt amazing adult labs and lab mixes, please share our post and send folks our way. Adoption and foster applications can be found on our site, www.milehighlabmission.com

*pic below is a snapshot of dogs in shelters we’ve been asked to help, or long term foster dogs in our care.

If beauty is in our difference, then Penelope is the most beautiful girl 🤍🐾 Penelope is equal parts kid & dog friendly… ...
08/14/2021

If beauty is in our difference, then Penelope is the most beautiful girl 🤍

🐾 Penelope is equal parts kid & dog friendly… just the way we like our labs! She 🤍’s to snuggle & is such a mellow girl… Penelope has never met a stranger as she is fast friends with everyone she meets!

🐾 House trained you ask.. almost we answer 😉. Patience & consistency

🐾 Penelope does well in her crate all night long and during daytime breaks, when she needs a little (or long…) nap, as all babies do.

🐾 Learning leash manners is definitely a goal of Penelope’s & she is diligently working on this, especially when treats are involved. She has already mastered “sit” !

🐾  If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Penelope please contact your adoption coordinator.  Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

Foster Dad Pablo says Bernie is “da best boy” & 100% his shadow 🖤 If you aren’t following Bernie and his foster @l0udpip...
08/12/2021

Foster Dad Pablo says Bernie is “da best boy” & 100% his shadow 🖤 If you aren’t following Bernie and his foster @l0udpipes you should be 🐶🏍☕️

🐾 Bernie is a typical lab puppy, parties hard, wants to play & then wants all the snuggles and a good nap (sounds like his Foster Dad) 🤣

🐾100% a shadow, he stays with Pablo everywhere he goes, which is usually the garage to hang with foster brother Nico while foster Dad tinkers. Bernie 🖤’s the garage chill life!

🐾 Bernie went thru the K9 prison training program & it shows as he sleeps soundly all the way through the night in the kennel and won’t make a peep until released. He has good leash manners and enjoys working on the commands he learned while in the clink 😉

🐾 Bernie is working on some residual food aggression towards dogs with his foster Dad & Nico and making great strides! With patience & consistency, he has gotten much better, although feeding separately is recommended. Please note, this is only around food as Bernie LOVES to play and do zoomies with Nico and is a typical playful dog and kid friendly pup 🖤

🐾 P.S. Foster Dad wants it noted Bernie likes yoga 🧘‍♂️

🐾 🐾 If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Bernie, please contact your adoption coordinator.  Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

Are you a chocolate lab lover? (If you know you know) 😉 Meet Benson described as “He’s such a cool little dog! A little ...
08/11/2021

Are you a chocolate lab lover? (If you know you know) 😉 Meet Benson described as “He’s such a cool little dog! A little gem! The perfect foster!” by his foster family  🤎

🐾 Benson is a tiny guy, for 8 mos. just 30 lbs. Some would call him a teacup lab (nobody would call him this..) 🤣

🐾 He is learning the doggie door, but there is no hurry as he’s had zero accidents in the house, I repeat, zero accidents (!!!)

🐾 Benson has quickly adjusted and trusts everyone in his foster family of 4 (although the kids are his favorite) and LOVES to snuggle!

🐾 Foster family has a “monster” lab for this guy to learn the ropes from, and our petite Benson is having fun while learning them!

🐾 He’s accustomed to sleeping on the foot of the bed - “so we just went with it”.

🐾 Also, his cute pink nose… 🤎

🐾 If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Benson, please contact your adoption coordinator.  Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

Sammy is still available for adoption and we are dumfounded as this pup is amazing! I don’t mean kinda great, kinda cute...
08/10/2021

Sammy is still available for adoption and we are dumfounded as this pup is amazing! I don’t mean kinda great, kinda cute, kinda smart… I mean he’s AMAZING!

🐾 Sammy learned the dog door in about 5 minutes. Mastered the stairs in a day. He's doing extremely well with potty training and rarely has an accident (score!) He comes when called which is amazing in a pup.

🐾 He's a little bit of everything kind of pup....he's independent but loves his people, he's playful but loves long snoozes in his bed. I've fosteted a lot of pups and Sammy has been so easy!

🐾 Loves other dogs.....and boy does he love people and kids 💛 His momma was Great Pyrenees so he's going to be a big boy. Pretty sure he has some cattle dog and/or aussie/border collie since he boops Maggie in the butt to try to make her move. Sammy is such a joy. And he does well in a kennel for around 4 hours with some food treats. Also sleeps almost all night next to my bed in his pen. Sammy is 20 pounds of love.

🐾 Don’t miss out on making Sammy part of your family! He’s the dog that will encourage other people want a rescue pup!

🐾 If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Sammy, please contact your adoption coordinator. Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

🐾 Tag # 13404 - Prowers County / Sammy

Colorado! We are in need of fosters for two very special lab families! First foster need is for a mom and puppies. We on...
08/09/2021

Colorado! We are in need of fosters for two very special lab families!

First foster need is for a mom and puppies. We only need a foster for 6 days, then the babies can go to foster homes in pairs and Momma can recover in another home. We need help starting this Wednesday afternoon.

Second request is for puppy fosters, time commitment is 2.5 weeks and they can only go in pairs (we swear, two small ones together are easier than one). We need help starting this Sunday early afternoon. We need 5 different fosters for each pair in this group specifically.

We are in DIRE need of fosters right now (not adopters), and these families need help! We will cover all supplies and vetting, you just need to give the love.

If you are an approved foster, please email us at [email protected]. If you need to fill out an application to be approved, please email us as well and we can get you started to become a foster!

Swipe ⬅️ to see 10 of our adoptable pups! We have a lot more available for adoption and they can be found in our highlig...
08/07/2021

Swipe ⬅️ to see 10 of our adoptable pups! We have a lot more available for adoption and they can be found in our highlights tab on our home page 🥰

🐾 If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt any of these pups, please contact your adoption coordinator. Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

A feel good Friday post to start off the weekend!!  One of our volunteers and her husband went to temp test a 1 year old...
08/06/2021

A feel good Friday post to start off the weekend!!

One of our volunteers and her husband went to temp test a 1 year old chocolate pup on Sunday and were asked who they wanted to temp test her with. They picked a 3 year old yellow gal. They normally only foster one dog at a time but yellow gal was the sweetest. Her husband said no way (how many of us can relate 🤪), only one foster but then she worked her magic loving all over him so now they have two fosters! They are best friends!

Meet Lily the chocolate lab/pointer mix. She is a total goof ball with puppy energy. She is so happy and loving and can be your hat on your pillow while sleeping and be ready without notice to always be by your side or in mid air to give you kisses because she is always so happy to see you. The fosters’ kids are grown but when she saw middle schoolers passing by, she wanted so much to play and be like them. Little ones she will definitely knock down from her s***k.

Honey, yes, her husband named her immediately after meeting her because she is just that. Full of love and will hold out her paw to hold hands. She has a squishy face and loves a good rub.

Both are great with other dogs and kiss them constantly and when around their grumpy foster brother, they are super submissive. Neither are food or toy aggressive and don’t mind rotating turns. Honey does miss you when you leave and will bark in the kennel for a short bit but will settle down. She just wants to be with her person.

Lily and Honey leave for Colorado on the 16th and cannot wait for the great life awaiting them in Colorado ❤️

🐾 If you are already an approved adopter and want to meet or adopt Lily or Honey, please contact your adoption coordinator. Or you can fill out an application at milehighlabmission.com

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My Teyla, a 6-month old MHLRM pup, and I have an opportunity to meet up with her liitter mate who is passing through the Denver area tomorrow. We live in the Springs so I don’t know any safe, secure, clean dog parks in the Denver area. The family and litter mate are coming through DIA. Anyone know a good place to meet or might be willing to let us use your fenced backyard for an hour or so early tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon?
Colorado MHLRM friends: My sister’s dog Ginger recently passed. She had diabetes. My sister has two unopened vials of Vestulin and one barely used vial of human Humalin N that was a bit of a Hail Mary toward the end when they had a really hard time regulating her diabetes. She hates to throw it all away because both meds are so expensive. She also has about 150 packaged syringes and two sharps containers. Can anyone use any of this? No charge. She'll give it away. She lives in Greenwood Village on Green Oaks Drive. I'll put you in touch with her if you would like to have any of it.
Sweet Mona was adopted today💖💞 She was such a sweetheart. Wishing her and new mom all the best.
Boone, (MHLRM 2015 "LaPorte"), and his new sister Grace (MHLRM 2021 "Haxtun")
BARC Houston, TX BARC will not extend or hold without a solid plan after 1pm Golden Retriever Solvino needs a Rescue hold no later than 1pm Saturday 5/1 or will be euth Fosters Phone: (832) 395-9076 Email: [email protected] Rescue Phone: (832) 395-9075 Email: [email protected] Link for his post https://www.facebook.com/103599584358019/posts/530793231638650/?app=fbl
Can anyone recommend a good dog behaviorist in metro Denver to deal with aggression? We adopted our 5 year old lab 2 months ago. He is very sweet and affectionate but showing aggression towards adult males and we need to get this under control.
This is Louie (formerly Collbran, and Chappy, and other names). He's having a nice time at his forever home.
Hi, can a foster home select the dog it would like to foster?