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Adoptive Family Info

Congratulations!

Congratulations on the adoption of your new Mile High Labrador Retriever Mission dog!  We're so happy you decided to rescue this deserving pup and we're sure your new dog is thankful as well!  You have helped stop the pet over population problem by adopting a dog that may have normally been euthanized in a shelter.  Thank you for spaying and neutering your pets and continuing to help control the pet population!

This is a very exciting time for you and your new family member.  Many of the dogs have come from stressful times, coming from neglectful situations, dirty shelters and often long transports to get here.  We have several suggestions and helpful resources to help your dog transition to his/her new home.  They will also help you understand, train and learn about your new addition!


Pet Insurance?

We have had a lot of questions about Pet Insurance and if it is a good idea to get.  The reality is that all of our situations are different and it is a personal decision to make if you choose to explore and purchase pet insurance for your adopted fur member.  With that in mind, many insurance plans generally cover the cost of initial puppy shots, worming, and spay/neuter.  Please remember that your dog will come from us as up-to-date on shots as they can be and that MHLRM does cover the cost of spay/neuter services if your dog hasn't been altered at the time of adoption due to age or health reasons, if the appointment and procedure is done with one of our partnered vet hospitals.

If you are considering Pet Insurance - we have a tool that may help you sift through all the different companies, costs, and what they cover.  Click HERE to access that tool we found in the net.  

Training

We at the Mile High Lab Mission embrace several forms of training your dog.  We believe there are different types of training that work for each dog and fit their personalities more appropriately than others.  As long as it's constructive, educational and not abusive or aggressive - we think it could be a great way to train your pup.

Some basic training tips we have for any new dog owner are as follows:

Crates are a great way to help train a dog in a new environment.  They can help with house training, destructive behavior, and provide a safe place.  Placing the crate in a central area and practicing with the dog for short periods of time while at home is a great way to start.

Exercise is essential for any dog, especially labs!  Many bahvior problems can be avoided with adequate exercise. Daily walks not only help exercise the dog (and you) but help you bond with your new dog.  Other great ways to exercise your dog are teaching fetch, hikes, agility classes, training classes and taking them to the dog park.

Training is a great way to start your dog off at any age.  Socialization is very important for dogs.  It's good to introduce them to many different people, places, sounds and other dogs.  Group classes or private lessons are a great way to start your dog off to a long life of happiness.

Dog Food

Click HERE to check out info to evaluate the quality of the food you are currently using and to see a list of recommended high-quality foods.

MHLRM feeds Left Paw Pantry food to many of our rescue dogs and we highly encourage you to contact them an continue feeding the same food until you choose to switch or continue with their products.  Please mention that you have adopted your dog from MHLRM and you will receive a LIFETIME discount from Left Paw Pantry!

Vetting

Your dog's continued health is very important.

SPAY/NEUTER - If the dog you adopted was too young to be spay/neutered at the time of adoption - you are required by your adoption agreement as well as by Colorado law to get your dog altered by the stated deadline on your adoption agreement Appendix. Please reference your Welcome Letter that you received at the time of adoption for the list of MHLRM Spay/Neuter vets we work with. If you take your adopted dog to a MHLRM Spay/Neuter Vet - MHLRM covers the cost of spay/neuter in full. Please remember that any other services you choose to do at those appointments is at your expense. If you choose to take your vet to a non-MHLRM spay/neuter vet we work with, you will assume the cost of spay/neuter entirely.

FREE Wellness Initial Exams - Any Costs Incurred are NOT the Responsibility of MHLRM
Many vets across the state are willing to give an initial free exam to your dog if seen in the first 10 days after adoption. Some require proof of adoption, so be sure to bring your new adopter letter with you! It is always a good idea to mention that you are seeking a free initial exam when scheduling your appointment. This is a great way to establish a vet for your dogs' continued care. This is not even close to an exclusive list of vets in the metro area. If you know of a vet that you are interested in visiting, it never hurts to simply call and ask if they too provide free initial exams. This is NOT a list MHLRM's SPAY/NEUTER vets. These vets do not give a discount to MHLRM and we do not work with them.

If you are fostering a dog for MHLRM, DO NOT use this list to get medical attention for your foster dog. Call MHLRM directly.
Arvada

ADAMS COUNTY ANIMAL HOSPITAL 

8020 N. Sheridan Blvd. 

Arvada, CO 80003

303-429-9719

Aurora

TENAKER PET CARE CENTER, INC

895 Lacredo St.

Aurora CO 80011

303-344-0600

Bennett

BENNETT VETERINARY CLINIC

820 Shari's Ct.

Bennett, CO 80102

303-664-3337

Boulder

ALPINE HOSPITAL

3210 Valmot

Boulder, CO

303-443-9661

Broomfield

ASPEN ARBOR ANIMAL HOSPITAL

8865 W. 116TH Circle

Broomfield, CO 80020

303-423-6021


Broomfield Veterinary Hospital

120th and Sheridan

Broomfield, CO

303-466-1764


GILLETT VETERINARY CLINIC

2721 W. 120 th Ave

Broomfield, CO 80020

303-469-5540


LAUREL VETERINARY CLINIC

405 Laurel Street

Broomfield, CO 80020

303-469-5363

Denver

BEAR VALLEY VETERINARY CARE CENTER

2111 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, CO 80227
303-985-3316

 

DENVER PET HOSPITAL

2110 S. Holly St.

Denver, CO 80222

303-757-6188

 

HERMOSA VETERINARY CLINIC

5495 N. Federal

Denver, CO 80221

303-455-2131


BRENTWOOD ANIMAL HOSPITAL

2896 S. Federal Blvd.

Denver, CO 80236

303-761-0103

 

BROADVIEW ANIMAL CLINIC

10400 E. Evans Ave.

Denver, CO 80247

303-755-1424

Evergreen

EVERGREEN VETERINARY SERVICE

2989 Hwy 74, Box 777

Evergreen,CO 80437

303-674-4331

Firestone

CARBON VALLEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

101 West Grant Ave.

Firestone, CO 80520

303-833-2244

Golden

GOLDEN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

17575 S Golden,Rd.

Golden,CO 80401

303-279-6601

Highlands Ranch

ANNIE’S ANIMAL CLINIC

9265 S. Broadway, #300

Highlands Ranch,CO 80126

303-471-5040

Lakewood

FOX HOLLOW ANIMAL HOSPITAL

2950 S Bear Creek Blvd

Lakewood,CO 80228

303-980-4444

Littleton

CHATFIELD VET HOSPITAL

8420 W. Ken Caryl Ave

Littleton,CO 80128

303-978-9750


NEIGHBORHOOD PET CARE CLINIC

5182 S. Lowell Blvd.

Littleton, CO 80123

303-797-8461

 

BROADWAY ESTATES VETERINARY CLINIC

6574 S Broadway Suite 102

Littleton,CO 80121

303-795-2584

Longmont

OLDE TOWNE ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER

426 Terry Street

Longmont, CO 80501

303-651-9400
Thornton

CARINGHANDS VETERINARY HOSPITAL

13762 Colorado Blvd. Unit 100

Thornton,CO 80602

303-451-7387

Westminster

CHRUCH RANCH VETERINARY WELLNESS CENTER
8308 Chruch Ranch Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80021
303-469-7387

 


Emergency Clinics - Any Costs Incurred are NOT the Responsibility of MHLRM

It's always a good idea to know where an emergency clinic is when the time arises.  Please search around to find out where the closest emergency clinic is to you.  This is a list of clinics we know if but it is not exclusive and there may be one or several closer to you.

If you are fostering a dog for MHLRM, NOT NOT use this list to get medical attention for your foster dog.  Call MHLRM directly.