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!
ADOPTIVE FAMILIES: Have you recently or previously adopted from MHLRM? Stay connected with us! We send out reminders when heart worm season is approaching, updates in health, reminders about updating us if/when you move or change contact information, and more. Click HERE to request to be in our Adoptive Families email group.
Interested in getting our newsletter, fostering, getting announcements, or volunteering in other capacities? Click HERE and join one or several of our Google Groups!
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.
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 MHLRMMany 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.
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.