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Moms and Mutts: Colorado Rescue for Pregnant and Nursing Dogs

Lakewood, CO

Our Mission

We are a 501c3 non-profit rescue dedicated to saving pregnant and nursing dogs from high kill shelters all over the country. We are entirely foster based and do not keep dogs at our central location.

Our mission evolved from the desire to ensure that all mother dogs got the chance to find their forever families. Many mother dogs are euthanized in shelters because they are pregnant, nursing, or they are killed once their puppies have been rescued or adopted. At MAMCO we feel that moms matter and for that reason we give them a safe haven where they can raise their puppies, get the training and behavioral support they need, and also receive important veterinary care. Most moms and their litters are with us for two months before adoption. This makes us a very unique rescue, because of the costs and time associated with each litter of puppies.

In addition to our regular mission, we also sponsor several spay and neuter programs in rural areas to help keep dogs with their owners. Throughout our travels we have learned that many dogs are not spayed because of the high cost of vet care in rural areas. People love their dogs, but genuinely cannot afford to spay/neuter. With these programs we spay the mother dogs and allow them to stay with their owners. We then organize the safe transfer and adoption of their litters of puppies. In this way we ensure that all dogs are spayed/neutered to prevent further contributions to the pet overpopulation problem.

Adoption Policy

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