Some of my best friends never say a word to me

 Our Mission

To improve our “Standards of Care” for some of our best friends. 

The standards of care and the "QUALITY OF LIFE" for our companion animals in all facilities  and the industry as a whole.  As a State we can do better.  Thousands of puppies and dogs came into Colorado during Covid, mostly puppies from rescues.  DISEASE and other standards of care are concerns that must be addressed as importation continues.


 We have expanded our work into cruelty and neglect cases within our local communities. Currently companion animals are considered property by law. The legal rulings are slow to change.  Jefferson County and other municipalities have some amazing BAP officers. Our pets by most individuals standards are viewed as part of our families.  Laws must be changed by people.  


We believe it is wise to do a little research on any animal related service or purchases in Colorado.  Make sure they are a licensed agency. Purchasing puppies or dogs over the internet and or advertised on craigslist is not advised. 

Always check with your BBB. 

 

PAFCA  

the “Pet Animal Care Facility Act,” is a licensing and regulatory agency providing records and licensing information. 


DO not always trust online reviews.  Rescuing an animal is always about their QOC, “Quality of Care.” Placing them in a safe approved foster home and giving them a safe environment to have their best opportunity at a changed life should be the rescues goal.  Freedom from pain and suffering is the creed of a true rescuer.  Putting them in boarding facilities or shuffling them from place to place like rag dolls is not rescue. Volume , how many dogs or puppies a rescue rescues does not mean they are  meeting the needs of the animals or our consumers.  Their “Quality “of care means everything. 


You can always count of your local municipal animal shelters to find an amazing companion animal that has been completely vetted and evaluated for behavioral issues. 


 All shelters and rescues  should be held to the same regulatory standards as “Pet Stores.” Currently that is not the case, rescues have very little oversight. Regulatory records currently are not available from our Department of Agriculture,  “PACFA “ the Pet Animal Care Facility  Act. Congress just ruled that the USDA should restore records for our companion animals, Colorado should follow suit.  PACFA is the agency that is responsible for the protection of our consumers and our companion animals. Currently non profit rescues have very little regulatory oversight.  We have more violations and violators in the non profit rescue world than any other group.


 We have 9 pet stores, 154 (this include our large municipal shelters) and shelters-boarding and training facilities that board dogs for rescues or shelters, 101 Small pet rescues, 78 Large pet rescues, 14 sanctuaries, 153 small breeders, 26 large scale breeders, 8 wholesalers, and 164 wholesalers including fish, mammals, and reptiles.


 Breeders should be regulated in Colorado and be required to place their breeding animals in safehomes with rescues or selective breed specific responsible rescues. It is unfortunate that many advocates do not focus on helping our companion animals right here in Colorado and focus on political agendas nationally. Gandhi said, “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." 


 Most dogs purchased other than from licensed agencies are purchased from backyard breeders, craigslist,  and over the internet from questionable sources. Over 35,000 "puppy mill" what we call irresponsible breeders puppies came into Colorado in the past few years on ​CVI's. We do not support puppy purchases over the internet.  We do not support cruel or irresponsible treatment by any rescues, shelter, breeder, wholesalers,  or boarding facility.  

We support responsible licensed breeders and hobby breeders. 


We should be working across party lines using factual data. Our regulatory standards and standards of care must increase and violators held accountable. Consistency in regulatory practices is needed.  We would like to see less political posturing and more working together for the benefit of our communities and the animals we as Coloradans love. 


 WE HAVE AMAZING RESCUES AND SHELTERS THAT SUFFER BECAUSE OF OUR RETAIL RESCUE INDUSTRY. RESCUES should not bring dogs or cats to Colorado only to be warehoused. REGULATORY compliance should be for all.  Holding Animal Abusers in our communities accountable should carry stiffer penalties. The animals should not have to suffer caught up in regulatory red tape. Our "Animal Welfare Agencies" and "Animal Welfare Leaders" along with our legislators have a responsibility to their constituents, and our communities to protect our animals.  Our companion animals are part of our families. An industry should not be run on emotions and drama. Look to factual data.  Education, dedication and leadership are key.


      ...Our ambassador mascot “Petey” LOVED                 

         

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We are advocates at  TABTO.org.  We are not activist. We are guardians and protectors. Our dogs were created by God to be man’s best friend, our companions.  We are solution based, focusing on accountability and transparency in the industry.  A voice of reason based on factual data.  Bringing like minded individuals together that are solution driven. Facts are facts. Truth is truth.