Two are always better than one because they have a good return for their labor: if either falls down, one can help the other back up.​




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Two are always better than one because they have a good return for their labor: if either falls down, one can help the other back up.​



Tabto.org is a organization that was formed to advocate and collaborate with like minded animal lovers to provide a better life for our companion animals that we all love.   

We support our local shelters.   We have a great dedicated group of volunteers that work tirelessly to make a better life for our animals, and consumers.   Colorado regulators need to regulate consistently. We want violators names to be made public to protect our communities and our doggies welfare.  


Working with our PACFA's Advisory Board, being on the Stakeholder committee, and working in legislation we are seeing positive change happening. PACFA, the  Pet Animal Care Facility Act, is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of those animals in pet care. 

Currently there are only 24 other states that have a program like Colorado.   Colorado should be #1 in Animal Welfare .  PACFA encourages consumers to view facility inspection records and contact them with any concern about a facility before boarding, adoption, and purchase of a companion animal.   

Our Ethical Values

We pledge to:

*Make the effort to understand, respect and support all Colorado Rescues and Shelters that abide by high ethical standards

* Act with the highest integrity in each and every interaction

*Honor our commitments to the best of our ability; be open and honest about the scope of our work

*Treat others as we wish to be treated



you can't wring your hands & Roll Up Your Sleeves at the same time-Pat Schroeder

Real Life Choices

The gut-wrenching choices. The taboo issues we do not all agree on or talk about. Dog rescue workers and animal advocates face considerations of life and death on a daily basis. We cry ourselves to sleep many nights as we wrangle over "what-if?" and "if only. . .”. Yet, we rarely seem to allow ourselves to discuss the inevitable with one another. Questions such as:

What constitutes "quality life" for an animal? Are there instances in which continuing life actually extends suffering?

How do we decide which animals to pull from the shelters? (Choices that may ultimately determine who lives and who dies)

How do we balance quantity of lives saved over quality of lives saved? (boarding? multiple animals per house? animals who do not get along with one another? severely ill animals?)

How do we set limits for ourselves that are in line with our families and best practices. (how do we select whether and how many dogs to foster in our home? how do we make choices for the good of our our own health, our family and our current furry family members?)

What do the animals themselves think and feel?

Answers to these questions fall along a spectrum, with individual opinions varying from one extreme to the other. TABTO seeks to facilitate and encourage reflection around these difficult issues as they are essential to the quality and efficiency of our efforts. From our own experience and observations, it is clear that burnout in such an emotionally intense field of service is likely, as well as high stress that leads to compromised health, challenged relationships, and quality of life challenges for us as individuals.

Let’s be sensitive and kind as we all have varied points of view that matter. Let’s try a find common ground and respect one another. Let’s be forgiving like the dogs and kitties we all love.  

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