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Dog Information

Dog Information

Breed Rescue Organizations

Affenpinscher Rescue

Alice DeGroot, 847-2868
Barbara Divers, 281-8682,
Afghan Hound Club of America Rescue

Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue Team Akitas
Sue Behling, 265-1699,
Jim Chrisan, 400-9870
NM Akita Rescue
Akita Rescue of America

Alaskan Malamutes
Alaskan Malamute Rescue of NM

American Eskimos
Sabine & Joe Ussery, 549-6827,
Dan Senke-Rocka, executive director,
Heart Bandits

American Water Spaniels
American Water Spaniel Rescue

Anatolian Shepherd
Diane Shambley (national),
Carleen Conyers (president),
National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue
Rocky Mt. National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue

Australian Shepherds
Kevin Vaughn, 265-4045,
Aussie Rescue
Zia Australian Shepherd Club

Australian Terriers
S. Adams,
Australian Terrier Club of America

Basenji Rescue
Basenji Rescue & Transport

Basset Hounds
All Ears Basset Sanctuary
Basset Hound Rescue of NM

NM Beagle Rescue

Bearded Collies
Pat McDonald, 681-8255,

Bedlington Terriers
NM Bedlington Terrier Rescue

Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise Rescue (includes NM)

Big Dogs
Big Dogs, Huge Paws

Boston Terriers
NM Boston Terrier Rescue
Mitzi Hobson, 463-8453
Shelby West, 323-2377

Boxer Rescue of Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Brittany Rescue

Cairn Terriers
Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
294-8218     e-mail:
Southwest Cairn Rescue
Cairn Rescue League (national)

Chihuahua Rescue
Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue
Quixote Chihua Rescue (Valencia County)

Cocker Spaniels
Cocker Spaniel Rescue of NM

Southwest Collie Rescue

Dalmatian Rescue of Albuquerque

Doberman Pinschers
Doberman Rescue of New Mexico

English Springer Spaniels
English Springer Rescue of America, Inc.

German Shepherds
Central New Mexico German Shepherd Club

Golden Retrievers
Dianne Uzdawannis, 856-6658,
Debbra Colman, 343-0476,
Melanie Scholer, 898-8023,
Golden Retriever Rescue of NM

Great Danes
Great Dane Rescue of El Paso
Justice Great Dane Rescue
Great Pyrenees
Enchantment Great Pyrenees Rescue

Greyhound Companions of NM
The Greyhound Sanctuary

Lap Dogs
Lap Dog Rescue of NM

Luvin' Labs

Pit Bulls
Babes & Bullies

Enchanted Poodle Rescue
The Poodle Preserve (Colorado)

Shar Peis
Kind Heart Shar Pei Rescue

Siberian Huskies
Siberian Husky Rescue of NM

Tickled Pink Weimaraner Rescue

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Learn the Right Breed for You!

Lost & Found

Look for a lost dog
Albuquerque Animal Welfare or Animal Humane NM

Report a lost dog - Animal Humane NM
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Local Dog Clubs

Regional Organizations

  • Humane Society of Denver

  • San Francisco SPCA

  • National Organizations


  • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

  • Grey 2K USA "protecting greyhounds nationwide"

  • Humane Society of the U.S.

  • Land of Pure Gold (Golden Retrievers)

  • Pets of the Homeless

    Feeding Pets of the Homeless
    An organization dedicated to feeding the thousands of animals cared for by the homeless.


    Spay/Neuter Info

    Save a life--spay or neuter your dog!
    Animal Humane's Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic provides low-cost spaying/neutering of animals for people of low income. Call 217-0300 for details.

    Bernalillo County SNAP Program provides low-cost spay/neuter services for county residents. Call 873-6706 for more information.

    New Mexico Animal Friends provides low- or no-cost spay/neuter services. Call 881-7297 for information.

    SpayNM lists low/no-cost spay/neuter clinics across the state.

    Spay/USA helps find affordable spay/neuter services.

    Find the Perfect Dog

    Adopt A Pet

    Petfinder - NM

    Petfinder - Rio Rancho Animal Control

    Local Animal Shelters

    Albuquerque Animal Welfare
        8920 Lomas NE, 768-1975
        11800 Sunset Gardens SW, 768-1975

    Animal Humane | NM
    615 Virginia SE

    Española Valley Humane Society
    108 Hamm Parkway, Española

    Estancia Animal Control
    1001 Highland Ave., Estancia

    Rio Rancho Animal Control
    3441 Northern Blvd., Rio Rancho

    Sandoval County Animal Shelter
    all animals are taken to Watermelon Mountain Ranch

    Sanfa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
    100 Caja del Rio Road, Santa Fe

    Torrance County Animal Shelter
    83 Galloway Road, Moriarty

    Valencia County Animal Control
    1209 Hwy 314, Los Lunas

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    Local Limited Acceptance Organizations

    ANEW of NM -

    Bro & Tracy Animal Welfare, Inc.
    Joyce Fay's animal rescue/welfare organization features pictures of dogs available for adoption, along with photographic tips, and her wonderful photos of, naturally, Bro & Tracy.


    Colfax Pet Rescue - 643-6664


    HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team)

    Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary

    Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary
    Eldercare & Hospice for Dogs, Horses, and Poultry; Santa Fe

    NM Animal Friends - 881-PAWS (881-7297)

    NMDOG (was NM Dogs Deserve Better)

    PACA/AAR - 315-0004

    Pick of the Pound

    PAWS (People for Animal Welfare Society)

    Placitas Animal Rescue - 867-0004

    Puppy Dog Ranch (near Silver City)

    Quixote Humane Incorporated

    Second Chance Animal Rescue

    SPOTS - 294-9212

    Sunflower Sanctuary Animal Rescue

    Watermelon Mountain Ranch (Bernalillo)
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    Stopping Animal Abuse

    To report animal abuse: 768-1975 (Animal Services)

    Animal Protection of New Mexico
    265-2322 or hotline: 800-249-0032

    Animal Protection Voters of New Mexico

    Bernalillo County Environmental Health/Animal Control and Protection
    3211 Coors SW, Suite D-2

    Dogs Deserve Better
    information about preventing dog chaining

    NM Federation of Animal Care, Control, and Welfare Agencies
    1109 Luthy Circle

    275-SPCA (7722)

    How to make a complaint and what to do if officials don't respond from PETroglyphs Magazine
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    Animal Legal Defense Fund tells you how to legally stop someone from abusing their dogs

    Pet Abuse has information on what you can do to prevent animal abuse

    Dog-Friendly Housing

    Rent Lingo's Pet Resume
    let your landlord know that your dog is great!

    Apartment Guide
    multi-family apartments

    Apartment List
    lets you search by zip code, price range, etc.

    People with Pets
    local dog-friendly apartments's dog-friendly apartments

    recommended by PETA, the Humane Society of the US and many local and regional dog-loving sites

    Trulia's dog-friendly ABQ listings

    Zillow's dog-friendly ABQ housing guide

    Zillow's dog-friendly nation-wide housing guide

    Animal Trusts

    Pet Trusts & Other Estate Issues from the Animal Legal & Historical Center

    General Dog Info

    Animal Channel
    Humane Society's site with everything canine

    educational dog events for dog trainers and behaviorists

    Senior Dogs
    a wonderful site that promotes the adoption of older dogs and provides information on what older dogs need to best enjoy their golden years.

    Other Local Links

    Paws & Stripes
    is a local organization that matches rescue dogs as service dogs to returning vets with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The only dogs they use come from shelters and are trained by professionals specializing in service dogs.

    PETroglyphs magazine
    the online version of New Mexico's animal resource magazine

    Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers, Inc.
    this organization of dog lovers helps you train your dog to brighten the days of patients in local nursing homes or hospitals--do a good deed and have a wonderful experience with your dog at the same time.

    ABQ Poop Law

    As of October 10th, 2015, the City of Albuquerque confirms that: "when not on the owner's property, the owner is required to pick up their pet's waste, whether it's private or public property. Violators can be reported to 311 or anyone can request a patrol [242-COPS or 242-2677] in their area. If caught and convicted, the violater can face up to a 500.00 dollar fine or 90 days in jail." So make sure you scoop that poop!

    For more ways to file a complaint with the police, head to the APD contact page.

    last updated on October 31, 2015
    links last checked on November 24, 2015
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