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Our Featured Albuquerque, NM Partner:

Animal Humane New Mexico

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

615 Virginia St. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 255.5523
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http://www.animalhumanenm.org

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We are a local, nonprofit animal shelter, serving Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.

About Our Shelter:

Animal Humane is committed to being the leader in next-generation animal shelters. We have proactively developed a full range of programs and services dedicated to helping people connect with a lifelong companion and work with them to keep that relationship balanced and happy. That’s why we prefer terms such as campus, team and resident to differentiate ourselves from other facilities. No other shelter in New Mexico offers the extensive curriculum or goes to the lengths we do to make sure that our graduates are healthy and ready to thrive in their new forever homes. Facilitating lifelong animal + human bonds is why we’re here.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption Requirements/Recommendations
•All animals that leave the shelter must be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. NO EXCEPTIONS.
•If you have dogs and are looking to adopt a dog we ask that you bring your dog in to do a meet’n’greet. (This does not apply to cats!)
•We also recommend that all people in the household (including children) come in to meet the animal before adoption.
•We do not adopt out animals as gifts to others. Gift certificates for the price of an adoption can be purchased at the front adoptions building.
•Adopting animals is a lot of responsibility, but it is also a wonderful experience. We want to ensure that you pick an animal that truly matches your lifestyle, so we do ask that you arrive by 5:30 in order to really get to know your new family member. We will be happy to continue any adoption paperwork the following day.

Adoption Pricing

Cats-
kittens (under 6 months)-$75
Cats (between 6 months and 2 years)- $15
Cats Over 2 years- Name your own adoption fee
Purebred cats- prices may vary

Dogs-
Puppies (under 6 months)- $120
Dogs (6 months to 5 years)- $100
Senior dogs (5 years and older)- $35
Purebred and Highly adoptable dogs- Prices will vary, $150+

Hold Policy
•Holds are $25.00 and last for 24 hours only.
•Holds are ONLY done if another dog or the rest of the family needs to come in and meet the animal. All holds must be placed in person. We do not place holds over the phone.
•After placing a hold, the hold fee can be credited towards the adoption of that pet.
•HOLD FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.