Sandoval County Animal Welfare

A Bernalillo, NM 87004 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Pets at Sandoval County Animal Welfare

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Balto


Male, Adult
Akita / Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Photo of Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo

Male, Young
Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Photo of Annie


Female, Adult

Photo of Maddie


Female, Adult
American Pit Bull Terrier / Cattle Dog

Photo of Ava


Female, Senior, Bonded Pair

Photo of Braulio


Male, Adult, Bonded Pair
American Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Happy


Female, Adult, Special Needs
Cattle Dog

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1 - 7 of 7 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Sandoval County Animal Welfare Serves

Sandoval County:

Cochiti Lake
Edgewood town*
Jemez Pueblo
La Cueva
La Jara
Pena Blanca
Rio Rancho*
San Luis
San Ysidro*

Sandoval County Animal Welfare's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Application to adopt and instructions to submit found here:

2. Interview

Brief phone interview to discuss the pet's history and determine if they may be a potential fit for the family interested.

3. Meet the Pet

Meet and greet at your house or admin kennels in Bernalillo.

4. Home Check

Home visit to ensure the pet fits in well and check for any potential hazards in the home (holes in the fence, items to chew on, etc).

5. Sign Adoption Contract

Adoption contract can be found here:

6. Pay Fee

Pay the flat rate fee of $120 for dogs/puppies, and $100 for cats/kittens in the form of a check or money order.

After applying for an adoptable animal we screen all adopters via application, phone interview and meet/greet. Once that has gone through we will schedule a home visit to ensure everyone is happy with their decision.
If the home visit goes well and the adopter wants to move forward we will leave the pet in their possession and allow them to "foster" for up to two weeks to make their final decision. If the decision is to adopt, we will finalize paperwork, collect the adoption fee, and transfer all information to the new adopters.

About Sandoval County Animal Welfare

Sandoval County Animal Services is contained within the County’s Community Services Department, where we work in partnership with the Sherriff’s Office. We are committed to ensuring only the highest level of quality care and compassion is provided for all impounded pets.

Come Meet Sandoval County Animal Welfare's Pets

At this time we are only allowing potential adopters to schedule an appointment to meet adoptable pets. Please email or call 505-867-7642 for more information.

Sandoval County Animal Welfare's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List