Low-cost or free spay/neuter help is available for every animal. Find out how you can keep your pet healthy and happy and cut down on animal overpopulation.


Lost your beloved buddy? Start here to see if your pet is waiting for you at the shelter, along with tips about how to find your missing animal companion right away.


Find your perfect match! All shelter animals are spayed or neutered and microchipped before leaving and receive the required age-appropriate vaccines.

MORE TIME TO FALL IN LOVE: Our Adoption Center is now open daily until 6 p.m.

A Guide to Bringing A Dog Home

Are you considering adopting a dog? Great! Check out this helpful graphic created by our friends NeoMan Studios for some helpful tips on adding a furry friend to your family pack.

a picture of a dog with the text "a guide to bringing a dog home for the first time"

Lester’s story

Lester is one of hundreds of dogs who, through no fault of their own, find their way to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. When we get a dog like Lester in — one who is so frightened and traumatized — most shelters have only two options: Euthanize the dog because of lack of time and resources, or do whatever it takes to help the dog. Thanks to you, we are able to do the latter. At the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, we believe every dog deserves a chance to heal and find a loving home, and we will do everything we can to help a dog, even if it takes months of behavior training and care. When you give to save lives, you make stories like Lester’s possible. Without your financial support, this story would not have a happy ending. In the next six months, many more Lester’s will come to us in need. Will you help to make it possible for all of them to get the care they need? Please stand by our work with homeless animals by considering a donation.

Follow the Santa Fe Animal Shelter on YouTube.