Monthly Archives: December 2014

Join us for Winter Critter Camp!

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter is hosting a two-day Winter Camp that offers children ages 10-13 a hands-on experience with animals in a shelter environment.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan 3-4 at the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road.

Similar to Summer Critter Camp, teams of children will learn the care and handling of a variety of animals, with a focus on behavior, veterinary care and grooming. Short talks about animal sheltering and care will be punctuated with interactive games, workbooks and hands-on projects.

The camp, which costs $100, is limited to 10 participants. To register or for more information, call Devin White at 505-983-4309 ext. 128 or email

Shelter’s 2015 pet calendar on sale

The Santa Fe animal shelter’s Pet Calendar 2015 is now available for purchase. The calendar features full color photos of animal companions, along with monthly and weekly planners. Calendars are $25 each, or three or more for $20 each.
The calendars are available at the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road, or at the following shelter-supporting businesses:

  • Cedarwood Veterinary Clinic, 2001 Saint Michaels Drive
  • Critters and Me, 1403 Agua Fria Street
  • Eldorado Country Pet, 7 Avenida Vista Grande
  • Feathered Friends, 1089 South Saint Francis Drive
  • Look What the Cat Dragged In, 2570 Camino Entrada
  • Look What the Cat Dragged In 2, 541 W. Cordova Road
  • Lucky Dog Daycare, 1124-A Calle La Resolana
  • Santa Fe Tails, 2109 Warner Circle
  • Teca Tu, Sanbusco Market Center, 500 Montezuma Avenue

Calendars are also available by calling 505-983-4309 ext. 204 or by email at

Happy Holidays from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter!

Dear friend,

Sydney is a special dog whose sweet personality tugs at your after _edit She came to the Shelter battered and broken after being slammed by a car. Our incredible medical team repaired her fractured bones and injured soul. When this Shelter opened 75 years ago, a dog like
Sydney wouldn’t have received the help she needed. Today, because of you, she is healed and loved.
You were there for us when fearful animals needed your help, but our work never ends. And with it our need for resources to help Sydney and the hundreds of other animals like her who need serious medical help every day of the year. This holiday season, please consider a gift to help the Sydneys in our community and all the others who wouldn’t make it without our care — or your support.

In gratitude,
Mary Martin
Executive Director
Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Bring joy to their world! Adopt!

This season, bring joy to your world and adopt a fabulous adult cat or dog for just $25 (BFdogHalf-off the adoption fees of all puppies, kittens and Shelter Heroes! Senior cats 9 years and older $9; fee-waived adoptions for all senior dogs 5 years and older!) At the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, we think everyone should go home for the holidays, so this year we’re hoping to help make that wish come true for as many pets as possible. That means reduced adoption fees all month long. So if you’re looking for that special someone to add to the family, now is the perfect time to do it. Come visit adoptable pets at where you can adopt any adult cat or dog for just $25 dollars throughout December!