Monthly Archives: March 2015

Shelter adds spring break camp

The Santa Fe animal shelter has added a two-day session to its popular Critter Camp program for children. The introductory spring break camp for children ages 10 to 13 is set for April 1 and 2 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. DSC_1712both days. Cost is $100. The unique hands-on program allows children an in-depth look at animal sheltering. The camps provide a fun and educational opportunity to work with animals and include dog walking and socializing, cat socializing, dog training, learning about house rabbits, humane education, animal artwork and talks and demonstrations by other animal-welfare groups. The shelter has also set the dates for its weeklong summer camps and added a second advanced camp to the schedule. Two summer camps are set for June 1-5 and July 6-10, while the two camps for children who have already participated in the basic camps or have a strong interest in animal welfare are set for July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7. Sessions are limited to 10 participants. All summer sessions are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost: $300 per session. To register or for information: Call Devin White at 983-4309 ext. 610 or email

Sponsored animals for March!

All our animals are special, but sometimes we have people who want to help give homeless animals a paw up – so businesses and individuals sponsor the animals through their daily upkeep or their adoption fee. Meet March’s sponsored animals, whose adoption fees are waived through the month:

Han Solo, who is being sponsored by our friends at Back Road Pizza, is a 2-year-old American Pit Bull Mix who Han Solo 101590weighs around 60 pounds. He found his way to the Shelter has a stray and is now looking for a new home. Our Behavior Team says he is calm and listens well, yet he also likes to play and run around.

Sammie (Samantha), who is being sponsored by an anonymous supporter, is an 8-year-old Calico domestic shorthair.

We'd say Sammie's favorite place is on your lap. She is very affectionate with our staff, and came to us already knowing her name as ‘Sammie.'  She is also a classic sammyA027555feline and wants things her way.  She will push into you for more affection, and her tail taps in happiness while her chin is being scratched, but come time to move her off your lap, she often gets a little feisty. Come and visit with our striking calico lady and see if she is your purr-fect companion.

If you're interested in learning about sponsoring an animal, call our Adoption Desk at 983-4309 ext. 610. For more information, click here.