Monthly Archives: June 2015

An Evening in India Dinner benefits Shelter

Are you ready for an enchanting evening with some of your favorite Shelter workers? Join us for An Evening InBenefit dinner India, where you will feast on gourmet Indian food prepared by celebrity chef Shibana Singh, all the while supporting your favorite hometown shelter. Here are the details: 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, at a private Santa Fe residence, $65 per person.
On the menu: Mango Lassi Shots; Cauliflower and Pakora Salad; Paneer Skewers with Peppers, Onion and Mint Chutney; Baby Potatoes in Poppy Seed Sauce; Yogurt with Crispy Chips; Indian Ice Cream with Fresh Mangoes and Cardamon; Mango Ginger Lemonade.
Multi-talented Shibana Singh is an exquisite chef who brings intention and layers of subtle flavor to her gourmet dishes. She combines years of study in Ayurveda and Western culinary traditions with the influences of the various places she has lived and traveled, from Delhi to Santa Fe.

Contact Gabrielle at 505-983-4309, ext. 232 or email to reserve your spot or purchase your ticket at this link.


2016 Pet Calendar

ImageYour Pet can be a Star in the 2016 Pet Calendar!

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter's Pet Calendar is a beautifully designed weekly planner filled with photos of your pets! When you sponsor a page in the calendar, you help to ensure that Shelter animals receive the care they need all year long. See the information below for details!

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Photos and payment must be submitted by August 1, 2015. Contact AJ at 505-983-4309 x230 or Melissa at to reserve your page today! Digital photos preferred. They must be at least 1MB.

When you purchase a page in the Pet Calendar for your pet, your photo will also be featured on the Shelter's Facebook page!

Instagram fans! This year for the first-time ever, we are selling quarter-page Black & White spaces for just $50! Contact us to learn more!

Ready to reserve your 2016 Pet Calendar? Contact us to pre-order your calendars. They make excellent Christmas presents! Calendars will be available on Oct. 9 at the Barkin' Ball and at the Shelter.

Dog Days of Summer

Don't miss our first annual Dog Days of Summer event! On August 15, 2015, beat the summer heat with fun in the grass at the Santa Fe Downs!Logo




We are offering a Color Dash 5K event in the morning and Live Music, Food Trucks, Games for dogs & their people, Vendor Booths, Bouncy Houses & Agility Frisbee Demos all day.

A 2 p.m. you will have the chance to make your dog a star with Mayor Javier Gonzales and the “Mayor's Mutt Show.” Final entertainment lineup coming soon, check in at for updates.

But why wait to start the fun? You can sign up now for the COLOR DASH 5K. Dogs are welcome to run with you! 50% of every Color Dash ticket goes straight back to the shelter. Dashers around the Globe have raised more than $1 million for local causes. Click the blue button above to sign up now!

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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell together in concert at Santa Fe Opera to benefit Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Music legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will perform The Traveling Kind Tour concert to benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter in August at the Santa Fe Opera.

The concert, presented by Subaru of Santa Fe, takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the opera, 301 Opera webphotoDrive, in Santa Fe.
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Tickets are available now at various prices and may be purchased online at or by phone at 505-886-1251. All proceeds benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and its work with homeless animals.

The tour highlights the duo’s recently released album, The Traveling Kind, which follows the longtime friends’ first duet album, 2013’s Old Yellow Moon. That album won Best Americana Album at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, as well as Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show. The album also debuted at no. 4 on the Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

Produced by Grammy Award winner Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann), The Traveling Kind comprises 11 duet tracks, including six new songs written by Harris and Crowell with co-writing by Mary Carr, Cory Chisel, Will Jennings, and Larry Klein. Also featured are new renditions of previous Crowell cuts including “No Memories Hanging Around” as well as new interpretations of Lucinda Williams’ “I Just Wanted to See You So Bad” and Amy Allison’s “Her Hair Was Red.”

Of the project, Harris said, “In the words of Willie Nelson, ‘The life I love is making music with my friends,’ and there’s no better friend for me to make music with than Rodney.”

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Her most recent solo album, 2011’s Hard Bargain, debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart and received tremendous critical acclaim—the Associated Press called it “gorgeous” and said Harris’ “…silvery soprano is in fine form,” while USA Today praised “…exquisite…her unmistakable soprano, at once grainy and ethereal, still wraps itself around a lyric with an angel’s delicate warmth.”

Crowell is a multi–Grammy Award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James, and Grateful Dead, among others. His 1988 breakthrough Diamonds and Dirt generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song “After All This Time.” His critically acclaimed works The Houston Kid, Fate’s Right Hand, The Outsider, and Sex and Gasoline were followed by the 2010 release of his memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. In 2011, Crowell released KIN: Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell, which debuted at #1 on the Americana album chart and featured specials guests including Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, and Lucinda Williams, among many others. His most recent solo album, Tarpaper Sky, was released in 2014. Crowell’s honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

New Hope program hits goal in CrowdRise campaign

Thank you so much for your incredible support during our monthlong CrowdRise campaign to benefit the New Hope Foster Program! You are amazing! Thanks to your support, we raised $91,060 on CrowdRise to help vulnerable animals. We also finished the competition in 5th place meaning, we will receive an extra bonus grant of $5,000 from the Michelson Found Animals Foundation. With the generous contributions we received during the campaign, we more than met our goal of $100,000 to fund the New Hope foster program! If you haven't already seen this video, please take a look. It shows how you make us feel!

Thank you!