If you have made the careful decision to bring a companion animal into your life, chances are that the Santa Fe Animal Shelter has a dog, cat, kitten, puppy, ferret, rabbit, guinea pig, or other fuzzy critter that will match your home and lifestyle.

Matchmaking is an important part of our adoption process, and we pride ourselves on helping hopeful animal lovers find a companion that will fit their lifestyle. Before choosing your new companion, think about how much time you have to spend with him. Consider the time involved: a healthy puppy or kitten can live for 15 to 20 years! Remember that settling in a new four-legged family member can take some time and adjustment. Bear in mind that just like us, your companion animal will need food and supplies and have to visit a doctor from time to time.

We invite you to visit our animals in the Shelter, at our satellite adoption facility inside PetSmart (3561 Zafarano Drive) or online. Once you have an idea what you’re looking for, one of our adoption counselors will visit with you and share some ideas about which of our residents would be best suited to you.

All animals are spayed or neutered and microchipped before leaving and receive the required age-appropriate vaccines. For your convenience, the required licenses for City and County residents are available at the Shelter as you adopt!

Adoption is a partnership between the adopter, the Shelter and the animal. We are committed to making that partnership work for everyone.

Can’t decide on that perfect companion for your loved one?  Give them a gift certificate from the Adoptions desk and let them make the match! Add some extra money and they can go on a shopping spree in the Adoptions general store and get everything they need for their new pet. Ask an Adoptions counselor about certificates.