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Charles & Bella

Not long ago, Charles had a beautiful chocolate pit bull named Cupcake. He was deeply attached to her and late last year the worst happened. Cupcake went missing and Charles searched everywhere for her. Tragically, he found her dead in an arroyo just before the holidays. Charles thought his broken heart would never mend and he didn’t think he could bear to get another dog. But a month later, he saw some photos of a little chocolate pit bull named Bella on our Facebook page and he knew he had to visit her.

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Yes I Want to Join DogSTAR!

Bella’s mother arrived at the Shelter heavily pregnant and quickly gave birth to a large litter of pups. Our medical team monitored them closely giving them supplemental feeding to ensure they would pull through. Every two weeks, Charles would check in with Bella, offering homemade chicken jerky to her mom. When Bella was old enough to be spayed, he finally got to take her home. Charles says that Bella has helped to fill the hole in his heart, bringing love and joy everywhere she goes. When you support our work, you help make this love possible.

In order to ensure that we can be there for people who are looking for a companion animal, we need your support. The dog star, named Sirius by the ancient Greeks, is the brightest star in the night sky. When you become a monthly giver you shine brightly for homeless animals who need it most.

Join at $25 a month and get a DogSTAR member bumper sticker!

Join at $50 a month and get a member T-shirt and bumper sticker!

Join at $75 a month or more and get a member card offering discounts at your favorite places. You’ll also get the T-shirt and bumper sticker!

Businesses offering discounts of 10% or more when you show your DogSTAR member card

Annie’s Soup Kitchen
Artful Tea
Back Road Pizza
Bee Hive Kids Books
Blue Moon Hot Yoga
Cafe Roha
Che Bella Salon
Cheesemongers of Santa Fe
The Good Stuff
Iconik Coffee Roasters
Indigo Baby
The Kitchen Window
Journey’s Elite Stress Free Dog Grooming
Liquid Outpost Coffeehouse
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Look What The Cat Dragged In 2
Made in the Shade
Mango Molli Swimwear
New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom
Reside Home
Sachi Organics
State Capital Kitchen
Santa Fe Spirits
Teca Tu-A Pawsworthy Pet Emporium
Wildwood Soapworks
Yes Organic Boutique And Spa

More coming soon!

Yes I Want to Join DogSTAR!

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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