As of Saturday, May 15, 2021, adoptions will be open to the general public with no appointment needed. Please note, we will be managing all walk-through viewings to allow social distances between families.
Face coverings are still required while inside the shelter for those that are not fully vaccinated.
Adoption viewings hours are Monday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm, with the last adoption at 5:30pm.
For questions about adoptable animals or the adoption process, call one of our adoption counselors at 505.983.4309 X1610, available by phone 9 AM – 6 PM daily.
Thinking about adopting? Read more about the adoption process here.
Get a headstart on the adoption process by filling out the adoption survey before you come in:
• Cats: $60 – $120*, cats 9 years and older are $9
• Dogs: $60 – $200*
• Rabbits & ferrets: $35
• Guinea pigs and rats: $15
• Small rodents: $5
*Not including Shelter Heroes. Does not include required licensing fees.
All animals are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Our companion animal adoption fees vary and are dependent on many factors including: age, size, behavior, medical condition and public demand. We waive or reduce the adoption fee for many animals in our shelter thanks to generous supporters who sponsor the animal's adoption fee. Other animals – those we call Shelter Heroes – often carry a high adoption fee, which helps offset the costs of care and treatment of those animals who have a more difficult time finding the right family.
Companions for Veterans: in honor of those who have served or are serving our country in the armed forces, we offer 50 percent off the adoption fee of all animals.
Baby Boomer Buddies: Adoption fees are 50 percent off for adopters over the age of 65.
Want to sponsor an animal's adoption? Find out how here.