Adoption kennels are open for viewing from 11 AM – 6 PM daily at our main campus, 100 Caja del Rio in Santa Fe. Come visit and fall in love! 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.
We also house some of our adoptable cats at Petsmart at 3561 Zafarano Drive. You can adopt directly from the store. In addition, we participate in weekly mobile adoption events, bringing our adoptable animals into the community. Check out this calendar to see when and where our next mobile adoption sites will be.
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. Holds are available when the animal is ready for adoption.
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.
Pets for Vets: 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.