Sponsor an Animal

Sponsoring an animal is one of the greatest ways you can give to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. By sponsoring an animal, you not only make a direct difference in the life of one of our Shelter residents, you also support our mission.

There are many reasons to sponsor an animal. Sometimes, a staff member, volunteer or community member selects an animal to sponsor because the animal is special to them or in hopes the animal will find a loving home sooner. Some schools, groups or classrooms raise money to sponsor an animal and follow their success as a special project.

Sponsorships help all pets who come to the Shelter by off-setting the costs of providing food, shelter, spay/neuter surgery and veterinary care. Because adoption fees cover only a fraction of our expenses, we rely on private donations to make sure every animal receives proper care.

We have several options for people who would like to sponsor an animal:

Bronze Sponsorship – Sponsor an animal’s adoption fee for one month. These animals will have signs on their kennels indicating that their adoption fee is waived. After the sponsorship expires, the animal can be re-sponsored. Sponsorship donations vary by the animal’s breed, size or length of stay in the Shelter.

Silver Sponsorship – For an additional $100, the Silver Sponsorship’s name is reflected on the sign that indicates the animal’s adoption fee is being sponsored. These sponsorships, which also run one month, vary by the animal’s breed, size or length of stay at the Shelter.

Gold Sponsorship – By sponsoring an animal’s full cost while at the Shelter, Gold Sponsorships have an opportunity to help not just one animal, but all! The $450 monthly sponsorship fee supports the potential adoption of one of our residents through Facebook and website postings, along with print and other advertising. The sponsor’s name is also indicated on the animal’s kennel.

To sponsor an animal, please call our Adoptions Desk at 505-983-4309 ext. 1610.