Adopt a Pet
Adopting a pet can be a wonderful experience.
Before Surrendering A Pet ...
Thinking about surrendering your cat or dog to a shelter?
About Animal Welfare
Albuquerque's lost and adoptable pets are our highest priority. We are honored to help with pet-care needs and questions.
Spaying & Neutering
Many rescue and specialty groups throughout the state help our animals to find forever homes.
Sometimes animals can get noisy and it can be a distraction.
Volunteer at a Shelter
Feel great and help shelter animals through volunteering.
Peanut butter and yogurt are always in need. Find out what items are needed at our shelters.
Fostering a Pet
Fostering a pet is a wonderful experience.
Lucky Paws - Mobile Lucky Paws
Lucky Paws is the first municipal retail pet adoption center in Albuquerque.
Free Pit Bull Training.
Before surrendering a pet to Animal Welfare, please consider all available options.
Free spay and neuter surgeries for the pets of low-income and moderate-income residents of Albuquerque.
Animal Welfare Department and Animal Humane are collaborating to increase adoptions, awareness of spaying and neutering, and the importance of vaccinations in our community through a grant from ASPCA.