Adopt a Pet
Adopting a pet can be a wonderful experience.
Need to Surrender 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.
Animal Welfare Department and New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) have developed a shelter dog training program for youthful offenders.
Here are some tips to help you navigate through the pet food aisle.
New shelter hours.
During renovation work, Animal Welfare's East Side Shelter is unable to accept surrendered pets.
Animal Welfare is partnering with CYFD to place and train shelter dogs in youth correctional facilities around the city.