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Animal Welfare Department is hosting Adopt an Artist Companion

$10 adoptions for all animals


This event has already happened.
Jul 22, 2017
10:30 AM - 06:00 PM


All City Shelter
8920 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112


The City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department companion animals have so many skills, so many talents, and so many things to offer a loving family. In the past month our shelter pets have been working on their own individual paw paintings, and our staff is exhibiting their work in the kennels.

The Animal Welfare Department is pleased to be hosting Adopt an Artist Companion, July 22-23. There will be $10 adoptions for all animals. Each adoption will include spay or neuter, all vaccinations required by law, and a microchip.

Many of our adoptable dogs have worked to create paw print paintings to give to their new families when they are adopted. Families will be able to view prints of the dog’s artwork as they search through our kennels for a new furry friend.

In addition, local artists with a passion for helping animals have combined their talents with sheltered animal talent to create paw-print canvas wall art. Their paintings will be exhibited and for sale at the East Side and West Side shelters during the adoption event. All proceeds will go to help the sheltered animals.

The event will also feature a fun and interactive kids table, where kids can create their own unique piece of paw print art for various prizes including Hinkle Family Fun Center golf passes.

On Saturday of the event, visitors will be able to browse and purchase artwork from local artists and vendors while they browse our adoptable animals. 10% of these sales will go towards enrichment and comfort items for our shelter pets.

This pet adoption event is aimed at demonstrating how art can be used successfully and imaginatively at a city shelter.

There are over seven hundred animal artists that are committed to their quest, and that is to be adopted. We need your help to make it all happen. Help us by supporting a strong community for the arts and saving a life by adopting a pet.

When:   Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23

Where: Eastside Shelter - 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE (10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Westside Shelter - 11800 Sunset Gardens Rd. SW (10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Lucky Paws at Coronado Mall - 6600 Menaul NE (11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.) - (Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.)

Animal Welfare Department is hosting Adopt an Artist Companion

Albuquerque Animal Welfare reminds you to always spay or neuter your pets.


Desiree Cawley
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)