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Operation Silent Night Collects Comfort Gifts for Shelter Animals

Donations accepted through Christmas Eve

Celebrate the season of giving by helping the Animal Welfare Department increase the comfort of homeless animals in city shelters. The wish list for cats and dogs include small cat toys, treats, beds, brushes, wand toys, scratchers, blankets, towels, dog enrichment toys, collars, harnesses, peanut butter, and Kong’s toys. Please help them by fulfilling their wish list as they spend their holidays at Animal Welfare shelters while waiting to find forever homes.

Donations will be accepted through December 24. Members of the public can drop off their donations at the Animal Welfare Department shelters and at participating small businesses throughout the city. For a listing of drop-off locations, go to

You can also support local animals as you shop for gifts for your human friends and family by selecting Kennel Kompadres as your charity of choice when you shop on Amazon at A percentage of your purchases will go to Kennel Kompadres every time you order at no cost to you!

Find and order goodies for the animals through the Wish List for Albuquerque Shelter Animals at

Thank you for helping bring holiday joy to all the homeless pets at the Animal Welfare Department shelters.

Drop off locations: 

Grooming Store Drop off Locations:

  • Groomingdales Pet Spa –  7321 San Antonio Drive NE - Suite D, 87109, 822-1000 
  • Groomingdales Pet Spa -  405 Montaño Rd NE #7, 87107, 345-4455
  • Barking Bad Grooming – 3712 Central Ave. SE, 87108, 886-1874

Pet Food Store Drop off Locations:

  • Clarks Pet Emporium – 4914 Lomas Blvd. NE, 87112 - 268-5977 
  • Clarks Pet Emporium - 11200 Menaul Blvd. NE 87111 - 292-6288
  • Petco – 10700 Lomas Blvd. NE, 87112 -296-0978
  • Petco – 3601 Old Airport Rd. NW, 87114 – 898-2450
  • Boofy's Best for Pets - 8201 Golf Course Rd., 87120 - 890-0757

Paint Shop

  • United Paint & Body – 2401 4th NW, 87102 – 503-3527

Shelter locations:

  • Eastside shelter: 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE
  • Westside shelter: 11800 Sunset Gardens SW
  • Lucky Paws: 6600 Menaul Blvd. NE