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Shelters at capacity

In order to better manage our shelters and care for the thousands of stray animals that come through our doors each year, we are asking people who want to surrender a pet to speak with an Animal Welfare representative before bringing your pet in. If you must surrender a pet immediately, bring it to one of our animal shelters. If you are willing to help us deal with our capacity problem, we ask that you voluntarily go on a waiting list by calling 311 (768-2000)  and giving your name and telephone number to a 311 operator. You will be contacted within one to three days.

View our list of available spay and neuter resources.

We appreciate folks working with us to help their pets as well as the 1,000 other animals we currently have in our care.

Eastside Animal Welfare

Physical Address: 8920 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112

Telephone: (505) 768-1975

Office Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kennel Viewing Hours Only: Tuesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About Animal Reclaiming

7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Citizens must have pets compliant with all City requirements and bring proof of ownership to reclaim.
  • A valid Photo ID is required with proof of address if other than what is on the ID.
  • Fees typically apply and must be paid at the time of reclaim.
  • Credit cards will not be accepted after regular shelter business hours.
  • All animals must be sterilized before release*, if your pet is not already sterilized it will stay at the shelter and have surgery on the next available date.
  • Some situations require special approval and must occur during regular shelter business hours.

Animal Receiving: 7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Citizens must be residents of Albuquerque or Bernalillo County to bring animals.

If you change your mind shortly after adopting an animal, returning a pet that was adopted from the Animal Welfare Department must be done by the adopting party.

    Westside Animal Welfare

    Physical Address: 11800 Sunset Gardens SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121

    Telephone: (505) 768-1975

    Office Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Kennel Viewing Hours Only: Tuesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Animal Reclaiming: 7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    • Citizens must have pets compliant with all City requirements and bring proof of ownership to reclaim.
    • A valid Photo ID is required with proof of address if other than what is on the ID.
    • Fees typically apply and must be paid at the time of reclaim.
    • Credit cards will not be accepted after regular shelter business hours.
    • All animals must be sterilized before release*, if your pet is not already sterilized it will stay at the shelter and have surgery on the next available date.
    • Some situations require special approval and must occur during regular shelter business hours.

    Animal Receiving: 7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Citizens must be residents of Albuquerque or Bernalillo County to bring animals.

    If you change your mind shortly after adopting an animal, returning a pet that was adopted from the Animal Welfare Department must be done by the adopting party.

      Lucky Paws

      Physical Address: Coronado Center, 6600 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
      Next to Boot Barn and Kohl's Department Store.

      Telephone: (505) 768-1975

      Adoption Hours:

      • Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      • Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

      Mobile Lucky Paws

      Hours and locations vary. See Animal Welfare Events for locations.

      * Only animals that already have a valid intact permit or animals from counties other than Bernalillo, Valencia, Torrance, Santa Fe, Sandoval, or Cibola, will be released intact.

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