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Animal Shelters & Services

Information about Albuquerque shelters and services.

Shelter Locations

Find animal shelters in Albuquerque.

We also have cats available at Catopia Cat Cafe

8001 Wyoming Blvd NE, Suite C-5, Albuquerque, NM  87113

Bernalillo County Animal Services

For animal services outside Albuquerque city limits by within Bernalillo County.

Bernalillo County Animal Care Services

3001 Second St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Telephone: 505-468-PETS or 468-7387
Fax: 505-873-6709
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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, please bring your your pet 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 (505-768-2000).

View our list of available spay and neuter resources.

Animal Intake & Receiving

The City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department only accepts animals from people residing in the City of Albuquerque.

Valid identification is required to drop off all animals.

Lost & Found Pets

Lost a pet? Found a pet? We can help.

Regional Animal Shelters

If you reside outside of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, Town of Bernalillo, or Los Ranchos, and need to relinquish your animal or have found a stray animal, you must contact the local animal shelter in that area:

Rio Rancho Animal Shelter

3441 Northern Blvd. 87124

Corrales Animal Shelter

4324 Corrales Road PO Box 707 87048

Sandoval County Animal Control

PO Box 40 Bernalillo NM 87004

Los Lunas Animal Shelter

PO Box 1209 Los Lunas NM 87031

Belen Animal Shelter

607 Becker Ave. Belen NM 87002

Valencia County Animal Control

1209 Highway 314 Los Lunas NM 87031

Edgewood Animal Control

PO Box 3610 Edgewood NM 87015
505-286-4518 ext. 4

Moriarty & Estancia Valley Regional Animal Shelter

83 Galloway Rd Moriarty NM 87035

Mobile Lucky Paws

Hours and locations vary. See Animal Welfare events for Mobile Lucky Paws locations.