Empty the Shelter Pet Adoption

Almost 800 Pets Need Loving Homes


This event has already happened.
Jun 19, 2021 10:30 AM - Jul 03, 2021 05:30 PM


City shelters
8920 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112


Now is the time to help the pets in our city shelters. The Animal Welfare Department (AWD) has almost 800 pets in our care and we need the community's support by adopting and providing loving homes for these pets. There is "no more room at the inn."

AWD is hosting an Empty the Shelter pet adoption drive. When you adopt you are offering a new life to a grateful pet and helping us make room to take in another pet in need. Animal Welfare will launch the event on Saturday, June 19, and it will run through Saturday, July 3, at the Eastside, Westside shelters and the Everyday Adoption Center. People will be able to meet the pets and talk to an adoption councilor to get assistance in finding the pet that will fit their family. On every adoption, you will receive one free nail trimming coupon from Groomingdales Pet Spa.

During the event, Animal Welfare will waive the fee that is typically charged for adopting pets, while keeping all other adoption policies in place, including thorough match-making procedures and background checks. Each adoption will include spay or neuter, a microchip, required vaccinations, and one free initial vet visit. For dogs you will receive one free dog training class.


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What:   Empty the Shelter Pet Adoption

When:  Saturday, June 19 – Saturday, July 3

Where: Westside Shelter: 11800 Sunset Gardens Rd. SW, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Closed on Monday's)

          Eastside Shelter: 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Closed on Monday's)

          Everyday Adoption Center (in PetSmart): 350 Eubank Blvd. NE, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Closed on Monday's)

Empty the Shelter Pet Adoption

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


Desiree Cawley
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)