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City Hosts Dog House Drive

Animal Welfare Department now accepting donations for medium to large portable doghouses

Animal Welfare Department (AWD) is hosting The Doghouse Drive to make sure our furry neighbors aren’t left out in the cold. AWD is accepting new or gently used, medium to large dog houses. The doghouse drive will replenish the supply to our Animal Protection Officers for our community dog house program. These dog houses bring relief to pet owners who need assistance during the cold winter months. 

AWD’s Animal Protection Services Officers have learned from being in the field that many pet owners may not be aware that having an appropriate size doghouse for their pet is the law and may not have the financial resources to provide one. In a proactive measure to aid pets in need, community members may qualify for this program.

Those interested in supporting the Dog House Drive can do so in the following ways:

  • Drop off a doghouse at the Animal Welfare Department Westside shelter at 11800 Sunset Gardens Rd. SW or Eastside shelter on 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE
  • Make a cash donation at the city shelters
  • Donate via Pay Pal through Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres 

Checks should be made out to Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres, our 501 (c) 3 charitable partner. Please state donation goes to Dog house Drive. Checks can be drop off at the city shelters or mailed to Kennel Kompadres at 139 Palacio Road, Corrales, NM 87048.

If you are donating a doghouse, but cannot transport it, please email [email protected] .

If you're handy with a hammer and nails, AWD welcomes custom built dog houses. There are plans on how to build a dog house below. 

AWA Dog House Plans 

Let's work together to keep all dogs safe and warm this winter.