Adoptions & Admissions

The Perfect Pet is Waiting for You!

As of Wednesday, March 6, 2020, we are open for adoptions by appointment only.

Walk-through viewing of pets will not be permitted. Click one of the images to the right to view available pets and complete the adoption application, which can be accessed at the bottom of each pet’s profile. Please submit only one application for the pet(s) you are interested in. You may include up to three pets on the application, but you must include the animal ID number for each pet. Applications that list only kitten, puppy, cat or dog, will not be processed at this time. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received; once an application is processed our Adoptions Team will be in touch for a phone interview and to set up an adoption appointment. Please note, all guests to our Campus must wear a face covering and practice appropriate social distancing.

The Perfect Pet is Waiting for You!

Find your next family member at Animal Humane! Click one of the images on the right to search for cats or dogs or use the location images below to find pets at either our Main Campus or Westside Adoption Center.

Every pet adopted from Animal Humane New Mexico has been spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, health checked and loved.

Adopting from Animal Humane

Thank you for choosing to adopt a homeless pet! Every year, thousands of dogs and cats in New Mexico need loving new homes. Your decision to adopt a homeless pet will save the life of your new companion, as well as the life of the pet we are able to care for next.

At Animal Humane, our experienced Adoptions Advisors will help you find the perfect pet for your family. Because we spend time evaluating and getting to know every pet through ASPCA®’s Meet Your Match program, we can introduce you to the right dogs or cats that will be the best fit for you and your family.

The Adoption Process

Other Ways to Adopt

Animal Humane continues to be an innovator in finding new ways to introduce adoptable pets to potential adopters. Through programs like Cats Around Town and Working Cats, we are helping to save more lives every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to adopt a pet?
Please allow plenty of time to find your perfect pet. Once you have selected a pet, the adoption process will take at least 30 minutes. You may experience a short wait to meet with one of our Adoptions Advisors. We do not begin the adoption process after 5:30 pm.
Am I allowed to take a pet home on a trial period?

Animal Humane New Mexico offers a 7-day trial adoption for adult dogs upon request. This period can often be used to determine if the pet will be a good fit in your home. Please note that only adult dogs that have already been spayed or neutered are eligible for trial adoptions.

What should I bring with me when adopting a pet?
Please bring a valid form of identification when planning to adopt a pet. Please note: We perform background checks on every potential adopter, and will not adopt pets to any person convicted of a violent crime or animal abuse.

Other Resources

Part of Animal Humane’s mission is to provide support for pet owners in New Mexico to help prevent the need to surrender their beloved pets to a shelter. If you need assistance with your pet’s behavior, dietary needs, or medical care, please contact us or explore ways that the programs in our Circle of Care may be able to help.

We know how terrible it is to lose a pet. We also know how difficult it might be to find a found pet’s family. Learn immediate actions you can take to help reunite pets with their owners.
Sometimes, individuals find it necessary to surrender their pets due to unexpected life changes or unforeseen circumstances. We understand that this is a difficult decision to make, and can help your pet find a new home.