Animal Humane New Mexico prides itself on the care given to the pets who reside with us before they find their forever homes. We have high-standard-cleaning practices that are followed each day for all our kennels, cat condos, communal rooms, bonding rooms, lobbies, exam rooms, play yards, boarding rooms and training areas.

Plus, we are also taking these extra precautions:

  • Cleaning our Adoptions Building Lobby doors one to two times daily
  • Wiping down and sanitizing counter tops, doorknobs, computers one to two times daily
  • Sweeping and mopping twice a day
  • Cleaning dog leashes daily
  • Wearing gloves and changing them out in between interactions with guests
  • Bringing dogs outside for Meet and Greets, if requested by an adopter

While we continue to monitor all communications by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Animal Sheltering, we are taking the following steps to ensure the safety & health of all our pets and community members:

  • We will be closing our Thrift Shop today and will be following APS’s closure schedule of 3 weeks. While we will gratefully still accept pet food and treat donations at our Main Campus, we will not be accepting any other item donations during this time at any of our locations.
  • All Pet Training Classes at The Center will be postponed until after April 5. If you are currently enrolled in a class, your next session will resume at its regularly scheduled day the week of April 5th. If you are signed up for a class that has not yet started, you will receive a separate email notifying you of your new start date. If you have any questions, please contact us at
  • Please do not enter our Main Campus or Westside Adoption Center buildings, if you have traveled outside the state of New Mexico within the last two weeks OR you are exhibiting the following symptoms and have not seen a healthcare professional:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • Bluish lips or face
    • New confusion

While there is no evidence, to date, that pets can spread COVID-19, please visit: CDC for the latest information about COVID-19 and pets.

On behalf of the pets and Team at Animal Humane, we thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

Stay healthy and safe.