There are so many ways you can help homeless pets.  We depend on over 450 active volunteers who help us in every department, partner with many businesses that help us raise funds through a variety of events and appreciate the thousands of friends who share the pets in our care on social media.

  • Business Partnerships

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    Animal Humane works with many local businesses to create mutually beneficial partnership that assist in saving even more homeless pets in New Mexico, and we'd love to work with your company for one of many opportunities. Recognizing the importance of support from our business community, Animal Humane uses our successful marketing initiatives and reputable brand to acknowledge these valued relationships. Businesses that partner with our organization gain increased visibility while aligning themselves with a well-respected and award winning nonprofit. Sponsorship Opportunities: As New Mexico's leading animal welfare organization, our events are recognizable in our community and extremely well-attended. If your business would like to be associated with one of Animal Humane’s annual or one-time events, please contact Jazmin Estrada, Partnership Relations & Event Manager, for sponsorship or vendor details. We will work with you to determine the best event sponsorship opportunity for your business and maximize your impact and exposure to our community.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for:  Doggie Dash and Dawdle Feline Film Festival (PDF) New Mexico Humane Conference (PDF) Annual adoption events Pet Food Bank Custom sponsorship opportunities What kinds of partnerships does Animal Humane offer? Animal Humane can partner with your business in several ways, with a goal of providing visibility to your business and revenue, pet adoptions or exposure for Animal Humane New Mexico. We strive for mutually beneficial relationships that are philanthropic, but also provide recognition to our partners through our promotional outlets. Benefit Events: In this type of partnership, your business selects a specified time frame (a day, a week, a month, etc.), a specific event or a promotion you are hosting, and directs a portion of proceeds and/or sales to Animal Humane. Event Sponsorships: Each year, Animal Humane hosts highly publicized and well-attended events, like our Doggie Dash & Dawdle, New Mexico Humane Conference and Feline Film Festival. Each of these events includes significant reach to our constituents through advertising and other forms of recognition. Mobile Adoption Events: Our Mobile Adoptions Team regularly visits businesses in the Albuquerque metro area. For adoption events, “Moby,” our large mobile adoptions vehicle, will visit your business or event location equipped with everything needed to facilitate dog or cat adoptions on your site. These events can be combined with Benefit Events for a highly successful partnership. Doggie Date Events: On Doggie Dates, 2 – 3 adoptable dogs will visit your business, and provide information on our programs, services and events. These pets will be accompanied by members of our Adoptions Team and/or volunteers. Outreach Events: During these events, representatives from Animal Humane will visit your location and set up an informational booth for visitors. During your event, members of the public visit our booth to speak with our representatives and learn more about the programs and services we provide. Outreach events can include the attendance of some of our adoptable dogs on Doggie Dates, but adoptions are not able to be completed at these events. Custom Partnerships: We are always looking for creative new ways to work together! These might include in-kind relationships; perhaps your company can incorporate Animal Humane into your extensive advertising or sponsors a television or radio segment. Perhaps you might be able to co-brand an item to give to our 4,000+ adopters each year. Or, perhaps your company can help us supply food to our Pet Food Bank clients, or is interested in a naming opportunity. For more information, please contact Christina Thies, Marketing Director. What are some examples of successful business partnerships? Animal Humane is fortunate to have some very generous partners in our community who help us raise vital funds and provide visibility to the homeless dogs and [...]
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  • Join Our Team

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    Are you passionate about helping animals? Are you dedicated, hard-working and driven? Do you thrive working in a fast-paced and challenging environment? You could be an ideal addition to our team! Application Instructions: Submit letter of inquiry, resume, and Animal Humane Employment Application to John Brant, Human Resources Manager at 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.  You may also fax materials to 505.265.6470 or email them to [email protected] Letter of inquiry Resume Animal Humane’s Employment Application Reference Form Release Form No positions are currently available. Please check again soon! Animal Humane New Mexico is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities in all areas of occupation without regard to age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, serious medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or veteran status, according to state and federal laws.
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  • Foster Care

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    Behind the scenes of an animal shelter are many people working on behalf of homeless pets that are not quite ready to be adopted into their forever homes. These pets have varying needs. Often they are weaning from their mother, too young for spay/neuter or require special medical attention. Animal Humane’s team at our Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic work diligently to prepare these pets for success before, during and after their stays in loving foster homes. Our dedicated team of Foster Care Volunteers assists our pets by gifting their time and compassion. By inviting foster pets into their lives, homeless cats and dogs experience the love of a human companion and return to our shelter as happy, healthy, and socialized pets…ready for adoption! Through foster care, you can: Observe the development of playful kittens and puppies with your family. Help your children learn the important responsibilities of pet ownership. Nurse sick or injured pets back to health so they can live full and happy lives. Experience the joy of bottle-feeding puppies and kittens. Provide nourishment and enrichment to puppies and kittens through the first few developmental months of their lives. If you are interested in participating in this program or would like more information, complete an application today:
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  • Volunteer

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    Do you love dogs and cats? Are you interested in helping New Mexico pets and growing the practice of kindness and respect in our state? Then you have come to the right place! Join our family of nearly 500 volunteers and make a difference in the lives of New Mexico’s pets. Whether you prefer working with computers or cameras, pets or people, chances are we have a way for you to get involved! See our many opportunities below. Adult Volunteers (18+) Animal Humane offers a number of ways for adult volunteers (18+) to get involved in nearly every aspect of our organization. The list below is just a small sample of how you can help: Walk dogs or socialize cats Receive donations at our Thrift Shop Assist our veterinary staff in the Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic Join our educators as they speak to school groups Answer phones and greet potential adopters You will learn more about the many other ways that volunteers can get involved at our New Volunteer Welcome Session. Ready to get started? Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form below to be enrolled in our next available Welcome Session. Volunteer Requirements Volunteers for our adult program must be at least 18 years old. (Options are available for volunteers younger than 18; see our Junior Ambassador Volunteers and Children’s Volunteer Opportunities for further details). All volunteers must have internet access and a valid email address. Each of our volunteers receives extensive training, so we ask that all volunteers commit to spending eight hours a month for at least six months with us. If you cannot commit to a long-term volunteer opportunity, short term opportunities are available. Be aware that many volunteer positions require bending, lifting, standing, walking or squatting. In addition, all volunteers must be able to communicate clearly and understand and comply with written and spoken instructions. To ensure the safety of our pets, volunteers and staff members we perform a standard nationwide criminal background check on all potential volunteers. Prior felony convictions may prevent you from volunteering with us. Junior Ambassador Volunteers (ages 16 & 17) We are pleased to offer young adults, age 16 and 17, long-term volunteer opportunities (four hours monthly for at least six months) with our organization. Junior Ambassadors may volunteer in a number of different capacities, from answering phones and ringing up sales to assisting at special events.  Please note that only adult (18+) volunteers may work directly with our pets. Volunteer Requirements Junior Ambassadors must be at least 16 years old and may volunteer independently once they have attended a New Volunteer Welcome Session with a parent or guardian. (Children under 16 must volunteer with a parent; see our Children’s Volunteer Opportunities). All Junior Ambassadors are required to attend a New Volunteer Welcome Session, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Welcome Sessions are held monthly and fill up quickly, so please reserve your spot by emailing our Volunteer Manager with your full name and the full name and email address of the adult who will be accompanying you. All volunteers must have internet access and a valid email address. Be aware that many volunteer positions require bending, lifting, standing, walking or squatting. In addition, all volunteers must be able to communicate clearly and understand and comply with written and spoken instructions. If you need to complete a service project for school, please contact the Volunteer Manager . Do not begin the registration process until you have determined that completing the FULL volunteer process is the best option for you. We hope to see you at a New Volunteer Welcome Session soon! Children’s Volunteer Opportunities [...]
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  • Share Your Story

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    Have you adopted from Animal Humane? Share your story – and your photos – with us! We feature our adopted pets and their families every day on our website, in our newsletter, and on our social media.
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