Bernalillo County NM Animal Shelter

Find Bernalillo County, New Mexico animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


A Place for Us Greyhound Rescue 1905 Gun Club Road Southwest Albuquerque NM 87105 505-873-1729


Albuquerque Animal Care Center 8920 Lomas Boulevard Northeast Albuquerque NM 87112 505-764-1140

Albuquerque Cat Action Team PO Box 51683 Albuquerque NM 87181 505-323-2228

Animal Humane New Mexico 615 Virginia Street Southeast Albuquerque NM 87108 505-255-5523

Animal Shelter 114 Central Avenue Southwest Albuquerque NM 87102 505-768-1981

Animal Welfare Foundation 5005 College Street Northwest Albuquerque NM 87120 505-839-7030

Bernalillo County Animal Care 1136 Gatewood Avenue Southwest Albuquerque NM 87105 505-314-0280

Central New Mexico Brittany Club Rescue 1051 Sunset Road Southwest Albuquerque NM 87105 505-281-3545

City of Albuquerque 11800 Sunset Gardens Road Southwest Albuquerque NM 87121

Dalmatian Rescue of New Mexico 9012 Camino Del Sol Northeast Albuquerque NM 87111 505-857-0012

Doberman Rescue of New Mexico PO Box 10027 Albuquerque NM 87184 505-710-8400

Greyhound Companions of New Mexico PO Box 22053 Albuquerque NM 87154 505-281-7295

High Desert Ferret Rescue 329 Moon Street Northeast Albuquerque NM 87123 505-298-2997

Justice Great Dane Rescue 6804 Paese Place Northwest Albuquerque NM 87114 505-899-9542

Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico PO Box 1316 Tijeras NM 87059 505-934-2202

Los Lunas Village Animal Control 839 Main Street Northwest Albuquerque NM 87104 505-839-3847

Luvin' Labs PO Box 52212 Albuquerque NM 87181 505-362-0331

New Mexico Animal Friends 2917 Carlisle Boulevard Northeast Albuquerque NM 87110 505-881-7297

New Mexico Federation of Animal Care Control and Welfare Agencies 1109 Luthy Circle Northeast Albuquerque NM 87112 505-294-8358

New Mexico Ferret Shelter & Rescue 2730 Morningside Drive Northeast Albuquerque NM 87110 505-837-2003

About Bernalillo County Animal Shelters

Animal Shelters in Bernalillo County, NM are responsible for providing temporary care, housing and adoption services for unwanted, owner-relinquished, and lost pets including cats and dogs. Shelters provide a variety of services that promote the humane treatment of animals in Bernalillo County.

Interested parties may contact Animal Shelters for questions about:
  • Lost dogs and cats in Bernalillo County, New Mexico
  • Fostering dogs and cats
  • Bernalillo County pet adoption fees
  • Spaying and neutering pets
  • New Mexico animal control and welfare
Finding Lost Cats & Dogs

If you have lost your pet cat or dog in or near Bernalillo County, New Mexico then you should contact the Bernalillo County Animal Shelter. Your missing pet may have been located and taken to the shelter. Even if your dog or cat has not been recovered by the shelter, you may be able to file a report so that if the shelter finds your pet they will be able to contact you for recovery. Pets available for adoption through the Bernalillo County Animal Shelter may be held for a set period of time in order to give owners an opportunity to claim and retrieve their lost pets so it is best to contact the Bernalillo County shelter directly regarding policies.

Bernalillo County Cat & Dog Adoptions

Promoting the adoption of pet cats and dogs is a key component of the Bernalillo County Shelter operations, however, the shelter may only take in either dogs or cats, so it is best to contact the shelter prior to visiting. The local animal shelter may offer educational programs on pet ownership, spay and neuter services, and preventive health services such as vaccinations in order to support its efforts to find permanent homes for lost pets. Bernalillo County Animal Shelters may charge fees for adoption and other services so it is best to contact them directly regarding policies.

Bernalillo County Animal Control

Bernalillo County Animal Shelters may also be operated as part of the county or local government animal control agency. Bernalillo County Animal Control Departments also undertake a range of activities related to animal control enforcement, including impounding stray animals, investigating animal cruelty, enforcing licensing laws, ensuring animal welfare, and rescuing trapped animals. Animals housed by animal control agencies are usually made available for adoption unless they are determined to be too aggressive, injured, or sick.