Desert Paws Animal Rescue

It takes one person to abandon an animal.
It takes a community to get that pet adopted.

Desert Paws is a New Mexico non-profit, no-kill animal rescue and adoption service. We foster pets who are abandoned or are at risk of being killed at local animal shelters. We also work with families to KEEP their family pets. If a pet must be re-homed due to death/illness of owner, we help re-home the pet and avoid shelter placement. We believe in the no-kill concept. We are an all-volunteer organization and 100% of your donations go towards pet food and medical care.

 Featured Adoptable Pets


New Mexico’s only Cat Café in Albuquerque, “Gatos y Galletas” (Cats & Cookies) HOSTS

Desert Paws NM Animal Rescue’s CATS! 

Come Play, Eat Drink, Relax with Kitties!

Adopt, Foster, Sponsor, Volunteer, Support

Gatos y Galletas Cat Café: 414 Central Ave, Abq, NM 505-243-9955

Desert Paws NM Animal Rescue (no-kill, foster-based, all-volunteer, helping animals at our local pueblos/Indian reservations): 505-702-9396

Thank you PetSense and PetSense customers!

Your donations of food, shampoo, bed and carrier are fabulous 🙂

The meet & greet event was fantastic! 



Desert Paws NM Adoption Event at Petsense

Rio Rancho NM

(4300 Ridgecrest Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124)  –

          November 12 2016 1-5 pm

Puppies, Kittens, Dogs & Cats

Come join us – get some puppy kisses!


Adoption Events

Our events are usually on Saturdays in Abq, Santa Fe and Los Alamos!