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

Walk for a Desert Paws NM dog!

Help Desert Paws NM raise funds for our dogs by walking every day!

WoofTrax makes an app for iPhone and Android called, “Walk for a Dog”. It’s free. With the touch of a button, it keeps track of your walking (healthy and informative for you) and inturn sends funds to US to help care for our cats and dogs. Walk with your dog, walk with a friend, or just walk — it’s a terrific way to help Desert Paws dogs & cats without opening your checkbook! Just walk, we’ll do the rest!

  1. Go to your iTunes or GooglePlay to download the app: WALK FOR A DOG.
  2. Manually click settings to choose, “Desert Paws Inc. Animal Rescue of New Mexico” as your walking beneficiary.
  3. Every time you walk, just hit START and WoofTrax does the rest.

And drop us a line when you get a chance – let us know you’re using it – the pups Thank You in advance!

Adopt Me: MIKEY

August 15, 2015

MIKEY is looking for a warm, caring and active forever family. He is a ham and knows how to work a crowd :-). When he walks with his foster family he introduces himself to every person he meets. He loves to sit on feet, roll over and have his belly rubbed. Easy to walk on leash. He likes kids and smaller female dogs. Mikey is a Bassett Hound / English Bulldog, neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, 4 yrs old. He’s about 35-40 pounds — long chunky body, short legs! We’re looking for an in-state adoption and a very special home. Adopt, foster and/or sponsor!  Application to adopt: Adopt MikeyAdopt Me Mikey closeup

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We have weekend adoption events and you can also view the pets online AND we use Periscope for live streaming!

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