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

GUS Does It Again!

May 25, 2015

GUS made a 2nd TV appearance!  Click here to see him shine on KOB’s, “Good Day New Mexico” with Casey Messer care of Mary Ann Settembrino:


GUS the TV Star !

May 6, 2015
GUS on KASA Fox TV set

GUS the TV star with Mary Ann Settembrino live on KASA Fox May 15, 2015

Gus on KOB's

GUS with “Good Day New Mexico” host Casey Messer and author Mary Ann Settembrino. May 5, 2015


GUS at KASA Fox 05/5/15

GUS and Mary Ann Settembrino at KASA Fox waiting to go on-air! May 5, 2015

Author and leadership coach, Mary Ann Settembrino, has made GUS a TV star !

Animal lover and rescue to three dogs, Mary Ann promoted Gus along with her new upcoming book on our own KASA Fox and KOB’s, “Good Day New Mexico” (with Casey Messer).

Click below the video clip of Gus’ debut on KASA’s live presentation yesterday!  KOB’s show was taped and will air May 20th and we will post then too.

To sign up for Mary Ann’s newsletter announcing her upcoming book launch of, “Leading Strong Families” (and to THANK her for promoting the adoption of rescue dog , Gus) please go to

Click here for GUS’ debut video: KASA Fox – GUS the TV Star 5/5/15

To adopt GUS please call 505-702-9396/ or fill out the application on this website.

Adoption Events

Teca Tu (Santa Fe’s Sambusco mall) 1st Sunday of every month from noon to 3pm.

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