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

Titus 051316Please support TITUS, a recent addition to our rescue this evening from the Roswell code red list. He is a young male, very sweet and social. He will need all of his medical vetting next week prior to being offered for adoption.  Please see below how you can help Titus:

FOSTER: Foster Questionnaire

ADOPT:  Dog application

PLEDGES / DONATIONS: Paypal:     Snailmail: Desert Paws  PO Box 1366 PB, NM 87041

Thank you for you continued support in helping us rescue more animals like Titus!



Tully shoesWe’ve teamed up with WoofTrax (the app you’re using to raise funds for Desert Paws when you walk or hike) and Funds2Org to do a big SHOE DRIVE !

Our rescue pets need your used shoes. . . and we promise they won’t use them as chew toys! You can help us raise $1,000 or more just by donating your gently used, worn and new shoes!

WoofTrax and Funds2Org will deliver the shoes to micro-enterprises in countries like Haiti, Uganda, Bolivia and several others.

Drop off or for Pickup – your gently used shoes:

Santa Fe drop off:  Del Norte Credit Union (Cerrillos location).

Albuquerque drop off:  Sister Bar  407 Central Ave NW and  Whole Foods Customer service (Megin or Margaret) @ Academy/Wyoming

Rio Rancho pick up: please email Margaret at 

Mountainair drop off111 W Broadway in Mountainair (505) 847-0242 Attn Kathleen

We will take ANY size, ANY style!

Adoption Events

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