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Please help a Desert Paws of New Mexico REZ cat or dog today!

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Thank you for your generosity!

Abq’s Cat Café “Gatos y Galletas” (Cats & Cookies) hosts Desert Paws NM Animal Rescue’s Cats – Come Play, Eat Drink, Relax with Kitties!


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

Desert Paws NM Adoption Event at Petsense Rio Rancho NM November 12 2016 1-5 pm

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!


Fun Benefit for Two Animal Groups Oct 22, 2016 Abq 4pm-1am



GEEKON (pinball & arcade games) & SISTER BAR (407 Central Ave NW, Abq) presents:

Come kick it old school at Sister bar for FREE PLAY 80s & 90’s arcade and pinball

Saturday Oct 22nd 4:00PM to 1:00AM
21 & over event

High Score Pinball Tournament 6-8pm
$10 tournament entry
$1 per play
Also: Various Art Vendors , One Giant Raffle at 8pm, and special drinks provided by Sister. 

Desert Paws NM Continues it’s TNR Efforts in the Town of Cochiti Lake 4th Year


The Town of Cochiti Lake has had many cats left behind by renters and this has left many residents not knowing how to help the felines. Many of the cats have become feral or semi-feral and have reproduced. Did you know that a mature cat can have 3 litters/year…. about 4 kittens per litter? These numbers can add up quickly!


Desert Paws NM has been asked for the 4th year now to assist in TNR to keep the cat population small and healthy. TNR stands for Trap Neuter Release. Desert Paws takes the ferals and semi-feral felines, gets them spayed/neutered, tested, rabies vaccinated and microchipped. The cats are then evaluated for behavior and health. Kittens are typically tamed and adopted to forever families via fostering, adoption events, and online applications. Adults are either adopted in the same method or if they are too stressed to be indoors, then they are either released back to their environment where they do a terrific job of keeping the rodent population at bay, or they may be rehomed to qualified barns in local communities.


Please continue to support Desert Paws NM so we can help these kitties and give them a better quality life.

Monetary donations and canned food are the best way to help us help them!

Thank You!

QUIZ for a CAUSE ! Benefit for Desert Paws Animals


Are you a smarty pants? Then come show off your stuff tonight – we need you!

What: Quiz for a Cause (#qfac)

When: September 26, 2016 Monday  8pm

Where: O’neill’s Patio Restaurant 3301 Juan Tabo NE Albuquerque #oneills

Why: You can support the animals in our rescue (dogs & cats) just by showing up and having fun with trivia. #DesertPawsNM

Who: Geeks Who Drink #geekswhodrink

Lot’s of prizes!!! Craft Bear! $5 entry. Fun for everyone!

UPDATE: THANK YOU to All 13 Teams For Participating In A Very Fun Night!

THANK YOU Winning Team, “We’re Up For Adoption Too” for Donating your WINNINGS to Desert Paws 🙂

For details on the event click here:

Help the Animals with their Medical Expenses

Help Raise Funds for Desert Paws NM Animal Rescue Medical Care! Buy a Great T-shirt Here!

Tshirt Live Love Rescue Bonfirefunds june 2016Help us raise funds for Extensive Medical Care needed by some of our rescues and get a Tshirt that shows your love and support for animal rescue. Timed event – ends June 19th! Great GRADUATION gift…great FATHER’S DAY gift! Click the “Purchase Here” below.


Funds for TITUS – Desert Paws Animal Rescue NM

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!

SHOE DRIVE – Help the Dogs and Cats of Desert Paws by Donating Your Shoes – Abq, Santa Fe, Mountainair, Cochiti Lake Drop-off Locations



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!

Whole Foods SANDIA SALOON TAPROOM Grand Opening! Adoption Event & Fundraiser

Whole Foods Sandia Saloon Tap Room May 2016

Whole Foods SANDIA SALOON TAPROOM Grand Opening! Adoption Event & Fundraiser

Whole Foods Abq Wyoming/Academy location

May 7, 2016 from 11am-2pm

Meet & Greet Adoptable Dogs, Fun, Beer, Raffles !

Tip: Bring gently used SHOES to donate and get FREE raffle tickets 🙂

August 2015 Newsletter

Desert Paws T shirt

August 2015 Newsletter

Help us raise ongoing funds….just by WALKING!

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!

July 2015 Newsletter

view our most recent newsletter here: NEWSLETTER 2015 JULY

Hope for HOPE!

HOPE happy 2015

Hope for HOPE fundraiser 2015

Our recent fundraiser for dog HOPE was a success! Thank you for your support and participation. We are able to help the animals in our care with your ongoing financial assistance.

GUS Does It Again!

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:


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