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As we make major upgrades to our new website, please feel free to browse some of our adoptable cats and dogs listed on the ADOPTABLE DOG and ADOPTABLE CAT pages. We are continuing to update this and not all adoptable pets are listed as of yet.


Please feel free to email us if you're interested in a pet you saw on one of our social media pages.

*** Why it is URGENT that you adopt a CAT/DOG from us:

 Our work is on Indian Pueblo reservations in rural New Mexico. Of the three pueblo's we work with, there are MANY HUNDREDS of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies that have been left on their own -- abandoned and neglected, in need, hungry, injured and in DANGER ....and they are sadly dying. They are LITERALLY DYING WHILE WAITING for an animal in our rescue to ADOPT so there is room to bring the next one in. 

So when you ADOPT ONE from us you are ACTUALLY SAVING TWO........the one you are adopting and the next one we can then bring into safety (food, shelter, medical care, love).



Petfinder shows more of our available furries:

Featured Dog

RANDY young loyal affectionate male neutered, vaccinated, tested, microchipped, very loving dog.


Featured Cats
STELLA young sweet mamma cat female spayed, vaccinated, tested, microchipped, loving furever cat.




Positive Links Conference - September 18 & 19, 2023

The Link Between ANIMAL ABUSE and HUMAN VIOLENCE. Please attend!!! On the 18th its 8am-5pm....on the 19th its 8am-1pm at NM National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th St SW ABQ,


Bake Sale Fundraiser benefiting DesertPawsNM - September 7, 2023

There will be a bake sale at the town of Cochiti Lake. Many wonderful treats being baked and donated by friends of the rescue. September 7, 2023, from 3-5pm rain or shine on the main lawn farmer's market.Donations welcome -blankets, food (cat and dog), baked goods for the event, 

San Felipe Pueblo Spay/Neuter/Vaccinations - June 6, 2023

There will be a spay/neuter and vaccination event at San Felipe Pueblo for San Felipe tribal members cats and dogs June 6, 2023, rain or shine.


Ongoing Spay/Neuter/Vaccinations - January February 2023

There are SO, so, so many mamma's and their babies on the reservations. It is endless. Some have given birth under sheds, propane tanks, in caves. We tirelessly get litters safe and spay the moms every week. Thank you for your continued support. And thank you to our partners and donors. (heart emoji)

NMLuvsPets Day! - 4/11/22 #nmluvspets

In collaboration with New Mexico Animal Humane, DesertPawsNM and twelve other organizations celebrate in helping animals of New Mexico. We feature ANNIE today, a puppy from one of the reservations we work with who needs constructive surgery. Please DONATE here (Thank You!)

Spay/Neuter event Santa Ana Pueblo - 3/18/22 & 3/19/22, 8am-3pm

This is a Santa Ana event for Santa Ana and San Felipe tribal members only. Partnered event with Helping Paws Across Borders and DesertPawsNM. Thank you PAWS for collaborating!  - 

Rabies & Distemper/Parvo Vaccine Clinic event San Felipe Pueblo - 3/11/22, 8:30am-3:30pm This is a San Felipe tribal members only event. Partnered event with Helping Paws Across Borders and DesertPawsNM. Thank you PAWS for collaborating! --


Fundraiser for mamma dog ANGEL and her 4 puppies veterinary bills - puppies were injured, infected and starving - 2/22/22, 10am​ Large veterinary bills, there was no food on the reservation for the puppies, the puppies were starving, a major winter storm was moving in that would have killed them, their mom ran for her life to get human assistance from rescue volunteers, now all are getting veterinary care, food and love and will be ready for adoption. To donate please go to  Note:ANGEL and her 4 puppies.


Fundraiser for PEARL - starving and dehydrated - 2/22/22, 10am​ Two month old puppy with no food and water. All of her siblings starved to death and/or dehydration because her human guardians abandoned them and the house. To donate please go to  Note:PEARL

Fundraiser for ANDREW - 1/17/22, 10am​ Fundraiser for Andrew. Blind, deaf, infected with sepsis, tick disease, vertigo, brutally attacked by other dogs while helpless, couldn't eat, couldn't drink couldn't stand, He was lying in a ditch for days and was almost shot to death. Truly a miracle he's alive today and healing.Surgery, lab work and other veterinary bills continue to mount. VERY sweet boy! To donate please go to  Note: ANDREW


Fundraiser for HAZEL - victim of hit & run - 11/22/21, 10am​ Fundraiser for Hazel. Victim of hit&run. In severe pain, had to endure a night on the road with no help, miracle she's alive, surgery, rehab.Thank you to our vets and staff at Arroyo Seco Animal Hospital. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers involved in her foster care. To donate please go to  Note: HAZEL


Fundraiser for DOODLES - 11/12/21, 10am​ Fundraiser to benefit Doodles. Veterinary bills for dentistry and health roughly $400. Thank you to Poochini's Grooming in Albuquerque for the arduous and careful grooming of Doodles matted fur for being neglected over one year. Note: We've concluded donations for Doodles - Thank you for your support!


Fundraiser for DAKOTA - 11/03/21, 10am ​Fundraiser for Dakota. Torn to pieces by another dog, near death, 3 hour surgery. Veterinary bills and aftercare roughly $800. Thank you to Arroyo Seco animal hospital and dedicated foster family. Note: We've concluded donations for Dakota - Thank you for your support!


Rabies Clinic event Cochiti Pueblo - 10/22/21, 8:30am-3:30pm

Location old firehouse. This is a Cochiti tribal members only event. Many thanks to Indian Health Services. This event is completed - thank you! 


Spay/Neuter event San Felipe Pueblo - 10/17/21, 8am-5pm

Limited appointments in spay/neuter van. This is a San Felipe tribal members only. Please inquire at Tribal Admin. Thank you PAWS for collaborating! This event is completed - thank you! 

Rabies Clinic event San Felipe Pueblo - 10/15/21, 8:30am-3:30pm

 This is a San Felipe tribal members only event. Many thanks to Indian Health Services.This event is completed - thank you! 

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