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Desert Paws, Inc. Animal Rescue of New Mexico

700 E 1st St Suite 701, Alamogordo, NM 88310, United States

Adoption policy

We are active in our work with three Pueblo tribes - rescuing, rehabbing, spay/neuter, education, health/wellness, and emergencies 24/7. We are located on a reservation. Most of our adoptable pets have come from here from our local pueblos and are then fostered with volunteer families in Abq, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos homes. We\"ve found the pets to be generally very good with kids and other pets. Please feel free to ask us questions - we get to know the pets on a very personal level. Our process is to start a conversation about this pup via email (, online application, meetgreet/home visit with family members (including furries), trial adoption, stay in touch. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization and donations are tax-deductible as per tax codes. We welcome one-time and monthly donations (physical and monetary). We also welcome sponsorship of a particular animal of your choosing. We also welcome donations of payments to pay off our ongoing veterinary expenses (paid either to us or directly to the veterinarian). Our veterinary expenses include not only the animals in our organization for adoption, but also the bills incurred helping tribal animals in emergency situations that would perish without our assistance. PayPal donations: (please use the friend feature so we are not charged a fee. Thank you for your continued support!

  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
FindpetTM is a Participating Pet Recovery Service Registry for the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool. AAHA provides an internet-based application that enables veterinarians, humane organizations, pet owners or other persons to search various Pet Recovery Service registries and identify those registries on which a particular microchip is registered. AAHA is not affiliated or involved with any specific microchip registry and has no relationship, financial or otherwise, with this Participating Pet Recovery Service Registry ("Registry"). This Registry has given AAHA permission to search the Registry's database in order to assist pet owners in being reunited with their pets. AAHA does not maintain a database of microchips of its own. It only links to registries such as this one. The AAHA Universal Microchip Lookup Tool only searches the databases of companies that elect to participate in the program.