Looking for dogs and puppies for sale in Albuquerque? Why not adopt?
Albuquerque's animal welfare department is putting out a new plan hoping to get more dogs adopted.
Our next doggie adoption day will be this Saturday 10-2 at Whole Foods Market Albuquerque on Wyoming & Academy. Several sweet adoptable dogs will be there eager to meet you!
In 2005, Mary and Steve Dolch of Albuquerque, New Mexico, joined SAMM to help save even more dogs. They have been an invaluable asset to the mission of SAMM by helping to foster and transport and by networking for even more adoptions.
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Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico has been recognized as a top non-profit in 2013 through 2017 by and is a Readers Choice Best Non-Profit by the Albuquerque Journal in 2014. LDRNM was also chosen as one of the Top Five Best in City for Places to Adopt a Dog in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Albuquerque The Magazine.In more than 100 cases last year, the Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department has allowed the dogs to be adopted by families or returned to their owners even though they flunked nationally recognized standardized tests that showed the animals had dangerous tendencies.But these and dozens of other dogs adopted out of the city of Albuquerque’s animal shelter last year have something else in common: They have killed and maimed other pets, bitten children, attacked their handlers or displayed other signs of aggression.But after Pappy killed the poodle and bit its owner, the dog was returned to the shelter last December. Ludwick contends he put it on the euthanasia list. But within weeks, he was overruled and the dog was allowed to go to a rescue group. That group arranged for Pappy to be adopted by a West Side Albuquerque family last month.Carolyn Hidalgo, Animal Welfare Department behavior expert for the city of Albuquerque, is shown here last summer discussing new disclosure forms to let prospective adopters know more about their dog or cat. Hidalgo has resigned over concerns that dangerous dogs are being adopted from city shelters. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)Volunteer Rhonda Hall is surrounded by small dogs that will be offered for adoption this weekend from Watermelon Mountain Ranch. The Rio Rancho no-kill shelter has recently taken in dozens of dogs from crowded city shelters in Albuquerque. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)