Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico  © 2013


Many people ask for directions to our facility so that they can view our available animals. Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico is NOT a shelter. We have a network of foster homes where our animals are temporarily 'homed.'


Our animals do not live in kennels. They are treated as family pets so that they can socialize and become well-mannered. They will only be placed in homes where they will be accepted as part of the adopting family. If you are looking for a gift or a guard dog, you don't want to talk to us.


Our critters come from many sources: animal shelters state-wide; private homes where the animal's companion has become hospitalized, institutionalized, or has died; owner releases for every unbelievable excuse; and actual rescues from dangerous or abusive situations.


Please contact us by email us at or by phone (505-934-2202) and we will schedule an appointment for an interview and a home visit.


Please note that we have full-time outside jobs and that our volunteers may not be able to answer phone calls immediately. We will make every attempt to contact you within a day or two!