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We are the first and only online community in Southern New Mexico for dog owners and their pets. Looking for dog-friendly parks and places? Need to find a new veterinarian? Searching for low-cost spay/neuter services? You'll find it all here at Dog 'Cruces.

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Dog Cruces Fall 2014 issue is available on stands at local businesses, veterinarian's offices and more. Pick up your copy today!

Rabies Vaccination Clinicsclinics

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Animal Hospital of Las Cruces        575-541-6610    3171 N. Main St., Las Cruces NM
Anthony Animal Clinic                       915-886-4558    Anthony, TX
Arroyo Veterinary Clinic                      575-524-0900    825 S. Walnut, Las Crues NM
Calista Animal Hospital            575-525-1000    1889 Calle de Ninos, Las Cruces NM
East Lohman Veterinary Clinic        575-523-5654    1700 E. Lohman, Las Cruces NM
El Abrigado Animal Clinic        575-589-1818    900 Country Club Rd., Santa Teresa NM
Jornada Veterinary Clinic        575-382-1710    2339 Saturn Circle, Las Cruces NM
Mesquite Animal Vaccination Clinic    575-650-2000    575-650-1021 or 575-650-9500
Paisana Mobile Animal Clinic        575-523-7606    565 Carver Rd.
PetCare Express                575-526-4200    1440 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces NM
Schumacher Veterinary Clinic        575-524-2894    701 S. Valley, Las Crues NM
Solano Animal Clinic            575-526-1672    537 N. Solano, Las Cruces NM
Wolfgang Veterinary Clinic        575-647-4900    call for appointment

Red Brick Pizza Fundraiser for HSSNMredbrick-january-hssnm

Thursday, January 29th from 11am-9pm

Join the Humane Society of Southern NM at 6 p.m. for social time at Red Brick Pizza  (2808 2 N. Telshor Blvd.) on Thursday, January 29th. Or you can come any time that day from 11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. for eat-in or take-out. 15% from receipts go to help animals with HSSNM's name mentioned.  For information, contact Jean at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 575-523-8020.  (Click on image for larger view)

Gunner and several cats are looking for their forever Valentine.  gunner-pawsofhomeotero


Buttons Paws of Hope in Otero has several cats, kittens and other dogs for adoption, especially Gunner  who has been waiting for his forever home.  Gunner is a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, about 4 years old.  He is a great dog with a mild temperament, good manners and is great with animals and kids.  He has been in Button Paws of Hope for about 5 months because his owner was moving out of state and couldn't take him.  Ever since then he has been waiting patiently for someone to make him their forever fur friend. 
If you are interested in adopting Gunner or other animals at Buttons Paws of Hope in Otero please call 575-434-6622.   (Click on image for larger view) buttons_paws_of_hope


Low-Cost Microchip/Adoption Event!microchip-clinic

Saturday, January 31st from 10am to 3pm

Locally-owned healthy pet food store, Better Life Natural Pet Foods, in conjunction with the Humane Society of Southern New Mexico (HSSNM), will be holding a low-cost microchip event to the public.

Residents will be able to have their pets microchipped for only $6.35 on SATURDAY, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Better Life Natural Pet Foods located at 315 S. Telshor suite C behind Whataburger. Microchipping helps owners find missing pets easier. A microchip is an implant, about the size of a rice grain, which is put under the skin of the animal and contains contact information about the pet’s owner when scanned.  

In addition, there will be dog and cat adoptions available. For every animal that is adopted, Better Life Pet Foods will donate a FREE starter kit that contains food, toys and more to each new pet owner. There will also be a drawing for a FREE bag of Petcurean pet food, valued at $65.

There will presence from other local animal non-profit groups at the microchip event, to provide awareness about their groups and what the public can do help animals in our community.

Better Life Natural Pet Foods has been locally owned and operated for 16 years, and is committed to supporting Las Cruces pets and the community. Its other store is located at 365 Avenida de Mesilla. Choose a BETTER life for your pet! www.betterlifenaturalpetfoods.com

ASCMV Off-Site Pet Adoption Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley staff and volunteers will facilitate dog, cat, puppy and kitten adoptions this Saturday, January 24th. In addition to adoptions from the shelter site, adoptions also will take place at two off-site pet adoption events.

  • From 8:30 a.m. to noon, adoptions will take place at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Las Cruces. Dogs available for adoption will be located at the north end of the mall. Cats can be adopted from the offices of the Center for Spiritual Living at the north end of the mall, across from the site where the dog adoptions take place.
  • From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., adoptions also will be facilitated at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, also in Las Cruces.

Adoption fees are $75 for dogs/ puppies and $50 for cats/kittens. The fee includes the first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.

At the PetCo event, microchipping for pets that already have homes will be available to the public for $20, and city pet licenses will be available to neutered pets for $5 each. Licenses for unneutered pets are $25 each. Proof of spay/neuter is required before a $5 license will be issued. Pet owners also must bring current proof of rabies vaccination for each animal to be licensed.

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley also offers low-cost spay/neuter operations at the rate of $35 for dogs and $25 for cats. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the shelter offices.

For further information, call the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at www.ascmv.org. People who are hearing-impaired can call (575) 541-2182. Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

wildwestpets-hssnmSweetheart Pet Photos with "Wild West" Friends,

Cowtown Boots -Saturday, February 14th - 11a.m.-3p.m.

We know "Your Pet is Your Sweetheart!" so come to Cowtown Boots and have your pet's photo taken with "Wild West Friends". This special Valentine's Day photo event for you and your pet will be held at the Cowtown Boots store in Las Cruces, 1248 El Paseo (next to Walgreens) on Saturday, February 14th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can bring your camera or we will take the photoZ(s) for you and send by email. $5.00 donation helps animals in HSSNM's foster-adoption program. Enter free drawings for raffle prizes.

For more information, contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Jean at 575-522-2529.  (Click on image for larger view)

DogCruces Videos

Check out DogCruces videos, from videos featuring animals from stories in our DogCruces magazine to videos from local events/fundraisers.  Go to youtube.com/user/dogcruces or CLICK HERE.

"Happy Tails" Pet Adoption

“Happy Tails” Pet Adoption Promotions Every Saturday in January ( 24th, 31st) - 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

The Humane Society of Southern NM holds "Happy Tails" pet adoption promotions every Saturday at PetSmart, 2200 E. Lohman, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The organization features many wonderful rescue animals including dogs and cats, seeking a loving home from HSSNM’s foster program and from Cherished K-9s Rescue and other authorized groups.  For more information, please contact HSSNM at 575-523-8020 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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