Welcome to Dog 'Cruces - Information for the Las Cruces Dog!
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 on stands!
Dog Cruces Fall 2014 issue is available on stands at local businesses, veterinarian's offices and more. Pick up your copy today!
Rabies Vaccination Clinics
Please click flyer for complete listing of clinics.
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 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
or 575-523-8020. (Click on image for larger view)
Gunner and several cats are looking for their forever Valentine.
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)
Low-Cost Microchip/Adoption Event!
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.
Sweetheart 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
or call Jean at 575-522-2529. (Click on image for larger view)
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
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