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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dcfall2014coverDog'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!

critter-christmas1 Save the Date:  5th Annual Critter Christmas

Thursday, December 4th

2014 Critter Christmas will be held Thursday, December 4th  from 6pm-9pm at the Las Cruces Convention Center.  TICKETS AVAILABLE AT AMERICAN CLASSIFIEDS OFFICE (580 S. Valley)

Night includes:  Triple Jack performs live on stage, performances by NMSU Dance Sport Team, Best-Dressed Dog Contest with Prizes, Dog Treat Buffet and Door Prizes.  Dinner and No-host bars. 

Reserve your tickets, a table or sponsor this great event call 575-642-2648 for info.  Proceeds benefit DACHS, SNAP and ASCMV. (Click on image for larger view)

petcareexpress-nov2014 Protect Your Pet: Low Cost Pet Shot Clinics

Three different locations in two days.  Saturday, November 15th from 9am-12noon at American Dog  Pet Grooming (2105 N. Main St.);  Saturday, November 15th  from 2pm-5pm at Pet's Barn (1600 S. Valley Dr.); And Sunday, November 16th from 9:30am-11am at Tractor Supply (1440 W. Picacho Ave.).


For more information go to www.petshotclinic.com . (Click on image for larger view)

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SATURDAY, November 15th from 10am-2pm

The Cat's Meow adoption center will be having their Grand Opening Cat-R-Val on Saturday, November 15th from 10am-2pm at 2211 N. Mesquite.

For more information call 575-386-6938 or Eveln 575-650-6746 or visit catsmeowlascruces.com (Click on image for larger view).


atunaxmasA Tuna Christmas

Sunday, November 23rd, 2:30pm

Black Box Theatre HSSNM benefit, "A Tuna Christmas" on Sunday, November 23rd at 2:30pm.  'A Tuna Christmas' is an entertaining comedy matinee-benefits for the Humane Society of Southern NM (HSSNM), helping animals at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall.

Tickets are $15, available in advance by calling 575-523-8020 oir email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at the door.  More info at www.no-strings.org.  Ticket sales support HSSNM programs for animals.(Click on image for larger view)

Big Kitty Fix Clinics (make appointment)

Spay or Neuter Your Cat! Dates for "Big Kitty Fix" Clinics

Upcoming clinic dates for low-cost spay-neuter for the Dona Ana County "Big Kitty Fix" w/contact info for appointments are listed below. Clinics will be held at the SNAP Office at 2405 W. Picacho.


  • Saturday, December 13th

Please contact Michelle Corella ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 575-639-3036) or Anne Markman ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 575-993-8840) for more information or to make an appointment. The suggested co-pay is $37.00 and this includes the surgery, a rabies shot, a microchip and an ear tip if the cat is feral.

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, November 14th. 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Dedicated transport drivers who are able to handle rambunctious adult dogs and puppies are needed for transport services on Saturday mornings in conjunction with off-site adoption initiatives.  Volunteers must be 18 or older with valid registration, driver’s license and insurance. An application form can be obtained by contacting the shelter’s volunteer coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To be considered, you must be able to handle large, rambunctious dogs and playful puppies. Training courses will be provided to selected applicants. Orientation and training provided and required prior to volunteering with ASCMV.
  • Volunteers are also needed to assist with animal care and socializing, as well as helping to facilitate cat adoptions on Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market. To apply, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

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.


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