The dogs featured here are currently available for adoption at local shelters. Click on the images for more information about each animal.
Please consider adopting your next pet from one of the local animal shelters rather than supporting specialized dog breeding.
A large number of unwanted dogs and cats are killed at the Las Cruces animal shelter each year, over 12,000 in 2006 alone. Most of these animals are young and healthy and would have made wonderful pets. There are not enough homes available.
Las Cruces and Doña Ana County presently spend an estimated $816,000 a year to kill unwanted animals, whether they are strays or pets surrendered by their owners. A program funded by the city and the county would actually save taxpayer money and prevent the disposal of thousands of animals in our local landfills.