Find Your New

Best Friend!

*Fully Vaccinated




*Basic Obedience Training Included




*100% Post Adoption Support










We are a private 501c3 non-profit, no-kill, all-breed rescue life-saving organization for pets abandoned to municipal shelters.  We are located at a highly visible & accessible property on NM Hwy 54/70. We have ‘stepped out in faith’ that we will receive the funding and support to save the lives of the animals that we love.


AVNM is a NO-KILL pet adoption center & animal-welfare facility. When we have open space and funding we partner with animal control facilities to rescue friendly, adoptable death-row dogs and cats. Our mission is to stop the killing of thousands of abandoned dogs and cats abandoned at AC facilities. Because of the enormous number of pets being abandoned, New Mexico’s under-staffed and under-funded animal control facilities cannot  keep them alive until committed homes are found. The vast majority of abandoned pets in New Mexico and in the United States never make it out of shelters alive.



Animal Village NM welcomes you to our website.


 We introduce our adoptable pets by appointment, after we have processed your adoption application. Please go to our Adoptable Pets tab and scroll through to view each one.



All of our Adoptable Pets have been spayed or neutered, are up to date on all their shots, and have been through basic obedience training.


About Our Shelter


Our cat adoptions are to indoor only homes, no declawing allowed. As our pets have already faced death from euthanasia in shelters, we don't want our adopted cats or kittens to again face death from cars on the road, or by predators. We adopt dogs as family members, not to watch a family live their lives through the window from a backyard, but as beloved companions, who will sleep inside the guardians’ homes, and be an active part of their lives.  All dogs are obedience trained prior to adoption and adopters must attend free on-site training courses.



AVNM assists our adopters with K9 training and educational support to offer their adopted pets. We expect a lifetime commitment that gives dogs and cats a real place in their families’ lives, and hearts. We are dedicated to this goal.

Animal Village NM offers a 7-acre nature trail and dog walk for the use of volunteers, adopters and the community.


Please support our efforts to maintain our animal welfare center as a place of kindness, safety and excellent care for our beloved animal companions. We are walking our talk here, saving lives daily, with your help.


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