We are a small group of people who care about all dogs but we specifically rescue purebred Pembroke Welsh Corgis. We have been active in rescue for many years. We take in just a few dogs at a time to give them personal time, attention, training, and evaluation. We rescue dogs that really have nowhere else to go such as from high kill pounds, puppy mills and owner surrenders.
The foster dog then lives in OUR HOME as one of our own canine family members. Doing so best prepares the dog for living in YOUR home, as YOUR family member. We teach our dogs basic obedience such as house training/breaking and come/sit. All of our foster dogs are vet checked, fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, heartworm tested and micro chipped. Any other issues are taken care of if indicated. Some dogs (especially puppy mill dogs) are badly in need of dental work. Although we can sometimes get help with some of the costs through a wonderful organization called Corgi Aid, we as volunteers and devoted Corgi lovers, often take on the financial burden ourselves.
Adopting a friend
Our adoption procedure starts with you requesting an application, which must then be completed in full and returned to the rescue. We then review the information and contact you if we have a dog that will suit your needs.
We have a few requirements that are NOT negotiable:
∑ The dog must be a housedog.
∑ You must have a secure yard.
∑ Any other pets must be altered.
∑ If you have a swimming pool, the dog must not have free access to it.
If the above requirements cannot be met,
please do NOT request an application.
We generally will not adopt puppies to live as the only dog in a home. We prefer that someone be home at least part of the day, especially with young dogs.
After your application has been reviewed we will speak with you by phone. Only at that time will we set up appointments for you to meet the dog or for a home visit. Home visits are a requirement. If you are out of our area we will generally set it up through another rescue.
Please understand that our fees are not there for us to make a profit. We also do not have non-profit status for tax purposes. Generally our fees are set to recoup the costs of vet fees such as spay/neuter, micro chipping, vaccinations etc. Many of the costs are out of our own pockets and are part of our volunteer experience. In general, our fees are less than half what a breeder would charge depending on your part of the country. However, our rescue comes to you altered, fully vaccinated and micro chipped. Additionally, the dog has been socialized, received some basic obedience training, and is usually partly or completely house trained/broken. We also identify specific behaviors and temperament to help you to make a smooth and successful transition to your home. All of the above would cost a considerable amount of money.
More About Corgis
Did you know that Corgis (in general):
∑ can be very talkative
∑ shed a LOT
∑ have a strong herding instinct so tend not be good around young children (6 and under)
∑ are very smart and need to be kept busy or they can get in trouble
∑ are prone to being overweight so should never be free-fed
Many people get a Corgi puppy and because they are so cute, donít begin teaching them at a young age. Corgis need a person who can say No when necessary and can create consistent boundaries in a firm but kind way. Too many Corgis are dumped because their owner allowed the dog to do whatever it wanted and then as it grew, found they couldnít control their behavior. Bad behavior doesnít equal a bad dog- usually it is the result of a poorly informed owner.
We are here to help you determine if a Corgi is right for you and your family and which corgi will fit best in your home. We are sincerely interested in finding our Corgis the right forever home and will work with you even after adoption to help make it work for you. Ideally, we love to stay in touch with our adoptive families so we can see how our fosters thrive in their new home!
Come Visit Us!
Dogs can be seen by appointment only. We do not have a shelter and our fosters are in various private homes in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque area.
P.S. We are always looking for foster homes and donations are always appreciated.
Northern New Mexico Corgi Rescue