To view our adoptable animals, click on any of the links above. Any of these animals would love to go home with you today! Our website is refreshed once a week -- please call to ensure that the animal you are interested in is still available for adoption.
Our Featured Dog: Yellow Labrador Retriever , C13-0671
This young yellow labrador is super friendly. Energetic, she would make a great pet for an active household -- children are a plus! If you have other dogs, it would be smart to bring them to meet this happy go lucky young dog on neutral ground at the shelter in one of the meet & greet pens. And if this dog isn't the perfect match, there are plenty more to choose from. Save a life! Rescue a shelter dog.
Our Featured Cat: Young Calico Domestic Short Hair Cat, F13-0667
This beautiful Domestic Short hair Calico cat has amazing markings. She is available for adoption. Stop by to visit her at the shelter. She is patiently awaiting her new family! And if she is not the perfect match, take a peek at all the other possibilities.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESIGNER DOGS AND MUTTS? LOTS OF MONEY!
Think you can tell the difference between "mutts" and so-called designer dogs (who people pay thousands of dollars for?) Take this quiz and see how well you do:
Rio Rancho Animal Control spays/neuters all adopted cats/dogs before they go to their new adoptive homes. Surgeries are done several days a week. Adopted animals are scheduled for surgery on the next available surgery date, recover overnight at the shelter, and go home the day after surgery.
Adoption Fees include spay/neuter, microchip, rabies vaccination, RCP for cats, DA2PP and Bordatella for dogs, and city license (if adoptive family resides in Rio Rancho).
RR City ResidentNon-residentWe spay/neuter$89 (includes city license)$85 (no city license)Previously spayed/neutered$44 (includes license)$40 (no license)
We have dogs, cats, puppies and kittens of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and colors waiting to go home with you today. Stop by and see our selection of pets. We have wonderful adult and senior pets who are past the trials and tribulations of youth and just want to enjoy life with you. View All Adoptable Pets
Lost and Found Pets
If your pet is lost, we suggest you stop by the shelter to see if we have it. Even though we try to get photos of all animals in the shelter, we may not have the photo posted on our Petfinder site at the time you check the website...so please, stop by if you have lost your pet. We have had some wonderful reunions at the shelter. We are delighted to reunite lost pets with their owners and remind pet owners to tag or microchip their pets with identification information. Rio Rancho city licenses are just $4 for spayed/neutered animals. Senior citizens pay only $2 for a license for spayed/neutered pets. The city license for unaltered animals is $25. City licenses enable the shelter to quickly locate the owner as long as the address/phone on file is current. If you have found an animal, please report it to Rio Rancho Animal Control at (505) 891-5075. When Rio Rancho Animal Control finds or receives an animal, we check for tags or microchip identification. If owner information is available, we contact the owner. All animals are held for 7 days to give owners time to reclaim. Unclaimed, non-aggressive animals, are made available for adoption. During the 7-day period, animals may be reserved for adoption by an interested party if the owner does not reclaim the animal by the end of the 7-day period. Only one "reserve" is accepted for each animal thus ensuring the "reserver" has the first chance to adopt the animal if it is not claimed by owner.
Click here for a sampling of the dogs and cats from our shelter which have been adopted and are home with their new families.
Who we are
Rio Rancho Animal Control is a division of the Rio Rancho Police Department. Our field officers respond to animal calls throughout the day. Our kennel officers provide daily care for the animals in our facility. Rio Rancho Animal Control is open Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. We are closed on Sundays and Holidays. The number of adoptions is increasing, and animals are being reclaimed by their owners. We hope that people will use this site to search for their lost pets or find a new pet for their home. Help us spread the word to your friends and neighbors that they can find and see adoptable pets from the Rio Rancho Animal Control on this Petfinder website (www.riorancho.petfinder.com).
Come Visit Us!
To reach Rio Rancho Animal Control from Albuquerque, take I-25 to Paseo Del Norte. West on Paseo Del Norte to Coors. North on Coors to the Coors Bypass, connecting to Hwy 528. North on Hwy 528 to Northern Blvd. West on Northern 2.5 miles to the shelter which will be on the right as you reach the top of the hill.