Donations made by people who support the Friends of the Shelter through donations at offsite adoption events, at the shelter, and by mail have been used to purchase Samsung tablets for the Animal Control Field Officers to help track complains about abuse and neglect, repeat offenders for stray dogs, and nuisance complaints, while still at the location in the field. This will help the officers be more efficient in following up on complaints and in writing citations. If you would like to donate for future projects to improve conditions for the shelter animals and those in need in the County, mail your donation to: Friends of the Shelter, P.O. Box 1285, Peralta, NM 87042. Donations are tax deductible. EIN #85-0478175.
Volunteers of the Valencia County Animal Shelter on Facebook
Keep in touch with the Friends of the Shelter through our Facebook site. If you are on Facebook and want to keep up with things going on at the shelter and in the Valencia County animal community, visit our Friends of the Shelter Facebook Page. Or you can just go to search and type in Friends of the Shelter Valencia County and click on "LIKE" and you will be updated on your Facebook page. You can ask questions, make suggestions and volunteer your help. We want to make this an interactive tool, so please check in and join us in making Valencia County a safer place for our homeless pets and the lucky companions who are owned and loved.
Low cost spay and neuter of pets for low income families in Valencia County
New Mexico Animal Friends is offering low cost spay and neuter of pets in low income families in Valencia County. Income eligibility and co-pays are required. Call 881-7297 to get more information about how to qualify.
There are rescues and shelters outside of Valencia County that are willing to take some of our adoptable pets into rescue. Help is needed to drive them from the shelter to locations in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and several shelters in Colorado. If you would like to offer your time and vehicle to help get some of our shelter pets to safe places outside of Valencia County you can sign on as a transport volunteer. Call the shelter at 866-2479 x3 and ask for Patty, the rescue transfer coordinator.
HAVE YOU LOST A PET?
If you have lost a pet in Valencia County or the surrounding areas, be sure to look for your pet at the Valencia County Animal Shelter located in Los Lunas at 1209 Hwy 314, 1 mile south of Main Street next to Daniel Fernandez Park (866-2479). The shelter is open Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday thru Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Animals picked up by Animal Control Officers from Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, Isleta and Valencia County are taken to the shelter.
Animals picked up by private individuals may also be taken to the shelter.
Traps are periodically set to catch stray or feral animals and your pet may have been caught in a trap and taken to the shelter.
Animals taken to the shelter are held for three business days then if they are not reclaimed they are available for adoption or they may be euthanized.
Animals surrendered to the shelter by their owners are only held for adoption if space is available.
Who We Are
The Valencia County Animal Shelter is a government run facility providing service to Valencia County, New Mexico, and the municipalities located in Valencia County. Click to go to Valencia Animal Control
The shelter is open Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday thru Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
The shelter's phone number is 505-866-2479.
The shelter is located in Los Lunas, New Mexico, at 1209 Hwy 314, 1 mile south of Main Street next to Daniel Fernandez Park.
Adopting a friend
Please note that the shelter is unable to 'hold' animals. .
Animals taken to the shelter are held for three business days to allow the owner to reclaim the pet. If they are not reclaimed they are available for adoption.
The adoption fee is $92.00 for dogs and puppies and $72.00 for cats and kittens. The adoption fee covers the surgical sterilization, a one year rabies vaccination and a booster vaccination.
Alleviate the financial stress associated with your petís unexpected medical expenses
and generate funds for our shelter at the same time!
Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program
by using the above ShelterCare banner-link.
Hereís how it works:
ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelterís website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds.
Make the right move and enroll today!
Come Visit Us!
We do appreciate donations to help provide extras for the shelter dogs and cats in our facility. We do realize that they must get bored while they are here so we would like to be able to provide them with chewies and toys... We have also recently had our staff members take the initiative to start bathing some of our shelter dogs so we would like to also continue providing them with the shampoo, towels, and vaccinations they need. Like they say, "A clean dog has a better chance of finding a home than a dirty dog".... If you would like to donate items, please contact the shelter. Note: A donation of common household beach is always welcome.
We use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to us, click here.
Valencia County Animal Shelter 1209 Hwy 314
P.O. Box 1119 Los Lunas, NM 87031