Main Content

Our Mission

Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico has been recognized as a top non-profit in 2013 through 2017 by and is a Readers Choice Best Non-Profit by the Albuquerque Journal in 2014.  LDRNM was also chosen as one of the Top Five Best in City for Places to Adopt a Dog in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Albuquerque The Magazine.

Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  We are Not a shelter.  We are a network of caring foster homes where our dogs are temporarily 'rehomed' and socialized.  These small companion rescued dogs are only placed in homes where they will be accepted as part of the adopting family.  Our dogs do not live in kennels.  These dogs come from many sources:  state-wide animal shelters, private  homes, and actual rescues from dangerous or abusive situations. For more than a decade Lap Dog Rescue of NM has saved thousands of NM

Adoption Policy

To adopt from Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico, simply go to our website at and click on our Adoptables page or go to our Facebook page.  Once you find your favorite furkid(s), simply click on the Forms section of our website and complete and application online, or download an application and email it to us at, or mail it to us at Lap Dog Rescue of NM, P.O. Box 1316, Tijeras, NM 87059.  Be sure to include the dog's name(s) or breed type mix you are interested in at the top of the application in the space indicated.

Our adoption fees range from $175(the majority) to $300 and include spay/neuter, shots and microchip.  Puppies less than 6 months old are $225 and special or dogs requiring additional medical care are $300.  A home visit is required prior to completing the adoption process to ensur

Recommended Pets

Recommended Pets