Animals

Adult Dogs and Cat are Free**

0001_PigeonAdult cats and dogs over 1 year of age have a waived adoption fee.  Come by and visit the many amazing cats and dogs available for adoption today.

**Dog adopters must purchase 6 months of heartworm preventative at the time of adoption for $20.  In addition, adopters in Rio Arriba County are required to purchase a dog license for $5.

600 animals sheltered in 2015
Consider adopting, so the most pets can receive loving homes.

536 adoptions in 2015 2015 GOAL 2,000

View our Dogs & Puppies

Lynette
Lynette unfortunately has been diagnosed with heartworm disease but the good news is it's...

View our Cats & Kittens

Mercedes
This exotic looking girl is a love bug! She's very outgoing and affectionate, and loves to...

How to Adopt a Dog or Cat

The Española Valley Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that relies on private donations and its own fundraising abilities to operate. The adoption fees help to offset some of the costs of providing care for the animals and preparing them for placement into new homes.  Adoption fees are on a sliding scale from free to $150, depending on how long an animal has been in the shelter’s care. Average adoption fees for an adult cat or dog are free to $45, and for a small breed dog, puppy or kitten, $25 to $50.  All adoption fees include the spay or neuter surgery, a microchip with lifetime registration in a national database, initial vaccinations, and 30 days of pet health insurance.

Guardian Angels

Some of our animals have exceptional care needs. Will you be their guardian angel?

Some of our animals have exceptional care needs. Will you be their guardian angel?

Guardian Angels play an essential role in funding the Shelter’s ability to care for animals who need more medical or behavioral care, in order to be adoptable. Learn how you can sponsor one of the special animals in our care right now.