Shelter & Adoptions

Call us: 505-753-8662, ext. 101


Call us : 505-753-8662, ext. 111

Let’s save lives this Holiday Season

Your gift fuels our mission to help more animals in need. Together, we can make a difference.

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BISSELL Pet Foundation and Española Humane join forces to offer reduced adoption fees and bring Holiday Hope for shelter dogs and cats through Dec. 17 with another #EmptyTheShelters adoption event!

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Walk dogs, not treadmills!

Volunteer and take a dog for a walk – it’s a great way to make new friends.


Free Spay/Neuter!

Pets in Rio Arriba County and neighboring communities in Santa Fe County get free spay/neuter, along with vaccines and microchips at the time of surgery. Book now!

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Veterinary Clinic

Call us at 505-753-0228

Free Spay/Neuter Services and Low-Cost Vaccinations. We care about people and pets in our community. Espanola Humane offers services to our community to improve their pets’ health.

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Be a lifesaver! Foster An Animal

Temporary loving homes for animals

Foster homes are an invaluable way to provide care and socialization away from the hectic atmosphere of the shelter. If you’re interested in becoming a foster volunteer, please fill out an application.

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Where the Need
is Greatest

We serve some of New Mexico’s poorest communities, including the Native American Pueblos of Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara and San Ildefonso. Our outreach efforts build relationships with pet owners, identify the health of at-risk pets, and schedule surgeries for intact pets.

Upcoming Events

We hold low-cost vaccination and free spay/neuter events at our clinic to help pets in our community stay healthy.

Meet Our Staff

Meet our amazing team behind the scenes. Find out more about the people who make up Española Humane.

Gifts that Save Lives

Most of us don’t need more “stuff.” We just want to spend time with our loved ones and make a difference in our communities.

Give your friends and family the joy of knowing that they transformed the life of an animal.

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Hope & Faith

Foster parents, along with shelter staff, take care of our community’s most vulnerable pets. Please join us as we improve the lives of pets in one of New Mexico’s most underserved areas.

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Finding loving homes, helping pets with exceptional services

Fostering continues to help save lives in our community. More than 250 parents fostered 1,380 pets in 2021, helping save 2,337 lives. We adopted 1,874 pets, helped find 225 homes through our transport partners, and reunited 238 pets with their guardians. Learn more in our annual report.

Join Our Lifesaving Team

Join a team that embraces progressive, proactive and creative approaches to serving animals. We’re seeking to fill several positions where you can make a difference for the people and pets we serve.

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Find Your Missing Pet

If your pet has gone missing, don’t give up hope! Search our site for found pets and use these useful tools to help your pet get back to your family as soon as possible.

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Adopt, Shop, Eat!

Find out what’s going on at the shelter or in the community. We are out and about doing adoption events, raising funds, creating awareness, or just having fun – and it’s all about helping animals.

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Plan for Your Pets

Pets are family. Don’t forget to include them in your estate plan. Sit down with a seasoned professional and craft an estate plan that reflects your goals. The process is completely confidential and free.

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Our Supporters

La Fonda on the Plaza is a luxurious Santa Fe hotel featuring La Plazuela

Santa Fe Kia goes above and beyond for our loyal customers throughout Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Española and Rio Rancho.

Merck Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services.

Century Bank has been serving the Great State of New Mexico since 1887.

Barker Realty is Santa Fe’s most successful independent real estate brokerage, serving all areas in and around Santa Fe and all price points.

Our wealth management team can help you find the right path with our proprietary Financial Wellness for Life® service.

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Come play and nourish your soul at Santa Fe’s natural springs spa destination. Visit and adopt Española Humane puppies at Ojo Santa Fe’s Puppy Patch, a permanent on-site adoption center.

Pacifico is a pilsner-style lager with a crisp, refreshing flavor and a touch of grass-citrus and ocean mist.

BISSELL Pet Foundation is committed to ending pet homelessness and finding a loving home for every pet.

At Petco Love, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.

We believe that by working together we can Save Them All.

PetSmart Charities is committed to the wellness of our communities’ pets through its generous support.

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More love per paw. Period.

We’re proud of the work being done in our community and enjoy sharing stories and the latest insights into canine or feline psyche. We promise not to bombard you. Our work is evolving and we simply want you to be a part of the journey.

Join the Journey

Shelter: 505-753-8662, ext. 101 or Clinic: 505-753-8662, ext. 111

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