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Here’s what my friends at Española Humane say about me:

If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application to get a jump start on the process! We don’t offer holds on shelter pets, so c’mon in to meet and greet to decide if you’ve met your match. Applications for pets in foster care, at Ojo Santa Fe, or offsite in other programs will be reviewed by staff before appointments are scheduled.



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Double Your Gift in May!

Every donation is matched – dollar for dollar – up to $275,000 in May. Help dogs like Giuseppe get the care they need!

Double Your Gift in May!

Every donation is matched – dollar for dollar – up to $275,000 in May. Help dogs like Giuseppe get the care they need.


5,900-square-foot spay/neuter clinic featuring three exam rooms, three surgical tables, and space for teaching aspiring surgeons and vet-tech interns. Create a permanent legacy for you and your loved pets while also building a brighter, healthier future for animals in our community.


Vote Giuseppe every day in the Month of May to help us win $10k! From over 400 dogs’ stories submitted, Giuseppe is a makeover finalist in the National Dirty Dogs Contest. By simply clicking on the button below, you can vote once every 24 hours, from every device and browser, through May 31; if he wins, our shelter will receive $10k!

Española Humane

Española Humane offers free services and innovative programs to help suffering pets in underserved communities. For over three decades, we have managed an open-door shelter that welcomes every animal without charge because we believe the most humane approach is to never turn away an animal in need.  Spay/neuter access is critical to our mission, and our clinic is completely free to pets in Española, Rio Arriba County, and the surrounding Pueblos.

We’re determined to make a lasting difference and to squeeze every penny out of each donated dollar: 89% of your gift goes directly to the animals.

Shelter & Adoptions

Spay Neuter Clinic

Free Spay/Neuters Per Year
Vaccinations for At-Risk Pets Per Year
Lives Touched Since Opening Our Doors

Latest Mews that’s Begging for Attention.

Become a foster superhero.

Fostering can be as easy as having a litter of young ones in a spare bathroom before they go to an adoption event. Or, maybe you’d like an adult to spend time with your family, just to see how that pet transforms with a little love and attention. We promise it’ll be rewarding.

Join our team of volunteers

Volunteers help every facet of our work, from support at the shelter to helping with adoption events to assistance with animal transport. We provide the training and the welcoming environment. Meet new people, learn new skills, and feel good about helping animals.

Need help finding your pet?

80% of pets are found within a mile of where they went missing. Start searching right away and use printed flyers so people can call you with sightings. An ID tag or microchip will make it a lot easier to find your pet. Hopefully, they’ve already been found and are at our shelter.

Meet Your New Best Friend

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