Shelter & Adoptions

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About Us

More Love Per Paw

We go where the need is greatest

Every year we complete 6,500 free spay/neuter surgeries and 16,500 free vaccinations for at-risk pets. We also sponsor vaccine clinics in traditionally underserved neighborhoods. This community outreach effort builds relationships with pet owners, identifies the health of at-risk pets, and schedules surgeries for intact pets, preventing unwanted litters. Our goal is to reduce the number of unwanted animals at our shelter by creating a healthier community for pets, their families, and their neighbors.

Help us transform the lives of animals most in need of your love.


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.

Experienced in aesthetic services dedicated to enhancing your personal appearance and health of your skin.

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.

Our impact

Española Humane’s mission is to improve the lives of animals in underserved communities. Española Humane has touched the lives of more than 153,000 companion animals since opening our doors. Our services are free to at-risk animals in Rio Arriba County. We serve the people and animals of Rio Arriba County, the Native American Pueblos of Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara, and San Idelfonso, and northern Santa Fe County.

Policies and Financials

Why We’re Successful

  • We are truly an “open door” shelter.
  • 90% of every dollar goes directly to animal services.
  • We’ve earned the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator.

Our Story

We are a small shelter but we accomplish big things – for our community and the pets that offer all of us unconditional love.

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