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Local animal news in brief, Oct. 1, 2015

Howl it up at the Barkin’ Ball

Tickets are on sale now for the Barkin’ Ball, the only gala in Santa Fe where dogs are encouraged to be a part of the event.

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s annual fundraiser is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe. This year’s Harvest Gala theme offers a chance to experience Americana at its best, with Yappy Hour cocktails, a plated dinner by Peas n’ Pod…


Added by Ben Swan on October 1, 2015 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Animal news in brief, Sept. 10, 2015

 Find a furry friend at Woofstock

The Santa Fe animal shelter is joining animal-rescue groups from throughout the state Saturday for a multiagency adoption event and pet expo in Edgewood.

The fifth annual Woofstock Pet Expo and Adoption Festival, presented by the PetCo Foundation, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edgewood Athletic Complex, 502 N.M. 344 Edgewood. It features a full day of fun for the family and a low-cost mobile vaccination…


Added by Ben Swan on September 10, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Disappointed with vet care

I was very impressed with Dr. Schrempp, oncology vet at VCA Hospital in ABQ (9901 Montgomery).  When I took my 13 year old black lab in for liver cancer treatment in 2013 she sent me home with a 10 page document specific to my dog, lining out my dog's health history, spelling out everything, and a very thorough explanation including all the Rx of the 3 possible treatment paths. 

I have never seen anything like this since, in animal or human care.  This year I have had 2 dogs with…


Added by Julie L on September 6, 2015 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments

Rental Needed

A couple who volunteer with Felines & Friends are looking for an affordable place to rent that will permit 4 indoor cats.   If you can help, please send an e-mail to

Added by Bobbi Heller on July 19, 2015 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Kittens Need Bottle Feeding

A litter of five 7-day old kittens has just been found without a mother.   Volunteers are needed to foster and feed every 2 hours or so for the next couple of weeks.   The litter can be split into two groups if necessary.   Please e-mail if you can help.

Added by Bobbi Heller on July 19, 2015 at 10:37am — No Comments


Last seen on 7/11/15 on

Mineral Hill Rd in Las Vegas, NM.


Please call Hannah if you see her at (505)930-3031…


Added by Santa Fe Tails on July 12, 2015 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, June 25, 2015

Animal shelter focuses on overlooked dogs

A new program at the Santa Fe animal shelter highlights overlooked dogs and offers adoption incentives.

Many dogs at the shelter are often overlooked for a variety of reasons, such as color or breed, said Hannah Padilla, the shelter’s director of behavior and training. But given a chance, the dogs are likely the perfect match for many families.

The shelter’s has launched the Weekend Wags program, she said. Each…


Added by Ben Swan on June 25, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, June 4, 2015

Photo contest highlights dog friendly Santa Fe

The voting period has begun in a photo contest highlighting Santa Fe’s dog-friendly places.

More than 225 photos were submitted in the Instagram contest, sponsored by @SimplySantaFeNM, a local Instagram photo sharing company, and the Santa Fe animal shelter. The 12 finalists, selected by local judges, are now on the shelter’s Facebook page,…


Added by Ben Swan on June 4, 2015 at 11:39am — No Comments

Instagram contest highlights Santa Fe Dsogs

Take photos of your dog in your favorite dog-friendly Santa Fe locales and win prizes!

@SimplySantaFeNM, a local Instagram photo sharing company, and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter are showcasing dog-friendly businesses and places in Santa Fe through an Instagram photo contest. The contest offers prize packages for the top 12 winners as well as prizes for at least the top three crowd favorites.

To participate, post photos of your pup (or a friend's) at your favorite…


Added by Ben Swan on May 25, 2015 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Shelter offers reduced adoption fees

Winterlike weather and full kennels has prompted the Santa Fe animal shelter to offer reduced adoption fees on all adult animals.

The shelter’s Christmas in Spring special features $25 adoption fees on all adult animals, reduced adoption fees on other animals, and special gifts for all adopters.

“It’s hard to believe that spring is here when we’ve just had snow and rain,” said Dylan Moore, the shelter’s adoptions director. “But that just gives us a chance to offer a fun…


Added by Ben Swan on May 25, 2015 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, May 7, 2015

Adoptable pets join youth symphony event

The Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association hosts its second Paws Pageant on Saturday, featuring adoptable animals, a host of vendors, free demonstrations, live music and a dog show

The event, dubbed The Dog Show For Every Dog, runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe Railyard District. Several family-fun activities are planned, including “competitive” events to show off the beauty and talent of dogs. Categories…


Added by Ben Swan on May 6, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Pepper's headed back to Santa Fe!

Some of you may remember Pepper - he's the dog who helped rally a community to rescue him when he spent more than six months roaming the arroyos and streets of Santa Fe. Thanks to Steve and Yvette Dobbie and their Pepper's Posse, Pepper was rescued and found a beautiful sanctuary in Northern California. Unfortunately that sanctuary is no more and Steve and Yvette are once again there for Pepper. Steve picked up Pepper - the last of the animals at the sanctuary - to bring him…


Added by Ben Swan on May 2, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Local animal news in brief, April 24, 2015

Annual cleanup set for off-leash park

Dog lovers of Ortiz Park are gearing up for Saturday’s annual poop-the-scoop party and are banking on a big turnout.

The twice-yearly cleaning drives help make the park, located at the Frank Ortiz Park off Camino de las Crucitas in the city’s Solano neighborhood, a pleasant experience for everyone, said cleanup organizers. The spring cleanup is set for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday. Utensils, including buckets, tables, chairs,…


Added by Ben Swan on April 24, 2015 at 9:36am — No Comments

Caregivers Urgently Needed for Adoption Center

Due to new jobs, moves, etc. FELINES & FRIENDS is in urgent need of reliable volunteers to care for the cats at our

Adoption Center located within Petco in Santa Fe. Feed, clean litterboxes and play with the cats.

Several mornings and evenings available. Time commitment approximately 2 hours.

Between 8:30am and 10:30am

Between 5:30pm and 8:30pm

Please send an e-mail to if you are willing to help.  Kitten season has…


Added by Bobbi Heller on April 21, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

2 dogs off of RidgeTop Road

At 8:45 this evening while turning onto RidgeTop Road I saw 2 dogs. I stopped and tried to coax them over but they were spooked. They ran off behind the Thornburg building.. One appeared to be a german shepherd black and brown markings.  The other a bit larger, longer haired predominately black, brown and white.  

Added by dena ducane on April 16, 2015 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Xena Update - April 9, 2015

As I'm leaving work yesterday, I get a phone call from 2 pre-pubescent boys. After asking if my dog was still missing, one of the boys demands to know if there is a reward. After I reply, "yes" to both questions, the child demands to know how much the reward is. I say, "does it matter?" He replies, "YES!" Unless I told him the reward amount, the only information he would give me is that they were at Alto Park with Xena. I hear the other boy in the background saying, "Dude, just tell…


Added by sheila beuler on April 9, 2015 at 6:54am — No Comments

Lost cat near West Alameda


My cat, Chamisa has been missing since April 1. She was last seen near the 1700 block of West Alameda (near the Santa…


Added by Jenny Sheehan on April 8, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Lost dog, Rodeo Road area

I was babysitting my daughters puppy, and I lost her. My boyfriend put her out to potty and it is believed she jumped the fence and someone picked her up. Will you be on the lookout for her pretty…


Added by Ben Swan on March 26, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

3 Months - No Sign of Xena

I have lost 3 dogs in the past 8 months.  One to a rapid onset of ravenous cancer; one after 16 years of living a great life; and Xena who ran away after being spooked at the Frank Ortiz Dog Park on December 21st, 2014.  There is a BIG difference between losing an animal companion and knowing the outcome and the not knowing.  We still don't know what happened to Xena after 3 months and the lack of closure is hard to endure.  Alot of folks have been following this story, so, I felt compelled…


Added by sheila beuler on March 24, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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