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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: The mission of Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico is to rescue, rehabilitate and place for adoption small companion dogs. Our goal is to place these dogs in loving, forever homes and to do this through a rigorous screening and adoption process. We operate strictly through volunteerism, counting on the generosity of others and of ourselves to further our mission.

Results: As a network of caring foster homes where our dogs are temporarily homed and socialized, and not kenneled, we screen applicants so that our dogs will be accepted by the adopting family. We collaborate with other state-wide rescues to save New Mexico dogs that come from many sources: animal shelters, owner surrenders, and actual abusive situations. In 2015 we rescued 440 dogs. Since 2001, we have saved thousands of New Mexico shelter dogs.

Target demographics: save New Mexico Shelter Dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: 389 rescued dogs - by successfully adopting them into loving forever homes. 440 in total rescued in 2015.

Geographic areas served: Albuqerque, New Mexico

Programs: rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of small companion dogs.

Community Stories

127 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lap Dog does a tremendous amount of good with a small budget and a group of volunteers with giant hearts. We adopted one of our rescue dogs from them, and they required a home visit to make sure the dog was going to a good home. We know several of the volunteers, who always have dog treats and leashes in their vehicles in case they see a pup in need on the side of the road. Lap Dog is well-organized and dedicated. They are also transparent; I reviewed their IRS form 990 online and was amazed at how much they accomplish with a limited budget.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Lap Dog Rescue is an incredibly well-organized, responsive and dedicated non-profit, devoted to matching the right dogs with the right owners. They do home visits before adopting a dog out. The leaders have HUGE hearts, a great cadre of volunteers, and a well-oiled system. They save literally 100s of dogs a year from high-kill shelters.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted a little Brussels griffon mix last year from lap dog rescue and have been in love with little girl ever since! Lap dog rescue is a wonderful organization and I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new pet. When we are ready for another little fur baby we're heading straight to them! Thank you lap dog rescue for all that you do

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truly one of the best rescue groups around. We adopted our sweet little dog from LDR. Not only did they save her life, but her foster parents did an awesome job getting her ready for her forever home.

3 Kerry24

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Loki from Lap Dog and she is such a joy to our family. We think so much of Lap Dog that our teenage daughters have volunteered at their adoption events to bring more awareness to their High School peers and community. Brian Spencer, the founder, is an Angel on earth and runs an excellent program. I recommend Lap Dog to my friends and co-workers all the time! Photo is me with Loki (top) and Sydney (on my lap).

5 Mary229

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For 15 years I have fostered for Lap Dog Rescue, this nonprofit rescue consistently runs a very well organized, well managed organization. The welfare of the animal is intensely focused on. This rescue has a very long track record of integrity, dedication and many of the fosters have been with Lap Dog for many years. In the age of big nonprofits that have a lot of overhead, Lap Dog runs a tight ship with ethics and a protocol that all volunteers follow. This is a rescue with a long history of experience, compassion and because Lap Dog has a good number of dedicated volunteers and fosters, event planners, making it one of the best examples of a volunteer, non profit that remains steadfast and stable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico for over 10 years. In a day of questionable charities in the news, it is with full endorsement that I can say that LDRNM is a solid, well run, ethical and dependable nonprofit. They work tirelessly to help end the suffering of small dogs throughout our state.
They tend to have very dedicated and long term fosters and local businesses that promote their dogs and adoption clinics. This rescue has a very good standing in our community and their reputation is well earned and deserved.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were blessed to adopt our two Pom babies from Lap Dog Rescue the loves of our lives. Both came from bad situations and we were chosen to give the their forever home. Brian was wonderful very interested in finding them the best home not just placing them in the first home.

1 Suzanne79

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If a committed dog advocate like Mary Tovey Dolch has chosen to work with Lap Dog Rescue for so many years, the non-profit must be doing something very right. From what I see, it is not only a focused and well run organization, but also appears to be very inclusive, drawing on the talents of many to serve its mission. Bravo!

2 Pam_116

Donor

Rating: 5

On 11/14/15 we adopted the dearest, most wonderful little dog from Lap Dog Rescue.

His foster caregiver was thoughtful, candid and helped save our Walter from a horrible situation. She was the human bridge between a miserable life and the life he deserved.

We have become regular donors and loyal supporters of the organization; and we think of them every time we pet our doggie.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Addie from lap
Dog a year ago and she is the best thing to happen to our family. The process was very easy because Brian was so prepared and professional. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a dog!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently adopted Mallow from Lap Dog Rescue. He is a sweet little guy, he gets along well with our other dogs and we love him to pieces!!

Dan and Cindy Waterman