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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

61 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.

3 Kerry24

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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).

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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.

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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!!

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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

2 Denise135

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Rating: 5

I got my pug from this group. They are very successful in finding homes for the dogs, and work tirelessly on their behalf. Great group of people!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our Duffy and Chief from Lapdog. We absolutely love them.

2 Rachel150

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of the best rescues. The love and effort that this team puts into ensuring they rescue as many dogs as possible is amazing. We are blessed to have one of their rescues in our family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We love what Lap Dog Resuce does. Our beloved Rascal was rescued by them and luckily for became one of our family members. Bryan is an amazing person.

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Rating: 5

They are wonderful. They got us Sage and Jack two wonderful dogs. Thanks Lap Dog

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Rating: 5

Both of my little babies are from Lap Dog..I have Bella (one of the punkinaters) she tuned 9 on Sunday!! And Gracie (she was from a puppy mill out of state, a Maltese). She didn't want anyone to touch her. Both Brian and I had to coax her to come to us. Bella was a puppy and she always knows we love her. We had to work for Gracie's love and it was so worth it!! They light up our life! How did we get so lucky, Thanks to Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico, they made the process easy and painless. If we had a question they answered it. They are truly selfless, and are dedicated to finding caring homes for all their wards. Great organization.