Lap Dog Rescue Of New Mexico

Rating: 4.97 stars   86 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 1316 Tijeras NM 87059 USA

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. To date we have placed over 230 dogs in loving forever homes in 2013. Since 2001, we have saved thousands of New Mexico shelter dogs.
Target demographics: save New Mexico Shelter Dogs
Direct beneficiaries per year: 194 rescued dogs - by successfully adopting them into loving forever homes.
Geographic areas served: Albuqerque, New Mexico
Programs: rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of small companion dogs.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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505-934-2202
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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our sweet terrier from Lap Dog Rescue. Dealing with them was a piece of cake. Had all the records together & were able to facilitate the adoption but at the same time were careful about whose home they were placing the dog. A fine example of a successful organization with a heart.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I absolutely love Lap Dog Rescue. When my old shih-tzu passed away, I wanted a companion to keep my younger shih-tzu company. I called and described my situation, my home, my dog, and what I was looking for. In a few days Rocky was brought over to my house. It was a perfect fit! He's an amazing dog, and fitted so well to my family. I'm so glad I was able to give him a loving, forever home.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Talk about personal! I called and shared my story, hoping to find a good fit. My older dog had passed away (she was 16), and my younger dog (6) was lonely and bored. I was immediately given several options on dogs that would be a good fit. Later that weekend, we had an in-house "interview" with Rocky, a sweet shih-tzu mix. Several monthly later, they're best of friends! The whole process was very refined, professional, and honest. Couldn't recommend them more.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

We adopted Enzo and Herc (now known as Max). They are sweet little pets and we couldn't be happier. Thank you LDRNM for providing the foster families for these two little sweeties. We love them very much.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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 stars  

Our family has adopted 3 of our fur kids from LDRNM, and I'm sure we'll be back! They provide a much needed service for these dogs, finding them loving ,warm , safe homes. Thanks for all you do Brian!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted my dog from lap dog rescue 9 months ago. Ringo has been such a great dog that after his first obedience training , the trainer wanted to test him to become a therapy dog. He was a stray and was in foster care for a few months. He adapted well. What I liked was that they inspect the home and yard and bring the dog for a visit. Then u decide if it's a good match. They also tell u if for any reason you need to give them up that they will take them back into foster care to find a for ever home. I recommend them to all my friends and clients.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We got our terrier mix puppy, Scout, from LDRNM and we were so pleased with the service we received. The foster took a lot of care in getting to know us and letting us know EXACTLY what kind of puppy we were getting ourselves into, both the good and challenging aspects of her personality. We fell in love after the first home visit, and she came to live with us two weeks later after she had her proper vaccinations. They make sure to pair the right person with the right pet. Love them!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In November we lost our baby Sparky to an unexpected death. That is when we decided to try Lap Dog Rescue. We adopted Oliver (Maltese) that had been with them for a very short time. I was immediately impressed with Lap Dog and the screening process. They don't just adopt dogs out, just for the sake of getting them into a home. Immediately when a dog goes into their program, they are fostered in a home. I have to say this is so beneficial. These homeless dogs immediately learn potty training, and basically how to succeed in a home. I will always be grateful to Lap Dog for Oliver. He has brought so much love into our home, but mostly into my heart.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is the best organization ever. Even before Facebook, they had the best website. They make people aware of the need for rescue organizations. They have great-big hearts. They give so much of their time and themselves. I found a stray. I surely didn't want to take him to a shelter since he was an older guy. They helped me with a courtesy post and some great advice. I ended up getting this little guy to a good place. These are good people who do great things. We should all aspire to give back like they do.

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I should volunteer here. They are the best.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Lap Dog Rescue of NM is one of the best dog rescue organizations I've ever come in contact with. They seriously care about their mission and care about these animals. I've rescued two dogs through them and both experiences were great. They weren't just trying to get rid of the animals and give me the first one, they really looked into my living style, home, etc. and helped me pick the two best 4-legged babies ever. The medical and dental care the dogs received while being fostered was awesome, and they even gave me great advice when one of my dogs had adjustment issues. They are professionals all the way.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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