We adopted a sweet lik schnauser/scottie mix, lil Fritzy, 3 years ago! What a joy, so after our sweet gorl of 17 years passed-we adopted lil Dori!! She is a smart lil gorl and brongs so mich joy! Thank You Lap Dog Rescue-Kay, Mary and Alma!! You are Angels on earth for these sweet lost pups!! ❤️
We've adopted 3 dogs from Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico. It's a trustworthy, outstanding non profit. The rescued dogs are fostered in homes by volunteers, all shots are up to date, all neutering and spading is done before a family receives the dog. LDRNM is a gift to dogs and the family that adopts them. Give a rescued dog some love and they will return love back to you forever. LDRNM is #1 in my heart.
Best ever rescue. I have adopted 5 dogs from Lap Dog, and refer Lap Dog when someone asks where to get a dog. Very compassionate, and love what they are doing for those that do not have a voice.
I adopted my little Miniature poodle mix from Lap Dog in July 2014. Brian came to the house with Nero to make sure he would have a good and secure home, and Nero has been my almost constant companion since then. We walk twice a day, sleep in the same bed, and share a bond that is heart warming to me. Since I adopted Nero I have donated to Lap Dog Rescue on a regular basis as I know they are a strictly foster organization and need every extra dollar that comes their way. I have such compassion for those who foster the little rescue dogs and am very grateful they rescued Nero and passed him along to me.
Over the past 15 years or so we’ve adopted five rescued dachshunds from Lap Dog Rescue who all became integral members of our family. Each one of these precious little dogs have unique personalities and are simply fountains of love. The real advantage of adopting rescue dogs from LDR is that the foster folks who house them while they await their forever home, socialize them, get to know each dogs quirks, needs and personality, and can help you choose just the right dog for your home. Our LDR rescue posse are a never ending stream of love and endearing entertainment. The first picture is of our remaining four dachshund posse; second picture is of the first two LDR rescues (blue collared one has passed on); and the last picture is of our first two dachshunds, both deceased (not LDR rescues). So, we highly recommend LDR as the source for your next four legged fur baby.
What a wonderful, compassionate, and organized nonprofit. We adopted our beloved dog a year ago and we worked with our pup's foster parents and they were always available and provided support and important information. Lap Dog also provided financial support for neutering through a great Veterinarian clinic nearby. Our experience with Lap Dog was fabulous!
I submitted an application Aug 6 then followed with email and received no response...then also asked via Facebook and was told the application would be reviewed... as of Oct 18 no response
I lost my best friend and happy spirit, Patti, in October 2016. Had the opportunity to meet Wally at an event....love at first sight, I may be his 6th home but I am his forever home, the organization is great and makes good matches!
Best dog rescue ever! My family and I are repeat adopters from LDRNM. They provide the true personal touch in placement. We appreciate all they do in saving these beautiful souls. We are pretty crazy about all our LDRNM kids! Keep up the fantastic work!
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!
I have been fostering for Lap Dog Rescue since June of 2016. I finally feel like I am doing something that is making a difference, with an amazing group of people who define compassion and caring. I am so grateful for their constant support for the fosters and the love they have for the animals. There is almost nothing they won't do to heal a dog, even if it means expensive surgery and an extended stay with the foster. Proud to be part of this group.
I met my adorable little dog at a Lap Dog adoption event last December. She was and is a treasured addition to our family!
I'm a volunteer with Lap Dog Rescue of NM. I'm always amazed at the generosity of time, money and spirit that people bring to this organization. It's hard work, I admit, to help a little rescued dog who has been neglected, abused, thrown away or has lost its home when its owner is no longer able to care for him/her. Our volunteers pitch in - always - when the need arises. This is a wonderful organization that does wonderful work with absolutely no paid staff.
I've worked with a lot of organizations and I have to admit Lap Dog Rescue of NM is the finest. This organization always works within its values. LDRNM works hard to do the right thing - always. We are frugal with our money but lavish love on our dogs. Thank you, Lap Dog Rescue, for giving me the opportunity to work with you in saving dogs' lives.
Great organization and such nice people to work with. I've adopted 2 dogs from them. I would highly recommend Lap Dog Rescue to anyone looking to adopt a fur baby.
An amazing group of kind and dedicated people!!!! I could not be more proud to be a part of this organization.
Wonderful dogs, fosters & process simply couldn't be easier. LDRNM foster families are diligent in providing good interim homes for the adoptees and work with dogs such that they are trained and ready for loving, suitable adopters. I've had my LDRNM baby for 6 years and I will utilize LDRNM if/when I'm again in the position to provide a loving, caring home for a dog waiting for their fur-ever home.
After losing my lab/chow Niki, I waited 2 years and finally decided to get a dog again. I found my sweet Izzy on the LDRNM site and filled out the adoption form. It was surprising how quickly they responded. Brian worked around my schedule to bring her over. I was actually feeling a little skeptical but when she came and sat next to me like she had found me I couldn't resist. You can tell they really care and want all their dogs to find their furever homes. I highly recommend them to anyone! It was obvious she had been well cared for and she had the personality of a happy dog. Great organization filled with caring people.
I was interested in adopting a pet for my husband. He is a truck driver and could use a companion while working away from home. I filled out their request form and within 24 hours got a NO response. It had two sentences, "The foster mom does not feel that the dog would fit this lifestyle. He needs a yard, a companion and training."
I have adopted dogs from other organizations. I was always contacted with more questions, this allowed them to find the best dog for me and allowed me to react to their concerns. This organization just told me that the dog I had put on the application would not fit. They did not offer substitutions.
I did write back, stating the both my husband and I would exercise the dog 2 hours a day with walks and play, we had both trained dogs in the past for search and rescue and would have no problems teaching this dog and as for a friend, well meet and greets would be all he got.
Never once did they offer alternative dogs. If you don't have a traditional family with a yard. Don't bother applying.
Dear LDR folks,
Yesterday a couple of your members gave a presentation about LDR at the monthly meeting of the Animal Advocate group at my church (Unitarian Universalist). Thank you very much! The presentation was very well received and enjoyed by our group, and I am confident it will result in increased awareness and support for LDR. LDR, you are awesome, and thanks for the good work that you do!
How do you mend a broken heart? Lapdog Rescue of NM has the best medicine for a broken heart! Within 48 hours of applying, we had experienced a home visit and our dear Beau was delivered! It was indeed a miracle! One week after losing Lilly Belle’s 3 month old puppy (the one we kept for her…really ourselves), we were not on the road to recovery…the house was QUIET, Lilly Belle was obsessed with us, and there was no more puppy play.
With broken hearts, how could we face a visit to the shelter where we would see so many needy pups and stress about how to choose one? Normally brave, but overwhelmed with sadness, suddenly Facebook revealed that a dear friend “liked” Lapdog Rescue of NM…that was at 8pm Wednesday evening. A message was sent that night, the online application submitted by 10am next morning, home visit same day, Beau brought by Brian, the President of Lapdog Rescue of NM the next afternoon! We had anticipated attending the adoption event that Saturday, but it turned out that since we “loved” the picture of Beau, and passed the reference check and home inspection visit, we didn’t need to go to the event (and Brian said that it was easier on the puppy not to have to attend).
Discovery of Lapdog Rescue of NM was exceptional treatment for our broken-hearts! It was amazing to learn that they follow specific enlightened precepts developed by Brian’s mother, who founded the organization more than 20 years ago. These precepts include:
1. All rescues are fostered in homes by experienced foster families (our Beau was bottle fed from birth!).
2. Socialization (people, other dogs, cats, potty-training) is an important part of preparing Lapdogs for adoption.
3. Home inspection visits are required.
4. References are required.
5. Lapdogs come with a package of information specific to their history and needs.
6. All shots, chipping and neuter/spay costs are included in the fee.
7. Advice about the correct food is clear and directive (we changed to a recommended food from one that has been associated with serious side-effects).
Lapdog Rescue of New Mexico rescued our puppy, and importantly they rescued us!
Today is Valentine’s Day – one month ago Brian brought a 5 month old Chihuahua puppy named Beau (bottle fed since birth!!) into our home and now our hearts are on the mend. We are so grateful and know that this organization will continue to serve our community with the high standards and goals that produce the best and most heart-felt love-matches! Thank you to Brian and his mother, all the foster-families and to those that are adopting from Lapdog Rescue of New Mexico!
We've adopted 2 dogs from Lapdog Rescue of NM. Their wonderful volunteers nursed Maizie, our first, back from parvovirus. Their careful placement process and caring foster parents helped us find the right dog, Stella, to fit into our multi pet household.
I've been an animal person all my life, then a Vet Tech, then Pet Sitter.
We've always had rescue animals, they are the best...
When I suddenly lost my dog to an unexplained illness I needed a new one STAT to help my medical issues, just having a dog next to me helped more than I really knew.
Knowing dogs like I do I didn't want just any rescue this time around, I wanted one that had a story and who's human helpers knew and and had been vetted.
Lap Dog Rescue of NM is to date the only rescue I personally know of who tests for heartworm, does fecal testing, even erlichia testing, along with spay/neuter, and routine vaccinations before they put them up for adoption.
Then they add is socializing and doggy door training to boot, sometimes more.
I got a great dog that everyone knew of and loved.
She fits in with me and my family perfectly.
I was so happy with the entire situation, I'm now volunteering for them, it's an inspiring group of people!!!
Our dog Loki came from LDRNM. They had a fairly rigorous application and home visit protocol, which I appreciated, both to make sure that we were right for Loki and that he was right for us. Brian did a full inspection of our house and yard, made sure that our other dogs were not going to be aggressive to Loki, and gave us some guidance and info about Loki and how to acclimate him to his new home. I have encountered so many people who have gotten wonderful dogs thru LDRNM. They do very good work and I will get any future dogs thru them and recommend them to anyone I know!
I am proud and happy to have as part of my family two little dogs from LDRNM. I know first-hand just how special the volunteers are. They will eagerly go the extra mile--and much more--to rescue, foster, socialize and place dogs in forever homes. One of my dogs was found in 2011 running wild with a gang of much bigger dogs, while the other came from a notorious puppy mill in 2009. I am incredibly grateful to LDRNM for Cisco (FKA Cecil the Diesel) and Chaco (FKA Special Eddie), who bring joy into my life every day.
We received Bo AKA Bo Bo luscious from Lap dog 3 years ago. The hard work this organization applies into each dog is amazing. My boy dog was house trained and leashed train. Thank you LDNM for our furever love ❤️
Over the past 10 years, I have adopted 2 dogs from Lap Dog rescue. These are two of the best dogs I have ever had in my home. The last dog we got was horribly abused prior to being rescued. The foster mom did such an amazing job with her. You would not know she was abused if you didn't see the obvious external scars. This little dog is such a love!
When my uncle passed away suddenly, his "girlfriend" was on her way to taking his little dog, Max, to the shelter, just to be rid of him. I was able to convince her to take him to Lap Dog Rescue, instead. They took Max in without hesitation. He was adopted almost immediately and has a new forever home with folks who love him! Lap Dog Rescue is a truly wonderful organization and I have recommended them to many people who are looking for a small dog.
We love Lap Dog Rescue! They always have the most adorable dogs - it is impossible not to want to adopt them all! We have adopted two wonderful pups from them. The fosters do a great job finding the right families for these dogs. Keep up the great work, Lap Dog!
Just over a year ago, we adopted two little girls, Jessie and Poppy, from Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico. The process was relatively quick and easy (they brought the dogs by our house to meet our other dog) and they have been a wonderful addition to our family!
The volunteers at Lap Dog Rescue are an amazing group of people who dedicate their time to rescuing and rehoming dogs in New Mexico. They are amazing in their dedication and care of the animals making sure they are placed in homes where they will have a forever family. I have adopted three dogs from this organization. I can't say enough about how wonderful their work is. Bless them all. It's all about the dogs.
An absolutely wonderful group of dog loving people. I have two pups from this rescue. I can't say enough about how dedicated they are.
After losing my 15yr old golden in November and my father to Parkinson's disease in December my family and I need a little bit of joy. And boy did we find it through lapdog Rescue! In mid- December we adopted the sweetest, most perfect puppy named Jasmine! She, everyday since makes us laugh with her funny little face and mischievous personality. Lapdog rescue made the process incredibly easy for this family who was filled with much heartache. Thank you Lapdog Rescue for all you do but mostly for allowing Jasmine to rescue us!
Riki and sons
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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
We got our Duffy and Chief from Lapdog. We absolutely love them.
Love Lapdog Rescue so much that we donate $$ monthly through my husband's work/United Way account. Their FaceBook updates are awesome and heartwarming each time a dog has been photographed with their new family!
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.
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.
They are wonderful. They got us Sage and Jack two wonderful dogs. Thanks Lap Dog
Love, love, love Lap Dog Rescue! They do amazing things!
Love their work! They save so many animals that otherwise would be put to sleep
We found our perfect little dog through this organization, and I can't say enough about the big hearts and dedication of these volunteers!
Best rescue we have fostered for by far. The dedication Lap Dog has to save as many dogs is amazing. They rescued our little Luna, an Airedale terrier! at 4 weeks old, and cared for her for three years until she was healthy enough to be adopted, by us! And Comet is getting the same care, a paralyzed dog who needs several surgeries to make him more mobile and happy! I am honored to be affiliated with them.
LDRNM saves hundreds of dogs a year. As a foster family we have been able to care for 100 dogs to date, and I get to keep in contact with some of the families. Other rescues I have worked with fosters have no say... Plus, we got our Luna from them and they are a huge support for us with her!
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.
I have had the pleasure of being involved with this rescue group as a foster. From the President to the organizers to the more experienced fosters, they are all kind hearted, caring, helpful and really work well together to make this organization great. We all respect and love these animals from day one and try to help them gain their dignity back to find them wonderful homes.
I couldn't have joined a better organization.
I adopted two dogs through this organization. I cannot recommend them highly enough! They are doing a phenomenal job rescuing dogs and finding them forever homes.
I volunteer for Lapdog and think they are the best! Finding the right family for the right dog is such a priority for this rescue. Even though they are a smaller organization with a limited budget, they try and help special needs and seniors too. I am so proud to be associated with this wonderful group and the big difference they make in saving lives.
I adopted Banjo through your organization. He is an awesome little dog. Gets along great with my huge dog and grandkids. He is a great addition to our family.
What a fanastic group of people thus rescue steps up when others can't. They help many of the rural areas
I love this place. I lost my dog that was so my baby. I needed to fill that void. I look careful and said when I see my new baby I will know. Sue enough I saw my Wylie. Put in my application and waited my the phone. Got a call, answered a lot of questions, set a time to meet. In walked Wylie and I fell in love. He was very well taken care of. He is spoiled rotten and I love every inch of him. Thank You for doing such a wonderful job.
Lap Dog Rescue has helped make our family, and so many other families, complete. They're dedication comes from the greatest part of human capacity, giving more of yourself than you will ever see in return. Thank you for you do. We love LDRNM!
This organization is amazing. We have adopted a furbaby from them, volunteered at and attend several adoption events that they hosted. These people really care about what they do and at darn good at it.
My experience with Lap Dog of NM is above amazing. I contacted them with 2 small terrier mix boys I had found. A friend ended up taking the older one and LDNM took younger one. He was placed with his furrever home within a month! I know the family's are carefully chosen and Cosmo will be loved. Thank you for all your help!
I called 1 hard night, and I don't know why, but I was able to talk to Marie. I shared I just lost my daddy (this was 9+ years ago) and I needed a "baby". She shared with me about a medium sized Yorkie cross. Later that week, a volunteer brought us this wonderful, amazing dog, Millie. After an hour long interview and Millie checking out our place, she was left with us for 2 weeks. After that, the volunteer returned to see how we all were doing and if okay, we then would sign adoption papers. Well, Millie was what they guessed was 4 yrs old, but that was fine with us! We were so in love with this baby, no way could we give her back! The volunteer stayed in contact with us for awhile, always checking how Millie was. Well, we were Blessed to have our Miss Millie until she crossed the Rainbow Bridge last summer. We miss her so much! But we were thankful for Marie and the volunteer for putting us together, but still checking on us for a while and watching over Millie's well being.
Thank you for allowing us to be Millie's forever home! We are forever grateful and will always have in our hearts Marie, the volunteer and mostly our Millie!
One of the best nonprofit organizations in New Mexico. Doing a great job of saving our small dog population.
My experience adopting a rescue dog was top-notch! An incredible, caring set of people who are dedicated to finding good homes for these pets. The adoption process was smooth and it was evident that the foster that had my dog loved and cared for these dogs as though they were her own. Kudos to all!
Some of the very best people to work with! Very dedicated and caring people who work to insure shelter dogs get a second chance in life and a happy home. We owe our success to them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...
It has been my pleasure to be a volunteer and President of this wonderful organization for the past 20 years. I cannot say enough about the level of commitment of our volunteers and fosters have shown in the rescuing and adopting of homeless dogs. I can only hope we can continue for another 20 years!
Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico continues to save pets lives! They are the best! I am so thankful that they are here for all of the animals! Thank you, LDNM!
Lap Dog is the best! They care so much for the pups and matching the right dog to the right people. They work their butts off doing what is right and best for everyone. Do yourself a favor, get involved with them. You won't be sorry!!