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Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals, Dogs

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 2016 we rescued over 500 dogs . Since 2001, we have saved thousands of New Mexico shelter dogs.

Target demographics: save New Mexico Shelter Dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 500 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.

Community Stories

203 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.

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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

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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.

4 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).

6 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.

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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.

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!!

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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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

2 Monica81

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Love, love, love Lap Dog Rescue! They do amazing things!

1 Denise134

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love their work! They save so many animals that otherwise would be put to sleep

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We found our perfect little dog through this organization, and I can't say enough about the big hearts and dedication of these volunteers!

2 Ifversen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Tammy124

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Gail66

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a fanastic group of people thus rescue steps up when others can't. They help many of the rural areas

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two pups from lap dog rescue. They are amazing!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Arvizu F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Brenda101

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Cyndy L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best nonprofit organizations in New Mexico. Doing a great job of saving our small dog population.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

2 Brian99

Board Member

Rating: 5


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...

Brian

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Wendy90

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very caring volunteers who work hard to find dogs homes and make sure that they are healthy when adopted out 5 stars!