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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

229 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a person who suffers from depression, some days worse then others. One of my employers kept insisting I should get a dog for company as I have no family here. After a bit I started looking around and found lapdog rescue and I am so happy I did! I found my Taffy and Taco. mom and son and I love them dearly. Taffy - my pom- I think has some cat in her somewhere, Taco - pom-chi, has the the cutest little strut. having them to take care of gives me something to look forward to daily. they are a comfort, full of love and know when I am not feeling all the wall as they kind of surround me and we just hang out and play and talk to each other, or growl and wrestle. lol. Lap Dog Rescue made adopting them easy and painless, they were helpful with any questions I had, and are just really good people. When we went to pick up my kids, the foster home took care of 11 little ones and the one thing I noticed first was that everyone of them were happy. You could tell which had had a harder time of it because they came for extra attention and it was given to them. You can always tell when an abuse being whether animal or human feels secure and safe. They all knew they were safe, secure and well loved.

Jennie5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lapdog rescue is very close and dear to our hearts for many reasons. When my husband and I were considering another dog, we wanted to find one that really needed a home. After looking at various rescues we saw a picture of Nardo. He looked so sweet with his one big beautiful eye. He had been abandoned at four weeks old at a high kill shelter with a very damaged eye. His chances for survival and for adoption were not good. Lapdog took him in and gave him a chance. They removed his damaged eye and worked tirelessly to find him a good home. They had him for a whole year before we found each other. I had already had experience with a pekingese before, and our other dogs just loved Nardo when they Lapdog came out to make sure our home was a good home for Nardo.
Later on, when Nardo had issues with his front legs, and had to have a very expensive surgery to fuse his ankle so he could walk, Lapdog helped us out with the expense! They even helped with our fundraiser for him. They are the most wonderful rescue I have ever had the pleasure of being in touch with. I don't know what all these poor little souls would do without them. Nardo was not an easy dog to deal with or place, but they gave him his best chance, and his is such a wonderful little love. Thank you, Lapdog, for saving our little Nardo, and for all the amazing work you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico as a foster for the dogs has been an extremely rewarding experience. Lap Dog Rescue makes sure that these dogs get great homes. Their staff and volunteers work TIRELESSLY to save these dogs and go to a great expense to insure that they receive good care.
Caring for the dogs is the easy part. The hard part is letting them go. What makes that possible is knowing that they have found a wonderful forever home.

Stephen26

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lap dog rescue is simply amazing. I adopted my baby Josh from them for three reasons. To give my other boy a brother, to have another companion, and most importantly... Save a sweet animal. He has been such an asset to the family. I truly appreciated his foster mom visiting us multiple times to make sure he was getting a loving and safe home. It is so important that those visits and precautions are made. His first weeks were rough as he was scared and sad. He has now been with us for three years and is so happy and full of life playing with his brother all day and sleeping in a king bed! He also enjoys family vacations! Please support this organization. They are caring compassionate people and I am indebted to them forever for giving us my sweet boy!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a staff member of the Arthritis Foundation of NM. We invited Lap Dog Rescue to participate in our annual Arthritis Walk. We invite and promote dogs because arthritis effects them as well. Lap Dog Rescue's incredible team of volunteers jumped into action. They nominated a special rescue dog to honor as our dog hero. They promoted our event throughout the dog community. And on the day of the walk they presented themselves in a professional and fantastic way. We would partner with them again in a heartbeat!!!

Casey11

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from Lap Dog Rescue a year ago who had been rescued from our high kill pound. He is the sweetest, little bitty dog, who fit into our family of 3 dogs perfectly. They save dogs from all over the state from high kill pounds. I gather blankets, towels and newspapers and give them a call, and Barb comes and gets them. I have also made several dog beds for them to use or sell, whatever fits their needs. They are a wonderful organization saving and adopting dogs into their furever homes. Anything said is totally positive about this group.

MandieG13

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico. I adopted my Lula girl from Lap Dog Rescue in June of 2012. She was rescued by Lap Dog from the Valencia County pound, who had her on the list to be euthanized because she is deaf and was a stray. Thank goodness for the loving hearts at Lap Dog Rescue – they saved my girl. She is such a loving, precious soul that deserved a chance, just like all of the dogs out there deserve. Lap Dog Rescue will go to the ends of the Earth to help a dog in need. They save dogs from the pound, take in dogs that owners surrender, and they do it with such love and compassion. They give hope where others just walk away. I will always and forever be a supporter of Lap Dog Rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a dog from Lap Dog Rescue about three months ago. She is absolutely beautiful inside and out and has enhanced our lives! We cannot imagine our lives without her.This organization is amazing! They are honest, caring and really love and care for the dogs they rescue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my first dog from Lap Dog Rescue. Eight years later, I now have seven dogs from the same organization. I volunteer at adoptathons any chance I get because I believe in the mission: great dogs to great homes. The board members and fellow volunteers are outstanding. I recommend this group daily!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

This charity is really good for the dogs! The current president is awesome and wonderful! The problem is the vice president- what a jerk. I feel bad for this organization when he takes over. He is uneducated and rude. He has no idea how hard it really is out there in the real word without his mommy taking care of him while he pretends to be a business man - while he is really a glorified dog sitter.