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Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico

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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 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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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...


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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!

1 Barbara132

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Rating: 5

Great rescue group that always keeps their mission in their sight. Will take dogs that others leave behind and finds wonderful homes for them. Can't say enough good about them. I give time and money. Bless you!