Animal Care Services

Pet of the Week- Gemma

Meet our Pet of the Week, Gemma, a six-year-old female.

BernCo Animal Care Services Adjusts Operations to Comply with Latest Public Health Order

Bernalillo County Animal Care Services has made some operational changes to align with the latest public health order, effective Dec. 2. The facility remains closed to public access.

Protect Household Pets with Coyote Deterrences

Coyotes have been coming closer to residences in Bernalillo County and going after household pets, but there are ways to deter coyotes from animals and property.

How to Reach Us During the Health Emergency

Thank you for reaching out and your support during this time! We have been very busy with calls and emails regarding enforcement, adoptions, fostering, and donations.

Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center Suspends Microchip and Rabies Vaccination Services

Effective Wednesday, March 18, the Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center will temporarily halt microchip and rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
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Adopt a Pet

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Find out how you can adopt an animal now from Bernalillo County Animal Care Services.

Report a Lost Pet

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Did you lose your dog or cat? Click here to find out how best to search for it.

Found a Pet?

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Did you find an animal? For Emergencies and Stray Found Animals call (505) 468-PETS (7387).


BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center is Currently CLOSED to the Public

Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, we are hosting adoptions by appointment only. BCACS is following the governor’s order by requiring all visitors, including children, to wear a mask while at the shelter. Those not wearing a mask will not be allowed to keep their appointment. Bernalillo County's lost and adoptable pets are our highest priority.

Animal services officers will be responding to emergencies and threats to public health and safety.

Citizens finding stray animals are asked to contact the enforcement line and not bring animals to the shelter as staffing levels are reduced.

BCACS is asking for the public to be patient during this time as staff are working diligently to protect animals in our care and respond to the public’s requests.

Physical Address:

Bernalillo County Animal Care Services Department
3001 2nd St. SW (between Woodward and Rio Bravo)
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Main Line: (505) 314-0281 *See service information and contact numbers below

Hours of Operation: *Temporarily Closed to Public

Online services include:

Important Contact Numbers

  • General Information and Licensing- 505-314-0281
  • Owner Relinquishments- 505-975-5945
  • Enforcement – 505-468-PETS (7387)
  • For Emergencies and Stray Found Animals- 505-468-PETS (7387)

“Bernalillo County Animal Care Services wishes to thank the public for their continued support during this time. We appreciate those of you who have donated, adopted and fostered in support of our animals and mission,” says BernCo Animal Care Services Director Misha Goodman. “Animals in our care are continuing to receive the best care possible including daily exercise and enrichment.”

We appreciate your understanding during this time.

~Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center Team


About the Center

  • 17,143 square foot facility

  • Space for approximately 130 dogs and 90 cats; also livestock, small mammals, birds and reptiles

  • Animal recreation and isolation areas

  • Operational space for the Animal Care Services Department, veterinary care, and support services


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