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Shelter Wish List 

Below are some of the items we'd love to have around at our new Animal Care and Resource Center.

How can you donate? Visit, call us or email us! If you have a question about a brand, just ask!

The Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center is located at 3001 2nd St. SW.
For information about adopting or other services, call (505) 314-0281 or (505) 468-PETS (468-7387). Our fax number is (505) 462-9745.
Our temporary hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
and our pet viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Email us at animal@bernco.gov


  • Towels
  • Bowls—especially ceramic or difficult to tip over bowls
  • Dog food (wet in particular)
  • Cat food (wet in particular)
  • Kiddie pool
  • Kongs---any are great, but especially wobblers and goodie bones for kennel enrichment
  • HyperPet tough plush dog toys
  • Benebones
  • Tennis balls
  • Dog treats….any kind! We are particularly fond of high value soft treats such as natural balance logs that can be cut up
  • Stuffed animals
  • Gift cards to pet stores*……these especially allow us to select items specific to the animals in our care, such as a particular diet for a bird or bedding for a ferret or substrate in a terrarium
  • X-pens
  • Crates (especially top loading hard, plastic crates)
  • Baby gates
  • Litterboxes
  • Jars of baby food (meat only, please!)
  • Jars of peanut butter
  • Pooper scoopers
  • Puppy pads
  • Water-bottle feeders
  • Cat toys (mice, feather toys)
  • Cat beds
  • Dog Kurunda beds
  • Aquariums
  • Terrariums
  • Bird cages
  • Dog and cat grooming brushes
  • Dog and cat/rabbit nail clippers
  • Carpet squares
  • Food puzzles
  • Sensible dog harnesses, especially larger sizes
  • Freedom dog harnesses
  • Lupine dog collars, any sizes
  • Thunder shirts
  • Cat scratchers/new cat trees
  • Low sodium beef or chicken broth, or bone broth
  • Lickimat
  • Enrichment scents, especially from www.blackwingfarms.com



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County Meetings
  • The Paws and Claws Family Festival will be held on Saturday, May 18 at the Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center, 3001 Second Street SW and the county is looking for food trucks and vendo...

  • We have an incredible dog to introduce to you! Cassandra, or Cass as we call her, is about 7 years old, loves kids and would prefer to be the only pet in your household. She is housebroken, walks ...

  • Meet our Pet of the Week! Patty may be the most relaxed and friendly cats you’ll ever meet! She loves people, enjoys cat fishing with wand toys, and is currently available for adoption at our o...

  • Bernalillo County invites the public to the Paws and Claws Family Festival, Saturday, May 18 at the new Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center, 3001 Second Street SW. Come tour our new state-of-the-art animal care facility from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy loads of family fun. There will be food trucks, Animal Artisan craft vendors, animal demonstrations, and pet friendly businesses. Plus jumpers, face painting and Animal Care Officers’ Olympics for the kids. Park and ride services will be available from the Rail Runner station at Rio Bravo and Second Street. As it will be a very busy, with lots going on, please leave your pets at home. Have a great time and who knows, you might take home a new furry addition to your family.
    Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center, 3001 Second Street SW
    5/18/2019 11:00 AM - 5/18/2019 4:00 PM

  • Celebrate the opening of our new Animal Care and Resource Center with the Paws and Claws Family Festival at the shelter! It's an all-day event with vendors, activities, demonstrations and food trucks!
    Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center, 3001 2nd SW
    5/18/2019 9:00 AM - 5/18/2019 5:00 PM

  • Join staff from BernCo Animal Care Services at Petsense on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an adoption event. Maybe you’ll find your fur-ever pal!
    Petsense, 7200 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite C Albuquerque, NM 8719-1571
    5/4/2019 11:00 AM - 5/4/2019 3:00 PM

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