About


Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of shelter animals in northern New Mexico.

Our activities include:

  • Promoting adoption
  • Mobile Adoption Clinics
  • Paying for medical care
  • Funding spay and neutering
  • Recruiting volunteers

Looking for a new pet?
Visit the “adoptable pets” page for a full list of animals at the shelter or in Foster Care.

Come Meet Our Pets
The Los Alamos Animal Shelter is located at 226 East Road in Los Alamos and the phone number is (505) 662-8179. The Shelter hours are 12pm to 6 pm, Monday – Friday and 10 am to 1 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Pre-adoption Care
The Shelter provides care for animals for 10 days and vaccinates all pets before making them available for adoption. Some pets are in foster homes, and information about these animals is available from the shelter. All dogs are given a DHLPP shot when they come into the shelter and cats are checked for feline leukemia and FIV. Any animal that appears to have a medical problem is taken to a local vet for evaluation.

Our Adoption Process
Our organization works closely with the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, and adopting a friend from the shelter is rewarding and easy! The shelter charges $35 to adopt a pet that was neutered or spayed before intake and $60 if the animal was spayed or neutered after it arrived at the shelter. Each animal has a microchip that the adopter can register with Avid for free.

Want to learn more about adopting a shelter pet? Click Here for more information and answers to some frequently asked questions about the ins and outs of bringing a new shelter pet into your life.