We house all stray or unwanted dogs and cats

We are a full admission animal shelter and we adopt or transfer out every adoptable animal. We do however, have limited space so the only time we can hold an animal is if you let us know you are on your way from out of town to adopt a particular animal.

Not all animals at the shelter are shown on the this site!
We take in many owner relinquished pets daily which may be available for adoption , immediately!

For more information on the Socorro Animal Shelter contact us by email or phone.


All stray impounded animals without identification are held for a minimum of four (4) days. All stray animals with identification are held a minimum of seven (7) days. All reclaimed animals are required to be sterilized per New Mexico State Law 77-1-18 through 77-1-20 within 30 days of reclaim. All adoptable animals not redeemed/reclaimed within the holding period are either placed for adoption or transferred to other animal shelters or certified rescue groups.

Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Daily - Closed for Lunch - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The APAS Yard Sale & Silent Auction is coming! Saturday & Sunday
April 25th & 26th
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
901 Duggins Lane
From Califorina, east on Otero, north on Chaparral to Duggins Lane
All Proceeds benefit Socorro animals through our APAS's spay/neuter program! It's not too late to donate
You can drop off items between 1-5 pm April 18-23, or call 575-835-0259 for an appointment

100 Airport Road
P.O. Box K
Socorro, NM 87801
(575) 838-3103

The city of Socorro does not profit from animal adoptions.
At the time of adoption,
the City requires a DEPOSIT only,
this deposit goes towards the spay/neuter/vaccinations of your pet.
The city does not make ANY money off the animals,
once you provide proof the animal has been spayed or neutered your deposit is refunded 100%.
Neuter deposit (males): $90.00 Spay deposit (females): $100.00
Neuter deposit (males): $60.00 Spay deposit (females): $80.00
Adoption fees will range from $20 to $100 depending on if it's a dog or cat and if the animal was already sterilized when it entered the Shelter or if the animal was sterilized after entering the Shelter.

Donate a bed to a homeless dog

Donate a bed to a homeless cat

Here's a list of things we always use and need.
Dry and canned dog food, stainless food and water bowls of all sizes, outdoor dog houses and igloos, dog beds, large bath towels, blankets, toys, collars and leashes of all sizes, shampoo, grooming supplies and absolutely any and all money. PetMeds
Kitty litter, dry and canned food, stainless food and water bowls, toys, treats, scratchers and of course money (imperialcat), cat houses, money and or cash PetMeds
Bleach, bleach spray, dish soap, paper towels, ink cartridges, copy paper, dog houses, dog & cat beds, towels, washcloths, dog & cat brushes, combs and financial support.


The Socorro Animal Shelter
is located 1.25 miles south on New Mexico State Rd. 1
(the Frontage Road parallel to I-25), south of town, behind the UPS building and in front of the Municipal Airport.

We are just a 1 hour drive south of Albuquerque,
3 hours from Santa Fe,
and 2 hours from Las Cruces, NM.

It is best to take exit 147: After you take the exit, you need to get into your left lane as soon as possible. There will be a green sign that says airport with an arrow to go left. Take that left so that you pass between a car wash and RV park. Head south about 1.25 miles. We are located right behind the UPS building and in front of the Municipal Airport.

If you take exit 150: Head south all the way down California St., passing all the stop lights in town. You will come up to a fork on the road after you pass the Conoco gas station. Get off of California St. and start heading down State Rd. 1. You need to pass between the car wash and RV park and keep going south for about 1.25 miles. We are located right behind the UPS building and in front of the Municipal Airport.

Click Here to View a map of the approximate location.
The phone number for the Animal Shelter is

Email inquiries:

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