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Our Adoptable Pet List


Noah's Ark, Inc. provides certificates to the public to have your pet spayed or neutered. They are distributed on the first Tuesday of every month with a requested minimum $20.00 donation. They are located at The Cat's Meow at 124 S. Canyon in Carlsbad or you may reach them at (575) 885-9653.

Who We Are

Noah's Ark/Carlsbad Animal Shelter takes in animals from Carlsbad and the surrounding areas of Eddy County. Adoption Services are managed by Noah's Ark.
Unlike the previous Noah's Ark, which was closed in 2001, we are an open admissions shelter. We take in all Animal Control pickups, public strays, and owner surrenders regardless of age, health, or behavior. We do our best to place adoptable animals, both with local adoptions and transfers to rescue groups, but the sad reality is that we are faced with MANY more intakes than we can realistically place and therefore we are not a "no-kill" shelter. The shelter can comfortably house up to 40 dogs and 20 cats at any given time, yet our monthly intake is usually between 300-500 animals.

Adopting a friend

Animals without an owner release are held for 4 days before they are placed up for adoption. The adoption fee is $50 for dogs and $40 for cats, which includes vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter.
We began a 2-for-1 kitten special one spring when we were overloaded with cute kittens, and it has gone over so well we are continuing it indefinitely - possibly permanently! This means you can get two kittens (or adult cats, we're not picky) complete with vaccinations, microchip and spay/neuter for one adoption fee. That's a minimum of $250 worth of services for the bargain price of $40.

Come Visit Us!

The shelter is located at 5217 Buena Vista Dr. - which is in the Industrial Park off of National Parks Highway, on the west side of the road, right before the airport. It is only 3.5 miles past Wal-Mart, and well worth the drive!
Noah's Ark/Carlsbad Animal Shelter
5217 Buena Vista Dr.

Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone: 575-885-5769
Adoption Hours: Mon-Fri 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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