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Drastically Reduced Adoption Fees !   If you're thinking of adopting, NOW is definitely the time to do it! 

  • Puppies 8 weeks to 6 months:  $125
  • Dogs 6 months to 5 years:  $45
  • Dogs 5 years and up:  $35
  • Kittens 8 weeks to 6 months:  $75 (two for price of one during kitten season)
  • Cats 6 months to 5 years  $35
  • Cats 5 years and up:  $20

Adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations and deworming, microchipping, and 30 days of free pet insurance.

Stray Hearts is FULL of sweet furry beings looking for their forever homes, so come have a look and fulfill their wishes.  Visit our Shelter website (www.strayhearts.org) for the most current look at who's available. 


Gift Certificates Available!  If you have a friend or family member considering adopting a pet, give them a gift certificate!  It's a Gift of Life!  This will allow them to find their newest family member and give a homeless pet a home!  Contact the Shelter directly for more information, or stop by to purchase one!


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Adopting A Friend

Thank you for considering adopting a future family member from Stray Hearts Animal Shelter! By choosing to adopt from us, you are helping an animal that would otherwise not have a home. Shelter animals are special and the care we dedicate to their upcoming adoptions makes them even more special; each of our animals receives individual care from our dedicated staff and volunteers. We are confident we can help you choose the right animal for your lifestyle.

Adoption Requirements

Please note the following criteria for adopting an animal from Stray Hearts Animal Shelter:

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age with proper I.D.
  2. If you currently rent, you must be certain that your landlord allows you to have pets. We will confirm with your landlord that pets are allowed before adopting a companion animal.
  3. You must have a fenced yard, home, or a kennel that allows the animal normal exercise levels required by the size, temperament and type of animal. THE ANIMAL CANNOT BE CHAINED OUTSIDE ... IT'S THE LAW.
  4. You should be financially and emotionally able to provide for the animal's needs. This includes food, supplies, licenses, regular veterinary care, and emergency medical care.

Stray Hearts Adoption Fees (2/13/2013):

    • Puppies 8 weeks to 5 months: $125
    • Dogs 6 months to 5 years: $45
    • Dogs 5 years and up: $35
    • Kittens 8 weeks to 6 months: $25
    • Cats 6 months to 5 years $35
    • Cats 5 years and up: $40
  • ~Adoption Fees Include:
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Initial Vaccinations & Deworming
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • One bag of food
  • One Month of Pet Health Insurance (optional with a provided e-mail address)
  • Microchipping

We often have adoption promotions that offer reduced adoption fees.  Additionally, many of our animals have "Angel Sponsorships".  These are private donations made by our volunteers and other animals lovers that are applied toward the adoption fee of specific animals, effectively reducing the adoption fee.  Check out our News section, or call the Shelter (575-758-2981) to see if any specials are being offered. 

Our Adoption Application forms can be found at the Shelter website, www.strayhearts.org, under Adopt An Animal, or you may stop by the Shelter to fill one out.  Either way, we look forward to hearing from you!

Who We Are

Founded and incorporated in 1991, the Humane Society of Taos, Inc., dba Stray Hearts Animal Shelter, is a 501c3 non-profit organization wholly dedicated to the interim compassionate and humane care and rehabilitation for lost and abandoned animals, upholding their rights for such, portecting animals from abuse and neglect and exploitation, and placing them into responsible and loving homes. We are committed to animal population control and public education to ensure long-term positive management of animal populations in our area.

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter of Taos provides humane care and shelter for abandoned and abused companion animals in the Taos area. All animals leaving the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter have complete immunizations, are spayed/neutered or scheduled for alteration, and may be microchipped at the new owner's request. Stray Hearts also provides educational programs to volunteers, schools and the community at large, and participates with both the Town and County in the development of animal control and protection ordinances..

Stray Hearts continues to grow and improve with the help of the community. Every day brings new challenges to the companion animals of Taos and we plan to be here with you, our supporters to help them along. What you do matters deeply to the animals we serve.

Come Visit Us

Stray Hearts Animals Shelter is located in Taos, New Mexico at 1200 St. Francis Lane.
Just off Salazar Road near the bypass...

The Shelter is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, .

Mail: PO Box 622 Taos, NM 87571
Phone: 575-758-2981
Fax: 575-751-9708
E-mail: strayheartsofficemanager@gmail.com

Please contact us with your questions, comments or suggestions!

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