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Found Puppy in Fringecrest area

Started by Dan Ehrig. Last reply by Noel Savage Apr 11, 2013. 3 Replies


Started by CARMEN BENNETT Mar 26, 2013. 0 Replies

Dogs Who Love Nature

Started by Jesse Lu Bain. Last reply by CARMEN BENNETT Mar 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Disco for Dogs!

Started by New Mexico Pets ALIVE! Mar 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Pet groomer needed

Started by Carolyn Kuehn. Last reply by Judy Jan 31, 2013. 5 Replies

Shelter volunteering

Started by Carolyn Kuehn. Last reply by Judy Jan 31, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by Jennifer Pierce on November 18, 2011 at 1:02pm

That is so cute that she steals your socks, my eats them. He will be three in January my father in law who is a vet, said he would settle down a bit more. Uugh I don't know he is pretty bouncy

Comment by Mom Of Two on December 13, 2011 at 2:47pm

Hello, saw this from an article which New Mexico Dogs Deserve Better posted on their facebook page and I've copied here to get more voices out there from the dog community:

URGENT CALL TO ACTION!!! Senator Sue Wilson Beffort of District 19, Bernalillo, is planning to ask the Governor to introduce the attached draft legislation in the upcoming January session. It will invoke a "Dangerous Dog" law wherein the definition of a "dangerous dog" includes "a pit bull" and

"pit bull" means a dog that is an American pit bull terrier, an American Staffordshire terrier or a St...affordshire bull terrier or a dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any one or more of those breeds or exhibiting distinguishing characteristics that substantially conform to the standards established by the American kennel club or the united kennel club for any of those breeds;

provided that "pit bull" does not include a dog that is registered with the American kennel club or the united kennel club as a purebred American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier or Staffordshire bull terrier;.

Fortunately, the proposed legislation does not go so far as to ban the pit bull, but defining the dog as "dangerous" is likely a first step in that direction and very...misguided (lots of other words come to mind, but I'll be polite).

I contacted Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for their guidance on how to stop this unfair branding of such wonderful breeds of animals. Ledy VanKavage, their senior lawyer and biggest pit bull advocate, told me "you need to get as many New Mexico folks as possible to call her office asap". She then called a Capitol reporter and told him that Best Friends opposes this draft legislation (yay!).

So what are we asking you to do?

CALL and/or WRITE Senator Beffort and tell her you oppose this legislation! Please don't think that others will do it..every phone call or email is counted and weighs heavily.

SHARE this email with others who care about breed discrimination and ask them to also write and call. Now is the time to have our voices heard BEFORE it goes to the Capitol. Post this info online so that the outer corners of New Mexico are also aware of this impending peril to pitties.

Here's the contact information for Senator Beffort (taken from the NM Legislature public website):

Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4395; Home (505) 292-7116


Thank you for caring (and for sharing!),

(If you want a copy of the draft legislation, email
Comment by CARMEN BENNETT on May 16, 2012 at 10:15pm

I  finally got  myself  a  dog  in  August  2010.  He  is  a  purebred Toy Poodle  named  Marley  by  the  breeder,  and  I  gave  him  the  middle name of Duke  after  Duke  City.    When  I  got him  he  was  a  beautiful  bright Golden Apricot  color,  and  later  changed  to  a  light  apricot  blonde white  combo. Never expected  a  color  change.  He  is  now 2  years  old,  and  we  love him  dearly.  This  is  our  first  indoor  dog,  I  always had  cats  before,  so we  are learning  new  things  all the  time. I'm not  sure  who's  training  whom,  but  he  sure is INCREDIBLY smart ! 

Comment by Sarah on May 20, 2012 at 1:36pm

Hi everyone! I'm here to today to put a plug in for all animal lovers who are looking for the best places in ABQ to hang out with their best friends. Paws, Up, Albuquerque! is a new review site "written" by a dog (along with some guest posts by her friends, a cat and a horse!) about all of the places you can go with your four-legged friend, as well as the best places to shop, events to attend, and more! We are just starting up, but I hope that everyone is entertained by the reviews, and any suggestions about places to visit are more than welcome! I'm also thinking about doing a weekly spotlight for animals that are up for adoption, so if anyone has any suggestions about current animals that are in need of either a forever home or a foster home, please let me know! Thanks. :)

Comment by RiRiSynCyr on May 24, 2012 at 2:00pm

Hey everyone! If you haven't yet found a four-legged companion, or want to add to your furry family, Animal Humane New Mexico is gearing up for a 56 hour adopt-a-thon! Camp Adopt-a-pet is going to be a really fun event where the staff and volunteers will stay up for 56 hours straight to try and find loving homes for 125 homeless companion animals.

Comment by Melissa Roberts on August 9, 2012 at 10:17pm

Come meet NMPA!/ABQPA! adoptables at Pups @ Petco on Lomas this Saturday, August 11th starting at 10am.  Please share this flyer to help these sweeties find their forever homes! Thank you!

Comment by Monochrome Chucks on December 4, 2012 at 3:52pm
Comment by Victor Gomez on March 6, 2013 at 7:50pm

I need a Golden Retriever puppy, I live in Zuni mountains with fenced yard and good dog house...I had a wonderful golden lost to cancer and miss the companionship of this very special breed, I would travel a great distance for one....I am good with this breed, afraid to fail with others so if you know of one available....I am interested....some too far away are in ads but I cannot afford some of the prices. Thank you.

Comment by lem powers on June 15, 2013 at 5:14am

Hidden Park (McDuffie Park), a public park, is surrounded by high backyard walls making it a perfect place for dogs to play off- leash since they can't see a cat or bird across a street.  The trouble is a few on the neighborhood association like to call the animal control to come and give out very expensive tickets.  After this happens for a week or so the word has gotten out among the dog people and the park becomes dead, especially in the winter time.  This means anyone in the neighborhood (and there are 6 parks within walking distance) has to take their energetic dog in the car to go to a dog park.  Very not good for the environment.

How about off-leash area (1/3 of the park) or some off-leash hours.  Please think about coming to the next neighborhood meeting (you can be Jim's or my quest).  June 19th at 6:30 PM at the St. Mark's Episcopal Church, one block SE of Lomas and Girard.  We need a little democracy here.

Comment by lem powers on June 20, 2013 at 11:52am

I googled it, but could not find another park like Hidden Park on the internet. This is a very special, unique, and public park. I feel some members of the neighborhood association don't realize this when they talk about making it into a park for everyone's wishes park. Put a playground in, a paved path in, exercise equipment... They say they want more people to use the park. For one thing to deter crime. So they call out the dog patrol to give out tickets to people with dogs off-leash. Their reasoning is so more people will use the park. What it does is get rid of most of the people who were using the park in the first place since (as a park developer said at a meeting), it is an ideal place for dogs off-leash. Since this has been going on, off and on for around 10 years now, some people who used to love this park have given up on it all together. The tickets and the time in court are too expensive.

The residents who live on Hidden Park have to deal with the after dark issues. Playground equipment and paved paths... will certainly attract more people then.

In the neighborhood; 

Need to play chess?  Go to Twin Park.

Need play equipment? Go to Summit Park, Altura Park. Zia Park, Morningside Park. Need a paved path? Go to Bataan Park, Summit Park, Morningside Park. 

Need to walk your dog on leash? Go ANYWHERE. 

Need to jog? Go anywhere.

Need to tire out your dog?  FORGET IT!  Go somewhere else.  

I love Hidden Park. I've lived across from it for over 30 years. I've done drawings, watercolors, photos of it. I've met many good people there.  But I have a young dog who needs to play. If there's not a designated area (say a third of the park) or some hours to do that then I'll go elsewhere like some of my neighbors and friends have already done.

Next meeting is July 10th.


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