About The Center


Our History & Our Growth

Animal Humane has been serving our community for 52 years… and counting! Our shelter has deep roots in southeast Albuquerque. We moved to our 615 Virginia St. SE location in 1969, four years after we were founded by Col. Edmund & Thelma Evans. At the time, our sole two-story building occupied a small footprint and very little surrounded our shelter. Today, our 4-acre Main Campus houses 200+ homeless cats & dogs daily and adopts over 4,100 pets annually with a Live Release Rate of 94%. Additionally, our shelter’s 20 Circle of Care programs positively impact pets and owners statewide.

To ensure our mission continues to flourish, we are expanding our agility & behavior classes on an additional 2.28 acre parcel across the street from our Main Campus. Growth in this arena will enable us to expand our services that New Mexico pets and owners depend on daily.

Pet Training

At The Center, adopters may continue to instill the lessons expertly taught by our shelter Behavior Team during their pet’s stay in our care. And Albuquerqueans with an enthusiasm for agility, behavior, competitive obedience & specialty classes may seek out our talented instructors to further their pet’s training. Our diverse classes offer instruction for every stage of your dog’s life and at every level for owners. We look forward to seeing you soon at The Center.

Coming Soon

Animal Humane has expanded their footprint… again. In late 2015, we acquired 2.28 acres of land across the street from our 4-acre Main Campus. This valuable property is allowing us to grow our current agility & behavior classes in new and exciting ways! Also, it will permit us to develop new endeavors to serve our community. Click ‘Learn More’ below to see our exciting phased construction plans. For more details and to tour The Center, please contact Donna M. Stumpf, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 505.938.7888.

Our Training Philosophy

Animal Humane employs reward-focused training techniques designed to strengthen your relationship with your pet. Pet owners are taught how to reinforce excellent manners and remove rewards for inappropriate behavior. Our instruction focuses on humane training aids for you and your pet.

Browse through our course options and view our classes to enroll today! Please note that Animal Humane adopters are eligible for a discount on all of our Behavior Classes! Simply enter your Adopter Discount Coupon Code at check out. If you have misplaced your coupon code, please email [email protected].


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