About The Center


Our History & Our Growth

Animal Humane New Mexico has deep roots in southeast Albuquerque. Our original footprint that began with a two-story building now occupies 4-acres. We care for 200+ homeless cats and dogs on a daily basis and, in 2019, adopted 4,577 pets, acheiving a Live Release Rate of 98%. Additionally, our shelter’s 20 Circle of Care programs and services positively impact pets and owners statewide.

To ensure our mission continues to flourish, we have expanded our dog agility and behavior classes on a 2.28 acre parcel across the street from our shelter’s Main Campus. Growth in this arena, as well as the addition of doggie day care & boarding is enabling us to sustain and 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 training & 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.

Our Goals

This important project has been undertaken with three important goals in mind: to keep pets with their owners, to sustain our current operations that save lives daily, and to build a greater capacity to generate revenue that will allow us to further invest in our team — our shelter’s greatest resource. Click below to learn about our 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].

Slide The Center OUR TEAM Our skilled team will give you the knowledge you need to understand how to effectively teach your dog. MEET OUR TRAINERS  


6,695 square feet of indoor & outdoor space
2 large indoor play yards
4 outdoor covered play yards
Zen Room for quiet time & napping
Spacious evaluation room for first time guests
Live web cams in all play areas


19 spacing boarding rooms (6 with indoor/outdoor runs)
Dog bathing services
1 large private outdoor play yard – group day play available, too!
Private training during stay
Live web cams in all play yards & NM King Boarding Suites


Develop, refresh or
hone your dog’s skills

2,300 square foot dedicated training room for private & group classes

Meet our expert trainers


Training from local experts

2 large grass fields (10,920 & 5,525 square feet) for private & group classes

Meet our expert trainers


Join Our Team

If you love dogs and have been looking for a career in pet care & training, we invite you to join The Center’s Team! Open positions and details on applying are listed here.


We look forward to hearing from you. Please complete the following form and we’ll follow up quickly.


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