Donate Now!
  • foster

APA is a progressive animal welfare organization
seeking to improve the quality of life for companion
animals in Dona Ana County and greatly reduce
the number of unwanted animals impounded and
euthanized at the municipal shelter.

Since May 2012, we have rescued more than 3300 animals.  The majority of these have been dogs and cats/kittens pulled from our municipal shelter.

We are able to do this through the tireless volunteer work of our rescue/foster coordinators, foster families, weekend adoptions, and on a very tight, shoe-string budget. Please consider joining us!

APA Adoption and Education Center, 800 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88005
Open Tuesdays/Thursdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment
Info line:  575-644-0505; adoption center:  575-571-4654; e-mail:  mail@apalascruces.org

How You Can Help

Recent News and Success Stories

Dog Wash & Pet Food Drive! Saturday April 7

Dog Wash & Pet Food Drive! Saturday April 7

Dog Wash & Pet Food Drive! Saturday April 7, 2018 At Tractor Supply, 11 am - 3 pm Dog washes $15,...
Low-Cost Dog & Cat Vaccination Clinic – Saturday, April 14th

Low-Cost Dog & Cat Vaccination Clinic – Saturday, April 14th

Low-Cost Dog & Cat Vaccination Clinic Clinica de vacunas para mascotas a bajo precio Better Life Pet Foods 365 Avenida...
Valentine’s Special Find Your Furry Soulmate! February 1st – 14th

Valentine’s Special Find Your Furry Soulmate! February 1st – 14th

Find Your Furry Soulmate at ACTion Programs for Animals All Adoptions just $14 February 1st – 14th APA Adoption &...
Purrican Season! Adoptions $20 for Our Felines Now thru March

Purrican Season! Adoptions $20 for Our Felines Now thru March

You get the picture … we still have TONS of cats and kittens who need homes! Adoptions $20 for our...
Super Sunday Open House Event

Super Sunday Open House Event

Enter for a Chance to Win $100 VISA GIFT CARDS! 2 cards awarded For every completed entry, Steinborn & Associates...
Microchip Event Dec. 16th, 2017, 9am-12pm

Microchip Event Dec. 16th, 2017, 9am-12pm

$8 Pet Microchips by APA & Vaccinations by Wolfgang Veterinary Services with County ACES Saturday, December 16 9am - 12pm...
Rummage Sale and Savers Drive December 16, 2017, 8 am – 12 Noon

Rummage Sale and Savers Drive December 16, 2017, 8 am – 12 Noon

December 16, 2017, Rummage Sale outside our building, 800 W Picacho, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon . Please bring us donations,...
Photos with Santa at Petco! December 9, 16, 2017, 1 pm-4 pm

Photos with Santa at Petco! December 9, 16, 2017, 1 pm-4 pm

Photos with Santa! At Petco, the pet store by Ross (3050 East Lohman Ave,Bldg D, Las Cruces), these Saturdays:  Dec 9, 16...
Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic, December 9, 2017, 9 am to 12 Noon at Better Life Pet Foods

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic, December 9, 2017, 9 am to 12 Noon at Better Life Pet Foods

December 9, 2017, we are having our last low-cost vaccination clinic of the year from 9 am to 12 Noon...
Home for the Holidays Adoption Event $20 Adoptions for All Animals Nov. 23-Jan 3

Home for the Holidays Adoption Event $20 Adoptions for All Animals Nov. 23-Jan 3

Home for the Holidays adoption promo starting next week! November 23, 2017 - January 3, 2018. $20 adoptions for all animals....
Dog Film Festival November 24-30

Dog Film Festival November 24-30

Join us for a celebration through film of the love between dogs, and their people - and the animal welfare...
October Adoption Special Celebrates Adopt-a-Dog and Pit Bull Awareness Month!

October Adoption Special Celebrates Adopt-a-Dog and Pit Bull Awareness Month!

To celebrate our favorite month of the year, we offer our dogs for half-off of our regular adoption fee and...