Meet Max our Pet of the Week!

Max (ID# 1582969) is an 8 year old, brown Rodesian Ridgeback mix weighing 79 pds. Max says what you see is what you get---easy going, affectionate, smart and devoted best friend…just some of the advantages to adopting an older pet. The appearance (size & coat) won’t change, manners are already established. Older dogs are great for older humans. They are relaxing and comforting. Older adopted pets seem to understand what you’ve done for them and return your kindness with uncommon love and devotion. They are easier to house train & at the shelter Max holds in until volunteers take him out. His family lost their home and big yard. Max had a hard time in a small apartment so found himself at the shelter but he’s ready to go home with you! He may be big but he’s pretty good on leash especially with daily walks. He knows sit by command and is softly playful. We think at this time in his life Max would prefer to be your only fur kid and our staff say he’d be fine with kids over 6 that will understand being gentle with an older pet. Asalways bring your entire family along (children and any other dog) to meet your prospective pet to help ensure everyone is happy and well matched. If you are looking for love and true devotion hurry in to meet handsome Max at our Eastside shelter 8920 Lomas Blvd NE.

Come out this weekend to the KOB Health Fair at Expo NM Fairgrounds, Lujan Expo center. Saturday, January 27th 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday,  January 28th 12p.p. -4 p.m. Besides all the great information to keep you healthy and happy you will be able to find your next walking companion to keep you motivated on that way to better health. Albuquerque Animal Welfare will have animals available for adoption. The Firemen & Firewomen Calendars will also be available for sale. Proceeds from the calendars goes to Kennel Kompadres (the charity arm for Albuquerque Animal Welfare). Kennel Kompadres purchases comfort supplies for shelter dogs and raises money for our spay/neuter programs. These calendars are selling like hotcakes so better get yours before they are gone!

The Year of the Dog Adoption event--a joint venture between Albuquerque Animal Welfare and Animal Humane New Mexico helped many animals find their homes. Animal Welfare adopted out 134 animals over the weekend. People were so excited they came a day early and 32 animals were adopted on Friday. Animal Humane New Mexico found homes for 68 animals. People came from all over New Mexico to adopt and we are so happy for all the animals happily ensconced in home with their new families.   If you missed out on the event don't worry, we still have wonderful dogs in need of homes so come in and check them out.

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