Viva! NM Rural Animal Rescue is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.

Join us on Saturday, September 29 at the new Cottonwood Mall Dog Park for a fun, new event to benefit several local rescues, including Viva! Everyone who attends (and is over 21) will get to sample beer from the area’s best craft breweries. There will also be some food and merchandise vendors in attendance, games to play, a photobooth, and more! Tickets are on sale now!
Click HERE to buy yours today!


Are you looking for a way to help save lives? We need more foster families! Our next group of PAWS dogs graduates at the end of August, and we need fosters to welcome them into their homes! To learn more information about our foster program, click HERE.

Viva! NM Rural Animal Rescue is a small, volunteer-based animal rescue located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Established in 2012, we work throughout the state of New Mexico to help rural animal shelters lower their euthanasia rates.

Our efforts are focused on responsibly re-homing pets, promoting spay and neuter, community education, networking with other rescues, and helping shelters achieve an online presence.

We are a foster-based rescue, which means we do not have a facility location. All of our adoptable dogs reside in foster homes where they live as members of the family until they are adopted.

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How can I help?

Viva! NM Rural Animal Rescue thrives on donations. We are a non-profit organization that depends on money, time, and resources given by those who want to make a difference in the lives of rescue dogs.