Viva! NM Rural Animal Rescue is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. We are solely volunteer run and based.

It's almost time to register for the annual 4 Legged Race! Get a team together and check back soon for more information on registering for this fun, local event that benefits our dogs! To see the event's Facebook page, click HERE.

Viva! NM Rural Animal Rescue is a small 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, spread animal care education, and promote overall animal well-being.

Our efforts are focused primarily on our PAWS program- click HERE to learn more- and we also have efforts to provide shelter relief, promote spay and neuter within rural communities, 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 brick- and-mortar facility or location. All of our adoptable dogs reside in foster homes where they live as members of the family until they are adopted. At Viva, we are always interested in finding the best possible home for our dogs and will settle for nothing less!

Are you looking for a way to help save lives? We need more foster families! To learn more information about our foster program, click HERE.


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.