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

Viva has been nominated for an Albuquerque Journal Reader's Choice award!! We would love it if you would take a moment to follow the link below and vote for us! You can vote for us under Pets in the Pet Adoption section and under Nonprofits in the Animal Rescue section! To vote for us all you need to do is enter "Viva NM Rural Animal Rescue" in the category you want to vote for us, and then enter your email at the bottom of the page. We appreciate it so much! Click on the ribbon below!

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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.

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.