Golden Retriever Rescue of New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We have been in business for more than 15 years and have successfully placed more than 850 Goldens. We are here to help dogs find loving homes and to help you find a perfect match.

We work hard to make sure that you have a dog that suits your family and your lifestyle.

Here is the process for getting a dog:

  1. Fill out our adoption application by clicking here.
  2. Call us to talk at 505-345-3737. But fill out the application first please.
  3. Join our email list to hear about our dogs

See our currently available dogs. Click on the link to the right that says Dogs to see who is ready for a home. We may have dogs that are not yet posted on the site. They are learning social skills, or waiting for spay and neuter surgery, or they are in the evaluation phase where we learn their temperaments and personalities.

We do have a waiting list. We place dogs by match rather than your place in line. The more information you provide in your application, the better we can match. What we care most about is your ability to provide a loving home suited for your dog. Be honest and share as much as you can about the particularities of your household. If you really want a couch potato, tell us. If you love seniors or dogs with special needs, tell us. If you run 5 miles a day and want a triathlete to run with you, tell us that too.

We are always looking for foster homes. Foster parents have first priority in adopting dogs so you might want to consider fostering while you are waiting for your doggie to arrive. Generally speaking, we do not place dogs out of state. If you have not submitted an application, we will not talk to you about a specific dog.

Applications will be received by:

In Albuquerque or all of New Mexico:

Kathleen DesMaisons (505) 345-3737