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The Animal Welfare Department (AWD) is hosting The Doghouse Drive to make sure our furry neighbors aren’t left out in the cold. AWD is accepting new or gently used, medium to large doghouses. The Doghouse Drive will replenish the supply to our Animal Protection Officers for our community dog house program. These doghouses bring relief to pet owners who need assistance during the cold winter months. 

AWD’s Animal Protection Services Officers have learned from being in the field that many pet owners may not be aware that having an appropriate size doghouse for their pet is the law and they may not have the financial resources to provide one. In a proactive measure to aid pets in need, community members may qualify for this program.

Those interested in supporting the Doghouse Drive can do so in the following ways:

  • Drop off a doghouse at the Animal Welfare Department Westside shelter at 11800 Sunset Gardens Rd. SW or Eastside shelter on 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE
  • Make a cash donation at the city shelters
  • Donate via Pay Pal through Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres 

Checks should be made out to Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres, our 501 (c) 3 charitable partner. Please state donation goes to Doghouse Drive. Checks can be drop off at the city shelters or mailed to Kennel Kompadres at 139 Palacio Road, Corrales, NM 87048.

If you are donating a doghouse, but cannot transport it, please email .