Abandoned at our Gate
In October our Ranch Manager was making his final rounds before closing and noticed an animal crate just outside the front gate. Upon approach, he saw a note taped to the top and a small, frightened dog hovering in the back.


“My name is Coco and I am in need of a loving family. I have been abused and neglected. Went days with no food. I’m in poor health and never had shots. Please HELP ME!!!” 

As heartbreaking as this story is, it is not new. But it is why we are here, and we are here because of you. This is what your donations do. They saves lives.


Are you ready to save the life of a precious dog or cat?
Your 2020 year-end gift will go directly to keeping our life-saving 
programs alive. You are making miracles happen.

Make your gift today.




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Magnify Dance Ensemble has teamed up with WMR for a very special 2021 Magnificent Mutts Calendar!  Please support both non-profits and purchase your copy by clicking here

Make your gift today.


4 Paws Chapel &

Angels' Rest Memorial Garden

One of the hardest things to endure is when your loyal companion goes over the rainbow bridge. It is a heartbreaking time. 

The 4 Paws Chapel and Angels Rest Memorial Garden will be a place you can bring the ashes of your loved ones and put in the chapel or spread in the memorial gardens. It is our goal to have a place that will bring comfort to you when grieving. We invite you to be a part of this exciting project.

Click here to learn more.

What people are saying about their WMR pets...

"I want you to know she is in the best place in the world. The very first night she slept with my parents in the bed right next to my mom, and ever since. Again, thank you so much for all you do, and did for my family!!!"


-Aimee's newly adopted family

Dec., 2020

“WMR, thanks for the refund but as I told the girl, I'm good with you keeping it. You have so many furbabies to care for and besides Jenny is worth the little extra. I so love my little girl. Thanks for saving her and her little family and also for giving me the chance to adopt her. You have a great team! All have been so nice and also helpful. It's easy to see you care for the furkids and you enjoy what you do. AWESOME! ! For them "Thank You"!!


- Newly adopted WMR parent

Dec., 2020

"Hi WMR staff, Just wanted to reach out and let you know we feel very blessed to have Coco in our family. Thank you staff for being so warm and caring with the pets and adoptive families. We are proud to have two WMR dogs in our family."

- Coco's newly adopted mom

Dec., 2020

Happy Tails - Happy Hearts -  Happy Families

All who enter here shall find love...


More Ways to Give!


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designate WMR as your

Smith's Rewards Charity!


Designate WMR as your charity when shopping on amazon

View our Wish List
and donate an item
to the animals!

Shop online through igive.com and support

the WMR animals always!

Thank you for your generous heart and for being a friend to the animals.


Due to COVID-19 modified operations are as follows:

-Petsmart Coors: Cat Adoptions operating under limited hours and by appointment only

-Main Campus: Open by appointment only

-Masks are REQUIRED at all locations 

-As of Nov. 16th Volunteer Orientations are cancelled and all in person volunteering is suspended

Watemelon Mtn Ranch

Watermelon Mountain Ranch - Main Campus

(Across from Cleveland High School)
3251 Westphalia Blvd. NE 
Rio Rancho, NM 87144 

OPEN BY APPT ONLY. Please see our Adopt Pages for contact information to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!


Temporary hours due to COVID-19

Wed-Sun 11am to 2pm (Cats ONLY)
Adoptions by APPT only 

10248 Coors Bypass NW 

Albuquerque, NM 87114 

505-792-1772 Ext. 5

Going to the Dogs (& Cats) 
Resale Shop & Adoption Center

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 6pm

Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Adoptions by appointment only


Mon-Sat 12pm to 6pm

Cottonwood Mall 
Upper Level (near Texas Roadhouse)

10000 Coors Bypass NW, ABQ NM 87114


Going to the Dogs (& Cats)
Resale Shop

Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm

Limited Capacity

THANK YOU for your patience

OPEN THUR-SAT 11am-4pm
136 Calle de Presidente
Bernalillo, NM 87004

(Please use for all correspondence)

Watermelon Mountain Ranch
1380 Rio Rancho Blvd., SE, Ste. 374
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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Watermelon Mountain Ranch, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is New Mexico's Largest No-Kill Animal Shelter for homeless pets providing adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs including Molly's Mercy Missions.

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