To view an adoptable pet, click one of the buttons below to learn more about the cats and dogs that are waiting for their forever homes and how to volunteer to become a foster.

As of 3/20/20 all Ranch and foster based adoptions are being done by appointment only. The main Ranch in Northern Rio Rancho is not open to the general public. 

If you would like to see a dog or cat, please contact the appropriate email below:

Our cattery inside of Petsmart on Coors/Montano has been closed until further notice.
Our Cottonwood Mall Going to the Dogs and Cats store and adoption center has been closed until further notice with all dogs being moved to foster care and cats to alternate centers. 


Thank you so much for your continued support during this unprecedented time.

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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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