ADOPT A Watermelon DOG


Fall in love with a Watermelon dog! Click on their photos for details including age, gender,

location and personality remarks. 

We have multiple locations for our dogs. Please note the location on each dog's profile.

  • Large breed dogs can be seen at the Main Ranch in Rio Rancho.

  • Medium and small dogs are mainly available at our Cottonwood Mall Going to the Dogs location.


  • Main Ranch
    3251 Westphalia Blvd SE, RR NM 87144 (If using GPS please use V. Sue Cleveland as your destination)

  • All Adoptions done by appointment only Wednesday - Sunday 11am-3pm. Please email to start the adoption process

    • Locations noted as: Lower Kennels, Dog Intake, Dog Cottage

      • Due to the high volume of interest in adoption, please allow 24 hours for a response. 

      • Adoption appointments are made per dog, General viewing of all adoptable dogs is not available at this time

      • Please note the Ranch is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Inquiries during those days will be returned on Wednesday. 

  • Cottonwood Mall- ABQ  Going to the Dogs Adoption Center & Resale Store

  • 10000 Coors Bypass NW, ABQ NM 87114 (located upstairs; use the entrance across from Texas Roadhouse)​

  • Currently, all adoptions are arranged by appointment only. Please email to start the adoption process 

    • Hours: Monday- Saturday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm​

    • Bring your pups with you for a meet and greet

  • Foster Care
    These animals are cared for in foster homes. To get information on meeting a dog in this program please​ contact our canine foster care coordinator email