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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, Rio Rancho, NM 87144 (If using GPS please use "V. Sue Cleveland High School" as your destination)

  • Adoptions and Ranch tours are available Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 3pm. We suggest arriving no later than 2pm, we stop showing at 3pm. We are in northern Rio Rancho, please plan accordingly so that you will have plenty of time to socialize with your dog. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Please email with specific questions about particular dogs. Applications must be done onsite/in person. Tours will be conducted once the application has been approved. 

    • 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. 

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

      • Please bring your resident dog(s) with you for a meet and greet

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

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

  • Dogs and Cats can be viewed at this location during public hours.. Please email with specific questions about particular dogs. Applications must be done onsite/in person. 

    • 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 

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