Where your pet always has a place to call home
What would happen to the long-term care of your pets if something should happened to you?
Watermelon Mountain Ranch's Perpetual Care Program offers a solution and gives you peace of mind should you not be able to care for your pets, or should your pets outlive you.
Two Perpetual Care Plans for Dogs and Cats
Choose the Best Fit for your Best Friend
A PERMANENT HOME AT THE RANCH
Named in memoriam of Watermelon Mountain Ranch co-founder Lee DiClemente, Lee’s Retirement Village was established in a dedicated area on our 10 acre Ranch as a sanctuary for dogs and cats to live out their lives in comfort, happiness and loving care. With 24-hr staff and an on-site veterinarian to attend to all medical needs, rest assured permanent resident pets are cared for with love and attention. Our dedicated volunteers exercise, socialize, and even regularly read to our pets making sure they have the best possible life.
LEE'S RETIREMENT VILLAGE FOR DOGS
Permanent Placement in an existing dog cottage $5,000
Donate a cottage $15,000
The Dog Retirement Village offers cottages with indoor rooms and outdoor fenced yards for socializing and safety. Choose a dedicated cottage for your dog or a shared cottage where we will match your pet’s personality with compatible dogs of similar temperament and size.
LEE'S RETIREMENT VILLAGE FOR CATS
Permanent Placement in an existing cat cottage $5,000
Donate a cottage $15,000
The Cat Retirement Village offers indoor rooms with plenty of cuddle spaces and access to open screened-in patios with plenty of views, beams to walk, and sun filled cushions to safely curl up and watch the world go by. Our cats receive daily socialization from our staff and volunteers who tend to their feedings, hygiene and creature comforts.
A PERMANENT HOME WITH A LOVING FAMILY
Place your pet directly into WMR’s Loving Adoption Program where they will be seen on our website and in person by potential new families.
LOVING ADOTION PROGRAM
Permanent Adoption into a Loving Home $2,500
When you entrust your pet to us, rest assured they will be well taken care of and checked by our veterinarian for any medical needs before being placed up for adoption. This includes a dental check, microchip and vaccinations. Before we confirm an adoption, we pre-screen all of our potential adopters for safety and well-being concerns, including home visits so that your pet(s) may quickly find the best forever home with a qualified, loving family.
Compassion & Care
ON-SITE VET CLINIC
Our on-site vet clinic is an essential part of our operations, allowing us to care for our residents, performing wellness checks and dental exams. We also offer low cost spay/neuter services, age-appropriate vaccinations and microchipping.
PET HOSPICE CARE PROGRAM
For some animals in our care who become very old or too sick to be adopted, we place them into our Pet Hospice Care Program. Our hospice volunteers have big hearts, warm laps, and a safe place for these dear animals to live out the remainder of their lives. Animals in our program are transferred as needed.
4 PAWS CHAPEL AND ANGELS REST MEMORIAL GARDEN
Our vision is to create a beautiful, meditative space with carved wooden benches and stained-glass windows on the grounds at the main Ranch in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. With the help of generous donors, our dream is quickly coming to fruition Should your beloved pet pass away in our care, we will spread their ashes in our memorial garden.
We recommend that you set an appointment with our Perpetual Care Coordinator to determine the specific needs and future needs of your pet(s) along with your decision on their future living arrangements.
Perpetual Care Coordinator Office
Mailing Address (for all correspondence)
Watermelon Mountain Ranch
1380 Rio Rancho Blvd., Ste. 374
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Program fees are subject to change without notice.