See Below for COVID-19 Updates

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COVID-19 Updates-November 2020

Per the current public health order as of November 16th Volunteer Orientation's have been cancelled until further notice. All on site volunteering has also been suspended. 

THANK YOU to all the volunteers that continued to help at the property over the last few months. It means the world to the animals in our care. 

Volunteer Orientation has resumed with modified guidelines. For more information please click HERE

Per the State Health Order face coverings are REQUIRED at all times while on property.

Volunteer groups are limited to no more than 5 people at this time. 


We have recently changed to a new volunteer system to create your profile (for current volunteers) please click HERE

Each year 1000's of animals enter the gates of the Ranch looking for a second chance. Dogs and cats that may not have always been shown kindness in their past, come with hope in their hearts. 

We could not continue our life saving work without our volunteers. Volunteers are essential to all we do, from caring for the animals at our main facility, helping at special events, assisting in the office and so much more!

To learn more about our Volunteer program, attend a Volunteer Orientation at the Ranch on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 12pm. Take a full tour of the property and learn all about the various volunteer opportunities the Ranch, resale shops and adoption centers  have to offer!

Complete the volunteer application online HERE OR download it HERE

Would you like to schedule a group tour? Contact the volunteer coordinator at for more information. 

Follow the WMR Volunteer Facebook Group HERE

DIRECTIONS TO RANCH: Follow GPS to "Cleveland High School" in Rio Rancho, then follow the signs to the dirt road.

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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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