Frequently Asked Questions

What time does adoptions side open?

Adoption Hours at ASCMV:

Monday through Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Adoption fees are $150 with a $75 discount for pre-sterilized animals. If you choose to adopt an animal that have been at the ASCMV 3 months or longer there is also $25 discount. 

*All adopters must sign an adoption contract and have a picture ID.

Do you offer public spay/neuter services?

At this time we have suspended public spay/neuter surgeries so we can make sure our shelter population is spayed or neutered before they leave the facility.

Do you have off-site adoption events?

YES! We rotate locations every Saturday.

Petco 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

North end of Farmers Market on Main 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Petsmart 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

I found a stray or loose pet what do I do now?

Please bring the found pet into ASCMV between 8am and 6pm M-F and /or/ 8AM-5PM Sat/Sun.

Our staff will scan for a microchip to determine if the animal is a stray or personal pet.

If you have found a pet, please visit PetcoLoveLost to report it.

You can also visit any local vet or call Animal Control at 575-526-0795, option 6 to have the animal scanned for a microchip.

Do you allow group tours?


For group educational tours, please call 382-0018 to reserve a space for your group tour.

Is there an age requirement for volunteers?


Due to safety and health reasons; children under the age of 10 are not allowed inside the kennels.

All children under the age of 18 must be with a parent, guardian, or sponsor who also volunteers with them the duration of the volunteer services.

All volunteers must fill out, sign and date one volunteer application per volunteer and turn the application into the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer hours are 8-10 am daily and noon-5 pm M-F and Noon-4 PM Sat/ Sun

*Court ordered community Service hour volunteers must contact 382-0018 and ask for the Kennel Supervisor for further instruction

I am missing a pet, do you have it?

If your pet is microchipped and registered in your name; and it is turned in to us, we will make several attempts to reach the registered microchip owner. To search found pets or report a lost pet please visit Petco LoveLost.

Does ASCMV pick up loose or stray animals?


To report a loose, stray, or deceased animal, please call 526-0795; option 6 for Animal Control. Animal Control in the City is under the Las Cruces Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department in the County.

Does ASCMV offer vaccinations?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide this service.

My personal pet is ill; can we bring it to ASCMV to be seen?


ASCMV does not offer veterinarian services to the public. If your personal pet appears to be ill, please take it to a local vet.

*ASCMV will see sick or potentially ill foster pets and foster-to-adopt pets after 3pm.