Humane Society of Lincoln County

The Humane Society of Lincoln County has operated for over 25 years providing care to homeless pets throughout Lincoln County. We are proud to have one of the highest adoption rates of any shelter in New Mexico with over 9,000 lost or abandoned dogs and cats that have been nurtured, healed, adopted and returned to owners in the last 7 years.

Available Pets

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Adoption Process

Adoption Process

Step One - Pick Your Pet - Now that you feel you are ready to adopt, we want to find the right match for you. You are about to make an important commitment that should not be rushed into. You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt. If you rent, be sure to bring your landlord's contact information. Dog adopters, we strongly encourage all members of your household to come to meet the new pet. If you already have a dog at home, it's a great idea to bring him or her for a meet-and-greet visit with the pet you are considering adopting.

Step Two - A Little Bit of Paperwork - We know how much everyone loves paperwork, that's why we've simplified our adoption process. All you need to complete is our short Adoption Questionnaire

Step Three - Take Your Pet Home - In most cases you can take your new pet home on the same day. We offer you and your new animal companion the following benefits: A leash or cardboard pet carrier to help you bring your new companion animal home. A free bag of Hill's Science Diet pet food to get your pet started off right. A Spay/Neuter surgery, up-to-date Vaccinations and Pet microchip. An overview of your pet's medical care and 30 days of free pet Insurance in case of an emergency.

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Please note: After submitting an adoption application, we recommend that you follow-up with the shelter to ensure they have received your adoption application from Petango. The shelter’s contact information can be found in the left hand column. Thank you.

Are you looking to adopt a pet in the Ruidoso area? We have a number of lovable pets waiting for adoption in Ruidoso. is one of the largest pet adoption sites with animal rescue groups all over the United States and Canada. can give you access to a number of adoptable pets in Ruidoso looking for a kind, loving owner to take them home. This page is dedicated to our pet adoption shelter in Ruidoso where you will find plenty of adoptable pets waiting for a loving owner to take them home.

Humane Society of Lincoln County

Contact Information

422 Gavilan Canyon Road RUIDOSO, NM, 88345

(575) 257-9841



Working Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 10am - 4pm
Tues: 10am - 4pm
Wed: Closed
Thu: 10am - 4pm
Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm


Adoptable Pets

Small Animals

Available Services

Vaccine Clinic
Owner Surrender
Bite Reporting
Dog Licensing

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