Animal Humane New Mexico

Learn more about Animal Humane New Mexico on our website

Join Animal Humane for our signature event and largest fundraiser, the 33rd Annual Doggie Dash & Dawdle. Recognized as Albuquerque's must attend pet owner event, Doggie Dash attracts more than 4,500 attendees.

When: 8 am – 2 pm on Sunday, November 1
PACKET PICK UP: Saturday, October 31 at Dreamstyle Remodeling (1460 N. Renaissance Blvd. NE) 10 am - 4 pm

Where: Balloon Fiesta Park, 5500 Balloon Fiesta Parkway

Why: Proceeds from Doggie Dash & Dawdle benefit the cats and dogs in Animal Humane’s loving care and our community programs – it’s not just about dogs! Event proceeds also support our cats and cat programs.

Donors Who Made a Difference for Homeless Pets

Leader of the Pack Sponsor
United States
donated: $20,000
VIP Tent Sponsor
United States
donated: $15,000
Big Dog Sponsor
United States
donated: $10,000
Offline Gifts Week of October 21
United States
donated: $6,965
Offline Gifts October 15
United States
donated: $6,941
Doggie Carnival S.
United States
donated: $5,000
Nosing Around Scavenger Hunt Sponsor
United States
donated: $5,000
Finish Line Sponsor
United States
donated: $5,000
Agility S.
United States
donated: $5,000
Doggie Carnival Sponsor
United States
donated: $5,000

All Donors
Megan E.

Raised $12,594
Cynthia E.

Raised $3,055
Rifka W.

Raised $1,937
Ann P.

Raised $1,000
James R.

Raised $700
Pam N.

Raised $649
Melissa H.

Raised $570
Renee Russo-Smith

Raised $365
Cory S.

Raised $331
Anne Apicella

Raised $295


Our Generous Sponsors

Doggie Dash & Dawdle is made possible by the support of many generous partners. 

We would like to thank this year's sponsors!

Thank you for ensuring our 33rd Doggie Dash & Dawdle will be a fun-filled day to remember.


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Best Behavior

Though we all know our pets will be on their best behavior, here are a few things to keep in mind for your safety and the safety of those around you:

  • Well behaved dogs are welcome and encouraged to come.
  • All dogs must be current on vaccinations to attend.
  • Dogs must be on a leash. 
  • Any dog considered unfit or dangerous can be withdrawn from the event by Doggie Dash & Dawdle staff.
  • Participants in the 5K Dash will be disqualified if dogs are pulled across the Finish Line by their humans.
  • There will be plenty of water to hydrate thirsty pups and people.
  • Doggie First Aid will be available.

Completed Successfully


Thank you for your support!

Our 2,999 donors and supporters made this campaign a success in 173 days.

Raised $203,650 out of $200,000

Go, Team, Go!

Raise Funds for Pets

Do you want to collect donations by cash or check? Do you need fundraising tips? The materials you need are available here, as well as a list of prizes you can earn as a thank you for your dedicated fundraising efforts.


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Take Our Biscuit Challenge

Doggie Dash & Dawdle 2015 has a new way to help homeless pets: our Biscuit Challenge.

Give your friends 72 hours to try out one of their pet’s favorite treats, film themselves for social media – and donate $10 to Doggie Dash.

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Race Results

You may view your race results online. Thank you for participating at Doggie Dash this year! We will see you on November 6, 2016!

What Your Donation Does

A donation, at any level, helps provide food, shelter and veterinary care to our pets:

  • $25 can provide life-saving vaccinations for 6 homeless kittens or two cases of canned cat food.
  • $50 can provide 2 cases of canned puppy food for growing babies or microchips for 5 pets.
  • $100 can provide X-ray services for 4 injured cats or behavior enrichment toys for 10 dogs
  • $250 can provide spay/neuter surgeries for 4 pet residents or transfer 4 dogs from a rural overcrowded shelter into our care.
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Your Dog's Best Day Ever

Doggie Dash is New Mexico's BIGGEST party for pets and people! 

  • Nosing Around Scavenger Hunt - Win prizes at our new event.
  • Flying Houndz Frisbee performances - rescue pets show off their tricks at 3 shows.
  • 9 am 5K Dash: This is a timed race for humans - with, or without, your canine running companions. Medals will be awarded.
  • 11 am Dawdle: a shorter fun walk/run for all ages and breeds - both two and four legged.
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Do I have to pay if I am not participating in the run or walk?


There is a $5 general admission fee per person to attend and enjoy the event. Kids 10 and younger are free. Your entry fee goes directly to benefit Animal Humane and the homeless pets in our care. 


Are the participant T-Shirts long-sleeved?


No, the participant shirts have short sleeves. 

About Us

Animal Humane has been saving lives since 1965. Thank you for celebrating our 50th Birthday with us at our signature event!

Animal Humane is committed to being the leader in next-generation animal shelters. Since 2008, we have committed ourselves to ending the euthanasia of adoptable shelter pets. Currently, Animal Humane New Mexico’s Live Release Rate is 92%. We use every opportunity available to further our mission of re-homing pets in our care, and have developed comprehensive programs to help dogs and cats in New Mexico.

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