Help Keep Outdoor Dogs Warm This Winter

| November 1, 2023

At NMDOG, we believe all Dogs belong inside as part of the Family. Sadly, this is not the reality for 1000s of Dogs across the state, and winter is a very difficult time for these pups. Just like people, Dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia, despite having fur coats. A doghouse is a great start, but a layer of straw insulation can make the difference between life and death.

This is the 11th year of the NMDOG FREE STRAW Program, a literal winter lifesaver for 1000s of cold outdoor Dogs across New Mexico. Do you have a doghouse in need of some straw or know someone who does? Use this resource and help a cold Dog survive the winter! #ItTakesAvillage and the Dogs depend on us!

Many of our partners now have FREE STRAW to hand out to those in need. This is a result of the collaborative effort of everyone that is participating and funds generously donated to these efforts. It is our hope to make lifesaving warmth available to as many outdoor Dogs (and other animals) as possible, across the state. Please SHARE this info and use the resources provided to secure straw for cold dogs in your neighborhood…you could easily save a life. Thank you.


Valencia County – NMDOG funded
Valencia County Animal Services
1209 Hwy 314
Tues – Sat 9am – 5pm

Torrance County – NMDOG funded
Torrance County Animal Services
751 Salt Missions Trail  McIntosh, NM (505)384-5117
Tues-Thurs 8am – 5pm / Fri and Sat 8am – 4pm

Quay County – Tucumcari, Logan and surrounding areas – NMDOG funded
Paws and Claws Animal Rescue of Quay County NM
6427 Quay Road Ai, Tucumcari, NM (575)403-7475
**call for other pick-up locations**
Mon – Sun 10am-noon and 5-6pm

Espanola Valley/Rio Arriba County – NMDOG / EVHS partnership MATCH funded
Espanola Humane
108 Hamm Pkwy, Espanola, NM
Mon – Sat 10:30am – 5pm

Raton/Colfax County – NMDOG funded
Humane Society Raton NM
448 Hereford Drive, Raton, NM 87740
(575) 445-8640
Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
Sat and Sun 8am – 1pm

Gallup / McKinley County – NMDOG funded
McKinley County Humane Society
1315B Hamilton Rd
Gallup, NM
Mon – Fri 8am – 430pm


Bernalillo County – BernCo funded
Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center
3001 2nd st SW, ABQ, NM
(505) 468-PETS
Tues – Sat 1pm – 5:30pm

Mountainair – FOMAS funded
Friends of the Mountainair Animal Shelter
Call the shelter for pick up or delivery:
Mon – Fri 8am-4pm
Weekends: (505)501-2898

Village of Jemez Springs – JVAA funded
Jemez Valley Animal Amigos
call for pick up or delivery (888) 828-5822

Chama Valley – CHS funded
Chama Humane Society 
call for pick up or delivery (888) 666-0641

We are always working to build our reach & partner with as many jurisdictions as possible, so…. if you are with a shelter or AC/LE Department that would like to participate, please send an email with contact info to [email protected].

We call in the order to your local feed store, you pick up and bag into individual servings, make it available for people to pick up and/or officers carry it with them in the field.

We all work together, and Dogs don’t freeze! It’s a beautiful thing. Get on board today!  #NoColdDogs

The price of a bale of straw has more than DOUBLED since winter 2021 ~ The need for support is greater than ever. Today… $13-$16 = 1 bale of straw = 3 doghouses insulated = 3 dogs that aren’t going to freeze to death.  #GetInvolved!

The #NMDOG Statewide FREE STRAW Program is only possible because of good humans who support this important work!

Please consider a tax-deductible contribution today to help us in our Winter Outreach goal of keeping Dogs alive.

PayPal – @NMDOGinc

Venmo – @NMDOG

Zelle – [email protected]

Cash App – $NMDOGinc

Snail Mail – 9445 Coors Blvd NW #171, Abq NM 87114

If you have a doghouse you would like to donate, please send an email to [email protected] to arrange pick up/drop off.

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