Don't forget February is Pet Dental Health Month.  Pet guardians are encouraged to take steps to control plaque on their pet's teeth and see their veterinarian for dental checkups.


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Dog Cruces Winter 2015 issue is available on stands at local businesses, veterinarian's offices and more.

This issue is about Serviceman's Best Friend  (Military Working Dogs), as well as Over-the-Counter Meds for your pets, great recipes from Walter's Lunchbox, traveling, Chronicle's of Vash, doggie dates, and lots more!!

Pick up your copy today!

Find Your Gold At The End Of The Rainbow!stpatrickspecial

Adoption Special, March 17th

Looking for your good luck charm? Find yours at ASCMV.  Adoption fees are $17 for March 17th.  This includes micro chip, spay/neuter, appropriate vaccinations and rabies vaccinations.

ASCMV located at 3551 Bataan Memorial West, Las Cruces.  Call 575-382-0018 for more information.  (Click on image for larger view)

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Wednesday, March 18 6pm-8pm

Yappy Hour is back at St Clair Winery & Bistro (1720 Avenida de Mesilla).  St. Patty's Day Costume Contest.

Please bring your well-behaved pups on a leash.  There will be Dog Treats, Door Prizes, Games, and Much More Fun!!  $5 admission at the door.  Proceeds benefit Spay Neuter Action Program, Dona Ana County Humane Society.   (Click on image for larger view)

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Dinner & Dancing Fundraiser

Dinner and Dancing Fundraiser,  featuring The Neal McCowan Band.  Saturday, April 11th from 6:30pm to 11pm at The Alameda House, Las Cruces.  Proceeds benefit Save-A-Kitten Project.

Chips & Salsa Bar, Cash Bar Available, Pulled Pork, Baked Potatoes, Beans and Salad.  Lot of great prizes, raffles items and entertainment.  Tickets: Individual $50, Couple $90, Table of 8 $350.  To purchase tickets (cash or check) call 575-680-7749 or visit one of the following locations: Better Life, American Classifieds (new location 151 S. Solano), Hubbard's Music, Horse N Hound, Lulu's or Andele's.  (Click on image for larger view of flyer)

March Adoption Events for SHASshas

Safe Haven will have dogs of all sizes and ages for adoption at Ashley Furniture store this Saturday from 11am-3pm. During the month of March, as part of a special promotion, adoption fees will only be $20. All pets have current vaccinations and have been spayed/neutered.  There is an application process and possibly a home inspection will be required.  Adoption counselors will be on hand to assist you in the process and will have background information on each pet.

Safe Haven is a "no kill" rescue and adoption facility for cats and dogs and is located at 6890 Eagle Road.  For more information or to visit call 805-5338 or www.shaspets.com.

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Wednesday, April 1st

Cruces Canine is Back!  Wednesday, April 1st from 5:30 to 8pm at Andele's Dog House, 1983 Calle Del Norte in Old Mesilla.  Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome!  $5 Admission goes to the tHumane Society of Southern NM  (HSSNM). 

Special guest, a demonstration with Search and Rescue, Mayor of Dog'Cruces Vic Villalobs, Musician Larry Stocker. Ribbons, raffles and lots of fun!

More information contact Jean Gilber, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 575-522-2529  (Click on image for larger view)

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Humane Society of Southern NM  (HSSNM) will be having pet adoption events on February , 21st and 28th form 10am to 4pm.  Happy Tail events will be held at PetSmart 2200 E. Lohman (next to Old Navy).

Featured will be lovable cats and cuddly dogs in need of loving homes.  Call 575-523-802 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   (Click on image for larger view)

twilight5kfunrun.ashxTwilight 5K Fun Run

April 18th, 5pm at Red Hawk Golf Club. 

People of all ages, plus dogs (adult, vaccinated, behaved, leashed).  The run will be around 9 holes of the Red Hawk Golf Course.  Post-Run Cook-Out with music, karaoke from Star Entertainment, DJ, plus bouncy house, sumo wrestling ring, and lawn games for the kids.

Register for the race at active.com

For more information call Jennifer Moscato at Red Hawk (575-373-8100) or Jan Wright at ASCMV (575-382-0018 x29) or go online golflascruces.com and ascmv.org (Click on image)

ASCMV Off-Site Pet Adoption Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley staff and volunteers will facilitate dog, cat, puppy and kitten adoptions this Saturday, March 7th. In addition to adoptions from the shelter site, adoptions also will take place at two off-site pet adoption events.

  • From 8:30 a.m. to noon, adoptions will take place at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Las Cruces. Dogs available for adoption will be located at the north end of the mall. Cats can be adopted from the offices of the Center for Spiritual Living at the north end of the mall, across from the site where the dog adoptions take place.
  • From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., adoptions also will be facilitated at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, also in Las Cruces.

Adoption fees are $75 for dogs/ puppies and $50 for cats/kittens. The fee includes the first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.

At the PetCo event, microchipping for pets that already have homes will be available to the public for $20, and city pet licenses will be available to neutered pets for $5 each. Licenses for unneutered pets are $25 each. Proof of spay/neuter is required before a $5 license will be issued. Pet owners also must bring current proof of rabies vaccination for each animal to be licensed.

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley also offers low-cost spay/neuter operations at the rate of $35 for dogs and $25 for cats. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the shelter offices.

For further information, call the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at www.ascmv.org. People who are hearing-impaired can call (575) 541-2182. Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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