Animal Services

Animal Services building

Animal Services works to ensure the wellbeing of both animals and residents of the community by delivering professional, high-quality, responsive and cost-effective animal control services. In addition, Animal Services plays an important role by providing citizens and rescue groups an opportunity for adoptions and reclaims of dogs and cats. 
After hours, weekend and emergency calls are dispatched through the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-7590.

View animals for adoptions/reclaims 

Animal Services Facebook Page


24PetConnect (Roswell Found Pets)


Animal Services has plenty of dogs and cats ready for a new home with a loving owner, or ready for their owner to reclaim them. Animals available for adoption may be viewed in the kennel area each day beginning at 10 a.m. until the shelter closes for the day. You can also view videos on our Facebook page and pictures on our 24PetConnect service. No matter which site you use, write down the Pet or Animal ID number for the one you want to adopt.

Need some help navigating 24PetConnect? Check out this video from Animal Service and Public Affairs.


  1. Roswell Animal Services

    Physical Address
    705 E. McGaffey St.
    Roswell, NM 88203


    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m-6 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m.
    Sunday and holidays: Closed

Info Graphic explaining how to adopt with Roswell Animal Services

Adoption/Reclaim information

Adoption/Reclaim Basics

  • Adoptions cost $1 for any animal in the facility.
  • Those adopting an animal 6 months of age or older must have the animal spayed or neutered and pay for a rabies vaccination and a microchip. We require an invoice from the new owner's vet stating the services have been paid and an appointment is set.
  • Approved animal rescue organizations can pull an animal on the fifth day after the animal arrives at the shelter.
  • The fee to reclaim an animal is $40 and the owner is required to have the animal spayed or neutered (unless it is AKC or UKC registered) and provide proof of rabies vaccination and microchip. Any subsequent reclaim of the same animal will increase the fee by $20 (i.e. $60 for a second reclaim, $80 for a third, etc.).
  • See more details at our Adoption/Reclaim page.
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Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Spaying and neutering a pet is required under city and state law.

Control your pet population

The City of Roswell's animal ordinances allow up to 5 cats and/or dogs in a household. 

Practice responsible pet ownership

Always remember your furry friend is a responsibility in addition to a companion. That responsibility includes spaying/neutering, keeping them clean and giving them opportunities for exercise.

Avoid truck bed rides

Taking your dog for a ride is a fun activity for both of you. But putting the dog in the bed of the truck is dangerous for the dog and other motorists.

Donations appreciated

If you have a soft spot for animals but can't adopt a shelter pet for whatever reason, there are still ways to help.

Amazon Wish List

We maintain an Amazon Wish List for items we are always needing (food, bowls, toys, etc.). Roswell Animal Control has limited resources for the dogs and cats who are brought in. Supplies and extras such as treats and toys for the dogs and cats are always welcome. Most items on the wish list are less than $20.

Donate in person

We're always happy to receive donations, but we do have a few brand-specific needs as listed below.Donations_1_FB_1200x630[1278]