Search To Adopt The Right Pet Finds Match Paws

When Ron Frank of Santa Fe decided he was ready to welcome a pet into his family, he thought about it for a long time. Would getting a dog for a 70 year old become a problem? He worried if something happened to him, what would happen to the dog and vice versa. Or would he have the strength to face the dog and all the responsibilities that come with being a keeper?

“I spent many hours on the Santa Fe Animal Shelter website for several months trying to identify beautiful dogs that would suit my lifestyle,” Frank said. “I went to the shelter and within minutes I realized that a heeled dog would demand way too much of me at my age to be properly entertained and trained. Besides, I would be exhausted.

Frank knew his limits, but at the same time he knew that having a dog would keep him active and fit. In speaking with the shelter’s adoption counselors, they recommended a more mature dog to adapt to his situation. It was then that Frank met 6-year-old Guadalupe, a tricolor mixed breed who had been at the animal shelter for just over two months.

“The decision to adopt Guadalupe, who we now call Lupe, was driven by reality, and my age matched her perfectly,” Frank said.

He said the first few days at the Frank Residence were more like shelter shock for the dog. “Lupe was very shy and temperamental when she first came home. She was shy. She didn’t bark or wag her tail for the first week, ”he said. “She was very stubborn, and it was clear that she was afraid of everything.”

Frank and his wife talked a lot softly, fondled, and offered Lupe many treats. Finally, almost a week after the adoption and the dog’s persistent shy demeanor, a brown delivery truck pulled up in front of their house, and everything changed.

“The day the UPS truck pulled up at the house, out of the blue, Lupe started barking like a guard dog. We were amazed because she had never barked once before, then it became clear that she had taken possession of the house and wanted to protect us, ”he said.

Today, Frank said, Lupe is living her best life with her new family. “She is very punctual like clockwork. Lupe gets up before me and waits patiently until 8 am sharp, then wakes me up licking my hand and hitting the wall with his cock to get me up for our morning walk and breakfast, ”he said. declared.

Lupe and Frank spend hours together walking and relaxing outside. They recently took a road trip to Colorado, where Lupe was a star. “Everyone loves him, including us. She is such a great addition to our family, ”he said.


Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humanitarian Society: Princess is a very intelligent dog. Princess knows the seated control and is easy to learn. She loves walks and is great on a leash. She loves people but is not a fan of other dogs and she is affectionate. He is a black and white American pit bull with a white tipped tail. Princess is 5 years old and weighs 56 pounds.

Honey is a gorgeous 2 year old, 11 lb shorthaired domestic cat. Honey is super loving and sweet.

These and other animals are available for adoption at the Animal Shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road. The shelter’s adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call 505-983-4309, ext. 1610, or visit

Española Humane: Mistletoe is a 2-month-old, 9-pound Rottweiler-Shepherd mix available at the Puppy Patch in Ojo Santa Fe. She was fresh out of foster care, spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped and returned home with six months of prevention. heartworm for an adoption fee of $ 150.

The Calico Gertrude kitten is 3 months old, weighs two pounds, is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and available for an adoption fee of $ 85.

Felines and friends: 11-year-old Jakie is a very friendly polydactyl gray tabby who enjoys attention, petting and scratching his chin. Jakie’s dream is to find a new home where he can have his personal space and a family to take care of him.

Laguna and his sister were born in May 2020. Laguna was a shy black kitten when he first arrived, but he is now an outgoing, independent and gentle boy who enjoys other cats, treats and games.

Apply on More cats are available at Santa Fe Cats.

Rescue of dew paws: Boss is a 7 year old child full of sweetness. He has had a dental exam, is fully vaccinated and will be sterilized in a few weeks. The boss is ready for a foster family with the intention of adopting.

Lucky, is an 18 month old mixed breed dog looking for someone to take him on hikes and for long walks. He weighs 75 pounds, gets along well with other dogs, and is good on a leash. Lucky would make a great companion for someone with an active lifestyle.

If you would like to welcome or adopt Boss or Lucky, call 505-412-9096 or visit [email protected]

The horse shelter: The rooster is a beautiful, light sorrel quarterhorse that needs a good home. This gelding is smart, but careful. He needs accommodation as he is blind in his right eye but once comfortable he does the basic work well. He enjoys attention and grooming and will make an excellent companion horse.

The rooster and many other horses are available for adoption at the Horse Shelter. Visit the horse