Lucky Paws

Lucky Paws Welcome to Lucky Paws, Albuquerque's most unique pet adoption center! Looking for a new pet? View all Lucky Paws: a storefront operation in a shelter business.
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In 2006, Albuquerque’s HEART Ordinance made it illegal for pet stores to sell dogs and cats that were not sheltered or rescued animals within city limits. This forward-thinking effort put a serious dent in the puppy and kitten mill businesses in the area, and left a void in commercial venues where people could view animals available as pets. To fill this newly found void, the City’s Animal Welfare

Department opened Lucky Paws, a retail store in Coronado Mall where only Animal Welfare shelter animals can be displayed for adoption. Lucky Paws has been an incredibly successful venture and has contributed to an increase in the public’s opinion of what a shelter pet looks like. Since Lucky Paws opened 10 years ago, 22,000 have found homes through the adoption center. Lucky Paws is supported by a 501c3 registered charity, Friends of Lucky Paws, that assists with funding services and purchasing items needed to operate the store. You can learn more about our charity, or donate to help fund our efforts, here: http://www.saveluckypaws.org/Save_Lucky_Paws/Friends_of_Lucky_Paws.html

Help Us Spread the Word!
• Encourage potential pet adopters to go to Lucky Paws.
• Do not patronize backyard breeders or puppy mills. Adopt or buy pets from reputable breeders with valid permits.
• Spay or neuter your animals. All Lucky Paws pets are spayed or neutered, immunized, microchipped, licensed, and ready to go to their new, loving, forever homes. All new pet parents must meet the City of Albuquerque qualified adopter requirements. Who is a qualified adopter?
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Has never been convicted of any form of animal cruelty under any law
• Has never been convicted two or more times for any violation of the HEART Ordinance or any preceding animal ordinance
• Has never had any animal related permit revoked or suspended
• Has never failed to reclaim an animal from Animal Welfare
• Has not surrendered an animal within one year at the time of adoption
• Has never been convicted of child or domestic abuse. Parking
We suggest parking on the southwest side of Boot Barn at Coronado Mall. New pet adopters are not allowed to show off their new friends by walking through the mall. Leaving the mall with your pet is only allowed through the foyer at the south end of the Boot Barn entrance.

He may have yeti feet, but this guy is the farthest thing from scary! Sweet Charlie has seen the seasons come and go, bu...
11/30/2023

He may have yeti feet, but this guy is the farthest thing from scary! Sweet Charlie has seen the seasons come and go, but winter has come and he's ready to find a forever couch to snuggle up on! Come meet this wonderful boy at Lucky Paws today ❤️. We are open daily from 11-6pm!!

11/08/2023

After closing time, PLAY time starts! These two are Rio and Lillie! They met out on their walk today and are now instant friends! They are both so excited to have time to play together and are even more excited to show you what great additions they could make to your home! To meet both or either of them please stop by Lucky Paws! We are open 11-6pm daily!!

UPDATE: ADOPTEDAre you looking for a best friend? One that will be kind? fun but easy? gentle? a good listener? And alwa...
11/04/2023

UPDATE: ADOPTED
Are you looking for a best friend? One that will be kind? fun but easy? gentle? a good listener? And always by your side? Well, look no further! This is Bear! Bear is 8 years young, he knows lots of things like sit, shake, and lye down. He is very easy on leash and really enjoys his walks and sniffing around. He spends time hanging out in an office where he just lays by you and relaxes. Bear will make a great family pet, he really enjoys humans of all sizes and does well with other dogs. Stop by and meet him at lucky Paws, we are open 11-6pm daily!!

10/25/2023
10/25/2023
It may only be October 17th, but it’s never to early for Halloween preparations! We had a great time dressing up our pup...
10/18/2023

It may only be October 17th, but it’s never to early for Halloween preparations! We had a great time dressing up our pups in Halloween costumes! And as you can see, they enjoyed or maybe tolerated it themselves! To meet your Halloween match stop by Lucky Paws! We are open daily from 11am-6pm!!

Check out these two gorgeous, playful faces that just happen to be neighbors! They manage to keep each other entertained...
10/16/2023

Check out these two gorgeous, playful faces that just happen to be neighbors! They manage to keep each other entertained despite being in separate kennels. Dennis (A1880120) is a neutered, 2-year-old, orange goofball and Luna (A1878460) is a spayed, 2-year-old, blue sweetheart. Check them out today at Lucky Paws - Now open 7 days a week!!!

Guess what? We are opening up daily from 11am to 6pm! Since we opened back on February 14, 2023 we have had 786 adoption...
10/14/2023

Guess what? We are opening up daily from 11am to 6pm! Since we opened back on February 14, 2023 we have had 786 adoptions! This is amazing! And with your support we can easily continue to change lives for our homeless pets!! As our motto states:

A great big THANK YOU to the students from Mark Twain Elementary School who came out to Lucky Paws for a field trip to r...
10/12/2023

A great big THANK YOU to the students from Mark Twain Elementary School who came out to Lucky Paws for a field trip to read to our shelter animals! We appreciate your compassion for our homeless pets!!

Have you heard about the moose sitings in New Mexico? Well, if you stop by Lucky Paws you will also see a Moose! This on...
10/10/2023

Have you heard about the moose sitings in New Mexico? Well, if you stop by Lucky Paws you will also see a Moose! This one is a cute little 7 month old German shepherd mix! He’s sweet and petite and look at those ears! Imagine the endless adventures and fun out on the open trails with your very own Moose! What would your friends say? To meet and start a new life with this Moose! Stop by and see us at Lucky Paws!

Ever try to get the perfect puppy pic? Yeah, pretty challenging when your pup won’t stay still! This is our perfect litt...
10/09/2023

Ever try to get the perfect puppy pic? Yeah, pretty challenging when your pup won’t stay still! This is our perfect little 15wk old pup Sandy! And although pictures are not what she is all about, fun is!! She is learning how to walk on leash and she really enjoys playtime! She’s very treat motivated which can really help with training! Sandy is a very smart pup and is ready to show you how she can be your goodest girl! Stop by Lucky paws!

Lane A1876033, our 7 month old resident, during and after his bath. He patiently sat through the bath knowing he would r...
10/05/2023

Lane A1876033, our 7 month old resident, during and after his bath. He patiently sat through the bath knowing he would receive his favorite reward at the end…TREATS! He is now squeaky clean and ready to meet his potential future family. Lane is all spiffed up just for you🧼🫧✨

Not a fan of Pumpkin Spice? But do need a little spice in your life!! These kitties came to Lucky Paws from foster care ...
10/02/2023

Not a fan of Pumpkin Spice? But do need a little spice in your life!! These kitties came to Lucky Paws from foster care and are ready to add a little more flavor to your everyday! Come by Lucky Paws to check out these fantastic little ones

09/29/2023

Pear has applied for the position as office assistant now that Whisper has been adopted! She still has many questions and has a hard time staying focused but for only 5 months old she checks in regularly, plays well, maintains a good work ethic, and is a team player! She’s not sure if the job is cut out for her, she’s thinking maybe she wants to pursue other opportunities, such as a full time toy inspector! To meet Pear A1879875 stop by Lucky Paws!!

Making her runway debut is Miss Aquamarine! She wants to live the glamorous life! She’s got big thoughts! Big dreams! An...
09/28/2023

Making her runway debut is Miss Aquamarine! She wants to live the glamorous life! She’s got big thoughts! Big dreams! And a big silly smile! She says “Love is forever, that's all your life! Its Glamorous!” At only 2 years old this young lady is looking to make someone’s life a little more beautiful! She’s sweet, fun, happy, and loves to cuddle! For an opportunity to be the biggest part of miss Aquamarine’s heart stop by Lucky Paws!

It’s Puppy Paradise at Lucky Paws! Where Omar, Franklin, Lane, and Pear are ready to make your life feel like a day at t...
09/26/2023

It’s Puppy Paradise at Lucky Paws! Where Omar, Franklin, Lane, and Pear are ready to make your life feel like a day at the beach everyday! These pups know the meaning of a good time and are ready to feel the sand and sunshine right by your side! They say dogs are our link to Paradise and when you meet these little ones you’ll know it true!

UPDATE: ADOPTED!!I think they call this bed head! Oh well, whatever! As you can see I’m living the “suite life” at Lucky...
09/23/2023

UPDATE: ADOPTED!!
I think they call this bed head! Oh well, whatever! As you can see I’m living the “suite life” at Lucky Paws! It’s great here cause the humans are patient with me cause I’m a little scared of new people. I love walks and going on adventures! I like to sit on your lap and relax once we’re friends! Could you be my human…let’s find out! I’m at Lucky Paws, come see me! My name is Bruno!!

UPDATE:ADOPTEDI’m not short! I’m fun sized! At 37lbs lbs Isabella is adorable, dainty, and great at hugging! This itty b...
09/21/2023

UPDATE:ADOPTED
I’m not short! I’m fun sized! At 37lbs lbs Isabella is adorable, dainty, and great at hugging! This itty bitty pittie has quite a perspective in life “because I’m short! I’m always looking up!” To meet Isabella please stop by Lucky Paws!!

Is a dog ever really to big to be a lapdog? Well if you ask Dot she would say absolutely not!! Dot is a young vibrant pu...
09/19/2023

Is a dog ever really to big to be a lapdog? Well if you ask Dot she would say absolutely not!! Dot is a young vibrant pup at 9 months old. She has some basic skills down and is ready to learn so much more. some of Dots’ favorite things include zoomies, walks, and playing with her treats. Yes, you read that right…she plays with her treats! This silly girl has a lot to offer! Stop by Lucky Paws to me Dot!!

UPDATE: ADOPTEDAlbuquerque may not have a Central Perk, but you can still pick up a sweet Cappuccino at our Friends even...
09/16/2023

UPDATE: ADOPTED

Albuquerque may not have a Central Perk, but you can still pick up a sweet Cappuccino at our Friends event this weekend! This sweet and playful girl really knows how to expresso herself. When you meet her you’ll be asking her where she’s bean all your life!” She’s available at Lucky Paws, open 11-6pm all weekend!!

An entry from John’s  diary: the people in animal welfare and Lucky Paws have been great, I was underweight when I came ...
09/13/2023

An entry from John’s diary: the people in animal welfare and Lucky Paws have been great, I was underweight when I came in and now, well, look at me! Along with reaching my weight goals I’ve learned a few tricks!! I can sit, stay and lye down all cause I know I’m gonna get them yummy treats! I get play dates, go on group walks, and fun adventures! But guess what would make it all even better? A sweet home of my own…one with even more yummy treats and lots of family fun time! Petting and cuddles wow what a life it could be! Hey, I’m here at Lucky Paws I hope my dreams come true soon!!

Presenting Lane! The goof ball puppy that has no problem expressing his true puppy self! Lane is full of energy all the ...
09/12/2023

Presenting Lane! The goof ball puppy that has no problem expressing his true puppy self! Lane is full of energy all the time and would love human and dog friends who enjoy the basics….fun and adventures! Lane is 6 months young and noted to be a cattle dog mix. As you can see by the pics Lane loves everything! Stop by Lucky Paws to meet him, Lane is waiting for you!!

UPDATE: ADOPTEDWhisper is currently seeking employment as an office assistant in the private sector! Qualifications incl...
09/08/2023

UPDATE: ADOPTED
Whisper is currently seeking employment as an office assistant in the private sector! Qualifications include: ability to keep conversations low key as her name implies, she has a courteous demeanor in which she knows to keep things calm and relaxed. She is always ready for nap breaks and is ready to start her new position immediately! To meet Whisper for an interview please stop by Lucky Paws in Coronado Mall!!

ADOPTED!!Update: LUCKY PAWS IS CLOSED TODAY 9.6.23. We open tomorrow 9.7.23 at 11am. Mr Squishy face here! Also known as...
09/06/2023

ADOPTED!!
Update: LUCKY PAWS IS CLOSED TODAY 9.6.23. We open tomorrow 9.7.23 at 11am.

Mr Squishy face here! Also known as Mako a 10 week old adorable pup! This little guy will make life a little more fun and a lot more entertaining with that squishy little face and that clownish personality! With his little duck close by to aid in the fun, the laughter could be endless!! To meet Mako A1875973 stop by Lucky Paws.

Hey there Lucky Paws peeps it’s me Mia! Just hanging out enjoying some fun in the sun on my morning walk! I’ve been in t...
09/05/2023

Hey there Lucky Paws peeps it’s me Mia! Just hanging out enjoying some fun in the sun on my morning walk! I’ve been in the care of animal welfare and Lucky Paws since April and although it’s been fun I’d really like to have a family of my own. I’m 9 years old and full of life, I enjoy play time, cuddles, walks, and a good belly rub! Treats are really good too and I know sit and shake! Can you spread the word about me around so I can find a home soon?

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6600 Menaul Boulevard NE, Ste 1
Albuquerque, NM
87110

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