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Animal Humane’s $2.8 million adoption center includes 25 soundproofed ‘real-life rooms’

Private rooms with beds and chairs and views: For dogs awaiting adoption at Animal Humane New Mexico’s new center, it’s a far cry from a kennel or a cage. The 25 “real-life” rooms are also soundproofed, which means a golden kind of silence for staff and the pooches, too.

Adoption grand opening

  • The public is invited to Animal Humane’s grand opening event for its adoption center, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • To view available pets or get more information about Animal Humane’s programs and events, go to
  • For details about the entire $5 million renovation project, go to
  • For a slideshow of Animal Humane’s renovation project, go to

The new digs go a long way toward reducing stress. “This is a much more relaxing, supportive environment for these dogs,” says Peggy Weigle, Animal Humane’s executive director.

The new $2.8 million adoption center is the first phase of Project Humane, a

$5 million campus renovation for the private nonprofit. Still ahead is a new cattery that will be joined to the existing “cat house,” additional veterinary facilities and a new admissions building.

But meanwhile, the dogs snooze in their rooms, or watch from their windows.

“They’re happy,” Weigle says. “They’re really happy.”



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