National Puppy Day: Here are the good boys and girls of Albuquerque - Albuquerque Journal

National Puppy Day: Here are the good boys and girls of Albuquerque

In recognition of National Puppy Day — the cutest day of the year — on March 23, the Journal asked readers to send in pup photos. Here are the doggo portraits received.

Bailey Belle and Bruno Buttons

Bailey Belle, 7 months, and Bruno Buttons, 2 years, Pembroke corgis. Bruno Buttons is the father and Bailey Belle is his daughter. (Janelle Garcia)


Bailey, 2 years old, blue heeler. (Liese Frisk)


Bandit, pictured at 1 year old (now 3), breed not disclosed. (Jack Knapp)


Barnaby, 9 months, poodle/yorkie, or porkie. (Kathryn Murphy)


Boogie, 3 years old, longhaired miniature dachshund. (Joan Newman)


Buck, 2 years old, St. Bernard. Buck loves the winter and snow and meeting people. (Raphael Baca)


Elsa, 3 years old, schnauzer mix. (Ann)


Falda, 12 years old, Chihuahua mix. A shelter rescue adopted when she was 9 months old. Falda has since become a chess master. (Charlie and Rae Evans)


Georgie, 20 years and 4 months, breed not disclosed. (Denise Long)


Ginger, 6 years old, shih tzu. (Ana Gallant)

Gus Gus

Gus Gus, 6 months old, Pembroke corgi. (Ang Rivas)


Hannah, 7 years old, Chiweenie. Rescued with her mother when they were dropped off in Los Lunas. Hannah is the sole surviving pup of a litter of five. (Susan Waksman)


Kona, 8 months, Yorkshire terrier. (Laura Bullerwell)


Luna, 3 years old, shih tzu. (Ana Gallant)


Luna, 9 years old, breed not disclosed. Luna loves to hike in the Sandias and walk the arroyo trails around Albuquerque. (Nair Na)


Maui, 3 years old, soft-coated Wheaten terrier. Maui is happy and spoiled and likes playing with toys, peanut butter treats, going for walks and chasing the house cat every now and then. (Preciosa Chavez)


Mellow, 4 months old, chocolate Lab. (Anne Vogel)

Mia Tortilla

Mia Tortilla, 18, poodle. Smart, sweet and loves treats. (Diane Lopez)

Miss Audi

Miss Audi, 10 months old, German shepherd mix. Miss Audi is a rescue. (Rod Getting)

Miss Emma

Miss Emma, 4 years old, Staffordshire terrier. Miss Emma likes to cuddle. (Rod Getting)


Mollie, 5 months old, golden doodle. (Lori Tillery)


Otis, 2 years old, German/Australian shepherd mix. (Jonathan Garcia)


Pagoda, age and breed not disclosed. Pagoda is trained to balance items on his head and face. (Taylor Smith)

Princess Zoe

Princess Zoe, 4 years old, Yorkie. She is royalty … just ask her! (Louise Stange-Wahl)


Rex, 1.5 years old, poodle. Rex (or “Wrecks”) is a mischievous, athletic, funny, lovable extrovert. (Steve Lysonski)


Ruckus, age not disclosed, Australian shepherd. (Juan Sybert-Coronado)


Skeeter, pictured at 1 year old, breed not disclosed. (Robert Smith)


Stanley, 14 weeks old, pug mix. Rescue puppy adopted earlier this month. (Ken Fraser and Ron Kamann)


StormMiguel (“Stormi”), 2 years old, chow-shepherd-shar pei mix, aka “a New Mexico brown dog.” (Melina Baron-Deutsch)


Timmy, 3.5 years old, Chihuahua. Timmy was abandoned outside a dental office when he was less than 6 weeks old and a vet said he likely wouldn’t survive. But he was nursed back to health slowly but surely at home and was soon able to play. He now loves to hike in the foothills and to cuddle. (Cyndi Lysonski)

Vivian Hope

Vivian Hope, 4 months old, pitbull mix. Vivian Hope was among three puppies dumped at the Valencia Animal Shelter two days before Christmas. (Barbara Meyer)


Waylon, 4.5 months old, mix of at least six breeds. Waylon is a foster puppy through the Albuquerque animal welfare department. Inquire with ID 1866785. (Amanda Wang)


Zoey, 2 years old, poodle/shih tzu. She has a lisp and pronounces her name “Thoey.” (J.S. Arroyo)
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