Rio Rancho Animal Resource Center

If you have lost or found a pet please report it to us within 24 hours at 505-891-5075.

Hours of Operation

 Office Hours

  • Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kennel Hours

  • Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
  • The Rio Rancho Animal Resource Center (RRARC) is CLOSED every Sunday and all City holidays.

Pets in Rio Rancho

Find out what requirements and laws there are regarding animals by viewing our City Pet Regulations


Thanks for your interest in volunteering for the Animal Resource Center. With the devoted assistance of volunteers like you, the ARC can maintain a higher quality of care for the animals in the shelter while our Officers continue to enforce safety and promote education throughout our community.  We have many fabulous opportunities where volunteers can assist staff including:

  • Kennel and Cattery Cleaning
  • Feeding
  • Cat and Dog Enrichment 
  • Grooming
  • Offsite adoption events 
  • and more

The first step is to submit an application here: