If you’re looking for a furry friend, consider adopting from one of several area shelters.
Whether you’re looking for a puppy or a full-grown dog, make sure to look for a pet that fits your lifestyle. The American Kennel Club recommends considering the breed’s temperament, the size of the dog, the amount of exercise it needs, how much it sheds and barks, and how it behaves around other pets or children.
If you’re ready to be a pet owner, here are some places where you can find your match:
Animal Rescue League of El Paso
7256 La Junta, Canutillo, TX
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Information: 915-877-5002; arlep.org; arlelpaso on Facebook; @ARL_EP on Twitter.
El Paso Animal Services Center
5001 Fred Wilson
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; adoptions from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Information: 915-212-7297; elpasoanimalservices on Facebook; @ElPasoAnimalSvc on Twitter.
Humane Society of El Paso
4991 Fred Wilson
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Information: 915-532-6971; humanesocietyep on Facebook
Mutt Love Dog Rescue
The nonprofit takes dogs that are available for fostering or adoption to community events, and often holds adoption fairs at PetSmart and Petsbarn stores citywide. You can see available dogs on their Facebook page.
Information: 915-308-4364; muttlovin.weebly.com; muttlovin on Facebook.