CLARIFICATION!  New Mexico Pets Alive is currently working on 2 different projects...ABQ's 1st Dog Cafe & Playspace: 'Coffee & Canines' and also the 'Happy Hounds & Cool Cats Cafe and Adoption Center'.  Please see below for more information!

DONATIONS & SUPPLIES NEEDED for ABQ's 1st DOG CAFE & PLAYSPACE

(all donations are tax-deductible)

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THANK YOU for helping us to open Albuquerque's 1st Dog Cafe & Playspace. We are currently renovating the space located in Nob Hill. Click here if you would like to sign up to volunteer your help in one of the many capacities we need help with right now. If you are at least 18 years of age, we can use just about any skill set right now. There is something for everyone to do. If you don't have time to volunteer but would like to help by making a donation, we greatly appreciate the much needed funding support for the many things our animal care programming needs which are not donated.

Our vision for the cafe is to have a welcoming space with delicious coffee and tea that helps to raise programming funds for our No Kill animal welfare programs while increasing both physical and behavioral health of NMPA dogs through play and socialization. This project will also assist us in increasing our adoption placements into happy homes. The traditional way animal welfare non-profits use brick and mortar locations to generate programming revenue is by operating a thrift store. We do have a thrift store in the works but operating the dog cafe helps us to reach another part of the dog loving population we may have not yet connected with. That's a WIN for NMPA adoptable dogs and for our crucial fundraising efforts to support the growing demand for our programs. The requests for help coming from NM shelters, rescue groups, animal control depts, police depts and individuals is up 200% from this time last year and we don't have enough resources right now to meet that demand. 
YOU CAN ALSO HELP by purchasing a PRINTS for PAWS gallery wrapped custom canvas print of a photo you wish us to print onto canvas. It will be displayed in the Coffee & Canines dog cafe for 6 months assisting us to pay for vaccinations and spay and neuter surgeries for incoming NMPA dog and puppy rescues. At the end of 6 months you get to pick up your canvas print from the cafe to hang in your home or give as a gift to someone else!  We can also make arrangements to pack and ship your canvas print if you prefer. Print examples are shown above. Please click onto your preferred size below to complete your purchase. You will receive a separate email from us within 72 hours with further instructions.


For those interested in adopting, meet and greets with public dogs are not done indoors at this cafe location but we can make arrangements to do them at the nearby park. You may speak to a volunteer on site, or send an email to mail@newmexicopetsalive.org to schedule an appt. Your donations in any amount and also your advanced gift certificate purchases redeemable for coffee and other items in our physical and online shop allow the full renovation to take place as quickly as possible. If your business would like to partner with us and help sponsor the 1st dog cafe in Albuquerque, please click here to send us an email to request our sponsorship menu. THANK YOU to everyone who is helping to bring this project to fruition! 

The space is currently holding dog adoption events every Sat from 11am - 3pm while we work to complete the renovations. One side will be the Dog Cafe called 'Coffee & Canines' and the other side will be the Cat Cafe called 'Coffee & Cats'. The following is a list of supplies we are seeking donations of to help us open 7 days/week. If you'd like to donate an item, please send us an email. All donations are tax-deductible. PLEASE ALSO CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COFFEE & CANINE FLYERS TO HELP DISTRIBUTE and POST AROUND TOWN - THANKS!

  • Dog Rawhide Chews (not made in China)
  • 2 small refrigerators or 1 med or regular size refrigerator
  • (40) sheets - 8 ft. White .090 fiberglass reinforced wall panels
  • (20) Tubes - DAP Alex Plus 10.1 fl. oz. CLEAR Acrylic Latex Caulk plus Silicone
  • (20) Tubes - DAP Alex Plus 10.1 fl. oz. WHITE Acrylic Latex Caulk plus Silicone
  • (3) Gallons - Patch-N-Paint Lightweight Spackling
  • (15) Gallons - KILZ 2, White Water-Based Latex Primer
  • (8) Tubes - Quikcrete 10.1 fl. oz. Polyurethane Self-Leveling Concrete Floor Sealant
  • Kitchen Trash Bags - 13 Gallon with Drawstring
  • Bleach - Regular strength, Unconcentrated
  • Clorox type wipes (non-bleach)
  • Paper Towels 
  • Gift Cards from Lowe's Home Improvement, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Davis Hardware, Wal-mart, Office Depot - they can be sent via email to mail@newmexicopetsalive.org
  • snacks, bottled water and bottled green tea for volunteers
  • HP printer ink (61 and 63)
  • benches, tables and chairs (please send an email to mail@newmexicopetsalive.org to let us know what you have)
  • Services - door installation (requires removing part of a wall), various electrical and plumbing work

To make a donation of any of the above items that are not direct shipment, please send an email to mail@newmexicopetsalive.org or drop off any Saturday from 11am - 3pm at our Nob Hill location - 223 Sierra Dr SE, Ste D, ABQ 87108. THANK YOU!

If you are at least 18 years of age, you may also sign up to volunteer or foster. THANK YOU!  

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COFFEE & CANINE FLYERS TO HELP DISTRIBUTE and POST AROUND TOWN - THANKS!



America’s 1st Full-Service Restaurant/Dog & Cat Adoption Center/Yard Bar!

NMPA’s larger scale project, the HAPPY HOUNDS & COOL CATS CAFÉ and ADOPTION CENTER takes the dog and cat café as well as animal sheltering to a whole other level. Have a delicious healthy meal (menu will be plant based and delicious beyond what you may think is possible), coffee or craft beer while watching dogs and cats play in their respective play areas through a wall of windows. Order up playtime with our adoptable dogs or cats in our indoor playrooms or in our outdoor yard bar for our adoptable dogs or in our enclosed outdoor Catio for our adoptable cats. Adopt a puppy, kitten, dog or cat. Shop in our dog & cat themed retail store. Eat, Drink, Play, Adopt, Shop...however you decide to spend your time at the Happy Hounds & Cool Cats Cafe and Adoption Center, you'll be helping to SAVE PETS & CHANGE LIVES!  Your donations will allow us to find homes for over 6,000 dogs and cats AND spay/neuter over 5,000 dogs and cats within the 1st full year of operations. Your donations will also help us to provide job training & placement services for over 500 unemployed and under-employed people each year through this project. Please help us get there asap by making a tax-deductible donation today!!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the HAPPY HOUNDS & COOL CATS FLYER TO HELP DISTRIBUTE and POST AROUND TOWN - THANKS!

           

(Above are images of a few examples of some of the project features we are inspired by)

Click here to read all about it and to volunteer, donate or purchase a food/drink/gift gift certificate or become a supporting business partner.

What's so revolutionary about this type of animal sheltering model? This model creates the 1st self-sustaining animal shelter in the country that does not rely on tax-payer funding (as city and county municipal shelters do) nor does it require a significant amount of time being allocated to traditional fundraising as the restaurant and retail components are expected to generate sufficient revenue for operations. Secondly, in this shelter model, there are no cages, kennels and no involuntary isolation of dogs and cats for long, extended periods of time.  Once dogs and cats are vetted and cleared by one of our veterinarian partners and behavior team, they are welcomed to a day of play and socialization if that's what they choose.  If they are not party animals they have the option to spend their time in comfortable living areas socializing with people and/or other animals occasionally and lounging. When and if they are ready to join the party animals, they will be welcomed to. In the evenings after we close, dogs, puppies, kittens and cats who are buddies have the option of having an overnight slumber party together in their respective comfortable living areas. Thirdly, this project simultaneously provides job training & placement services for over 500 unemployed and under-employed people each year.  24/7 on-site care is provided. Read more here and get involved.

Help Us Deliver the Next Generation in Animal Sheltering in America! Sustainable funding and no more sad animals stuck in cages – just healthy, happy dogs and cats having a blast while the NMPA works to find them a happy home. This is a national grassroots effort to establish the 1st animal shelter of its kind in America and YOUR HELP is NEEDED TODAY!  Volunteers, Donors and Business Sponsors are needed. Please send an email to mail@newmexicopetsalive.org for a list of what’s needed. Target opening date: Sept. 1st so please jump on board with us ASAP - TOGETHER, we make the difference!  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the HAPPY HOUNDS & COOL CATS FLYER TO HELP DISTRIBUTE and POST AROUND TOWN - THANKS!



THANK YOU!


You may also make your tax-deductible contribution payable to New Mexico Pets Alive and mail to:
NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125

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