The Parvo Puppy Program is one of the programs we learned from our rescue mentors Austin Pets Alive many years ago. Each year the tiny NMPA Parvo Puppy Program saves as many pups as we can that have contracted the deadly but treatable parvo virus. At this time there is no animal shelter (city, county or non-profit) in NM that saves the lives of parvo pups. They do not treat this virus so it's up to us to fill the gaps to save lives until a time comes when that changes.

The numbers of treatable pups with parvo being put down outweigh our current human, supply and financial resources right now. Until we have funds to establish a PARVO PUPPY ICU to help the hundreds of parvo pups in NM shelters not being treated and being put down instead, we rely upon medical fosters and donations of treatment supplies and funds to pull and treat those we can.  

If you would like to become a NMPA medical foster or if you would like to help with outreach to help us establish the 1st Parvo Puppy ICU for homeless pups in NM please complete the NMPA volunteer form online at and then send an email to to let us know of your interest.  We provide complete training to our medical fosters as well as to our outreach volunteers. If you wish to foster, your own dogs are typically safe from contracting the virus if they are healthy and up to date on their DA2PP vaccinations. In the 6 years of running our small parvo program we have not had a vaccinated dog in a home contract the virus. 

If you would like to make a donation to support this program, please see the information on the right-hand side of this page.

We do lose some of these babies but the good news is our current save rate for parvo pups is 93% so the program is most definitely worth the effort!  THANK YOU for caring about these forgotten pups and wanting to get involved.
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You may also make your tax-deductible
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NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125