Beagle Bingo

Date: October 12, 2018
Time: 5 PM 
Where: Fairgrounds, Deming NM



Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 6 PM - 12 AM
Where: Adobe Deli, Deming NM


Grand Opening
Silver Whiskers
Upscale Thrift & Gift Store

Date: August 6, 2018
Time: 11AM
Where: 118 S. Silver Avenue
Deming, NM
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BINGO Night!
Date: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM -9:30 PM
Where: Deming Fairgrounds
4300 Raymond Reed Blvd
Bldg #2, Deming NM


Yappy Hour, Charity Lunch Date
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 4 PM - 8 PM
Where: St. Clair Winery, Deming NM


"Bowling for Fur-Balls"
Cinco De Mayo
Date: May 5, 2018
Time: 9 AM - 12 Noon
Where: Starmax Entertainment Center, Deming NM

Spay/Neuter Clinc
Date: April 24, 2018
Where: Deming Animal Clinic & Southwest Veterinary Clinic working together
Deming, NM


Annual Meeting
Friends & Members Welcome

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Adobe Deli, 3970 Lewis Flats Rd SE, Deming, New Mexico Deming NM

Yappy Hour
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 4 PM - 8 PM
Where: St. Clair Winery, Deming NM

Columbus Animal Rescue has made great progress in the last year. Thanks to several generous donors, we have two new yards, with indoor spaces and will have two more soon. We take in an average of 8 dogs a month. The number of dogs that come in, most abandoned, many injured or abused, usually matches or exceeds the number placed each month, but once in this safe, nurturing environment, most recover quickly and are soon ready for their new homes. Thanks to Forever Homes for transferring our rescued dogs to select sanctuaries with strict adoption policies in several other states.

ONE LUCKY DOG: Scottie was nominated the luckiest dog alive by the DAG Board. Scottie was found in Columbus, under a bush and very badly injured. 

Thirty donors made Scottie's surgery possible. Thanks to Columbus Animal Rescue, DAG,  Scott Lawson and Dr. Bradberry of Advanced Veterinary Care in Silver City, Scottie dog is now living a healthy and happy life in AZ. For more stories like Scottie's, we hope you will attend our fundraiser events and follow us on Facebook.

 Deming Animal Guardians ... improving the lives of pets and 
their owners in
Luna County, New Mexico


 Lifesaving Percentage is 100% 
Euthanasia Rate 0%


Together, DAGSHIP Rescue and Columbus Animal Rescue in 2017


  • 9 cats/kittens (4/5) were adopted + 33 dogs/puppies (27/6) for a total of 42 adoptions (30%)                                                         

  • 88 dogs/puppies (53/35) were transferred + 0 cats/kittens for a total of   88 transfers (63%)

  • 10 dogs were returned to their owners 10 RTO (7%)

  •  One dog who died. 

  • Another 20 animals remained in our care on 12/31/17.

  • INTAKE 59 dogs and 28 puppies (87 canines) + 3 cats and 6 kittens (9 felines) were taken in as Strays (60% strays)

  • 38 dogs and 7 puppies (45 canines) + 9 cats were taken in because they were relinquished by owners (34% relinquished)

  • 8 dogs and 2 puppies (10 canines) were transferred IN and 1 cat was taken in by Other means (7% transferred or other)

Spay/Neuter Clinic:

  • 620 total surgeries

  • 196 feral cats

  • 424 using vouchers

  • 185 canine spay 110 canine neuter

  • 201 feline spay

  • 124 feline neuter



Still expanding !

DAG worked in conjunction with Sunshine Grooming to build a No-Kill Rescue in Deming, NM.

The name: D.A.G.S.H.I.P. Rescue or Deming Animal Guardians Sunshine Haven Intake Project & Rescue

A new Food Bank Building was donated. The Quarantine Building was finished and an office was set up. The main Dog Building is complete with seven state of the art indoor/outdoor kennels. The new Cat Sanctuary with quarantine, a fun social area and large secure outside play area is complete thanks to donations. Ongoing work continues for grounds maintenance and pet careall with the help of volunteers. Ongoing socializing of animals and training, veterinarian appointments, transportation, and health care are all done by volunteers as well. There has been amazing community support of our no-kill sanctuary. Visit DAGSHIP Rescue to volunteer or have a tour! Call 575-545-8862 for more information.

Additional information can be found on the website and Facebook page


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Over 12,750 spay/neuter surgeries were sponsored since 1991
$45,714.52 spent on spay/neuter
620 spays/neuters sponsored
698 spay/neuter discount coupons issued
9 grants received
2 mobile spay/neuter van clinics in Columbus
196 feral cats vaccinated and sterilized
22,139 lbs. of pet food distributed to needy families
Emergency funds were made available for several animals
Community support and volunteers continue to grow
11 Fundraiser events were held
9,500 Volunteer hours invested
Sponsored 10 classroom and other subscriptions to Kind News, a children*s humane education magazine
144 DAG Members and growing; which includes 16 Business Members
Our DAG Lost and Found Pets Facebook page reunited numerous pets
Facebook reach has grown to more than 4,000
1,306 DAG Facebook followers

 Deming, NM families have really stepped up to the plate to be responsible pet owners, still much more must be done to address overpopulation.


"You had me at woof" 


We always have our thinking caps on at DAG. Here are some of the things we are excited about moving forward with:

Working with our City Shelter to assist with adoptions

Expanding on our relationship with Animal Control Officers to reunite lost and found pets

The completion of our DAGSHIP Cat Sanctuary

The expansion of dog housing at DAGSHIP Rescue

Working on community education and the importance of spay/neuter through fundraisers grouped with other local organizations and businesses

More mobile spay/neuter vans

More fundraisers!