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Canine companions will have a new place to train, play, and stay while their owners are gone with the opening of a new center in southeast Albuquerque.
The facility will also generate revenue to fund Animal Humane.
“This carefully planned addition will not only serve as a continual revenue stream to help Animal Humane sustain and enhance its mission of saving the lives of homeless cats and dogs, it is also sure to become a destination for pet owners seeking a truly unique, safe and healthy environment for their beloved pups,” Executive Director Donna M. Stump said in a news release.
The Center at Animal Humane, owned and operated by Animal Humane New Mexico, is a boarding and day care facility for dogs directly across from the Animal Humane’s main campus at 615 Virginia St. SE.
The new $2.5 million facility features doggie day care, a training program and 19 private suites for overnight boarding.
“A lot of the layout and how we handle the pets is based on something that works behaviorally speaking,” Operations Director Trevor Driggs said. “Everything we do is to benefit the pet.”
Driggs said the facility will be able to hold around 60 dogs at once.
In addition to providing boarding, and daily care, the center will also have a service called stay and train, which will allow dog owners to board their dogs temporarily while staff members train the dogs through positive reinforcement.
“It’s a very big kick starter on obedience,” Driggs said.
Driggs said that he recommends that people book their stay in advance through their website.
The Center opens today and is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., more information can be found at thecenter.animalhumanenm.org.