September 20, 2018

Spring Is Here & The Shelter Is Full!

Cats, cats and more cats! At Stray Hearts we’ve got ’em! All shapes, sizes, colors! Adoption fee is just $20 after Angel Sponsorship.

Dogs, dogs and more dogs! May dog adoption special, all pit and pit mix dogs is 50% off normal adoption fees!

Adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, bag of food and one month of pet insurance.

Adopt a new best friend… TODAY!

Come see us at:

1200 St. Francis Ln.
Taos, NM 87710

We’re open Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm or visit us on the Web at

Stray Hearts Annual Radiothon

Annual Radiothon Benefitting Stray Hearts Hosted By KTAO Solar Radio

When: Thursday, March 22 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Tune your radio to FM 101.9 and call in or stop by the Solar Center in Taos on S.R. 150 to contribute to this annual major fundraising event. Popular KTAO personalities combine with Stray Hearts staff, volunteers and local animal advocates for entertainment and education throughout the day. Donated prizes and premiums will be available to donors, and an adoption event featuring available animals will be held from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Solar Center!

Help Us Help The Homeless Animals Of Taos County! Please Contribute!

Be part of the fun… be part of the solution… donate whatever you can! No amount is too small… every bit helps!

Stray Hearts Valentine’s Day Special

Choose Your Valentine, Dog or Cat!

We’re running a Valentine’s Day special on adult dogs and cats. Dogs are $20 and cats $10.

Puppies and kittens, 6 months and under are available at regular adoption fees. Fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, one month pet insurance and one bag of food! Prices are good from January 26, 2012 through February 29, 2012.

Visit the Shelter website at to view available animals or come visit in person at 1200 St. Francis Drive in Taos, NM or call the Shelter at 575-758-2981 for more information.

Gift Certificates Available

Not sure which pet might be the right one for a friend or a family member? A gift certificate is just the thing to help them pick out their new furry friend! Available at the Shelter!

Stray Hearts “Long Term Residents” Sale

Long Term Residents Sales Extended Through December 31, 2011

  • 50% off adoption fees on cats and dogs at the shelter more than 4 months!
  • Dogs over 6 months and up to 5 years, normal fee $100, now $50.
  • Dogs over 5 years and cats over 6 months, normal fee $40, now $20.
  • Fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, one month pet insurance and one bag of food!

Visit the Stray Hearts website at to view available animals or contact the shelter at 575-758-2981 for more information.

Gift Certificates Now Available!

Not sure which pet might be the right one for a friend or a family member? A gift certificate is just the thing to help them pick out their new furry friend! Available now at the shelter!

Cowboy Christmas Dance

Join us for a Country & Western Swing with Lonesome Town to benefit Stray Hearts Animal Shelter.

When: Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Where: Midtown Lounge (Formerly Herb’s)

For more information please call Arroyo Hondo at 575-776-1681.

Sponsored by Parson’s Gallery of the West. They will be matching donations from the door.

Barn Cats & Mousers Looking For Work!

We’re healthy and beautiful… just not lap cats!

We love to hunt them mousies and other unwanted critters…

We’re spayed/neutered and vaccinated and ready to go to work for you!

Interested? Call Mindy Sharfin, Shelter Operations Manager at 575-758-2981!

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Says, “I Know Jo”, Do You?

Stray Hearts GalleryBy Jo Mixon

This week our featured I Know Jo business is Stray Hearts Animal Shelter With Stray Arts 2nd-Hand Gallery

Man’s best friend, woman’s constant companion, a child’s first responsibility in caring for another living being, our animal fur friends seem to jump into the hearts of those who adopt them into their families. I spent time yesterday with Dave Noll, Executive Director of Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos. This non-profit organization, run on a bare minimum staff, depends largely on countless volunteers and donations. The shelter itself consists of a main building and several “pod” buildings that I thought were greenhouses. Who knew? These out buildings house wonderfully large kennels for the animals to stay in at the shelter while they wait for you to come adopt them. Stray Hearts has the capacity to house 75 adult dogs and 50 adult cats, as well as puppies and kittens. I received a tour through the shelter as workers and volunteers alike cared for and generally loved on these animals. What an impressive operation! Operations manager Cynthia Shafin, and Anna-Lisa, Julie, and Miranda were happy to tell me of their various and constant fund raising efforts and adoption events. Check out our Chamber Calendar of Events for information or the Taos newspaper for details.

I also went to the Stray Arts Gallery, a second hand Art Gallery where 100% of the profits are given to the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter. Dave explained to me that the gallery opened in Nov. 2009 after the Board of Directors had tossed around the idea of a second hand store to help supplement the shelter financially. But they knew of many other second hand stores in Taos. Tom Wheeler, an artist on the board suggested a second hand Art Gallery. Thus Stray Arts was born. In the store you’ll find works from artists from all over the world. They have original artwork, some of which has never been sold at another gallery. They have jewelry, pottery, collectibles, cards, t-shirts, and a donation jar. The Stray Arts Gallery is managed by Rake Satori and an all volunteer staff. Approximately 90% of the artwork is donated and about 10% is on consignment.

Stray Hearts Shelter and Stray Arts Gallery welcome donations. And they would love for you to volunteer. They need pet walkers, kennel cleaners, office help, sales people at the gallery, etc. etc. They also really invite you out to adopt a pet! The cost is approximately $100. for a dog and $75. for a cat. The costs pertain to the shots that the shelter provides, neutering, the check-ups and any surgery they may have required when they get to the shelter, vaccinations, room and board, etc. They will also provide your pet a micro chip for $10.00 if you adopt, $20.00 for the public.

Adjacent to the shelter at 1200 St. Francis, they have opened the only “Off Leash Pet Park” in Taos. Oct. 15th will be a fund raising event, Bark in the Park, to raise money for its landscaping. It is free and open to the public! Go visit, go volunteer, go buy art, go adopt a pet!

For more information please call 575-758-2981 or visit

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Auction Fundraiser

Stray Hearts Animal ShelterOne full week in Breckenridge, Colorado. Stay in this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, condo overlooking the ski trails on the mountain. It also has 2 hot tubs!

Starts this Saturday, September 3, 2011 for the long Labor Day weekend through the whole week.

It’s a $1,400 value and we’re taking bids starting at $400.

People who want to bid should call Trish Hernandez at 575-741-5149.

To see the condo go to, then to Vacation Rentals, then Condos, Page 2.


Stray Hearts Animal Shelter

Stray Hearts Adopt A Kitten Week

Stray Hearts Animal ShelterStray Hearts Animal Shelter Celebrates “Adopt a Kitten Week”

When: Thursday, August 25, 2011 through September 3, 2011

Special Kitten Adopt-a-thon in Angel Fire on Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Angel Fire Small Animal Hospital, 3382 Mountain View Boulevard.

All Kittens $10 Adoption Fee!

Includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, 1 month Pet Health Insurance and 1 bag Hill’s Science Diet Kitten Food. Microchipping is an additional $10.

Special price applies at Adopt-a-thon or at Stray Hearts Animal Shelter, 1200 St. Francis Drive, in Taos from 8/25/11 to 9/3/11.

Long-haired, short-haired, tabbies, torties, tuxedos and every color of the kitty rainbow. Your new furry best friends will be here to meet you and purr their way into your heart!

Business Sponsors Needed!