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Pet of the Week Featured on the Barbara Bruin Radio Show Saturday at 8:00 am on 93.7 FM / AM 1600 KIVA. Listen to a segment from a recent episode:

Pet of the Week – SunnieSeptember 16, 2017
Pet of the Week – SmoochySeptember 16, 2017

The Lucky Paws Van will be at 10248 Coors Bypass NW for the National Pet Adoption at PetSmart that will take place this weekend. For information go to

Barbara Bruin

Animal Lover and Advocate

About the Author

I was one of those people who couldn't stand to go to "the pound" because I was haunted and overwhelmed by the number of animals and knowing that many of them wouldn't get out alive.

Rescue Pet Adoption Stories

A Loving Life for Molly
We are blessed to be the ‘parents’ of the most amazing fur-baby, Molly.  She came to us by way of[...]
The Saga of Charlotte Mrs. Bean
Charlotte Mrs. Bean was one of the most forlorn sights in the shelter.  So obese she had to reside in[...]
Bomber and Sleepy
We will always be grateful for the gifts we have in our home, Bomber and Sleepy.  Bomber did not have[...]
Travelin’ Jack, New Mexico’s Canine Travel Reporter Adopts Oscar the Cat!
Here is the story of how Travelin' Jack (the dog) adopted Oscar the Cat. This story shows how preconceived notions[...]
My Name is Earl
I remember the Saturday I got a call from Barbara Bruin asking me if I would foster, as she had[...]
The Story of Lalo
It was love at first sight… I was visiting Barbara at her house soon after she took a job with[...]

How We Reduced Euthanasia At Our Shelter

The Results of Our Efforts
2009 -2016

Euthanasia Reduction

83.57 %

Intake Reduction

34.11 %

Pet of the Week

Wally got Lalo from the shelter, brought him home, and to this day he has not been sick once. He is a bit of a scaredy cat but he’s loving and talkative and a big part of the family since all of our kids are gone. We couldn’t be more indebted to Barbara for saving our cat and so many others through her foster program.

Carol Wight

Gabriel’s story is just one of many true stories of our shelter animals. Gabriel would not have had a story had it not been for Barbara Bruin. Our family would have missed out on such a beautiful blessing.

Mary Jaynes