As the longest running pet boarding facility in the state, we have a lot of experience providing the best care for dogs, cats, birds and other small animals. Our staff members are compassionate and highly trained animal care professionals. The owners live on the property and are are available to oversee the facility on a 24-hour basis.

We have a limited number of boarding spaces available for birds and small animals, so you will need to call ahead to reserve a spot. Holidays and summertime can get busy, so please plan accordingly.

Lodging fees are calculated similar to a human hotel. You will be charged each night your pet stays with us. You will not be charged the day you pick him or her up as long as you check out by 12:00 noon. Pets staying over on a Sunday will be charged a full day and may be picked up between the hours of 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm or by 12:00 noon on Monday.

Pets can be dropped off and picked up Monday-Sunday during regular business hours. You can rest assured that your pet will be fed, cleaned, and taken care of 7 days a week. To facilitate your drop off and pick up, we recommend that you call the office to arrange a drop off and pick up time in advance to minimize your wait.

Lodging Fees

Birds: (1) Single cage $20.00
Birds: Multiple birds in a shared cage $25.00
Pot-bellied Pigs & Goats $33.00
Pocket Pets* – Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
Shared Cage -
Ferrets* & Bunnies
Shared Cage -

*All pocket pets, ferrets, and rabbits must come with their own cage. If we have to provide a cage, (subject to availability,) the daily rate will increase to $20 per day.

Meals for Birds & Small Animals

Since most birds and small pets have specific likes and dislikes and eat much better during their stay if they are offered what they are used to, we require you to bring in whatever your pet likes to eat.

We have a refrigerator that will keep produce fresh, and plenty of room to store any pelleted or dry food for your pet. We will even shop for fresh veggies and fruit for your pet for a nominal fee.

We weigh all boarders regularly to make sure everyone is eating well, and will hand feed pets reluctant to eat. If your pet requires hand feeding, an additional fee may be charged.

Health Requirements for Birds & Small Animals


In order for your bird to board with us, we require an up-to-date annual exam with a clean bill of health.


In order for your ferret to board with us we require an up-to-date annual exam with a clean bill of health. Your ferret must be current on all vaccinations, and certified by your veterinarian as parasite-free.

Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Pot-bellied Pigs/Miniature Pigs and Goats

In order to board these animals with us, we require an up-to-date annual exam with a clean bill of health, and a fecal test with no parasites seen.

Other Small Animals

If you own a small animal not listed here and require lodging for your pet, please call us to discuss your needs. We will attempt to accommodate you if we believe that we can provide the care your pet requires.

We do not accept reptiles or exotic pets.


For reservations at New Mexican Kennels please contact us directly. We do accept reservation requests online however it must be confirmed by telephone or in person. We recommend making holiday and school break reservations well in advance, as we are frequently full at these times.

If you need more information please fill in the form here. We are very proud of our facility and the service we provide and extend a warm welcome to you and your pet to become part of our extended family.

Request a Reservation. (505) 344-0158

We take special pride in our experienced staff. As they go about their respective daily duties, they demonstrate their love and passion for animals in all that they do!

Related Services

Visit New Mexican Kennels

We encourage prospective customers to visit our boarding facility prior to making reservations. As you tour our spotless, odor free facility, your tour guide will explain our services, discuss your pet’s needs and answer any of your questions.

Shop Pawticulars Boutique

Looking for a special gift for your furry friend? Explore our exclusive pet boutique. Pawticulars is stocked with an impressive selection of super-premium foods, treats, supplements, toys, bedding, grooming supplies, and more.

In Business since 1951

Vern and Kiku Kennedy established New Mexican Kennels in 1951. In 1970, the business was passed down to their daughter, Juxi, and son-in-law Dan Burr. Today is known as the oldest and one of the most respected pet boarding facilities in New Mexico.