How to Help

 To help us you can do any or all of the following:

  • Send a check to 369 Montezuma Ave. #130, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
  • Make a gift of stocks, bonds or property (call us at 505-757-6817 for details).
  • Earmark a contribution to Bessie’s Desperate Animal Medical Fund, which is restricted for emergency veterinary expenses.
  • Make a safe, secure credit card donation via Paypal.

Make a secure donation here:

All of the Sanctuary’s funds come from private donations and foundation grants. We are a registered 501(c)3, non-profit organization, so any donation you make is entirely tax-deductible. Most of the money we receive is spent for veterinary care, food for the animals and one full-time staff member. Our founder and director, Natalie Owings, works without salary, as do our volunteers and members of the Sanctuary’s board of directors.

We have two major projects in mind:

  1. The rescue of puppies from Mexico. The Sanctuary is making arrangements for the rescue of desperate, starving and abused puppies from Mexico. This is an extension of our mission here in New Mexico. Can you please help us with a contribution for the importation of these very needy puppies? You may earmark your donation for the Mexico mission.
  2. Construction of puppy house. We are embarking on the construction of our new puppy house. This is where our rescued puppies can survive in peace and plenty, prior to their adoption into forever homes. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may earmark your donation for the Puppy House.

You’re welcome to specify that your donation is to be used for one of these major projects.


We welcome volunteers at the Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, to socialize with the puppies, dogs, cats and horses. There are many other ways to help as well.

For example, Kristy and Sue arrive weekly or more to fulfill the responsibilities of their choice.

15 Responses to How to Help

  1. Hello, I’m a student currently at St. John’s College and, time permitting, I would love to volunteer with you guys. I was wondering how I could get more info/begin the process of applying to volunteer.

  2. I would love to help out, I live in Eldorado and enjoy all four legged souls! Let me know how I might be able to volunteer! Thank you!

  3. Finishing my AmeriCorps job in Santa Fe and would love to volunteer so time in the month of June. Let me know if you have availability it would be greatly appreciated.

  4. We are a group of students at Desert Academy who are interested in helping with your dogs. We would like to know what to do, and how to help.

    Thank you.

  5. Dear Natalie,
    We were hoping to meet you at the vegan potluck. We moved here from Chicago the end of July and would like to adopt a dog. We like Scotties, Westies and Cairn terriers. But probably a mutt with wire hair would do just fine, as long as s/he is housebroken. But no schnauzers. Joe is retired and I teach online, from home. Our number is 505.780.5909.

  6. Hi
    the Heart And Soul Animal Sanctuary is an amazing place to volunteer. there are no cages and more happy animals than I have ever seen. it is an amazing place to volunteer. I strongly sugest it

  7. I recently relocated to the Santa Fe area and would love to volunteer! I have lots of experience fostering – especially feral kittens and bottle babies, as well as traumatized older cats and dogs, as well as horses.

    Blessings to you for all you do!

  8. Hi! I would love to stop by to meet the animals! I would like to begin volunteering time to hike with the dogs and maybe do some cleaning or yard work once in awhile. I have pretty limited time, but late afternoons on Tuesdays or anytime Wednesdays works great. Thanks for all the work you are doing 🙂

  9. Hi my name is Max Underwood, I live in El Dorado and would definitely like to volunteer. I have 6 years landscaping and general handyman work. I’m strong, smart and capable! And I love animals! Did I mention I’m also a photographer? 🙂

  10. Hi I’m Amy, I’m 25, and would love to volunteer as well. I am willing to do whatever kind of work is necessary. I have lots of experience with animals, mostly horses and dogs.

  11. Hello, my name is Aiyana Koon and I am the co-coordinator of the alternative breaks program at Indiana State University. I would love to bring a group of 10 students to your rescue to volunteer in December of 2017 to do whatever tasks you would have available. Service days would tentatively be December 19, 20, 21. I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks!

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