Chama Valley Humane Society

Founded in 1998, the Chama Valley Humane Society is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization supported entirely through fundraising, private donations, and grants.Our mission is to provide no-kill solutions to reduce the population of homeless cats and dogs by sponsoring a spay and neuter program for companion pets and feral cats, working with regional shelters and foster homes to rehabilitate and rehome animals, and educating those in the community we serve about responsible pet ownership.We serve a 600 square mile area of northern Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. We do not have a shelter, but we try to take in all animals we can from the Village of Chama holding facility as well as strays and unwanted animals throughout our region. All rescued animals are fostered locally until they can be adopted or transferred to no- or low-kill shelters or rescues.In addition to rescue and foster, we support the following programs:• A low-cost spay-neuter program for community pet owners• An Angel Fund to help pet owners pay for unexpected veterinarian bills through a no-interest revolving loan• WAG ‘n READ - A Reading Education and Assistance Dogs® program that works in our local schools to strengthen the animal-human bond while enhancing the reading experience for children

Chama, NM,87520
Get directions

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (888) 666-0641



Shar Pei | Conejos County, CO

YoungMaleLargeAmerican Pit Bull Terrier



affectionate cratetrained eventempered fetches doesWellInCar goofy intelligent olderKidsOnly playful playsToys

Coat Length




Activity Level

Moderately Active

Energy Level


House Trained


Good in Home With

Others DogsCatsChildren

Adoption Fees


Meet Ollie

Ollie is an amazing, uniquely gorgeous, 10-11 month-old boy. He was abandoned  in Dulce, NM when his family left, but he stayed close to home and was fed by neighbors until we could take him in. He is a beautiful silver brindle with a muscular cattle dog / bully dog build, lots of speed and agility, and a willing and happy disposition. Loves to play with other dogs, run, and play with toys. He had never seen a toy before he came into foster, but he absolutely loves to play with them (yes, a few have bit the dust after some hard love).  Ollie loves people but is still learning we don’t play like dogs. He is fine with older children but could be too rough for young ones right ow. He enjoys just being close and walks pretty good on leash (he walks in tandem with his foster sister pup about same age), but is still puppy mode about wanting to chase birds, leaves, chipmunks. We were so curious about Ollie's genetics that we had his DNA tested. He is a 16-way boy with subequal amounts of Pit Bull Terrier and Shar Pei (17-18% each), subequal amounts Great Dane, Staffordshire Terrier, Bulldog, Australian Cattle dog, and German Shepherd (7-10% each), about 5% each Husky and Chow Chow, and about 2% each Boxer, Doberman and Chihuahua plus a few other things! Altogether he is 100% very good American All-Breed Dog! He does seem to be a good guard dog and will bark when he thinks there is a threat to the house or yard, but he is not an incessant barker. Ollie is around 40 lbs and though he has very big (as in Great Dane!) feet, he isn’t putting on much weight though he eats well and plays hard. He wants to please but had no training at all and is still learning basic things. He knows sit, search, and cookie! He is pretty good about waiting at doors and gates as well. Recall definitely needs work though he will return from an off-lead run on his own time. He still jumps a bit when excited and is a counter investigator inside, but is learning. Foster family has 3 dogs and 3 cats and so he is kept confined or controlled in house --he has an enclosed porch where he can sleep and play when not outside, he is crated with other dogs inside at night, and he is on lead when exploring the house. He tends to think most objects are toys though he has been good in his confined space and is definitely house-broken. His foster family loves him and would keep him if they didn’t already have three dogs 3 years and younger. Also their oldest male isn’t happy to have another male in his pack, though Ollie has been very submissive (but playful) with all the dogs. We think Ollie will do best in a home with another dog or two and a patient loving family who will appreciate his sweet but rambunctious nature. He might also be fine as an only if he were kept close and taken with his person. We are happy to do a foster-to-adopt, but would ask for a 3 week minimum/6-week maximum trial. Ollie rides well in car and is not a runner. He is curious about cats but not aggressive— just a bit invasive for some cats, as are most pups. Ollie is neutered and UTD on DAPPv and rabies. He is an uncut gem who will shine with the right training and love.

Adoption Process
application, interview animal must be spayed or neutered fees are generally from $35 - $100

Look for other dogs for adoption!

Helping You Be the Best Pet Parent You Can Be

Check out our blog!
How Can Dogs Sense What Is Going To Happen To Their Owner?
T.G.I.F! It’s finally time for a doggy date night at home! You cuddle with your dog while watching a movie. You were having a good time until your dog licks and paws at a spot on your head... Read More
02 DEC
For a Paw-some Fourth of July: 5 Pet Health and Safety Tips
Introduction: As the Fourth of July approaches, it’s crucial for pet parents to be mindful of the potential risks and challenges that this festive holiday can pose for their furry companions.... Read More
23 JUN
What?! Dachshunds Help Humans Live Longer?!
How To Live Longer? You Have To Eat Healthy Food, Get Enough Rest, Avoid Bodily Harm, Exercise, And Yes, Get A Dachshund! Wait, did you say, get a dachshund? Yes, you read that... Read More
21 APR