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Thanks! 3rd annual “Running of the Chihuahuas” such a success!

Thank you to everyone that made Animal Rescue League’s 3rd annual “Running of the Chihuahuas” such a success! We can’t wait till next year!

logo Picture1 Please check our calendar of events for more fun things to do with your dogs! Coming up next will be our “Pictures with Santa Paws”! Animal Rescue League has been taking pictures of your pets at our Santa Village the last couple years. We have turned the shelter into a “holiday wonderland”. This year we will be taking pictures on Saturday, December 5, 12, and 19th and on Sunday December 13 and 20th. For a $10 donation you receive a picture and card of your pet/s with Santa. ARL will have treats and toys for the animals and treats for the humans! Pictures will be taken from 12-4. Make plans to bring your pet/s and join in the holiday fun!      Picture2


August 1st & 2nd 12-4pm
Pet Gift Baskets with each Adoption!
Free Photo session with your new furry friend!
Trainer On-site for Tips & Advice
ARL T-shirts & Merchandise Come visit us & take home a Forever Friend!
7256 La Junta
Canutillo, TX 79835

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Thanks to everyone who supported/attended our annual “Dinner With Friends”

Smokey and new familyAll of us at Animal Rescue League want to thank everyone who supported and attended our 14th annual
“Dinner With Friends” on May 2nd.
Our theme this year was
“For Better or Worse” and it was so much fun seeing pictures of our loving pets in
loving and naughty situations!

For the last couple years we have featured Smokey, a red Heeler on our website. Smokey had been at Animal Rescue for over three years and we just wanted to share….
He now has a loving forever home with two other dogs and a human family that just adores him. It may have taken a while but we never give up on our animals. Thank you to everyone that was a part of Smokey’s life at Animal Rescue and especially to his new forever family.
Toby is now our featured animal and ARL hopes he finds his forever family soon.

Dinner With Friends

DWF-front-cover-2015-001-(2Animal Rescue League of El Paso cordially invites

you to attend our fourteenth annual

“Dinner With Friends”


Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Camino Real Hotel

101 S. El Paso, El Paso TX

Yappy Hour and the silent auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner and Festivities from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

$65 per person or

(tax deductible fair market value is $40)

Reserved Tables of 10 for $650.00

Support Levels also available:

“Top Paw”  –  $1500.00

(This level includes table for 10, recognition at the dinner, on the video and our website.)

“The Cat’s Meow”  –  $1000.00

(This level includes table for 10, recognition at the dinner and on the video.)

“Top Dog”  –  $800.00

(This level includes table for 10 and recognition at the dinner)


“For Better or Worse”

Animal Rescue League of El Paso would love to incorporate pictures of your dog/s or cat/s doing something good or bad into our event video.  We would love you to add a caption or sign explaining the picture.(or we can add it for you)  We want to show the love for these beautiful creatures no matter what mischief they get in to or especially how loving they are.

If you would like to share a picture or two please email pictures to or post them on our FaceBook page.  Deadline for pictures is April 24.

If you need further information please call 915-821-7283.  

A special thank you to:
Linda Medlock

Robert Taran

Thanks for supporting ‘Running of the Chihuahuas’

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Animal Rescue League wants to thank everyone who attended our 2nd Annual “Running of the Chihuahuas.” Animal Rescue also wants to thank all our sponsors, vendors, and food trucks that made this event even better and bigger. With all the Chihuahua entries, we may have to add a semi-final category next year. And for our under 25 lb. other breed category we hope to have more competition! See you next year!

Burn victim, Kyle, is adopted and renamed Motley

My family and I want to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.  Because of ARL of EP’s dedication to finding homes for animals and treating the hurt ones, we now have a best friend, companion, and little clown entertainer who makes friends and adores everybody.

Late in 2010, you found on the side of a road a little pup badly burned on his left side and entire rump, and patiently nursed him back to health.  In a segment featured on the Channel 7 news, Kyle was shown in a whirlpool bath as his ARL handler (Loretta) removed burned skin.  I watched both in horror and awe…..horror at seeing the results of a cruel act, yet awe at the sweet temperament of the puppy during a daily painful treatment.  As Loretta would carefully remove the dead skin in the whirlpool, the pup would cry, but never once did he try to bite or take aggressive action towards her.  I later heard that Loretta even spent weekends and off hours to take care of little Kyle.  That is one tiny example of the care and dedication the staff provides to the animals they rescue.

Once he was healed, I was lucky and go to adopt Kyle (renamed Motley) into our menagerie of pets, which includes four cats, exotic tortoises and another dog.  My family at first thought I was crazy to want to adopt Motley, thinking he might have been traumatized to the point of having emotional problems.  Why did we worry?  Motley turned out to be the sweetest, most loving (yes, go figure) dog ever!!!!

The picture shows him today, two years later.  He will always be scarred, but I figure he can wear them like trophies.  When people see Motley and ask about his scars, I ALWAYS tell them about ARL saving his life and what a wonderful dog he is!!!

The very best to you all — keep up your wonderful work.   Lori

Maggie needed the right family

Maggie came to ARL very scared and shy.  All she needed was the right family.  Lucky for Maggie it didn’t take long.

Dear ARL Family,

I just wanted to let you know how well I’, doing Maggie rescue2with my new family.  I am getting to know

everyone and am trying hard to play with them.  I love to sit in laps and give lots of kisses.  My big brother helps me feel safe, even when I
steal his favorite toys.  He even tries to get into the kennel with me so I’m not lonely.  I have to be lead on the leash somethimes when it’s time to go outside or to bed, but my family is very patient with me and I know that they love me.  Thank you for taking such good care of me and all my friends at RL while I waiting for my forever family.

Our new family member Cleo

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We just wanted share a couple pictures of our new family member Cleo. She absolutely loves our Boxer, Kayla, our kitties Axis and Allie, and my in-laws’ pups Andrew and Cody (formerly Worm from ARL). She seems to be finding her own. Cleo went for her first walk today around the neighborhood. She did fabulous, coming all the way from the dog we had to carry around the first day. She would literally “melt” to the ground. Can’t wait until she experiences camping and trips to Cloudcroft with us! She loves chewy toys and every once in a while, the corner of our table. She bucks like a bronco with so much joy when she sees the kitties. And as you can see from one of the pics, she tries to keep them in her view at all times. We couldn’t have asked for a better and more beautiful dog from ARL. Can’t wait to adopt more from your agency!
The Ontiveros Family

Marilyn replaced Simon who died of cancer



I lost my best friend Simon another black and white Persian to cancer in May, he was 12 1/2 . I saw Marilyn on PetFfinder, my heart was destroyed losing my cutest boy in the world Simon and I keep going back and looking at Marilyn. I just knew she was meant to be mine but she was 1300 miles away. Then it came to my mind to put an ad on Craig’s list and see if anyone was driving from El Paso to Alabama that would bring her to me. I got a couple replies that did not seem like it would work out, then I got an email from a lawyer from California driving to Florida with her two cats. It sounded like a perfect match. She was the answer to my prayers. She said she checked different cities on her route, so we set up the plans. She picked up Marilyn and we drove 4 hours from the Birmingham area down to Mobile to meet her. She arrived late that Saturday night, we met and got Marilyn and drove the 4 hours back home, it was a long long day but such a happy day. Marilyn now known as Dottie Dot has really help heal my broken heart. It still hurts losing Simon but Dottie Dot brings so much joy to my life. I just wanted to thank you all again for letting me adopt her. She is my best buddy. She goes with me where I go around the house, she sleeps with me,while on the computer she sleeps on my printers and if I am on the couch she lays on a pillow right next to me. I still think it is a miracle that it worked out and I am so very happy and thankful that it did.

Thanks for all you do for the precious animals.