Our Facility

DESERT HAVEN provides a home-like environment for all companion animals on a space-available basis

As a no-kill facility, Desert Haven Animal Refuge operates under specific guidelines to provide a “Haven of Compassion in the Heart of Desert Country” for unwanted domestic animals.

We need continual funding so we are careful to take in only the number of animals that we can provide for long-term. Desert Haven receives no financial help from government entities, local or otherwise. We depend on private and corporate contributions to our non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Health and Wellness is a top priority for all the animals who reside at Desert Haven. With that in mind, the dogs’ and cats’ vaccinations are kept up to date and a neuter or spay operation is performed soon after arrival.

Contact us at 575-894-1694 or send an email to weR4pets@gmail.com to ask about adopting a pet or for more information on any of the programs of the Sierra County Humane Society or Desert Haven Animal Refuge.


Cats live in the “COOL CAT NEIGHBORHOOD”, a 1200 SF, 10′ high, all-enclosed indoor-outdoor area. Indoor sleeping quarters provide a picture window and a private, cozy condo for every feline resident.

The Neighborhood also includes a spacious Cat Patio, Cat Walks with cat jungle gyms, ramps, look-outs, and high gang-ways.



Our dogs reside at “DOG TOWN”. “The Inn”, an insulated building, provides individual sleeping quarters with an indoor-outdoor section and access to community exercise areas.

Our canine residents enjoy life with other dogs, yet can be separated, if necessary, from other groups of various sizes and temperament. The house-trained dogs who prefer to live in the comfort of a human home are housed in “Gene’s Dog House,” with free access to the “Pooch Play Yard.”

All play areas enjoy shady spots, cabanas, and platforms – enough for all dogs to play, exercise, and nap in the fresh air, in plain view of potential adopters and of visitors who come to groom them and give them individual attention.

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PO Box 638
Williamsburg, NM 87942


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