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Durango Animal Connection Pet Adoption

serving the animals of the
Four Corners Region through rescue,
foster and adoption

Durango Dogs Animal Adoption Organization
Home is where the love is.

Have you ever driven across the Navajo Nation and considered taking home one of the dogs roaming along the desert highway? Do you have a heart for rescue animals and a desire to make a difference in the Four Corners? Whether you’re looking to adopt a rescue puppy or kitten or want to support First Nation animal rescue, Durango Animal Connection is proud to serve as your personal concierge in your animal adoption journey. We can’t wait to connect you with the newest member of your family!

Our Story

When Erin Nissen, founder of Durango Animal Connection, first laid eyes on Cricket and her five scraggly, malnourished puppy siblings, she knew she’d found her calling. Anemic and tick-ridden, Cricket could barely walk, so Nissen would sit with her in her lap every day for a week till, one morning, Cricket was bounding around the grass, playing with her brothers and sisters, newfound life in her big brown eyes.

Navajo Nation animal rescue service
Where Four Corners rescue animals find new life
Durango Animal Connection Merch Shirt Back
Durango Animal Connection Merch Shirt Front

Durango Animal Connection Merch

Home is where the love is... and where you can show your support of Durango Animal Connection by purchasing these awesome shirts!
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Current Pets

Whether you’re looking for a playful puppy or curious kitten in search of a loving home, Durango Animal Connection is here to help you find the best rescue animal for you and your family. As the Four Corners’ premier pet-family matchmaker, we take our time ensuring that our rescue dogs and cats are ready for adoption and the love you long to give. Click here to see who’s waiting to meet you! Click on a pet below to learn more.

Your pet adoption journey begins here.
Four Corners cats to foster
Forms & Adoption

Whether you’re looking for one kitten or eight puppies, we’re happy to help you make the right decision for you and your family. While we can’t wait to connect you with your rescue animal, we want to make sure you and your pet are the perfect match. For more information on our pet adoption process, please click on the link below. 



Durango Animal Connection is a 501c3 founded on the principle of compassion for all living beings. Since 2014, we have rescued hundreds of dogs and cats, in turn bringing joy into the homes of their adopted families. Thanks to donations and our foster and adoption families, DAC dedicated to saving the lives of unwanted and abused animals in the Four Corners’ region. Learn more about how you can support DAC by clicking the link below.

Durango Colorado pet fostering
An example of love for all animals
Let's talk about your love of rescue animals.
Kittens and Puppies to adopt
Contact Us

Whether you’re looking for the soulful eyes of a curious kitten or the wholehearted devotion of a playful puppy, Durango Animal Connection would be proud to support you in your animal adoption journey. For more information about how you can help us help the lovable rescue animals of the Four Corners, please reach out to Erin Nissen using the Contact page. We can’t wait to meet you!


Let’s give homeless pets the second chance they deserve.

Millions of pets are in shelters and rescues across the nation. BISSELL Pet Foundation is committed to ending pet homelessness and finding a loving home for every pet. It’s a big goal, but you can help us make it happen.


I adopted my best friend for life from Durango Animal Connection in July of 2020 and it was the best decision I have ever made. Erin was very communicative throughout the whole process and continued to check in with me afterwards to see how things were going which was something that I really appreciated. I have so much love and admiration for Durango Animal Connection.

- Hannah Klemperer, Durango, CO

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