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With its outdoor trails, walkable streets, and pet boutiques and daycares, the Duke City is the perfect destination to bring your four-legged friend. In fact, Albuquerque was ranked in the top five Most Dog Friendly Cities in America by SmartAsset

Dog Parks

Albuquerque has 14 designated dog parks throughout the city. Park hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dog handlers must have a leash in their possession, and dogs must be on the leash until they are inside the double-gated entry. Leashes should be no longer than 8 feet. Dogs must be six months or older. During the winter, water fountains are turned off so bring your own water.

Pet-Friendly Lodging

Many hotels in the Albuquerque area allow pets. We've compiled a list of pet-friendly hotels here. You can also search our list of hotels for other options!

Pet-Friendly Airport

Service animals and other traveling pets are welcome at the Albuquerque Sunport. Animal relief areas are located outside of the baggage claim level on both the east and west ends of the building, and an indoor pet relief area is available near gate A7.

Relief area for animals at the Albuquerque Sunport

Photo Credit: Albuquerque Sunport

All animals have to be leashed or in a carrier, including emotional support and therapy animals. 

Pets on Public Transportation

Only service animals are allowed on ABQ Ride buses.

Exploring With Your Pets

From hiking to grabbing a beer, there are plenty of dog-friendly activities Albuquerque has to offer. Take your furry friend shopping or explore Old Town together! There are lots of pet-friendly restaurants to visit as well.

Albuquerque in the Pet-Friendly News

Albuquerque has been getting lots of coverage in pet-friendly publications, and for good doggone reason!

The City of Albuquerque has a website for animal welfare, with tips for dog and cat ownership. It also operates a municipal pet adoption program called Lucky Paws.