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

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.

Below you will find information on the following topics.

Dog Parks

Albuquerque has 14 designated dog parks throughout the city.​


Pet-Friendly Lodging

Many hotels in the Albuquerque area allow pets. Click on "Details" in the hotel listings found here.


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.


Pets on Public Transportation

Only service animals are allowed on ABQ Ride buses.


Pet-Friendly Dining



Animal Welfare Events

A calendar of animal welfare events in the Albuquerque area is maintained on the City of Albuquerque website.

Pet-Friendly Hotel Packages

Nativo Lodge

At Nativo Lodge, every member of your family is welcome, including the furry ones. With the pet-friendly package, your favorite pet gets to stay for free — and gets a special goody bag as well. The package starts at $94 and includes:

  • Discount hotel accommodation rate
  • Pet fee waived
  • Doggie bag with treats and toys

Book this package by phone today with code PETPKG. Call toll-free 1-888-628-4861 or local 505-798-4300.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya

At the Hyatt Regency Tamaya, with a dog deposit charge, you will receive special amenities and gifts for your dog. These include a ground-floor-level room for ease of access to the outdoors and a pet goody bag with the following:

  • Welcome letter with designated walking areas and local pet facility contact numbers
  • Tamaya toy souvenir gift
  • Housekeeping door sign
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Tamaya dog tag

Hotel Parq Central

The boutique Hotel Parq Central in Albuquerque takes the term “pet-friendly hotel” to a new level of luxury and convenience, accepting up to two pets per room (a maximum of 30 pounds each), for a fee of $75 per pet per stay.

  • All pets that stay at Hotel Parq Central are VIPs (very important pets). Staff members will make your pets welcome. Just let them know you’re bringing your pets when you make a reservation.
  • Those traveling with a furry family member will be provided with a pet bed, along with water and food bowls for use during your stay. Your pet will also get a toy as a welcome gift.
  • Hotel staff can assist with information about dog walking and sitting services, grooming and veterinary services, and local pet-friendly places such as parks, shops and restaurants.

Albuquerque in the Pet-Friendly News

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

Additional pet services can be found here.