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Pet Friendly Ruidoso

Ruidoso Loves Pets!

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Ruidoso prides itself on being a pet friendly destination. Most of our lodger's welcome pets as do many of our restaurants with outdoor seating areas. Some of our local businesses keep pet treats on hand just for our furry friends! Check out what Travelin' Jack, New Mexico's pre-eminent Pet Travel Reporter, says about Ruidoso in his blog!

While you are in town, check out Ruidoso's popular Dog Park!


Pet Friendly Lodging


Bottlehouse Cabins  266 Ski Run Road Alto 336-1145

Vacation Rentals:

Condotel 1103 Mechem Dr Ruidoso 258-5200

Hummingbird Cabins  1204 Mechem Dr Ruidoso 258-3555

West Winds Condos and Lodge  208 Eagle Dr Ruidoso 257-4031


MCM Elegante Lodge and Suites (formery the Lodge at Sierra Blanca)  107 Sierra Blanca Dr Ruidsoo 258-5500

Swiss Chalet Inn  1451 Mechem Dr Ruidoso 258-3333

RV Parks:

Rainbow Lake Cabin & RV Resort  806 Carrizo Canyon Rd Ruidoso 630-2267

Pet Friendly Dining

Pets are allowed in many of Ruidoso's restaurants that have outdoor dining available:

Village Buttery 2107 Sudderth Drive 257-9251

Chef Shawn's Eatery 2415 Sudderth Drive 257-2433

Can't Stop Smokin' 418 Mechem 630-0000

Dreamcatcher Cafe 2629 Sudderth Drive 575-802-2222

Grill Caliente 2800 Sudderth Drive 630-0224

K-Bob's  W. Hwy 70 378-0025

Michael J's 601 Mechem Drive 257-9559

Sacred Grounds 2704 Sudderth Drive 257-2273

Tina's Cafe 522 Sudderth Drive 257-8930

Zocca Coffee & Tea 1129 Mechem 258-1445  ++ they give out complimentary dog treats!



Pet Friendly Attractions

Ski Apache allows pets on the gondola and on it's trails  575-464-3600

The Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium is a pet friendly event held the 2nd weekend of October. 575-378-4140

Pet Food, Supplies, Boutiques, Grooming and Boarding

You will find everything that you need for your pet during your vacation in Ruidoso - from grooming to chic pet fashion and high quality food and treats.

No Bones About It Gourmet Dog Bakery and Pet Boutique:  2501 Sudderth Drive Ruidoso  575-257-7531  Dog stuff, cat stuff, people stuff, lots of fun gifts for pet lovers. This store is dedicated to pets and their parents; it is dog and cat friendly and is committed to giving back to the animals that we love & cherish!

Harvey's Feed and Supply:  26551 U.S. Hwy 70 Ruidoso Downs 575-378-8750  Pet food and treats, collars, leashes, crates and carriers. Family owned and operated, Be careful, you may go home with a kitten from one of their barn cats!

True Value Hardware: 1013 Mechem Drive Ruidoso 575-258-4525  Carries quite a lot of food (Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness) as well as grooming supplies, toys, collars and are pet friendly.

Burke's Outlet: 209 Hwy 70 Ruidoso 575-378-9173  Carries pet toys, beds & supplies

All 4 Pets Pet Grooming and Pet Supplies: 1301 Mechem Drive Ruidoso 575-630-0034  Grooming, good selection pet food, treats and supplies on the north end of Ruidoso, very convenient for visitors staying in Alto.

Kara's Critters:  817 Carrizo Canyon Rd. Ruidoso (on the way to Inn of the Mountain Gods), 575-257-0808   Professional all breed pet grooming and boarding.

Thundering Paws Pet Resort: 114 Lone Mesa Court Alto, NM 88312 575-336-PAWS (7297) Luxury pet boarding facility with dog suites, cat condos, outdoor play yards and more. Also offer bathing, nail trimming and flea, tick and skunk treatments.






Should your pet find itself in need of medical care during your visit, these veterinarians all have outstanding reputations:

Ruidoso Animal Clinic 160 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso 575-257-4027 AAHA Accredited Hospital, Certified Cat Friendly Practice and 24 hour on call emergency service

Franklin Veterinary Clinic 100 Service Lane Ruidoso Downs 575-378-4708 A full-service veterinarian hospital for both large and small animals including a pharmacy, surgery suites with state-of-the-art technology, on-site x-ray capabilities and a supervised recovery area.

Mountain View Animal Clinic 1212 Mechem Ruidoso 575-258-5800

Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of Lincoln County

What better keepsake to bring home from Ruidoso than a pet in need of a loving family?  Visit our Animal Shelter at 422 Gavilan Canyon Road and the great staff there will find a perfect match for you.

During your stay you may want to volunteer as a dog walker or cat cuddler. Volunteers are always welcome!

Visit the Humane Society of Lincoln County's Resale Shop for bargains on clothing, furniture and more. Proceeds from sales make up a substantial part of the Humane Society’s budget. It allows them to continue to provide shelter to homeless pets while seeking to find them “forever homes”. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm