Ruidoso Loves Pets
Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with your pet in Ruidoso? Here's the inside scoop on Ruidoso's pet-friendly establishments and veterinarians.
Pet Friendly Lodging
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.
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!
Sells 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!
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, (505) 378-9173
Sells pet toys, beds & supplies
Grooming, good selection pet food, treats and supplies on the north end of Ruidoso, very convenient for visitors staying in Alto.
Professional all breed pet grooming and boarding.
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.
Pet Friendly Dining
Pets are allowed in many of Ruidoso's restaurants that have outdoor dining available:
Pet Friendly Attractions
The Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium is a pet friendly event held the 2nd weekend of October. (575) 378-4140
Fort Stanton Live is a pet friendly event held every summer at the Fort Stanton Historical Site offering living history demonstrations, tours and great food.
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