Ruidoso Loves Pets

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 your furry friends. And while you're here, check out Ruidoso's popular Dog Park!

When leaving your best friend behind just isn't an option.

When leaving your best friend behind just isn't an option.


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

Bottlehouse Cabins266 Ski Run Rd, Alto, (575) 336-1145

Condotel1103 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, (575) 258-5200

Hummingbird Cabins1204 Mechem Dr # 15, Ruidoso, (575) 258-3555

West Winds Condos and Lodge208 Eagle Dr, Ruidoso, (575) 257-4031

MCM Elegante Lodge & Resort (formery the Lodge at Sierra Blanca), 107 Sierra Blanca Dr Ruidoso, (575) 258-5500

Swiss Chalet Inn: 1451 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, (575) 258-3333  

Rainbow Lake Cabin & RV Resort806 Carrizo Canyon Rd, Ruidoso, (575) 630-2267

Ruidoso River Resort & Inn: 206 Eagle Dr.,Ruidoso • 575 630 8015


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 #4 Ruidoso,  (575) 257-7531

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

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!

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, (505) 378-9173

Sells 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, (575) 336-7297 

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.


Pet Friendly Attractions

Ski Apache allows pets on the gondola and on it's trails.1286 Ski Run Rd, Alto, (575) 464-3600

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