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Dog Resources

Dog Resources

Local Dog Clubs

Duke City Chile Dogs Flyball Team

Enchanted Poodle Club

NM Hundesport
Kevin Sheldahl, 294-5092

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Dog-Friendly Housing

Local Apartments

Allegro at Tanoan
6601 Tennyson Street NE

Mesa del Oso
5100 Mesa del Oso Rd NE

Panorama Heights Apartments*
13309 Mountain Rd. NE

The Resort at Sandia Village
5123 Prospector Way NW

Sedona Ridge Apartments
3400 Wyoming Blvd. NE

* Unfortunately, these properties list breed restrictions, so confirm that your dog/s would be allowed.

Online Resources for Local Apartments

Rent Cafe



Rent Lingo's Pet Resume
lets your landlord know that your dog is great!

Animal Trusts

Estate Planning Involving Pets (pdf) from the American Bar Association

Estate Planning with Pet Trusts from Nolo

Free Pet Trusts from Rocket Lawyer

Model Laws with Pet Trusts from the National Anti-Vivisection League's Animal Law Resource Center

Pet Trust Primer from the ASPCA

Pet Trusts & Other Estate Issues from Michigan Sate University's Animal Legal & Historical Center

Moving with your Dog

AHA's tips on moving with your dog

Infographic tips for moving with your dog

Petcentric's tips on understanding how to move with your dog

Assistance Dogs

Whether you have an assistance dog, need one, or are just interested, this information from Autism Speaks has links to many organizations to get you pointed in the right direction.

Local Organizations

Report animal abuse: 768-1975
(Animal Services)

Animal Protection of New Mexico
265-2322 or hotline: 800-249-0032

Bernalillo County Animal Cruelty Task Force

Bernalillo County Animal Services
1136 Gatewood SW, Albuquerque
468-PETS (-7387)

Santa Fe Animal Services

Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society

NM Federation of Animal Care,
Control & Welfare Agencies

1109 Luthy Circle

How to make a complaint and what to do if officials don't respond from PETroglyphs Magazine

Unchain Your Dog
information about preventing dog chaining

National Organizations

Animal Legal Defense Fund tells you how to legally stop someone from abusing their dogs

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Humane Society of the U.S.

Pet Abuse has information on what you can do to prevent animal abuse

Emergency Planning for your Dogs

Although New Mexico has few natural disasters, it's always best to be prepared to handle any emergency that comes your way. Make a plan now, so you'll be ready if you need to move fast. Here are some pages that can help: ASPCA has many important ideas for disaster preparedness

FEMA's page also tells you how to locate your dog if you've been separated

the Humane Society lists info on both big & small emergencies gives you tips on making plans & building a quick getaway kit

the Red Cross knows about disasters and offers plenty of info about handling one; they also mention their apps for both human & canine first aid

Local Dog Organizations

Paws & Stripes
is a local organization that matches rescue dogs as service dogs to returning vets with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The only dogs they use come from shelters and are trained by professionals specializing in service dogs.

PETroglyphs magazine
the online version of New Mexico's animal resource magazine.

Pets are Wonderful Support (P.A.W.S.)
NM AIDS Services' program to assist their clients to keep and maintain their animals.

Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers, Inc.
this organization of dog lovers helps you train your dog to brighten the days of patients in local nursing homes and hospitals--do a good deed and have a wonderful experience with your dog at the same time.

National Dog Organizations

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Grey 2K USA "protecting greyhounds nationwide"

Land of Pure Gold (Golden Retrievers)

dog at computer

Take Your Dog to Work

Take Your Dog To Work Day (every June)

Benefits of Having Dogs at Work

  • dogs (and cats) are proven stress-relievers, something most office could use
  • attract/retain employees, as bringing their dogs to work is seen as important benefit
  • increases morale and happier employees are more productive
  • enhances sense of community at workplace
  • allows employees to work longer without having to go home to check on Fido
  • encourages exercise

Setting Up Dog Policies at Work

  • employees must be consulted on dog policies
  • check that your insurance covers dogs at your workplace
  • dogs must be friendly to humans and other dogs
  • dogs must be housebroken and have basic training
  • limit squeaky toys and barking
  • dogs must be clean, healthy, and up-to-date on vaccinations
  • dogs must be supervised
  • make sure there is ample outside space for dog breaks

Dogs are good for businesses, according to this Better Cities for Pets article.

USA Today knows that dogs really help your workplace.

Pets of the Homeless

Feeding Pets of the Homeless
an organization dedicated to feeding the thousands of animals cared for by the homeless.

General Dog Info

Animal Channel
Humane Society's site with everything canine

educational dog events for dog trainers and behaviorists

Senior Dogs
a wonderful site that promotes the adoption of older dogs and provides information on what older dogs need to best enjoy their golden years.
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ABQ Poop Law

As of October 10th, 2015, the City of Albuquerque confirms that: "when not on the owner's property, the owner is required to pick up their pet's waste, whether it's private or public property. Violators can be reported to 311 or anyone can request a patrol [242-COPS or 242-2677] in their area. If caught and convicted, the violater can face up to a 500.00 dollar fine or 90 days in jail." So make sure you scoop that poop!

For more ways to file a complaint with the police, head to the APD contact page.

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last updated on July 1, 2022
links last checked on July 1, 2022