Albuquerque Puppies and Dogs Available

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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Albuquerque


Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Albuquerque

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Albuquerque area? Meet new friends at one of Albuquerque’s off-leash dog parks. One of the local favorites is the North Domingo Baca Dog Park, featuring a wood chip surface, small and large dog areas, and waste stations. Another spot with friendly locals is the Rio Grande Triangle Park, featuring separate small and large dog areas, benches, and trails. Tingley Beach and the Paseo del Bosque Trail are also popular places to spend some time outdoors with your dog, although dogs must be leashed at both of these places.

Be a tourist in your own town with a ride on the ABQ Trolley Co. Your pup is welcome to join you in this open-air trolley as you explore the city, viewing famous and not-so-famous sites while enjoying lively narration from Jesse or Mike. After your trolley tour, Fido can stretch his legs during a visit the Petroglyph National Monument. Dogs are welcome in Rinconada Canyon, Piedras Marcadas Canyon, and at the Volcanoes Day Use Area within the monument. Just keep your pooch on a leash!

After a day in the great outdoors, head to Bookworks on Rio Grande Northwest. Your dog is always welcome inside as you browse for a new book or look for an old favorite. When you’ve worked up an appetite, you and your furry best friend can head to the Flying Star Café, Kelly’s Brew Pub, or one of the many other restaurants with pet-friendly seating. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Albuquerque area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Albuquerque on

Albuquerque Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Albuquerque

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Albuquerque , consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Albuquerque , and right here on
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Albuquerque paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Albuquerque . Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Albuquerque Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Albuquerque focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Albuquerque focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your rescue or shelter account. Thank you!