Alibi V.14 No.33 • Aug 18-24, 2005 


Dog Days

A canine guide to Albuquerque

Survival can often depend on the company you keep. If those closest to you are loyal, industrious and caring, your chances of fending off life's many challenges increase tenfold. With that in mind, it's clear that there are few better companions in this world than those whom we in the scientific community call Canis Familiaris. Here is a list of dog-friendly restaurants, parks and businesses that allow you to spend time with your drool-happy companion while taking care of life's other necessities. Most of the info from this section was obtained via For more canine-related inquiries, check them out online.


Enjoy fabulous fare at these fine dining establishments where dogs are welcome. Just don't forget to slip a few leftovers under the table to keep everyone happy.

Beauty En Ze Feast
3848 Rio Grande NW, 345-4386

Bone Bistro inside at their coffee bar
Wyoming and Paseo del Norte, 797-9663

Boston Pizza
4300 The I-25 Way, 890-8004

Buster's 66 on the patio
3624 Central SE, 232-2787

Bow Wow Blues
8845 Rio Grande NW, 341-4484

Chama River Brewing Company
4939 Pan American Freeway NE (I-25 and Jefferson), 342-1800

El Norteño on the patio
6416 Zuni SE, 256-1431

Flying Star Cafés on the “petio”
(dog tie-ups, water troughs, free biscuits)
3416 Central SE, 255-6633
4501 Juan Tabo NE, 275-8311
4026 Rio Grande NW, 344-6714
723 Silver SW, 244-8099

Flying Star Satellites
3513 Central NE, 256-0345
1628 Alameda NW, 899-1001
8405 Montgomery NE, 296-7654

Geckos Bar & Tapas on their patio
(they even bring your dog water and bacon!)
3500 Central SE, 262-1848

Gold Street Café at their sidewalk tables
218 Gold SW, 765-1677

Graze on the patio
3128 Central SE, 268-4279

Kelly's on the patio
(they even have dog food on the menu!)
3222 Central SE, 262-2739

Krispy Kreme Donuts on the patio
3709 Ellison NW, 890-7300

Pars Cuisine on the patio
4320 The I-25 Way, 345-5156

Pearl's Dive on the patio
509 Central NW, 244-9405

Sauce in their outdoor seating
405 Central NW, 242-5839

Three Dog Bakery
9821 Montgomery NE, 294-2300


If your dog is well mannered (and on a leash), feel free to take your furry companion along with you while you shop for everything from videos to flowers to office supplies.

Alphaville Video
3408 Central SE, 256-8243

3500 Central SE, 262-1900

Bone Bistro
Wyoming and Paseo del Norte, 797-9663

Book Works
4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139

Bow Wow Blues
3845 Rio Grande NW, 341-4484

Chick's Harley-Davidson/Buell
5000 Alameda NE, 856-1600
(Free hot dogs at noon on Saturdays!)

Chelsea Morning
7400 Montgomery NE, 883-1159

Clark's Pet Emporium
4914 Lomas NE, 268-5977
11200 Menaul NE, 293-5977

Davis Tru Value Hardware
12168 N. Hwy. 14, Cedar Crest, 281-4072

Martha's Body Bueno
3105 Central NE, 255-1122

Old Town Basket Shop
301 Romero NW, 842-8022

10248 Coors Bypass NW, 792-1772
1221 Renaissance NE, 344-8600
350 Eubank NE, 298-4122

Pet Vet Market
11200 Montgomery NE, 296-7200

REI Outfitters
1550 Mercantile NE, 247-1191

Rowland's Nurseries
7402 Menaul NE, 883-5727
5207 San Mateo NE, 881-1036
12401 Montgomery NE, 292-6676
615 Rio Grande NW, 242-8705
4349 Irving NW, 898-4833

3509 Central NE, 266-0530

6001 Menaul NE, 830-3322
9701 Montgomery NE, 292-2440
10242 Coors Bypass NW, 890-8822

Tema Contemporary Furniture
7601 Montgomery NE, 275-2121

Three Dog Bakery
9821 Montgomery NE, 294-2300


Keep your dog lean, fit and fully relieved (if you know what I mean) while they exercise their little hearts out at a park near you.

Off-Leash Parks
Coronado Park (will be fenced pending park resolution this summer)
Indian School and Second Street NW

Kit Carson Park (fenced)
1744 Kit Carson SW

Los Altos Park (fenced)
Triangle bounded by Eubank NE, Lomas, and I-40

Rio Grande Park (fenced)
14th Street and Iron SW

Roosevelt Park (unfenced)
Coal and Spruce SE

Tom Bolack Urban Park (fenced)
Zimmerman and Dakota NE
(between Louisiana and San Pedro, just south of I-40)

USS Bullhead Memorial Park (fenced)
Between San Mateo SE and Louisiana, south of Ridgecrest

Westgate Community Park (will be fenced in December 2005)
Cartagena SW and El Patron

On-Leash Parks
Altura Park
Aspen and Morningside NE

Elena Gallegos Park
7100 Tramway NE

Hoffman Park
Wyoming and Menaul NE

Hyder Park
Richmond and Santa Monica SE

Laurel Circle Park/Ridgecrest Park
Ridgecrest and Morningside SE

Tiguex Park
Mountain and 18th Street NW