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Albuquerque dog events calendar

Dog Calendar














picks of the week

We make every effort to ensure accuracy,
but please call to confirm dates and times

(event locations at bottom of page)

Saturday, April 30th, 9 am - 2 pm: Celebrate Nob Hill's 100th Anniversary with Nob Hill Unleashed's FREE Pet Parade and Fair! Fun for the whole human & canine family! Dog-oriented vendors, adoptions, photos, food trucks, and music.

At 10am, companion animals and their people will parade through Nob Hill from Bryn Mawr, up Silver Ave to Carlisle Blvd, and back to Bryn Mawr along Central. Parade participants can enter contests including Best Costume, Best Owner Look-A-Like, and Best Trick to win over $5,000 in prizes. Proceeds benefit Animal Humane NM, Lap Dog Rescue, and Paws & Stripes. Register for the costume contest at Nob Hill Unleashed. At Bryn Mawr & Central SE.

Saturday & Sunday, April 30th & May 1st, 9 am - 4 pm: Giant Los Lunas Adopt-a-Thon will feature dogs from All Ears Basset Rescue, Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, and more. Animal educators from Animal Protection of NM will be there along with trainers, groomers, and food trucks. Fun for everyone! At petsen$e, 1620 Main St. NW, Los Lunas.

Sunday, May 1st, 1 - 3 pm: Don't bother with Pamplona's Running of the Bulls, when Albuquerque has the Running of the Chihuahuas! Join Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue for a FREE family-friendly day of fun & games, dog races, prizes, vendors, food and more! All Chihuahuas and Chihuahua "wannabes," under 15 pounds can race, $10/dog/race. All proceeds go to Enlightment Chihuahua Rescue. For more info, see their flyer (pdf). At Arroyo del Oso Park, 7001 Osuna Rd. (first fenced field at the park: Soccer Field #1).

April 25th - May 1st, 2016

Dog Adoptions Albuquerque
M 25 10 am - 8 pm: Everyday Adoption Center, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

11 am - 6 pm: Positive Paws
T 26 10 am - 5 pm: Going to the Dogs Adoption Center & Resale Store, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

10 am - 8 pm: Everyday Adoption Center, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

11 am - 6 pm: Positive Paws
W 27 10 am - 5 pm: Going to the Dogs Adoption Center & Resale Store, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

10 am - 8 pm: Everyday Adoption Center, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

11 am - 6 pm: Positive Paws
R 28 10 am - 5 pm: Going to the Dogs Adoption Center & Resale Store, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

10 am - 8 pm: Everyday Adoption Center, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

11 am - 6 pm: Positive Paws
F 29 10 am - 5 pm: Going to the Dogs Adoption Center & Resale Store, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

10 am - 8 pm: Everyday Adoption Center, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

11 am - 6 pm: Positive Paws
Sa 30 9 am - 4 pm: Giant Los Lunas Adopt-a-Thon will feature dogs from All Ears Basset Rescue, Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, and more. Animal educators from Animal Protection of NM will be there along with trainers, groomers, and food trucks. Fun for everyone! At petsen$e, 1620 Main St. NW, Los Lunas. Continues on Sunday, May 1st.

10 am - 3 pm: PetSmart Cottonwood, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

10 am - 4 pm: Petland, Positive Paws

10 am - 5 pm: Going to the Dogs Adoption Center & Resale Store, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

10 am - 5 pm: PetSmart Cottonwood, Lucky Paws Van on the Move

10 am - 8 pm: Everyday Adoption Center, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

11 am - 3 pm: Sprouts Market Academy, PACA
Su 1 9 am - 4 pm: Last day for the Giant Los Lunas Adopt-a-Thon, featuring dogs from All Ears Basset Rescue, Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Fur and Feather Animal Assistance, and more. Animal educators from Animal Protection of NM will be there along with trainers, groomers, and food trucks. Fun for everyone! At petsen$e, 1620 Main St. NW, Los Lunas.

10 am - 3 pm: PetSmart Cottonwood, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

11 am - 5 pm: Everyday Adoption Center, Watermelon Mountain Ranch

11 am - 6 pm: Positive Paws
Albuquerque Dog Dog Events
R 28 times vary: Read to the Dogs at various public libraries.
Sa 30 9 am - 2 pm: Celebrate Nob Hill's 100th Anniversary with Nob Hill Unleashed's FREE Pet Parade and Fair! Fun for the whole human & canine family! Dog-oriented vendors, adoptions, photos, food trucks, and music.

At 10am, companion animals and their people will parade through Nob Hill from Bryn Mawr, up Silver Ave to Carlisle Blvd, and back to Bryn Mawr along Central. Parade participants can enter contests including Best Costume, Best Owner Look-A-Like, and Best Trick to win over $5,000 in prizes. Proceeds benefit Animal Humane NM, Lap Dog Rescue, and Paws & Stripes. Register for the costume contest at Nob Hill Unleashed. At Bryn Mawr & Central SE.

Rio Grande Canine Freestylers meet periodically to dance with their dogs. For more info, e-mail info@riograndecaninefreestylers.org.

times vary: Read to the Dogs at various public libraries.
Su 1 1 - 3 pm: Don't bother with Pamplona's Running of the Bulls, when Albuquerque has the Running of the Chihuahuas! Join Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue for a FREE family-friendly day of fun & games, dog races, prizes, vendors, food and more! All Chihuahuas and Chihuahua "wannabes," under 15 pounds can race, $10/dog/race. All proceeds go to Enlightment Chihuahua Rescue. For more info, see their flyer (pdf). At Arroyo del Oso Park, 7001 Osuna Rd. (first fenced field at the park: Soccer Field #1).
Dog Shot Clinics

The HEART ordinance requires
dogs over six months old be spayed/neutered & microchipped.


M 25 9 am - noon: Walk-in shot clinic at Valley Vetco, 413 Montaño Rd NE.

2:30 - 5:30 pm: Walk-in shot clinic at Vet-co, 8200 Menaul NE.

2:30 - 5:30 pm: Walk-in shot clinic at Valley Vetco, 413 Montaño Rd NE.
T 26 2:30 - 5:30 pm: Walk-in shot clinic at Vet-co, 8200 Menaul NE.

2:30 - 5:30 pm: Walk-in shot clinic at Valley Vetco, 413 Montaño Rd NE.
W 27 2:30 - 5:30 pm: Walk-in shot clinic at Vet-co, 8200 Menaul NE.
R 28 2:30 - 5:30 pm: Walk-in shot clinic at Vet-co, 8200 Menaul NE.

2:30 - 5:30 pm: Walk-in shot clinic at Valley Vetco, 413 Montaño Rd NE.
F 29 9 am - noon: Walk-in shot clinic at Valley Vetco, 413 Montaño Rd NE.

2:30 - 5:30 pm: Walk-in shot clinic at Vet-co, 8200 Menaul NE.

2:30 - 5:30 pm: Walk-in shot clinic at Valley Vetco, 413 Montaño Rd NE.
Sa 30th 9 am - 1 pm: Low Cost Shot/Microchip Clinic, sponsored by Watermelon Mountain Ranch, Bernalillo Police Department, 739 Camino de Pueblo, Bernalillo.
Su 1 noon - 4 pm: Shot Clinic, Pet Vet Market.
In-store clinics change too frequently to be reliable. Check out these local stores for dates of their shot clinics:
  Pet Vet Market
Petco Academy
Petco Lomas
Petco West
Petco Santa Fe
PetSmart Academy
PetSmart Costco
PetSmart Cottonwood
PetSmart Eubank
Dog Events On The Horizon
MAY 7th-8th

10 am - 4 pm: Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary Open House. Please help celebrate the collective birthdays of their senior and hospice animals with cake and sign their big birthday card. The dogs will be ready to take you on a tour of through their peaceful sanctuary. Many local artists have donated unique and fun gift items of art and jewelry for this special occasion, and let's celebrate mom too! As always every penny goes to the animals. See the schedule of events on their flyer (pdf). At the Sanctuary, 3749-A State Road 14, Santa Fe.
We're always sniffing around for dog-related events. Let us know if you're having one!
Event Locations
Albuquerque Animal Welfare:
  Eastside: 8920 Lomas NE, 768-1975
  Westside: 11800 Sunset Gardens SW, 768-1975
Animal Humane | NM - main: 615 Virginia SE, 255-5523
Boofy's Best:
  8201 Golf Course RD NW, Ste C-2, 890-0757
Bookworks: 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139
Canine Country Club North Valley:
  7327 Fourth St. NW, 898-0725
Canine Country Club West:
  4201 Marna Lynn NW, 890-8900
Clark's Lomas: 4914 Lomas Blvd NE, 268-5977
Clark's Menaul: 11200 Menaul Blvd NE, 293-5977
Dog World: 9308 Susan Ave SE, 243-2117
Flying Star Juan Tabo: 4501 Juan Tabo NE; 275-8311
Flying Star Nob Hill: 3416 Central Ave NE, 255-6633
Flying Star Paseo: 8000 Paseo Del Norte, 923-4211
Flying Star Rio Grande:
  4026 Rio Grande NW, 344-6714
Flying Star Corrales:
  10700 Corrales Road NW (at Alameda), 938-4717
Going to the Dogs Adoption Center & Resale Store:
  4405 Jager Dr, Rio Rancho, 867-5347
  136 Calle de Presidente, Bernalillo, 850-2578
Long Leash on Life:
  9800 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 13; 299-8800
Lucky Paws: 6600 Menaul NE (SW corner of Coronado Mall)
Positivew Paws: 1616 Eubank Blvd. NE

Petco Academy: San Mateo & Academy NE, 797-1910
Petco Lomas: 10700 Lomas NE, 296-0978
Petco West: 3601 Old Airport Road NW
  (just south of 528, between Ellison and Coors), 898-2450
Petco Santa Fe: 2006 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, 424-1667
Petland: 6600 Holly Ave. NE, 821-7387
PetSmart Academy: 8070 Academy NE (at Wyoming), 796-0561
PetSmart Costco: 1424 Mercantile NE (near Costco), 341-2431
PetSmart Cottonwood: 10248 Coors Bypass NW, 792-1772
PetSmart Eubank: 350 Eubank NE, 298-4122
PetSmart Santa Fe: 3561 Zafarano Dr., Santa Fe, 471-5255
Pet Food Gone Wild: 2415 Southern, Rio Rancho, 994-0101
Pet Vet Market: 11200 Montgomery NE, 296-7200
Sprouts Market Academy:
  6300 San Mateo NE (at Academy), 821-7000
Sprouts Market Lomas:
  933 San Mateo NE (at Lomas), 268-5127
Sprouts Market Westside: Alameda & Corrales Rd., 890-7900
Teca Tu:  Sanbusco Center, 500 Montezuma Ave., Santa Fe,
  1-888-TECA-TU2
Three Dog Bakery: 9821 Montgomery NE, 294-2300
Triangle Grocery:
  12165 State Highway 14 N, Cedar Crest, 281-3030
Valley Vetco: 413 Montano Rd NE, Suite A, 344-0780
Vet-co Menaul: 8200 Menaul Blvd NE #R, 292-3030
Whole Foods Academy: San Mateo & Academy
Whole Foods Wyoming: Wyoming & Academy NE

last updated on April 28, 2016
links last checked on April 15, 2016
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