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The Ultimate Guide to Pets in Las Cruces

Do you have a furry, four-legged, or feathered pet that feels like part of the family? Pets are an important part of many of our lives and we want to give them the best possible care. We’ve put together this ultimate guide to help you find all the resources in Las Cruces you need to pamper your pets.

Day camps

Day camps are great for pets whose parents work long hours or who need lots of extra socialization and stimulation during the day. You can drop your pup off in the morning and pick them up at the end of the day. Day camps can provide constant attention plus interaction with other dogs.

Here are some of the top pet day camp spots in Las Cruces:

Old Mesilla Kennel
Doggie Dude Ranch and Cat Farm
Mesilla Valley Pet Resort


If you’re planning a vacation or have to travel for work, finding care for your pet is important. Some pets don’t like to travel long distances or need careful medical care that is hard to give on the road. Pet boarding is like a hotel for pets where your fur-children will be taken care of while you’re away. Some boarding businesses will even pick up and drop off your pets for you.

Check out these friendly places to board your pet in Las Cruces:

Your Pet Space
My Pet Resort
Pet Planet Complex

Pet stores

Pets in Las Cruces Ultimate Guide | Steinborn Real EstateNeed to stock up on pet supplies? Las Cruces is home to a number of pet stores, where you can find everything from luxury and organic pet goods to discount and bulk supplies. Many pet stores also offer grooming services.

  • Pet’s Barn
    At Pet’s Barn you can create a custom food for your dog or cat that is personalized for their unique dietary needs and preferences.
  • PetSmart
    At PetSmart you’ll find all of the pet basics you need to take care of your dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, fish, or rodents.
  • Petco
    Petco is your one-stop shop for all of your pet needs. In addition to offering a large selection of supplies, you can take obedience classes, fill a prescription, schedule a dog walker, get your pet groomed, and buy pet insurance.
  • Better Life Natural Pet Food
    More than just a pet store, Better Life is a local company that offers a wide selection of healthy and natural pet foods. They offer full-service grooming for both dogs and cats and have a DIY dog bathing area as well. Better Life also has one of the few cat boarding facilities in Las Cruces.
  • Cross City Exotics
    For all of your exotic pet needs, Cross City Exotics has you covered. They have a large selection of exotic pets and supplies and are ready to answer your questions with their expert advice. Call them at 575-652-4059 or visit their location on 1414 S. Solano Drive.

Give back

Las Cruces Pets Ultimate Guide | Steinborn Real EstateIf you’re interested in getting more involved in the pet community, consider how you can give back and help out pets in need.

  • Become a pet foster parent. When abandoned animals are rescued, they need temporary homes to take care of them until they can be adopted. You can sign up to be a volunteer pet foster parent with Action Program for Animals and make a difference in the life of a needy pet.
  • Donate pet food. Have some extra pet food you don’t need? Animal shelters are always looking for donations to help them care for animals. The Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley even has a wish list of the most helpful donations you can give.
  • Volunteer. The Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary relies on volunteers to keep running. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be able to make a three-month commitment.

Looking for a house with a bigger yard for your dog?

At Steinborn, we want to help you find a house that’s perfect for your whole family, including your pets. Check out our extensive online listings or give us a call today at 575-522-3698, and one of our associate brokers will help you get started on your home buying journey.

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