Bordered by the Rio Grande and the Sandida Mountains, Peralta, NM has a lot more to offer than simply being just a thirty-minute drive from Albuquerque. Peralta’s motto is "Preserving the Past for Future Generations", and it shows -- several churches in town are simply stunning examples of southwest architecture, and the small city’s downtown area was based around an historic hacienda that dates back to 1874. Unfortunately, there aren’t any veterinary clinics in Peralta, but you’ll find plenty of places to care for your buddy in nearby Los Lunas.
With no designated dog runs or community parks in town, you might be forgiven for thinking that Peralta isn’t the most fur-friendly place, but you and your buddy are sure to dig up something to do! Heritage Park, on the border of Peralta and Valencia, is a fantastic spot for a leashed walk, and boasts several dog-friendly hiking trails for you and your pup to sniff and explore. Right next to the park, you’ll find Ribs Hickory Pitt BBQ, a grrreat locally owned joint that serves up the best in sticky, smoky goodness, and welcomes wagging tails at outdoor tables. And don’t worry -- you and your pooch will find plenty of off-leash exercise opportunities just a short drive away!