Santa Teresa is a small town in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. With a population less than 5,000 people at the 2010 census, you will find plenty of room to stretch your dog’s legs in Santa Teresa. The climate is generally warm with very little precipitation. Santa Teresa rests right on the border between New Mexico and Texas in an area often lovingly referred to as “Texico.” Santa Teresa is comprised of largely undeveloped land and dairy farms. This scantily populated town is the pawfect place to give your pup plenty of room to roam (on-leash, with you right there as his trusty guide). Leashes are required when taking your dog outside of your yard in Santa Teresa.
There are no animal hospitals inside the city limits of Santa Teresa. However, there are a few in nearby towns in New Mexico and across the Texas border in El Paso, less than thirty minutes away. You will find dog lovers walking their pups of all shapes and sizes throughout the town streets, so make sure your dog is ready to be on his best behavior. You may want to keep plenty of treats in your pockets or travel bag when walking through Santa Teresa to reinforce proper pup etiquette during your many adventures.
Central Santa Teresa is a small neighborhood right in the middle of town with easy access to the highway. This makes it another popular town for commuters who need to get to larger towns in New Mexico or Texas. You will find many single-family homes throughout the area for sale and for rent. There is a McDonald's where you can grab a quick meal with your dog and enjoy it in their outdoor seating area. After your meal, you can leash up and go for a long stroll while enjoying the southwestern landscape. The sunsets are exceptionally beautiful for both two- and four- legged nature lovers.
Valley Creek North is just to the north of West Valley in Texas, less than thirty minutes from Santa Teresa. You will find plenty of beautiful places to pull over and snap the pawfect selfie with your dog. Sparky will love all of the water and wildlife that is available for sniffing and chasing all afternoon long. Just don’t forget your waste bags for maximum playtime fun! If you are looking for a park to visit, Valley Creek North is just a few minutes from the Westside Open Preserve in El Paso, which has its own Westside Dog Park for off-leash exercise and shenanigans.