El Paso is a true city in the best sense, but it has plenty of green space to delight nature and pet lovers alike. It is home to the Franklin Mountains State Park, which offers plenty of fun getaway options for you and your pet.
With more than 100 miles of hiking trails, the Franklin Mountains State Park offers ample opportunities for a good walk. You can even spend the night at one of the campsites at the Tom Mays Unit.
Another great place for hiking in El Paso is the Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site. It is all about the rocky hills over here, although many people also visit the park at night to do some stargazing.
If you would rather stay within the city, the Desert Gardens are a fun place to roam around for a bit and admire over 600 species of plants from the great Chihuahuan Desert region and at the Municipal Rose Garden you can spot over 500 rose varieties. If you prefer spotting birds than plants, the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park is a good option.
But you do not have to stay outside with your pet. Dogs are allowed in the common areas of the Las Palmas Marketplace when leashed and it is up to individual shop keepers whether they let pets in or not. Either way, there is no reason to go shopping without them.
If you want to teach your pet some history, take it to the Chamizal National Memorial Park, commemorating the peaceful settling of a boundary dispute between Mexico and the US. There is a museum and an art gallery, but you can also stay out and walk the trails in the park or go for a picnic.