Guide to Pet Friendly Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is very accessible from the US with no quarantine for humans or pets so, now is a great time to travel and travel safely—if even for weekend or to spend a work vacation.  We spent 5 weeks in historic and very pet-friendly Mexico City.  Here’s your guide.

WHY BRING YOUR PET TO MEXICO CITY?

There is no quarantine for healthy pets to travel to Mexico.

IF entering from US or Canada there is no longer a requirement for a Health Certificate.  Your pet may be physically examined upon arrival.  If it is free of any obvious signs of ill-health and no fresh or healing wounds, you may enter.

IF entering from other countries, the owner must present duplicate (Original and Copy) of a Health Certificate.  The Certificate must be on the Veterinarian’s Letterhead with contact info., license number, name and address of owner, physical description of the pet and state that your pet is free of any contagious disease, no hand-written letter are accepted.

MEXICO CITY PET-FRIENDLY HOTELS AND HOSTELS

The most popular and pet-friendly neighborhoods are:  Condesa it’s nomad friendly, Roma is hip and good wifi just about everywhere, Polonco can be expensive with upscale shopping, Coyoacan is very artsy and CENTRO is near all the best attractions.  All are walkable with great hotels, wifi, sites and parks.

This Hostels is great for meeting people, very central and budget conscious:

MEXICO CITY HOSTEL

PETS WELCOME: Dogs and Cats

FEES/DEPOSIT: $15usd

ALLOWANCES/RESTRICTIONS:  Up to lbs

AVERAGE COST PER ROOM: $35usd

Address: República de Brasil 8, Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México.  Whats App: 55 5512 3666

HOTEL LA CASONA—Perfect for walking to Chapultapec Park, but a bit noisy.

PETS WELCOME: Dogs

FEES/DEPOSIT:  Free

ALLOWANCES/RESTRICTIONS:  1 pet per room, up to 25lbs.

AVERAGE COST PER ROOM: $90usd

Address:  Calle Durango 280 Col. Roma/Condesa

A splurge in Condesa. World-class accommodation and service here. Modern and sleek. Great pet walking and close to Chapultapec park.

AR218 Hotel

PETS WELCOME: Dogs and Cats

FEES/DEPOSIT:  Free

ALLOWANCES/RESTRICTIONS:  1 pet per room, up to 25lbs.

AVERAGE COST PER ROOM: $200usd

Address:  Alfonso Reyes 218, Hipódromo Condesa, Cuauhtémoc.

Splurge in Sante Fe District

Presidente InterContinental

PETS WELCOME: Dogs and Cats

FEES/DEPOSIT:  Free

ALLOWANCES/RESTRICTIONS:  Small pets up to 18 kg/40 lbs.

AVERAGE COST PER ROOM: $325usd

Address: Juan Salvador Agraz 97, Sante Fe Mexico City

PET FRIENDLY MEXICO CITY RESTAURANTS AND CAFES

Most restaurants, pub and cafes with outdoor seating allow dogs.  Here are a few of our favorites:

DOG AND ROLL –Not just dog-friendly, they have menu items just for your companion pet.  The place is small but there is always room for more whether you dine inside or outside, your pet is welcome 319 Portales Nte, Benito Juárez

FRODY ICE CREAM—23 locations in Mexico City.  The popular ice cream shop is very pet-friendly.  You have many flavors to choose but, your pup may prefer the bacon flavor!

LA GATERIA–This one is for the cat lovers.  A boutique cat café is a combination of cafe, adoption house and cat gear shop all in an artsy, soft music-filled coffee house with coffee, tea, and a lunch menu.  Tabasco 337, Cuauhtémoc

THE DOGHOUSE PUB—After all the wonderful Mexican restaurants, here’s a dog-loving English Pub and Grub spot to relax with a great beer selection, traditional English dishes and indoor and outdoor seating. Sinaloa 61

KITCHEN 6 GASTROPUB—Upscale classic pub fare, great drinks and vegetarian options all including your pet. Indoor and Patio seating in a great people-watching location.  Teotihuacan 14, Colonia Condesa

MEXICO CITY SERVICES FOR YOUR PET

Petco with locations throughout the city has many of the same name brands you have back home.  Locals and Expats

CASA LUNA PET’S CLUB—Huge pet supply store with daily needs and specialty accessories made in Mexico.

Clavería 180, Azcapotzalco

CENTRO VETERINARIO MÉXICO—there are many veterinarians and Centro Veterinario Mexico is one well-regarded among locals and expats.

Cincinnati 22

ANAMALIA—has a few locations throughout Mexico City housing a Veterinarian and pet food and supplies popular with the locals.  Teotihuacan 14, Colonia Condesa

BRAVO FITNESS CLUB

Pet daycare, training, shop, groomers and veterinarian care all in one friendly dog-loving place.  Saturnino Herran #15,(Penthouse y Planta Baja), Col. San José Insurgentes

IMAGE PROPERTY OF BRAVO FITNESS CLUB. BRAVOPERRO.COM.MX

MEXICO CITY DOG PARKS

CHAPULTEPEC PARK– This enormous pet friendly park—larger than Central Park, New York City– has a 1000 sq.m fenced in area for dogs and a trail loop that is 4.3 km. There is so much to see you can come back for 2 or 3 days to see it all with your pet. Stroll past the zoo, museums (some are closed due to the pandemic, but the architecture is worth a stroll around, a botanical garden, 2  lakes, historical figure statues, , and Montezuma’s Baths archeological site.

PARQUE MEXICO—Locals know this park as THE GO-TO DOG PARK and although larger dogs dominate, there is a separate section for smaller pups.  Locals and expats enjoy the well-manicured, clean spaces filled with vendors, children play areas and statues of historic figures.

The city is filled with many well-kept parks and promenades.  A few of the more popular are:

PLAZA DE RIO DE JENEIRO

PARQUE HUNDIDO, (Parque Luis G. Urbina)

PARQUE LINCOLN, and

PARQUE LAS AMÉRICAS

TIP: At the ATM, save money when you get cash. ACCEPT THE BANK FEE AND REJECT THE CONVERSION. The ATM will ask you to accept or decline 2 charges.  Accept the banks fee for withdrawal but REJECT the next request to accept the CONVERSION.    This 2nd request changes the rate even more favorable to the bank. Decline the Conversion and you still get your money but only pay the ATM fee.

TIP: At Mexico City Airport, there are three pet relief areas.  They are outside the terminals on the lower level curbs in front of Terminals 1, 2 and 5.

Published by Stephanie Anne Fling

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