Top Dog-Friendly Cities

There are lots of things to consider when moving to a new city or when travelling: entertainment, night life, food, atmosphere, environment... the list never ends! And here's something else that can make a new place unique: how dog friendly they are! Here are the top dog-friendly cities in the U.S.!

SmarrtAsset, a financial consulting company, recently analyzed cities for their dog-friendliness.

Results showed that the west is actually the top area for canines, home to seven of the ten most dog-friendly cities! Quite the opposite, the south unfortunately didn't have any cities make it into the top ten.  Maybe this has something to do with that easy-going, active California lifestyle? It must have something to do with that, since three of the ten cities are in California! In the Golden State, you'll find golden opportunities for your golden retrievers (too much..?)!

Here are the categories that were analyzed for dog-friendliness:

1. Number of dog parks per 100,000 people.

2. Number of dog-friendly shopping areas in city.

3. Number of dog-friendly restaurants in city.

4. Walkability (0 - 100 scale.)

5. Weather (Annual days of precipitation.)

6. Housing cost (Median sale price for homes.)

So, now that you know what makes a city dog-friendly, are you ready for the list! Check it out to see if your city is on the list!

10 Most Dog-Friendly Cities

1. San Francisco, California

2. Las Vegas, Nevada

3. Denver, Colorado

4. San Diego, California

5. Albuquerque, New Mexico

6. Sacramento, California

7. Chicago, Illinois

8. Minneapolis, Minnesota

9. Tucson, Arizona

10. New York, New York. 

Do you see your city on the list? If not, what are you waiting for? Check out the most dog-friendly city near you to give you pooch a day in a city catered to them!

Jenna Gomes
Jenna Gomes


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