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The 100 Best U.S. Cities For Pups And Their Parents

When dogs are part of your family, they play a huge role in where you consider living. Whether it’s finding a pup-friendly apartment or a city with pooch perks, pet lovers know that they’ll only be happy at home if their dog is, too.

If you’re thinking about relocating, you may be doing some research on pet-friendly places. Or perhaps you already live in one of them – and don’t even know it! Whether it’s time to pack or explore your hometown, check out WalletHub’s interactive chart of the 100 best U.S. cities for pets.

(Simply hover over the dot with your mouse to read the city and its ranking, with 1 being the most pet-friendly. If the city you’re looking for is in a magnified bubble, hover over the enlarged dot. )

Source: WalletHub


“With pet parents in mind, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the creature-friendliness of the 100 largest U.S. cities across 21 key metrics,” explains the article. “Our data set ranges from minimum pet-care provider rate per visit to pet businesses per capita to walkability.”

WalletHub also pointed out a few key rankings:

Cities with the Lowest Veterinary Costs: 

1. Columbus, OH
2. Stockton, CA
3. Corpus Christi, TX
4. Bakersfield, CA
5. Birmingham, AL

Cities with the Most Pet-Friendly Restaurants Per Capita:

(First 4 tied for first place.)

1. Orlando, FL
2. Scottsdale, AZ
3. Atlanta, GA
4. Honolulu, HI
5. San Francisco, CA

Cities with the Most Dog Parks Per Capita:

(All tied for first place.)

1. San Francisco, CA
2. Portland, OR
3. Las Vegas, NV
4. New York, NY
5. Henderson, NV
6. Boise, ID

Cities with the Most Pet Businesses Per Capita:

1. San Francisco, CA
2. San Diego, CA
3. New York, NY
4. Las Vegas, NV
5. Seattle, WA

Are there any that you would add to this list that you didn’t see here? Share with us in the comments below! 


(h/t: WalletHub)

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Written by Karen Tietjen
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