You Tell Me, What Makes a City Pet Friendly?


In March of last year, composed a list of the 5 most pet friendly cities in the U.S.

1. Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs earned this prestigious position due to their high pet:people ratio, 7 dog parks, and luxurious pet friendly hotel, The Boardmoor Hotel.

2. Orlando, FL

Orlando’s proximity to Disney World provides an attractive opportunity for people to bring their pets with them on vacation. That’s why this city boasts some of the most pet friendly hotels, along with a collection of dog sitters and groomers.

3. Portland, OR

Portland provides picturesque outdoor activities for both humans and their four legged companions. The city has 20 parks designed for pets, and encourages most pet owners to bring their pets with them on outdoor activities.

4. Asheville, NC

This city has extensive pet boutiques and a variety pet photography, grooming, spas and other luxury treatments.

5. San Diego, CA

This city provides pet friendly shopping opportunities in addition to pet friendly beaches!

Forbes compiled a different list in 2013 that included some of the cities from above and Seattle, WA, Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, San Francisco, CA, Milwaukee, WI, and Minneapolis and St.Paul, Minnesota.

Many of these city’s benefits included:

Dog Parks

Dog Friendly Shopping

Dog Beaches

Pet Stores

Grooming Facilities

Veterinary Hospitals

Dog Friendly Walking Tours

Dog Yoga

Dog Paddleboarding

Forbes did site that this list was originally from and the areas were ranked based on number of dog parks, number of dog-friendly business establishments, costs of pet care, dog-centric events, and walkability.

I personally think the pet-friendliest cities are the ones that have exactly what YOU as a pet parent are looking for, so I thought, why not ask my readers what is important to them?

Below is a little survey to see what is most important to you, and whether or not your city provides you with the best for your pet.

I look forward to your responses!

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    March 6, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Arizona is extremely dog friendly, especially where I live. There are tons of stores, restaurants, parks, trails and activities that allow dogs. We also have several pet events in the greater Phoenix valley every year (probably 10+). It’s absolutely amazing because I feel like almost everywhere I go, my babies are welcome!
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      March 9, 2015 at 8:50 am

      Amanda, thats awesome! That is also how our city feels, like we can take Rooney anywhere and everywhere we go there are dogs! Love it!

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