Have you ever wondered if your city is the best place for your pup? Are you considering a move? Then this list of the best cities for dogs might help when it comes to answering these questions and more.
Thanks to a new study from Forbes Advisor, we can all find the best cities for our pups based on a number of factors that are truly all about dogs and what they may need. From the perfect place for dog walks and parks to where they allow dogs in the lease agreement, this study has the answer for where our dogs are truly welcome.
So if you are looking for cities where the canine is actually the cat’s meow, we have a break down of those places where our dogs are appreciated.
Dogs are truly welcome in these cities according to a new study
Before we actually get to the exact cities that are the best for our dogs, here are some of the factors that went into this data:
"Percentage of apartments allowing petsPercentage of apartments with pet rent feeDog parks per 100,000 residentsPercentage of residents within a 10-minute walk to a park"
These key factors are definitely important. And yes, we would absolutely use this to determine the best places to live with our pups, so it just makes sense that even this study is using these metrics.
So which cities are truly the best of the best for our dogs to enjoy a good quality of life in the United States? With 93 cities being scored, here are some of the locations that made the list in terms of potentially dog-friendly locales:
- San Francisco got a score of 75 out of 100, giving it the honor of being at the very top of the leaderboard for places for our dogs to live.
- Denver, Colorado received a score of 60 and while they were tied with other cities, they came in third based on apartments that welcome dogs.
- Chicago is ninth on the list with a score of 55.
- New York City comes in right under Chicago, also with a score of 55.
- Tampa, Florida received a score of 50 out of 100, giving it the number 13 spot on the list.
- Baltimore, Maryland rounded out the top 25 with a score of 45 out of 100.
If you are thinking of a big move, there is a lot to consider. And obviously our pet’s comfort may not necessarily be at the top of the list. But this certainly helps to give us an idea of just how easy it is to enjoy life with our pups in a new city.
What do you think of these findings? Are you surprised that San Francisco is the best city of our dog? What do you think is important in determining a city that is dog-friendly?