Are you looking for a change in scenery or travel somewhere new with your pup? Here are the top 10 dog-friendly cities in the United States.
No one makes a great travel companion quite like your four-legged furry friend. So it’s natural to want to bring them along on your traveling adventures. Or maybe you’re looking to move somewhere completely new, and you’re doing some research to find where your pet will feel the most welcomed. Well, don’t you worry, we have a comprehensive list here just waiting to be read by you!
Just keep in mind that this list is not necessarily ranked in order, so all these spots will have your dog’s tail wagging no matter where you end up!
If you’re a fan of warm weather, the state of Arizona will be lucky to have you and your pet. Make sure to keep your dog well-hydrated in the summer and choose indoor, air-conditioned activities during those record-breaking months of July and August. Even then, Tuscon is home to plenty of dog parks, dog-friendly restaurants, pet stores, and veterinarian offices.
Are you looking for something more cool and coastal? Then you might be interested to know that Portland, Oregon, has ranked as one of the highest dog-friendly cities in the United States by plenty of dog blogs and websites. While Oregon might be home to plenty of rainy weather, the cooler summers are sure to give you and your pup plenty of months to take in the great outdoors. Portland is also home to the most dog parks per capita of all the cities in the United States, which we’re sure your pup will love!
3.San Diego, California
San Diego, California, is known to be the climate capital of the world. With sunny summers that aren’t too hot and mild winters, you can bet that your dog will love spending time outside with you year-round. There’s also plenty of dog-friendly beaches, parks, eateries, and shops. If you’re the kind of dog-owner that loves dining out with your four-legged friends, San Diego has so many restaurants and patios that are happy to accommodate your dog. Including Sally’s Fish House and Bar that features a dog menu!
It is a dog owner’s dreamland if you love spending time in the mountains with your dog, Denver, Colorado, and its suburbs. The city of Denver can give you that big-city feel while allowing you to escape the hustle-and-bustle of the town with a short drive to the mountains. Of course, there’s also plenty of fenced-in dog parks, dog-friendly shops, and dedicated veterinarians in the general vicinity.
Are you a massive fan of live music? No matter your music preferences, you’ll be a huge fan of living in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is known to be a mecca for songwriters of all genres, but here’s a fun fact: Nashville is one of the most accessible places to find dog-friendly living accommodations. It’s also home to plenty of bars and restaurants with dog-friendly patios. You’ll also find no shortage of veterinarians in this city either!
Miami, Florida, and many other Florida coastal cities like Tampa, and St. Petersburg, are known to be great for dogs and their owners. Similar to San Diego, the weather provides plenty of time to be outside during all months of the year. Florida is also known for having no shortage of dog-friendly beaches and off-leash dog parks.
Austin, the capital city of Texas, has been known to be one of those dog-friendly cities everyone knows and loves. While other towns have restaurants and beer yards that are dog-friendly, Austin is home to eateries made to bring your dog along. It’s also home to The Domain, a huge, live, work, shop, and play center, with most, if not all, of the shops being dog-friendly.
8.Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, is known for plenty of things, like being the headquarters for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or being close to some of the best ski resorts in the world. Still, the city and the surrounding suburbs are dog-friendly for visitors and locals alike. If you’re looking for a town with plenty of hiking and walking trails as well as dog-friendly restaurants and breweries, you can count on Salt Lake City to never disappoint. Check out Dog Friendly SLC for a guide on all things to do with your dog in Salt Lake City.
Known for being the birthplace of Starbucks and grunge music and now some of the biggest tech companies in the world, Seattle has a lot to offer the average human. But don’t worry, there’s plenty in store for your pup here as well. The Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Dog Area is known to be one of the best dog parks globally, with an 8.6-acre park to play on beaches and walking trails. In the downtown area, you’ll find an ample amount of dog bakeries and specialty pet stores.
10.Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City also features plenty of dog-friendly attractions. Known as the crowned jewel of the park system in Kanas City, Swope Park Off-Leash Dog Park is a massive hit for pets and their owners. You can always visit the doggy jungle gym at Bar K Dog Bar, which your dog will be begging to go to about once a week after their first time. You can bet that with such fun attractions, locals and visitors will love to see you and your pup out-and-about on the town!
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