10 of the Most Dog Friendly Cities in the United States

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Owning a dog is a big job, and many people take that challenge and excel at the role. And that’s just fine. It doesn’t matter where you live or what you do with your life, so long as you love your dog. Okay, so it matters a little, but it doesn’t matter so much that you can’t just have a nice life wherever you are. If you are thinking of getting a dog, however, we do encourage you to look into the needs of any specific breed to ensure your lifestyle matches that of the dog’s needs. And also, you might want to check to see if the city in which you reside is dog-friendly. Here is a list of 10 of the friendliest cities for dogs in the country.

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San Francisco

With more than 27 parks just for dogs, San Fran is a beautiful location for a pet owner. It’s also a beautiful location in general. It’s a very walk-able city, which means you and your dogs are going to have a great time together. It doesn’t matter who is in the mood for a bit of exercise – you’re all going to get it living here. Additionally, it’s just pretty. Even though the weather is sometimes crazy, there are few cities that are as lovely as this California location.

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Dogs like space, too. And that means they’re going to love this New Mexico city and its more than 33,000 square feet of park space in which dogs can play, run and frolic. It’s the ideal place for a family to raise a dog since the weather is nice, the land is big and the people here just love their doggie friends. There are parks with dogs all over, and it’s uncommon not to see other people walking or running their dogs in the neighborhood at all hours of the day throughout the year.

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It’s another cold location, but it’s a nice one. There are 33 parks just for dogs, most restaurants allow dog owners to bring their dogs in for a meal, and most of the homes here are quite large. This means that you can live in a house that is great for your dog since it will have plenty of space both indoors and out. This is a great city for dogs and their owners.

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If you’re dog is interested in the modeling industry, this might just be the place for you. This area has more than 35 photographers that photograph nothing but animals, and they also have more than a few places that welcome dogs on a regular basis. It’s also a gorgeous city with beautiful weather, and there are even food trucks that are made only for dogs. If your dog is a bit on the spoiled rotten side, this might be the place for you and your animal to live.

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San Diego

If you want to live where it’s sunny and people love their dogs, you want to move to San Diego. This is a location that is beyond beautiful, and it is one that is beyond perfect. It’s got all that you might consider from a place dogs are more than welcome, including regular dog day parties, beach parties and multiple events throughout the year that are created just for everyone’s canine companions. It’s a great place to raise a dog, because dogs are really very welcome here.

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This is the city that wins, in our books. Why would you want to live anywhere else than the city that offers something called ‘yappy hour’ at the local bars? This is where you get to drink and your dogs get to join. It’s the perfect way to take a dog on a walk, don’t you think? Additionally, the city allows dogs to ride the subway and the boats, so that makes taking your dog around the city a lot easier than you might imagine.

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Okay, so it does rain a lot here and that’s never fun for people who have to take the dog out for a walk. However, would you believe us if we told you that this is a city that actually has more dogs than it does children? Our guess is that people with kids quickly move places where there is more sunshine and fewer whining moments of boredom. Dogs, on the other hand, are a lot less vocal about how bored they are, the lack of food in the fridge and the lack of anything to watch on the 3,000 channels of television you pay for each month – for no apparent reason.

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If you love the cold, you will love this gorgeous city. It has plenty of things for dogs to do, and it even has a long list of restaurants that love animals to the point that they welcome dogs with vigor and excitement inside the establishment. Additionally, it’s one of the leading cities for breed-specific play dates and meetings in the country. All in all, it’s a great place to raise a dog.

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There are 365 days in a year, and 350 of them are sunny in Tucson. That’s why so many people with pets like to live here. There are no bad days for a walk or a day in the yard or park with your canine friend. Additionally, the city holds a big party for pit bulls on pit bull awareness day, and that’s a good time for those who have this severely misunderstood breed too many people are afraid to call their own based on media attention in a negative manner.

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Because the weather is warm and dry, a number of people make the decision to call Arizona home, specifically Phoenix. This means that they get to spend their time doing what they enjoy, and many of them enjoy nothing more than time with their canine friends. Because of this, there are many activities, trails and events that are catered to dogs and their families in this specific area. You might want to check it out.

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  1. Wow, almost all of these are western cities. I guess the writer lives out there because otherwise she’d know about Punta Gorda Florida. It has pleasant weather and dogs are allowed in almost every store. There’s beautiful beaches too

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