Top Dog-Friendly Cities in the US
SAN DIEGO, CA
If your dog longs for the waves, check out San Diego’s annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon for pups who like to shoot the curl. Walkers and runners will love the Puppy Love 5K for dogs and their families too! Après sports, there are seven dog-friendly shopping districts to get you and Rover's style on.
As home to more than a dozen pet massage therapists, Portland pooches are chill! The city also claims more per capita dog parks than any other major US city. You and pooch can also enjoy the local pub, Meet Ups at the Pug Crawl and the Pit Bull parade.
Boasting more dogs than kids, Seattle is ground zero for canines. If you don’t mind the drizzle, hit the paths and nature trails. And if you prefer your exercise dry, there’s an indoor dog park and over 32 Meet-Up Dog groups.
When it comes to dogs, the windy city is a welcoming city. Shopkeepers set out bowls of water for thirsty canines and you and your pet pal can go out to the ballpark together on Dog Day. Stroll on the 606, an elevated multi-use path with over two miles of repurposed rail line in the heart of the city. Chicago pet owners brag about Montrose Dog Beach, the place to go for swimming and socializing on sunny days.
Full of dog-friendly neighborhoods, Boston is also home of the Yappy Hour, when patrons can sip a pint with their pup. Boston also allows dogs on the subway and the daily cruise boats that cruise the Harbor.
With so many cities rolling out the pet carpet, it’s time to hit the road today!