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10 Most Dog Friendly Cities in America

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Jordan Scheltgen
Written by Jordan Scheltgen

Are you a dog-lover? If so, then this list is for you. We’ve ranked the top 10 dog-friendly cities located within the US. Our list was made based on several data points: dog parks per 100k people, amount of dog-friendly establishments ranked out of 10, the number of dog-centered meetup groups, and the walk score (divided by 10).

10. Las Vegas, NV

Dog parks per 100k people: 4.2

Dog-friendly establishments: 7

Number of dog-centered meetup groups per 100k: 3.77

Walk score (divided by 10): 6.3

Total Score: 18.87

9. Chicago, IL

Dog parks per 100k people: 0.6

Dog-friendly establishments: 10

Number of dog-centered meetup groups per 100k: 0.9

Walk score (divided by 10): 7.5

Total Score: 19

8. Minneapolis, MN

Dog parks per 100k people: 1.75

Dog-friendly establishments: 8

Number of dog-centered meetup groups per 100k: 3.5

Walk score (divided by 10): 6.5

Total Score: 19.75

7. San Diego, CA

Dog parks per 100k people: 1.25

Dog-friendly establishments: 8

Number of dog-centered meetup groups per 100k: 6.63

Walk score (divided by 10): 4.9

Total Score: 20.78

6. Tampa, FL

Dog parks per 100k people: 2.6

Dog-friendly establishments: 8

Number of dog-centered meetup groups per 100k: 5.96

Walk score (divided by 10): 4.6

Total Score: 21.16

5. Boston, MA

Dog parks per 100k people: 1.86

Dog-friendly establishments: 5

Number of dog-centered meetup groups per 100k: 7.5

Walk score (divided by 10): 8

Total Score: 22.36

4. Washington D.C.

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Dog parks per 100k people: 0.91

Dog-friendly establishments: 8

Number of dog-centered meetup groups per 100k: 8.96

Walk score (divided by 10): 7.4

Total Score: 23.27

3. San Francisco, CA

Dog parks per 100k people: 3.3

Dog-friendly establishments: 7

Number of dog-centered meetup groups per 100k: 7.03

Walk score (divided by 10): 8.44

Total Score: 25.77

2. Portland, OR

Dog parks per 100k people: 5.3

Dog-friendly establishments: 9

Number of dog-centered meetup groups per 100k: 7.3

Walk score (divided by 10): 6.3

Total Score: 27.9

1. Seattle, WA

Dog parks per 100k people: 2.2

Dog-friendly establishments: 10

Number of dog-centered meetup groups per 100k: 10.12

Walk score (divided by 10): 7.1

Total Score: 29.42

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Jordan Scheltgen

Jordan Scheltgen

Jordan is an avid traveller, writer and football fan. He can almost certainly be found doing one of those three things.

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