Top Pet-Friendly Cities (Part IV)

Great places for you and your furry friend

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis is an excellent city for dog owners who want some of everything. The city ranks in the top in each metric that was tracked. Noteworthy scores include two dog parks per 100,000 residents and 172 dog-friendly restaurants. This city even has one of the lowest costs of living of any major city. What drops Minneapolis and why it doesn’t rank higher is the lack of top scores in other areas.

Sacramento, CA

California’s capital takes a top spot on the list. Dogs and their owners will love the vast numbers of dog parks.  Based on our research, Sacramento has the most dog parks per resident, meaning most parks shouldn’t be overcrowded.

Other things in Sacramento’s favor are a large number of dog-friendly restaurants and a low chance of rain. In each of those metrics, Sacramento ranks at the top.

New York, NY

According to the research, there are over 450,000 dogs in NYC. According to the same research, Manhattan leads the pack as the most dog-obsessed borough. It possesses the most licensed dogs. New York isn’t just a dog-populated city. It’s a dog-friendly city as well.

New York is the most walkable city in the U.S, a fact that dog owners and their furry companions can appreciate. There are also a vast number of shopping centers and eateries that cater to dog-owning residents. The two disadvantages to having a dog here are NY is the weather and cost of living.

San Diego, CA

If you like doing things with your dog, regardless if it’s lounging, shopping, or eating, San Diego may be the one for you. It has a good number of dog-friendly restaurants and dog-friendly shopping centers.

Like San Francisco, the biggest concern about living in San Diego is affordability. San Diego ranks low in median home value.