Top 10 Dog-Friendly Cities
1: San Diego–Consistently warm weather, off-leash dog beaches and pet-friendly restaraunts are just a few highlights of this poll-topping city.
2: Long Beach, Calif.–Has the only off-leash dog beach in Los Angeles County, as well as lots of pet-friendly stores and restaraunts.
3: Carmel, Calif.–Features the Cypress Inn, which was one of the first pet-friendly hotels.
4: Portland, Ore.–The Hoyt Arboretum has 185 acres of trees and green for dogs to romp.
5: Seattle–Leashed dogs of all sizes are allowed on buses and trains throughout the city.
6: Chicago–The White Sox, one of the city’s professional baseball teams, has a Dog Day baseball game every year in the spring.
7: New York–The William Secord Gallery specializes in 19th Century dog art. Not only are dogs allowed in the gallery, you can also pay for a custom painting of your pooch.
8: Orlando–A number ofÃ‚Â hotels near the city’s many theme parks offer pet-sitting while you’re out mingling with Mickey.
9: Colorado Springs–Offers a nice combination of great dog-friendly outdoor areas and luxury hotels complete with pet sitters.
10: Austin, TX–In addition to having 12 off-leash dog parks, dogs are also allowed to tag along with their humans onÃ‚Â a horse-drawn carriage tour of the city.
Source: www.msnbc.com, Dog Fancy Magazine