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 of 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 on a horse-drawn carriage tour of the city.

Source:, Dog Fancy Magazine

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