Here Are The Top 10 Most Dog-Friendly Cities In The U.S.

11/8/2017

When moving to a new city, the last thing on most people's mind is how dog-friendly their new home is. But thanks to one website, dog-lovers in the U.S. can now see which places treat their pooches the best.Alencorp.com recently released a study which ranked the top 10 dog-friendly cities, based on canine-specific legislation, the number of no-kill shelters, the number of dog parks and how many businesses, such as restaurants and shops, allow dogs in them.

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Out of the 10, Austin, Texas came out on top. According to the Alencorp website, the city has:

167 restaurants, 15 dog parks, five hiking trails, three tours, and seven pet-friendly stores that welcome dogs [which] provide a lot of options for visitors and residents to bring their dogs along most places they go.

To come up with their rankings, they looked through breed-specific legislation, which bans certain breeds from being owned, makes owners pay a fine if they have one and sometimes means that dogs such as Pit Bulls have to be put down if they are reported.

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Each city on the list has no bans on any breed.Here is how the cities were ranked:1. Austin, Texas2. Phoenix, Arizona3. New York, New York4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania5. Boston, Massachusetts6. Arlington, Virginia7. Minneapolis, Minnesota8. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma9. Hoboken, New Jersey10. New Haven, ConnecticutIf you are moving to a new state, make sure that your canine companion will be welcome in your new home by researching state and local laws online.

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