Thursday, January 3, 2013

Top 10 Most Dog Friendly U.S. Cities

I found this infographic the other day and just knew that Austin, TX had to be on the list. And it most certainly is! I am from Austin, TX and it happens to be the 3rd most dog friendly city in the United States! Austinites love two things the most - music and dogs!

I know a couple of my blogging friends live in some of the other cities listed as well!

Lulu and her mom Christie from Life With Beagle live in Orlando and they write about a lot of interesting things that go on there. Gizmo from Terrier Torrent lives near Orlando too and he always has a lot of exciting adventures around the area. Athena from Pitlandia lives in Portland where she gets to live the pampered pooch life!


Anyone else live in any of these cities? Would you agree that they are dog friendly places?

Top 10 Dog Friendly Cities Infographic
Infographic provided by Bone-A-Fide Dog Ranch, a dog boarding facility near Seattle

34 comments:

  1. I live about 30 mins away from SF and Domeek lived there for years...but I never really understand why it ranks so high on the dog friendly lists. I've never found SF incredibly pet friendly...they have outdoor cafes like most cities and have dog parks like everywhere, yes it is a walking city, but that's about it. :-/

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    1. Hmmm, I haven't traveled to much. Interesting to hear what you think about it Goose!

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  2. Woof! Woof! We saw this infographic in FB. My hometown CHICAGO made it on the list (so true and missing it so much but not for long ...). My mom have been in Colorado, Seattle, New York, San Diego, Orlando and San Francisco ... the list is accurate. Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. Wow your mom has been lots of places Sugar! Thanks for the feedback!

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  3. Wow, I know my city would never make this list, but I'm surprised my in-laws city didn't make it. They're in Black Mountain, NC (close to Asheville). I was able to take my larger dog Bender into almost every store, and even ate at a fancy bistro (something we're not used to!).

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    1. That sounds like a pretty friendly dog city to me!

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  4. Thanks for mentioning us =) We LOVE living in Portland and find it to be very dog friendly! How exciting that it's the #1 most dog friendly city! Athena is probably extra spoiled because there's so much to do (and buy) here for dogs!

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    1. I saw that Portland was number one and immediately thought of you guys! Athena looks extra spoiled, but that's ok... she's still cute!

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  5. There's a little something for you over on my blog this morning :)

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  6. So much fun! I wish I could go EVERYWHERE with Mom, all the time!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  7. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. I like that Orlando made the list but I wish they'd mentioned something other than Disney ... there's so many other great places where your dog is allowed to join you...And congrats in living in #3...you need to show us some of the places there where dogs are welcome

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    1. I bet you're tired of hearing of Disney lol... I did think it was pretty cool that Disney had a boarding place for dogs though.

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  9. They left out Key West - it's very dog-friendly. Good info though. We may have to plan our vacations accordingly.

    Garth

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    1. Oh yea! I remember reading all about your visit to Key West! It sounds like a great place for dogs to visit.

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  10. I love that 2 Pacific Northwest cities are on the list. I want to move someday, but I doubt that I will, because I love love love the land that we have (and I want more) and I love that there are so many dog lovers and pet related businesses out there.

    Thanks for the cool Infographic!

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    1. Having lots of land is always fun! I don't think I really want to move out of Texas... I love it here! Especially Austin.

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  11. super interesting and of course we aren't on the list

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  12. Lucky Athena! Mom and dad have talked about moving to Portland one day...I am keeping my paws crossed :)

    For now I live kind of close to San Diego. I guess it must be pretty dog friendly because there are a lot of cool places we can go on walks and hikes and there is even a cafe where I am allowed to sit on the couch!

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    1. Wow, that is pretty awesome that you get to sit on a couch in a cafe Remy! Sounds like fun! :)

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  13. What an awesome infographic! Sadly, Kansas City didn't make the list, but I'm not surprised.

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  14. Hey Ann, Congratulations on your new Animal Tales Blog Award! Way cool!! And I like your post today...I live in Chicago and had no idea that I could bring my dog to a White Sox game...Although I am a Cubbies fan! LOL Again Congrats.

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    1. Thanks Loy! I don't really get into sports much, especially baseball. Maybe the cubs should look into a bring your dog to the game day hehe.

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  15. Very interesting. Have a great day. Your Canadian Friends Lee (who was once an American) and Phod

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  16. wow, what a great post! I love reading about all the different dog friendly parks. Even though I have kitties, I sometimes go to the dog park just to watch them play. It is so relaxing.

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  17. I live in The Netherlands and we have places where it's allowed to let the dog walk without a leash. I like to see them playing near the water.

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  18. That is a great list. That must have taken quite a bit of research to make up that list. We are not on the list but I am not surprised. Thanks for the info.

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  19. Ironic that Colorado Springs is so high on the list and Denver is a huge BSL area. smh

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  20. Hey! We are in Round Rock.....which is almost Austin, but much too conservative and not nearly weird enough! My dear David and I live with Roxie, our 3rd rescued black cocker spaniel. She was flown to Austin from Midland by Pilots N Paws, a non profit, just for us. And yes, Austin is VERY dog friendly!

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    1. Hey Alex, I am actually in Round Rock too! How cool :)

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