10 Best Cities for Dogs (and Their Owners)

Charleston is tops
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2016 10:41 AM CDT
10 Best Cities for Dogs (and Their Owners)
Charleston, here we come.   (Shuttertock)

Given that somewhere around 44% of US households have a dog, Realtor.com took a look at which cities qualify as the most dog-friendly in the nation. Factors included stats on dog ownership, dog parks, pet-friendly restaurants, dog walkers, pet stores, etc. Here are the top 10, including the percentage of households with dogs:

  1. Charleston, SC (68%)
  2. Temecula, Calif. (85%)
  3. Las Vegas (62%)
  4. Scottsdale, Ariz. (69%)
  5. San Diego (63%)
  6. Austin, Texas (61%)
  7. Tampa, Fla. (57%)
  8. Fort Collins, Colo. (54%)
  9. Atlanta (54%)
  10. Seattle (52%)
Click for the full stats. (Read more dogs stories.)

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