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Top 10 Cities for Pets

Top 10 Cities for Pets

If you own a pet, you know how important it is to find the right place to call home — not just for your needs, but for those of your furry friend as well. Ideally, you want to live close to a park or within close proximity to a veterinarian.

Apartment List looked into which cities are the most pet-friendly. According to Angelina Bader of Apartment List, data is based on results from the Apartment List annual renter survey. It asked renters: “How satisfied are you with your current city in each of these categories? – Pet friendliness.” The minimum sample size for each city was 25. The results showed the following top 10 cities for pets:

1. Spring, Texas

89.3% of renters are satisfied with pet friendliness here. After a long day of swimming at the dog-friendly Rummy’s Beach Club, you can treat yourself and your pup to a dog-friendly ice cream sundae at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. The town has an abundance of pet stores and veterinary offices to keep your pup healthy and happy.

2. Fort Collins, Colorado

86.7% of renters are satisfied with pet friendliness here. The abundance of dog parks, canyons and waterfalls all represent Colorado’s famously-beautiful nature. They also contribute to making this state a paradise for active pets and pet owners. Fort Collins is one of two Colorado locations that has this and more to offer you and your pets.

3. Alexandria, Virginia

86.2% of renters are satisfied with pet friendliness here. In Alexandria, one of every four residents is a dog, so almost every place will welcome your best friend. There’s even a Canine Cruise and numerous dog boutiques.

4. Beaverton, Oregon

85.4% of renters are satisfied with pet friendliness here. There are well over 40 pet-friendly restaurants in Beaverton, so you are sure to find a great place to eat with your pet no matter where you are in the area. There’s even a pet-friendly car dealership: Beaverton Toyota.

5. Austin, Texas

84.9% of renters are satisfied with pet-friendliness here. Austin doesn’t have just some pet-friendly locations. It has hundreds of pet-friendly restaurants, hiking routes, pet stores and dog parks.

6. Denton, Texas

84.6% of renters are satisfied with pet friendliness here. Like Austin, there is a large abundance of pet-friendly restaurants, hiking locations, pet stores and dog parks. This is the third Texas location, making Texas the most pet-friendly state.

7. Boulder, Colorado

84.4% of renters are satisfied with pet friendliness here. The second Colorado location has all the famous Colorado scenery that welcomes you and your pets. Want to kick back at a brewery after a long hike with your pup? Like Fort Collins, there are plenty of pet-friendly breweries in Boulder.

8. Seattle, Washington

81.9% of renters are satisfied with pet friendliness here. In Seattle, there are a number of pet-friendly cafés and restaurants. There’s also off-leash dog parks and pet-friendly arboretums, lounges and brew pubs.

9. Charlottesville, Virginia

80.8% of renters are satisfied with pet friendliness here. Charlottesville has a lot of vineyards where you and your pet can roam. A couple of notable ones are the King Family Vineyard and Keswick Winery.

10. Boise, Idaho

80.5% of renters are satisfied with pet friendliness here. Boise has some great swimming locations for dogs. There’s also plenty of pet-friendly parks and restaurants, but be sure to go shopping with your pet at the Capital City Public Market, where there are stands selling products just for pets.

Be sure to check out the full list of Apartment List’s 192 pet-friendly cities here.

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