In the United States, we are crazy obsessed dog moms and dog dads.  In fact, good ‘ole USA is home to 75.8 million dogs.  But where in our country are the most dog friendly cities?  Is it your hometown?

USA Dog Friendly Cities

dog in the city

According to Bring Fido, these are the top 12 pet friendly cities in the US:

  1. Portland, OR
  2. Asheville, NC
  3. San Diego, CA
  4. Colorado Springs, CO
  5. Boston, MA
  6. Austin, TX
  7. Tampa, FL
  8. Salt Lake City, UT
  9. Phoenix, AZ
  10. Seattle, WA
  11. San Francisco, CA
  12. Kansas City, MO

Worldwide Dog Friendly Cities

dog in the county

Now how about globally?  These cities worldwide list as the best place to be a dog (and you may be surprised):

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  3. Tel Aviv, Israel
  4. Toronto, Canada
  5. Paris, France
  6. Seattle, Washington
  7. Berlin, Germany
  8. Rome, Italy
  9. New York, NY
  10. Geneva, Switzerland

No Strays

stray dog

Would you believe that there is one country that has absolutely no stray dogs?  Yes, in fact, and it’s Holland.  They have instituted a mandatory spay and neuter program which is paid for by the government.  In addition, all dogs get free medical exams and vaccines when needed.  The Netherlands have also adopted a low to protect animal and promote animal welfare.  The government raised taxes on the purchases of bred dogs to help encourage canine adoptions.

Dog Friendly States

Are you a dog lover thinking about moving to the most dog friendly states?  Well, Indiana, Tennessee and North Carolina has the highest percentage of pet population.  North Caroline and Georgia have the highest ratings for pet-friendly apartments. Criteria to get these rankings are:

  • Percentage of pet-friendly apartments
  • Pet population
  • Pets left in car laws
  • Tether law
  • Anti-cruelty law
  • Animal fighting law