When it comes to dog-friendly cities, some rank higher than others on the pawsome scale. Here at The BarkPost we celebrate keeping pups happy and healthy and that’s why we’ve teamed up with BarkCare and Petplan pet insurance to offer a free year of BarkCare in-home visits + a free year of Petplan pet insurance. The cities below have some pretty pawsome dog facts, but we want to know which city is the healthiest dog city in America. Vote on your choice in our contest and you’ll be entered for the grand healthy pup prize!
1. Austin, TX
Austin is home to 35 pet photographers. It’s also home to the Bow-Wow Bones, the city’s first mobile food truck for dogs.
2. Portland, OR
With 33 dog parks, Portland wins the title for the most dog parks per capita of any large city.
3. Boston, MA
Boston’s subway was the first to allow dogs to ride during off-peak hours.
4. Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque not only boasts 33,000 acres of dog parks, it also hosts the Mayor’s Dog Ball, a black-tie event that supports the Animal Welfare Department’s Spay/Neuter Voucher program and where dogs can attend with their humans.
4. San Diego, CA
San Diego claims the title for the dog surfing capital of the world. The annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon raises funds and awareness for a local animal shelter.
5. Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas’ Desert Breeze Dog Park has gated sections for small, medium and large-sized dogs to keep pups safe as they run free.
6. Seattle, WA
Seattle’s dog population recently surpassed the number of children living in the city.
7. Chicago, IL
One of Chicago’s premier tourist attractions – Navy Pier – is dog friendly.
8. Phoeniz, AZ
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a Bark in the Park day that lets pups experience America’s favorite pastime.
9. Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs has the highest maximum fine for animal cruelty – $500,000.
10. Charleston, SC
Charleston allows dogs on many of its historical walking tours including Boone Hall, Magnolia Plantations and even ghost tours.
11. New York, NY
They say an apple a day keeps the veterinarian away….how about a BIG apple? In NYC there is BarkCare, a vet who comes to you so your pup doesn’t have to leave the couch. You can pick any time and any place that’s convenient for you and a vet will come right to your doggie door. The vets can handle everything from wellness visits to vaccines, sick visits, lab work, and more.
And be sure to enter our contest to win a year of BarkCare in-home vet visits and a year of Petplan pet insurance! (Contest ends March 24th at midnight EST.)
Featured image from Sammy and the City.