If you’re one of the 43 million Americans who live with at least one dog, then you know it’s not always easy to move. Will your dog be happy in their new home? Their new city? Any move involving a pup requires extra research on the owner’s part. Of course, not everyone has time to look at every factor in every city. Good news! We did the research for you. Taking walkability, the number of dog parks, and several other canine-friendly factors into account, we compiled this list of the best dog-friendly cities in America. Maybe you live in one and don’t even know it yet!
San Francisco Is ‘Littered’ With Dog Parks
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San Francisco is an amazing place to raise a dog. The city is home to the second most dog parks per 100,000 residents and has over 170 dog-friendly restaurants! If you can afford the high cost of living, no city is better to live in with a dog.
It’s hard to beat the weather in San Francisco, too. Of course, if you’re a desert dweller, you might want to stay away. Mark Twain did say, “the coldest winter I ever saw was the Summer I spent in San Francisco.” If you’re looking for a warmer climate, you’ll prefer the next city by about 98 degrees!