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Will the Real Most Pet Friendly City Please Sit! – Part 1

We’ve all seen surveys listing the most pet friendly cities in the US – right?  Who performs those surveys?  What pet friendly criteria are judged? Which city is THE most pet friendly?  GoPetFriendly will answer these questions over the course of three posts.

We tracked the results of six recently published surveys that named, in total, 24 different pet friendly cities in their tabulations. (Note: Although they say “pet” friendly survey, we’re talking “dog” here.) The table below charts the rankings of three surveys by Pet Airways, TopTenz, and Rent.com.  For now, the cities are listed in alphabetical order.

 

 

PET FRIENDLY SURVEY:
PetTop
CitySTAirwaysTenzRent.com
AlexandriaVA
Ann ArborMI10
AtlantaGA11
AustinTX16
BaltimoreMD9
BostonMA73
CarmelCA8
CharlestonSC9
ChicagoIL52
Colorado SpringsCO2
HoustonTX4
Lake TahoeNV
Long BeachCA9
Los AngelesCA6
MiamiFL
New York CityNY1241
OrlandoFL3
PortlandOR378
RiversideCA10
San DiegoCA510
San FranciscoCA15
SeattleWA26
TampaFL8
WashingtonDC47

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Pet Airways – This survey simply lists the 12 “most dog friendly cities in the US.”  No judging criteria are mentioned, however, the Humane Society (2007) is cited as the source.

TopTenz – Compiled by (oddly enough) only 9 writers, this survey provides a brief synopsis of why each listed city made it to their top 10.

Rent.com – The survey was done by a home-finding business and, like TopTenz, has a short explanation of what made their pet friendly cities a top 10 choice.

In our next post, we will present the results of three more surveys – from Food & Wine, DogFriendly.com, and MSNBC.  In the third post of the series, GoPetFriendly scores all of the survey results to develop our own ranking of the most pet friendly cities in the US.

  • […] Our first post listed the top dog friendly cities as compiled by Pet Airways, TopTenz, and Rent.com.  Continuing our mission to sniff out the most dog friendly cities in the US, below are the results of three more surveys.  Again, for now, the 24 cities mentioned across all six surveys are listed in alphabetical order. […]

  • […] So we’re exploring the most pet friendly cities in the US as reported by six surveys.  In our first post, we shared the opinions of Pet Airways, TopTenz, and Rent.com.  In our second post, we presented […]

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