Top 5 Dog Friendliest Cities in the US

by Terri Rockovich  • 

Some people move where they can live their best lives. We move where our dogs can live their best lives. 

1. Portland

Portland has more dog parks per capita than any city in the U.S., wowza! There’s 33 in total. You can go to a new one every month for almost 3 years. Your dog will never get bored again. Even better: You can take your dog into pubs with you. Portland is one of the only cities outside of France that allows it. With special occasions like a Pug Crawl and Pit Bull Parade, every day is a dog holiday here. 

2. Seattle

The city with more dogs than children, but it doesn’t mean there are fewer strollers. It may rain a lot here, but that’s why there’s an indoor dog park. Plenty of places to take your pup inside and out, and dogs are allowed on city bus lines, light rail, and ferries to make bringing them with you a walk in the park.

3. Los Angeles (home of Jinx HQ)

LA caters to all kinds of dog needs. There’s 2,000 vets, 2,000 dog training facilities, and 1,000 kennels. Order a Pup Pattie at In-And-Out and head to Rosie’s Dog Beach for a little QT with your dog. Bonus: It’s near San Diego where there’s an annual dog surf-a-thon and more than 100 dog parks. 

4. Denver

Take your dog off leash on almost all of the amazing trails Denver has to offer. If a bar is more your scene, the Watering Bowl has a huge fenced in grassy area for dogs to play while humans get to enjoy a beer.

5. Atlanta

Piedmont Park is  a beautiful 3-acre dog park that hosts an annual 5k run and “Doggie Splash.” If you’ve dreamed about taking your dog to a baseball game, the annual “Bark in the Park” ballgame invites all dogs to come and try to catch a foul ball. Places like Ladybird and Treehouse have the perfect backyard for you and your dog to nosh on a snack and a bully stick. Lucky’s Burger and Brew even serves doggie treats.

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