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Considering for most folks their pet is a member of the family, it makes sense that some people take their four-legged friends into consideration when deciding where to live. Some cities in the U.S. are more pet-friendly than others, and a new report reveals which ones are the best for you and your fur babies.

WalletHub has just revealed their list of the Most Pet-Friendly Cities in the U.S. They looked at 100 of the largest cities across 23 key metrics in areas of budget, health and wellness, and outdoor pet friendliness. Topping the list as the Most Pet-Friendly City is Scottsdale, Arizona, which scores 63.48 out of 100, and is number one for pet health and wellness, and six for outdoor pet friendliness, although costs must be high because it lands at 74 in the budget category. San Francisco, California is tops for outdoor pet friendliness, while Raleigh, North Carolina tops the list for the budget.

Top Ten Pet-Friendly Cities

  1. Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Tampa, FL
  3. Portland, OR
  4. St. Louis, MO
  5. Cincinnati, OH
  6. St. Petersburg, FL
  7. Lexington-Fayette, KY
  8. Las Vegas, NV
  9. Colorado Springs, CO
  10. Raleigh, NC

Producer Nicole Blog

As someone who was born and raised in Raleigh, and who also became a dog owner in Raleigh, I would have to agree with this. Most places in Raleigh have outdoor seating, which is great for bringing your pup with you when you go places. I can’t tell you how many bars or restaurants Finley has gone to in his life! There are also a lot of unique pet stores and greenways with access to water for them to swim in. That was always Finley’s favorite!

As for the least pet-friendly city, Santa Ana, California earns the “honor,” with a score of just 38.85, coming in at 96 for budget, and pretty low on the list for health and wellness outdoor pet friendliness. Click here to see where the other cities fall on the list.

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