It’s no secret we love our pets! They are family! In fact, did you know that there are over 90 million households with pets in the US? That’s a lot of pets and families who want them to live long, happy, and healthy lives. Can where you reside impact that? It just might! A recent study conducted by Wallet Hub ranked one North Carolina city as one of the most pet friendly. Think you know which one it is? I’ll give you a hint it has a vet school which probably contributed to such a high ranking on this list.
In 2021, pet ownership cost Americans $123.6 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association. Expenses add up fast between food, vet care, grooming, toys, boarding etc. Though if you love your pets the way I do there is no amount of money you wouldn’t spend on them.
With animal parents in mind, WalletHub compared the pet-friendliness of the 100 largest U.S. cities across 23 key metrics. Their data set ranges from minimum pet-care provider rate per visit to pet businesses per capita to walkability. Keep reading to see which North Carolina city ranked as one of the most pet friendly. You’ll see the top 20 and then below that where there the other three NC cities included are ranked. You can read WalletHub’s full study here.
Biltmore Estate Is The Most Pet-Friendly Attraction In North Carolina
Do you love traveling with your pet? It can be hard to leave them at home but knowing where you can vacation and bring them along can also be a challenge. If you’re looking for a pet-friendly attraction then look no further. According to GoPetFriendly Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC is the most pet-friendly attraction in North Carolina. I was actually just at Biltmore this past weekend and I can confirm there were lots and lots of dogs on the property. And considering the estate is 8,000 acres that’s a lot of space for your furry friends.
When you think of Biltmore your mind, understandably, goes to the lavish 250 room home. It’s “America’s Largest Home” but the mansion which opened on Christmas Eve in 1985 is just part of the attraction of the estate. A little later on I’ll tell you about many of the other activities which are perfect to bring along your trusted companion. There are references to Vanderbilt dogs all over the property, one, in particular, is Cedric at St. Bernard. Cedric even has a restaurant named after him (and it’s one I highly recommend!)
Read on to learn about what makes Biltmore Estate so pet-friendly!