Do You Live in One of America’s Most Dog-Friendly Cities?

America… a nation united by dogs. According to the Humane Society, 47% of households have at least one. Of course, some American cities outshine the rest when it comes to welcoming dogs. With ample outdoor space and cultural activities catering to canines, these are the most dog-friendly cities in America.





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Upcoming Dog Events

Check out these fun dog events in your area!

2012 Harbor Hounds

Harbor Hounds
Gig Harbor, WA
September 15

The 10th Annual Harbor Hounds Dog Walk benefits the Prison Pet Partnership, and the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Midday. Enjoy a day of fun with family and your furry best friend!


Wags & Waves

Wags and Waves
North Richland Hills, TX
September 15

The Metroplex Animal Coalition (MAC), an alliance of more than 50 nonprofit animal welfare-organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is hosting the 4th Wags and Waves family and dog event at NRH2O Family Water Park. All proceeds will benefit the programs of MAC and its member groups.

Ride for the Paws Motorcycle RideRide for the Paws Motorcycle Ride

Portland, OR
September 16

Join the 6th Annual Ride for the Paws for a half-day motorcycle ride though spectacular Northwest scenery. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, barbecue lunch, ice cream and a tour of one the country’s most advanced animal shelters. All proceeds from the ride benefit the animals at the Oregon Humane Society.


CSBarks Dog FestivalCSBarks Dog Festival

Carol Stream, IL
September 16

CSBarks is returning with five hours of four-legged fun, including frisbee demonstrations, pet fashion shows, over 60 dog vendors in the fido shopping mall, an off-leash area and the Rover Rest Area for tired pups.


The Dogs on the Bus go Round and Round: Seattle’s Dog Friendly Metro System

Hey Seattle-ites! We’ve always had plenty of reasons to love Seattle – especially when the sun comes out over the weekend – but now we’ve got one more. Did you know that a leashed dog can ride on the King Country Metro system? Well, they can! Large, leashed pups pay the same fare as their owners and must sit on the floor (they can’t take up a seat). Smaller dogs and service dogs are free.

Before we went too far touting Seattle’s dog friendly-ness though, we decided to do some research. Is Seattle leading the way in dog-accessible services or simply following a trend?

We’re pleased to announce that Seattle’s policy of allowing large dogs the same privelages, for a price, as their human counterparts, is trailblazing compared to other cities. Allowing small dogs to sit on their buddies laps and ride free is just another example of pooch-power. Seattle, it seems, is more of a dog haven than we ever knew.

Do you know of more dog-friendly cities? What are their city transport rules?