Rover's Dog Owner showdown

Top Dog Owner Personality Traits in Austin

The National Ranking

Five cities rose to the top of our ranking: Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and Los Angeles. Denver tops the list of most active dog owners, Chicago has the most indulgent dog owners, San Francisco pet parents allege to be the most obsessed with their dogs, Boston dog owners are the most sociable around, and in Los Angeles dog owners are all about that eco-friendly mindset. But where does Austin fit in? Dog owners in Austin fell somewhere in the middle of most categories—making them well rounded pet parents. Their strongest personality traits are by far indulgent and sociable, coming in at #6 in the U.S. for both.

Chart of 10 US cities ranked by common pet personality traits

Austin's Most Common Dog Owner Personality Traits

Out of the five most common pet owner personality traits, people in Austin stood out as sociable. If you have a dog, you can surely relate to pups stopping to sniff one another on walks. But do you make conversation with fellow pet parents when you’re out and about? Or do you let the dogs sniff and move on? Turns out, nearly 80% of dog owners in Austin are likely to strike up conversation with other dog owners in this scenario. 

The majority (66%) of Austin’s dog owners claim it’s not unlike them to befriend a fellow dog lover, whether it’s at the dog park or just in their neighborhood. It’s safe to say, Austinites are among the friendliest dog owners in the country.

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America's Most Popular Dog Breeds

America's Most Popular Dog Breeds

Is your dog’s breed ranked as one of America’s favorites? From beloved mixed breeds to popular purebreds, we looked at Rover’s database of more than a million pet parents to discover some of the most popular dog breeds in the US. See which breeds ranked highest in 2020

Dog shopping at the Rover Store

Shop the Rover Store

Head the Rover Store for some of the best pet parent garb and show off how much you love your dog. The store now includes pillows, mugs, tote bags, desk decor and more.

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Puppy Sleeping

The Cost of Owning a Dog in 2020

Wondering about the cost of owning a dog in 2020? Whether you’re one of the many who’ve adopted a pet this year or you’ve been planning on bringing home a dog for ages, it’s helpful to know: how much does a dog cost?

Find out how much it costs in 2020

Dog + Suitcase

Dog-Friendly Hotels in Austin

For travelers looking to bring their pet along with them, we’ve rounded up the best dog-friendly hotels in Austin. Learn more about which accommodations welcome dogs, along with their rules, regulations and fees.

Find dog-friendly hotels

Dog + Cat

Austin's Top Dog and Cat Names

Did your pet’s name make the list of Austin’s top dog and cat names? Rover’s annual ranking of pet names includes names inspired by celebrities, foods, beverages and more. Find out what’s inspiring dog and cat names in 2020.

Discover Austin’s pet name trends

Dog + Treats

20 Dog Walking Accessories to Level Up Your Daily Stroll

For the more indulgent dog owners out there—or for those just looking to up their walking game—we’ve rounded up some of the best dog walking accessories. From packs to specialty poop bag carriers, there is something for everyone.

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*A survey conducted by of 5,000 U.S. dog owners via Attest.

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