Rover's Dog Owner showdown

Boston Dog Owners Ranked Most Sociable in the Country

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. 

Chart of 10 US cities ranked by common pet personality traits


Boston's Most Common Dog Owner Personality Traits

Out of the 5 common personality traits of pet owners, people in Boston ranked #1 as most sociable in the country. Friendliness reigns supreme due to their high likelihood of making conversation with fellow dog owners and befriending dog lovers at dog parks or in their neighborhood.

Despite these dog lovers’ undeniable knack for socializing with other dog owners, their obsession with their pets should not go unnoticed. Boston dog owners ranked as the #3 most obsessed in the country. 80% of dog owners claim they miss their dog as soon as they leave the house.

Other qualities to note:

Boston’s dog owners are most likely to get their dog professionally groomed and least likely to pick up another dog’s poop while out on a walk.

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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.

Shop the store

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

Boston's Best Day with Your Dog

Looking to get out in Boston with your dog? We at Rover put together a fabulous walk for you and your dog with dog-friendly stops along the way. Make a pit stop at RUFF North End Dog Park for a runaround before stopping for a treat at Polkadog Bakery.

More dog-friendly activities

Dog + Cat

Boston's Top Dog and Cat Names

Did your pet’s name make the list of Boston’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 Boston’s pet name trends

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

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