Rover's Dog Owner showdown

Chicago Dog Owners Ranked Most Indulgent 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

Chicago's Most Common Dog Owner Personality Traits

Out of the five most common pet owner personality traits, Chicago ranked #1 for most indulgent and willing to spend top dollar on their dogs. Dog grooming habits are one example of this indulgence: 86% of dog owners in Chicago are likely to get their dog professionally groomed. Nearly half of these pet parents (47%) also claim they’re likely to get their dogs a mani, pedi, and massage. Spa day anyone?

Dog owners in Chicago are also pretty obsessed with their pups. Over half (55%) claim they’re likely to choose their vacation based on whether or not they can bring their dog along, and 83% miss their dog as soon as they leave the house.

Most indulgent pet owners

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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 + Cat

Chicago's Top Dog and Cat Names

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

Dog + Treats

Chicago's Best Day with Your Dog

Looking to get out in Chicago 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 Puptown Dog Park for a runaround before taking a dip at Montrose Dog Beach.

More dog-friendly activities

Dog + Hearts

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.

Find an accessory

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

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