Rover's Dog Owner showdown

San Francisco Dog Owners Ranked Most Active in the Country

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

San Francisco's Most Common Dog Owner Personality Traits

Out of the five most common pet owner personality traits, people in San Francisco stood out as most obsessed. In fact, this city ranked #1 in the category. You won’t see these dog owners without their dogs—they’re known for taking their furry BFFs pretty much everywhere they go. 

The majority (77%) of dog owners in San Francisco are likely to let their pup sleep in bed with them and 80% are likely to miss their dog as soon as they leave the house. Out of the 10 cities we surveyed, dog owners in San Francisco are most likely to choose their vacations based on where they can bring their dog along. That’s pretty obsessed if you ask us!

Most Obsessed Dog 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 + Treats

8 Best Dog-Friendly Wineries Near San Francisco

For those looking to bring their pup along, we’ve rounded up the 8 best dog-friendly wineries in San Francisco. Whether you call the city home or are just visiting, these wineries will accommodate both you and your furry friends.

Check them out

Dog + Cat

San Francisco's Top Dog and Cat Names

Did your pet’s name make the list of San Francisco’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 San Francisco’s pet name trends

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

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