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Dog-Friendly Cities Ranked By Most Common Pet Parent Personality Traits

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.

10 US cities ranked by common pet parent personality traits

Here’s a breakdown of the different common personality traits of dog owners.

Icon to represent active dog ownersMost Active

These dog owners make it a point to include their pups in all of their active endeavors, from daily runs to weekend hikes.


Most Indulgent

These well-to-do dog owners are willing to spend top dollar on their pups, making their dog’s expenses a high priority. 


Most Obsessed

You won’t see these dog owners without their dogs—they’re known for taking their furry BFFs pretty much everywhere they go.


Most Sociable

Expect an enthusiastic “Hello!” and “Can I pet your dog?” when you meet this friendly group of dog owners.

Most Eco-Friendly

Environmental friendliness is a top priority for these dog owners, and that includes making eco-friendly purchases for their pups.

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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 + Treats

The Cost of Owning a Dog

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 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

Dog + Hearts

The Top 100 Most Popular Dog Names

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

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

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