Friday, August 26 is National Dog Day, and the folks at LawnStarter have sniffed out 2022’s Best Cities for Dog Lovers. Their study compared nearly 175 of the biggest U.S. cities based on 24 key indicators of dog-friendliness, such as housing, services, and care. They also looked at pawlicy favorability, access to pup-welcoming businesses, and affordability. When the results were tallied, San Diego ranked #4 nationwide for Best U.S. Cities For Dog Lovers!
San Diego's Rank in Some Key Metrics (1st = Best)
- Share of Dog-Friendly Rental Properties - 93rd
- Number of Dog Meetups - 2nd
- Emergency Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals - 4th
- Number of Kennels - 16th
- Number of Dog-Friendly Accomodations - 1st
The full ranking and analysis can be found here: https://www.lawnstarter.com/blog/studies/best-cities-dog-lovers/