The Most Dog-Friendly Cities in America in 2018

Just under 70% of U.S. households have a pet, according to the National Pet Owners Survey. It probably comes as no surprise that the survey also found that dogs were the most popular pet for American households. Of the 85 million pet-owning households, 60.2 million of them opt for a pooch. But as any dog-owning family knows, the quality of life for you and your dog can be heavily dependent on where you live. Dog-friendly cities contain walkable streets, runnable parks and access to affordable mortgages.

In order to find the most dog-friendly cities in America, SmartAsset looked at data on six different factors. We looked at median home value, dog parks, walk score, dog-friendly restaurants, dog-friendly shops and average amount of precipitation per year. Check out our data and methodology below to see where we got our data and how we put it together to create our final ranks. More

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