Austin Ranks Among the Most Dog-Friendly U.S. Cities

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Americans love dogs, specifically Austin, TX.

In fact, recent surveys show that more than half of all U.S. households have dogs and dog owners spend roughly $1,200 a year on their pets. Some parts of the country, however, are better places for dog owners and their four-legged friends to call home.

With International Dog Day approaching on August 26, SmartAsset analyzed data for 100 of the largest cities to find the most dog-friendly cities in America. They considered factors such as access to dog parks, veterinary offices and walkable streets, among others.

Austin cracks the top 20 most dog-friendly cities nationwide! To see Austin’s exact ranking and the other top-ranking cities, check out the infographic below.

The full report, including the methodology and key findings, can be found here:


Photo: Shutterstock/By Lucia Romero

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