If you want to live a happy life with your dog – head to the West! According to a report by SmartAsset, seven of the ten most dog-friendly cities in America are located in the western part of the country. The survey also found that most Southern cities lack in dog-friendliness, including the availability of dog parks and dog-friendly stores.

The report includes data from 100 major cities across the United States and takes in to account six factors that make a dog’s life happier – dog parks, dog-friendly shopping areas and restaurants, walkability, weather and housing cost. Each city is analyzed according to these metrics and then ranked using specific calculations.

Three of the top 10 cities where your four-legged friend is always welcome are in California, while Las Vegas grabs the second spot for having a great weather almost all year round and plenty of dog parks to walk and play with your buddy!

Here are The 10 Most Dog-Friendly Cities In America:

10. New York, NY

9. Tucson, AZ

8. Minneapolis, MN

7. Chicago, IL

6. Sacramento, CA

5. Albuquerque, NM

4. San Diego, CA

3. Denver, CO

2. Las Vegas, NV

1. San Francisco, CA


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