Top Pet-Friendly Cities  

People Walking DogsWhether it’s running errands or just getting outside, having a furry friend by your side always makes things a lot more fun. Cities that are fun for people and pups always get two big paws up from the Apartment Search team, which is why we tracked down the best cities for pet lovers in the U.S.

Albuquerque, NM

Quirky Albuquerque is a dog’s heaven – the fresh air of the nearby mountains and the dry climate is good for just about any kind of animal. Since there’s a good amount of space, apartments in Albuquerque also provide amenities for both your indoor and outdoor critters.

Portland, OR

Portland boasts the most dog parks per capita, according to Forbes. With lots of places for you and your dog to hang out or grab a bite, your dog will never be bored. And in case you go on a vacation without your companion, pet boarding is an established industry in the city.

Austin, TX

Austin is a great city for both pups and people. Austin is also a no-kill city, with dog jogging organizations and other ways to get involved with rescuing animals. Dogs can enjoy plenty of parks and the Greenbelt to splash around in just about year-round. And for cats and other pets, there are gourmet pet bakeries for birthdays and other special occasions you and your pet celebrate together (which can be just about anything).

Omaha, NE

Omaha isn’t just known for Peyton Manning’s plays. The Midwestern metropolis is a host to several dog parks and many pet-friendly events give Omaha pets a social life of their own.

San Diego, CA

There’s nothing quite like SoCal weather and beautiful beaches, and your pet will feel the same way. There are hundreds of restaurants, hotels, beaches, and venues that welcome your pets. If you have a water-loving dog, you can’t go wrong with San Diego.

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