As the late Roger Caras, host of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, once said, “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” And the places we live are only made whole with the inclusion of our canine companions. How a town or city honors its residents’ dogs is a clear illustration of how important they are to that community.
For DOG FANCY’s third annual DogTown USA contest, we analyzed, studied, and picked apart big cities and small towns alike in search of the dog-friendliest place in the United States. What we found were nine cities with superb environments, great natural resources, innovative activities, supreme veterinary care, and model shelter rates. But it was their above-all-else love of dogs that sealed the deal. Without their adored canine companions, these cities would not be complete.
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