The Most Dog-Friendly Cities in the World
These 8 places love their pooches
Sure, a dog park just opened up in your neighborhood, and the local pub is offering once-a-week “yappy” hours. But check out these eight cities that take being dog-friendly to a whole other level.
Like corgies more than kiddos? Move to Seattle, which boasts more dogs than children living within city limits.
Ah, the Swiss--always playing by the rules. Of course they make potential owners pass written and practical testing before getting a dog. Sort of like a driver’s license, but about picking up poop.
The land of hipsters and sustainable coffee also features the most dog parks per capita of any U.S. city--a fact Portlandia was clearly all over.
Think it’s wrong to keep Fido on a leash? In the Eternal City, dogs are allowed to frolic in public fountains and scamper freely amid outdoor ruins.
Santa Barbara, California
This Central Coastal town is home to Arroyo Burro Beach, a totally casual no-leash zone where man and beast can chase the waves together.
Fido A-Go-Go: Head to Berlin’s Central Station, where you can buy your dog a half-price ticket to accompany you throughout the entire country.
New York, New York
We always knew New Yorkers loved their dogs. But soon canine adoption might also pay out big-time, thanks to a proposed $500 tax credit for folks who take in shelter pets.
The best place to be a dog is, of course, the City of Light, where beloved chiens are not only allowed in bistros; they’re also given their own personal chairs. Très civilized, if we do say so ourselves.