Livability.com, a website offering in-depth information about America’s best places to live, has just released a list of Top 10 Pet Friendly Cities. The cities on this list have pet friendly parks and trails, quality veterinary care, active animal welfare groups, as well as an abundance of pet boutiques and retail shops. But to make the list, these cities also had to offer an incredible quality of life for pet owners as well.
“According to the American Pets Products Association (APPA) pet owners will spend over $47 billion on their pets in 2010,” says Livability.com spokesperson John Hood. “Obviously Americans take their pets seriously and we’ve noticed a tremendous amount of interest in pet-related content. So our editors researched cities around the country and looked for cities that were both pet AND people friendly. From quality healthcare and higher education to diverse job opportunities and active artistic and cultural scenes, these cities are some of the best places to work, live, play and own a pet in America.”