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Top 10 Cities for Pet Owners

January 5, 2021

The pandemic has prompted more people to take on a furry friend, as pet ownership has surged over the past year. About 68 million households now own a pet, according to data cited by Rent.com.

Are some cities better for owning pets than others? A new ranking released by Rent.com analyzes data to identify cities with the most pet-friendly apartments, pet-related businesses (such as veterinary hospitals and doggie daycare centers), and pet-friendly amenities, such as off-leash parks and hiking spots.

The following cities topped Rent.com’s list as the best cities for pets in the U.S.:

1. Greeley, Colo.

  • Pet-friendly apartments: 100%
  • Pet businesses per capita (10k people): 10.2

2. Charleston, S.C.

  • Pet-friendly apartments: 92.9%
  • Pet businesses per capita: 14.1

3. Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Pet-friendly apartments: 97.3%
  • Pet businesses per capita: 12.2

4. Boulder, Colo.

  • Pet-friendly apartments: 90%
  • Pet businesses per capita: 13.1
5. Tyler, Texas
  • Pet-friendly apartments: 85.2%
  • Pet businesses per capita: 15.1

6. Scottsdale, Ariz.

  • Pet-friendly apartments: 87.8%
  • Pet businesses per capita: 15.4

7. Arvada, Colo.

  • Pet-friendly apartments: 88.2%
  • Pet businesses per capita: 9.6

8. Naperville, Ill.

  • Pet-friendly apartments: 100%
  • Pet businesses per capita: 6.8

9. Vacaville, Calif.

  • Pet-friendly apartments: 93.3%
  • Pet businesses per capita: 7.9

10. Davie, Fla.

  • Pet-friendly apartments: 90.9%
  • Pet businesses per capita: 11.5

View the full data for the top 50 best cities for pets at Rent.com.

Source: 
The Best Cities for Pets,” Rent.com (Dec. 29, 2020)