Charlotte Named One Of Top 10 Pet-Friendly U.S. Cities

After scouring the country,, the online destination for pet owners and pet enthusiasts, has released its list of the Top 10 Pet-Friendly U.S. Cities: The rankings, which take into consideration the number of dog parks and major pet stores, vets per population, pet-friendly city events and varying city pet policies, feature the best of the best of pet-friendliness across the nation. Coming in at the top of the list is sunny San Diego, California!

With a human population of 1.3 million, and a pet population of 1.2 million, San Diego has more than a dozen dog-friendly beaches and parks, eight major pet stores and more than 800 veterinarians. More than 50 restaurants in San Diego allow pets on their patios and many local businesses offer treats to dogs on the run. And San Diego isn’t the only city where pets live large—with similarly impressive statistics, nine other major U.S. markets round out Petside’s list:

1. San Diego, California
2. Dallas, Texas
3. Seattle, Washington
4. Minneapolis, Minnesota
5. Denver, Colorado
6. Tuscon, Arizona
7. Charlotte, North Carolina
8. Fort Worth, Texas
9. Sacramento, California
10. Phoenix, Arizona

To get more details on Petside’s list of the Top 10 Pet-Friendly U.S. Cities, head to

While sought out the country’s pet-friendly establishments the old-fashioned way, the site is now offering users the ability to suggest—and search for—the best of the best in their own towns with the new application, Pet Places. Pet Places is an online and mobile database of pet businesses in cities around the country. Whether a user is looking for a last-minute dog kennel or wants to review a great new veterinarian in town, Pet Places is a great resource for pet parents.