12 July 2010

Dog Fancy magazine names Top 40 dog-friendly cities

In honor of Dog Fancy’s 40th anniversary, the magazine has announced the top 40 dog-friendly cities in the U.S. with Provincetown, Mass. receiving top honors as DogTown USA 2010.

To determine the winning city, Dog Fancy studied the area’s dog parks, dog-friendly open spaces, veterinary care, pet supply establishments, and municipal laws.

"All dog owners know of a few local shops or restaurants that allow dogs, but it is remarkable to have an entire town where virtually every establishment opens its doors to dogs – even the bank," said Ernie Slone, Dog Fancy editor, speaking of Provincetown. "Where else can you take your dog along for a whale-watching or sunset cruise, walk miles of off-leash scenic beaches year-round and enjoy one of the nation's finest dog parks?

Rounding out the top 10 were Carmel, Calif.; Madison, Wis.; Benicia, Calif.; Fort Bragg, Calif.; Lincoln City, Ore.; San Diego, Calif.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Salem, Ore.

The complete list will be featured in the September issue of Dog Fancy—available on newsstands July 27.

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