As a whole, we, Americans, love our canine companions. However, some places in this country really cater to our furry friends. Without further ado, here are our top picks for dog-friendliest U.S. cities.
With such gorgeous hiking trails, it should come as no surprise that Portland, Oregon is incredibly dog-friendly. As locals and tourists alike appreciate the city for its trendy cafes and breweries, pup parents will be pleased that numerous establishments permit furry friends. For instance, Breakside Brewing, on NW 22nd Ave, is a great establishment to spend time with your friends of the human and canine variety. Tin Shed Garden Cafe is another pawsome place that has not one, but two options for dogs on the menu.
Boston, Massachusetts is another extremely dog-friendly city. Like Portland, Boston has quite a few dog-friendly breweries like Night Shift Brewing Owl's Nest Allston and the Mighty Squirrel. That being said, if your dog isn’t into the bar scene, you can do a ton of other activities at The Cradle of Liberty. The American Kennel Club recommends heading over to the Boston Public Garden and Castle Island Beach for a fun outdoorsy outing. Pups who want to learn more about American history will be pleased to know that they can walk the Freedom Trail. Similarly, dogs who enjoy spending their hard-earned cash will also have a blast at SoWa Open Market.
Austin, Texas is a dog owners’ dream. There are so many incredible spots to take Spot, including quite a few hiking trails. For instance, Barton Creek Greenbelt is gorgeous, especially during the spring and summer. As for dining establishments, you and your pup are sure to have a memorable night out on the town at Shangri-La or Doghouse Drinkery.
New Orleans, Louisiana
The fact that New Orleans is super dog-friendly, cements it as a top destination for pup parents. Feel free to visit famous spots, like the Cafe Amelie, Musical Legends Park, and Croissant D’or Pâtisserie.