The Most Dog-Friendly Cities in the World
Like corgies more than kiddos? Move to Seattle, which boasts more dogs than children living within city limits.
Ah, the Swiss—always playing by the rules. Of course they make potential owners pass written and practical testing before getting a dog. Sort of like a driver’s license, but about picking up poop.
The land of hipsters and sustainable coffee also features the most dog parks per capita of any U.S. city—a fact Portlandia was clearly all over.
Think it’s wrong to keep Fido on a leash? In the Eternal City, dogs are allowed to frolic in public fountains and scamper freely amid outdoor ruins.
Santa Barbara, California
This Central Coastal town is home to Arroyo Burro Beach, a totally casual no-leash zone where man and beast can chase the waves together.
Fido A-Go-Go: Head to Berlin’s Central Station, where you can buy your dog a half-price ticket to accompany you throughout the entire country.
New York, New York
We always knew New Yorkers loved their dogs. But soon canine adoption might also pay out big-time, thanks to a proposed $500 tax credit for folks who take in shelter pets.
The best place to be a dog is, of course, the City of Light, where beloved chiens are not only allowed in bistros; they’re also given their own personal chairs. Très civilized, if we do say so ourselves.