San Diego Among Most Dog-Friendly Cities

Three California cities make the top 10 list

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If you want to adopt a new best friend, California is the state to do it.

The Golden State boasted three cities, including San Diego, ranked among the most dog-friendly cities, according to a study by insurance firm SmartAsset released on Wednesday.

America’s Finest City was ranked at No. 4. San Francisco was the No. 1 most dog friendly city and Sacramento came in at No. 6.

The study noted that San Diego pooch lovers enjoy the most dog-friendly restaurants in the United States, with 187, and there are plenty of other spots you can bring your furry friend.

“While it ranks in the middle of the road for dog parks, walkability and housing price, San Diego does offer seven dog-friendly shopping areas so you and your pet can rock the latest trends,” the study noted.

The study considered several factors, including canine accessibility, such as dog parks and dog-friendly businesses, as well as walkability and weather.

Weather might be one of the reasons that seven of the 10 cities on the top 10 list are on the West Coast.

Behind San Francisco, Las Vegas ranked No. 2 and Denver came in at No. 3.

Albuquerque, Chicago, Minneapolis, Tucson and New York rounded out the list.

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