It’s no secret Austin seems to find its way to the top of nearly every list of “best cities” in the US. Apparently, Austin is not only a great place for humans to live, but dogs as well. Every year Dog Today Magazine comes out with a list of the best cities in the US for dogs. This year, Austin was named “Dog Town USA” or #1 on the best cities in the US for dogs.
Austin Named #1 on Best Cities in the US for Dogs List
Austin’s “No Kill” policy, saving over 90% of animals that enter shelters, was a big reason for the award and makes Austin the biggest metro area that implements a “no kill” goal. Other factors included number of off leash dog parks, access to play and exercise areas and scenic walking trails with swimming access. Arboretum Shores Trail has several spots where dogs can enter the water, and it’s not the only swimming access in the city, but definitely the most popular.
Dogs are Part of the Family in Austin
With all of Austin’s outdoor eateries, hike and bike trails and festivals, Austin dogs see more of the city than their friends in other cities. And, because the weather is generally mild, you’ll see dogs out during all times of the year.
5 Best Cities in the US for Dogs – Runner Ups
These four other regional winners came in a close second to Austin. You can learn more about the award here.
- Gettysburg, PA
- Eureka Springs, AR
- Charleston, SC
- Minneapolis, MN
Looking for the Best Austin Neighborhoods for Dogs?
Even before being named Dog Down USA, Austin has been a dog friendly city. Looking for the best neighborhoods to live in Austin when you have a dog? Check out our Best Austin neighborhoods for dogs article.
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