Where are the most pet friendly cities in the U.S.? 


If you’re a proud member of the growing number of households that include four-legged friends, you’ll want to check out this list.

WalletHub ranked the 100 most populated U.S. cities based on whether they are a pet’s friend or foe. 

Analysts came up with the ranking after looking at about two dozen metrics which focused on three general categories: pet budget, pet health and wellness, and outdoor pet-friendliness.

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So, the number one spot in the U.S. for pets? Scottsdale, Arizona.

It was followed by Phoenix, Ariz.; Tampa; San Diego, Calif.; and Orlando.  

Other Florida cities that made the list are St. Persburg (No. 13); Miami (20); Jacksonville (56) and Hialeah (75).

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Cities in Palm Beach County did not make the list because their populations did not boost them into the overall most-populated cities. 

And where not to bring Fido? Sorry, Chris Christie. Ranked dead last was Newark, N.J., at 100. 

Read more at WalletHub


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