Two Bay Area Cities Make the list of Top 10 Most Dog Friendly Cities in the US

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The Bay Area is well known locally for being incredibly pet friendly, and a recent poll by Smart Asset confirmed it! 

According to a recent poll from Smart Asset, Tampa ranked 6th and St. Petersburg ranked 8th in the Country for Canine hospitality

Many local restaurants offer menus for the pups or special canine treats. There are tons of dog parks and pet-friendly beaches in the area as well. 

Smart Asset based their rankings on the following:

“To conduct our study, we analyzed data for 100 of the largest U.S. cities across the following six metrics: dog parks per 100,000 residents, dog-friendly restaurants, dog-friendly shopping centers, median home value, walk score and concentration of pet stores and veterinary offices.”

St. Petersburg ranked eighth, while neighboring Tampa came in at 6.

“St. Petersburg, Florida has the seventh-highest concentration of pet stores and veterinary offices in the study, at approximately 79 per 10,000 establishments.” notes Smart Asset” “It has the 15th-highest ratio of dog parks to residents, at 2.3 per 100,000 residents.”

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