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Top pet-friendly cities and towns to own a dog in the U.S.

New York City, San Diego, Long Island and Salt Lake City are among the top areas for dog owners to live. According to pet-friendly travel planning website, BringFido.com, these cities and regions have dog-friendly restaurants, hotels and outdoor attractions, making them the perfect spot for pups to feel most at home.

San Diego, California

Most dogs don't like to stay inside all
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Most dogs don't like to stay inside all day and in San Diego, California they don't have to. San Diego is home to over 40 dog-friendly outdoor attractions including The Original Dog Beach, Cowles Mountain and Fiesta Island Off Leash Dog Park where dogs can roam free. There are also 67 dog-friendly hotels and and 168 dog-friendly restaurants.

Seattle, Washington

In Seattle, Washington you don't have to leave
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In Seattle, Washington you don't have to leave your dog at home while you enjoy your weekend. There are 30 dog-friendly shops and 99 restaurants. Seattle also holds five yearly dog-friendly events including the Seattle Furry 5K Fun Run + Walk and the Festa Italiana Seattle Italian Dog Show. There are 52 pet-friendly hotels and two outdoor attractions.

New York, NY

New York City is one of the top
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New York City is one of the top cities for dogs to live in despite its busy streets. The city has 53 dog-friendly outdoor attractions including Central Park, Stuyvesant Park Dog Run and Sirius Dog Run. More than 100 restaurants and 144 hotels in New York City will allow you to bring your pup along for the trip.

Long Island, New York

Long Island is home to many dog-friendly towns
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Long Island is home to many dog-friendly towns including Southampton, White Plains, Huntington, Riverhead and Amagansett. According to BringFido.com, these towns have various stores, hotels and outdoor attractions where owners are allowed to bring their dogs.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois has 46 hotels and many outdoor
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Chicago, Illinois has 46 hotels and many outdoor attractions where dogs are allowed. Dogs can run along the sand at Montrose Dog Beach and explore the trail at Valley Line Park.

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina has 41 dog-friendly restaurants and
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Asheville, North Carolina has 41 dog-friendly restaurants and 26 pet-friendly hotels. The city also has four major pet-friendly attractions including the French Broad River Dog Park and Azalea Park Dog Park.

Salt Lake City

In Salt Lake City, Utah, there are 37
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In Salt Lake City, Utah, there are 37 pet-friendly hotels and 10 restaurants. There are also a few businesses that allow dogs within. Dogs can roam as they please at Tanner Dog Park, Parley's Nature Reserve, Lindsey Gardens Dog Park among others.

Austin, Texas

Austin is the top dog-friendly city in Texas.
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Austin is the top dog-friendly city in Texas. There are 78 hotels that allow the pups to stay and three dog-friendly parks, including Austin Yappy Hour and Town Lake.

San Francisco

If your dog is active, San Fransisco, California
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If your dog is active, San Fransisco, California is the place for him. He can roam free at the beach, and even learn to surf. There are 88 pet-friendly hotels and 79 parks and beaches allowing dogs within.

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is known as a pet-friendly
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Charleston, South Carolina is known as a pet-friendly city thanks to its dog-friendly outdoor attraction Brittle Bank Park. It also has 34 dog-friendly restaurants and 12 hotels.

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