The National Digest

Seattle Named Among Top 10 Pet-Friendly Cities In The U.S.

SEATTLE — The Emerald City is consistently named one of the best cities for people to live in; turns out it’s not too shabby a place for a pet to call home either.

Seattle ranked as the 9th most pet-friendly city in the nation, according to a study by WalletHub.

“With animal parents in mind, WalletHub compared the pet-friendliness of the 100 largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics,” WalletHub researchers said. “Our data set ranges from minimum pet-care provider rate per visit to pet businesses per capita to walkability.”

Seattle rated tops in the nation for having the most dog-friendly restaurants per capita, and also ranked in the Top 10 for pet businesses per capita and city walk score. The city scored well above average in dog parks per capita and percentage of pet-friendly hotels.

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