It feels like everyone knows at least one person who adopted a four legged friend during the pandemic. Even before that, dogs have been popular in Seattle. But just where does Seattle rank among the best US cities for dog owners?

CommercialCafe looked at factors like park amenities, life quality, and apartment size in order to determine which cities are the cream of the crop. While we automatically think Seattle is a pretty great city, this list had some surprising inclusions. Let’s check them out.

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Seattle was beat by states like Wisconsin, Idaho, Alaska, and Virginia. But that being said, we weren’t beat by a lot, Seattle came in ninth with an overall score of 49.8 points, the same score as St. Petersburg Florida. Now with all this in mind, it is a bit of a subjective study because each dog and each owner is very different in their needs.

That being said, it looks like our city has some work to do before next year. As people keep adopting more and more furry friends, we’ll keep our fingers crossed for an even more dog friendly city. In the meantime, if you have a pup, why not take them to one of the US’s most dog friendly hikes, psst it’s here in Washington.