Houston ranks above average in eight of 10 categories in WalletHub's 2017 ranking of the Most Pet-Friendly Cities.
In order to determine where Americans’ furry and slimy companions can enjoy the best quality of life without breaking the bank, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the creature-friendliness of the 100 largest cities across 21 key metrics.
The data set ranges from minimum pet-care provider rate per visit to pet businesses per capita to walkability.
Here's how Houston ranked for pet friendliness among 100 cities:
17th – Pet Caretakers per Capita.
23rd – Pet-Friendly Restaurants per Capita.
28th – Veterinarians per Capita.
28th – Dog Parks per Capita
29th – Pet Businesses per Capita.
34th – Dog Insurance Premium.
34th – Walk Score.
43rd – Animal Shelters per Capita.
62nd – Veterinary Care Costs.
63rd – % of Pet-Friendly Hotels.
For the full report, visit https://wallethub.com/edu/most-pet-friendly-cities/5562/.