Houston Gets Two Paws Up for Pet Friendliness


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/.


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