FORBES—Pet ownership in the U.S. has increased significantly over the past few decades. As of 2023, 66% of U.S. households (86.9 million homes) own a pet, up from 56% in 1988.
As pet ownership increases nationwide, so does the interest in living in a pet-friendly city. Recent data show that 68% of pet owners would pass on the perfect home if it didn’t meet their pets’ needs.
To find the best cities for pet owners, Forbes Advisor compared the 91 most populated cities with available data across 13 metrics spanning four key categories: dog veterinary cost, cat veterinary cost, veterinary access and pet-friendly spaces. Read full article here.