Murfreesboro is the No. 17 Best City for Dog Lovers

Aug 23, 2021 at 10:07 am by WGNS

Here’s something to bark at: About one in five — or roughly 23 million — U.S. households acquired a dog or cat during the pandemic.

But some cities are more equipped to handle the explosive growth of their four-legged population.

With International Dog Day (Aug. 26) around the corner, LawnStarter sniffed out 2021’s Best Cities for Dog Lovers

The group measured the puppy love in nearly 200 of the biggest U.S. cities based on 22 key factors — from access to dog walkers, groomers, and trainers to the share of canine-friendly rental properties to the favorability of dog laws.

How does Murfreesboro stack up?

Murfreesboro's Rank for Some Key Metrics (1 = Best)

- Share of Dog-Friendly Rental Homes - 1st
- Dog Events per 100,000 Residents - 54th
- Veterinarians per 100,000 Residents - 9th
- Pet Groomers per 100,000 Residents - 23rd
- Pet Boarding Offers per 100,000 Residents - 12th
- Dog-Friendly Stores per 100,000 Residents; 2021 - 21st

See the full ranking and analysis can be found here:

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