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Provincetown named dog-friendliest city

Dog Fancy magazine has named Provincetown, Massachusetts, America’s most dog-friendly city.

This year’s 2010 DogTown USA contest, sponsored by WAHL Clipper Corp., named the 40 dog-friendliest cities across the U.S. in honor of the magazine’s 40th anniversary.

The criteria used to select the winning city include dog-friendly open spaces and dog parks, events celebrating dogs and their owners, ample veterinary care, abundant pet supply and other services, and municipal laws that support and protect all pets.

“All dog owners know of a few local shops or restaurants that allow dogs, but it is remarkable to have an entire town where virtually every establishment opens its doors to dogs – even the bank,” says Ernie Slone, Dog Fancy editor.

“Where else can you take your dog along for a whale-watching or sunset cruise, walk miles of off-leash scenic beaches year-round and enjoy one of the nation’s finest dog parks? Provincetown nearly swept our major awards this year, with its Pilgrim Bark Park finishing at No. 2 in our national ratings of dog parks.”

Rounding out the top 10 cities, according to a press release, are:

•Carmel, Calif.
•Madison, Wis.
•Benicia, Calif.
•Fort Bragg, Calif.
•Lincoln City, Ore.
•San Diego, Calif.
•Virginia Beach, Va.
•Sioux Falls, S.D.
•Salem, Ore.

The complete list of all 40 cities is available in the September issue of Dog Fancy, on newsstands July 27, 2010.


Comment from candace
Time July 14, 2010 at 10:53 pm

DogTown USA T-Shirts are now available!
Visit http://www.provincetowndogpark.org
All proceeds benefit America’s second best dog park, Pilgrim Bark Park!

Comment from Alyson
Time July 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Ft. Bragg in Mendocino County is the pefect vaction spot for dog parents! My little girl got to run leash free on dog beach in Noyo Harbor. We played fetch in the waves. Just south of Ft. Bragg in Mendocino Village we caught a cannoe together and went paddling up Big River. Linds had never been on a boat before, and she was thrilled with the new experience! We were sad to leave and will certainly go back again and again.

Comment from Ben
Time December 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm

I live in Benicia and I have to say it’s a bunch of propaganda. There are way more dog-friendly places around. It’s illegal to play catch with your dog in any public place in Benicia except for the dog park which is practically outside of town.