Chicago among 20 most dog-friendly cities of 2019

Dogs are family, but when you have one, moving can be, well, ruff. Not only do you need to find the perfect home, but you need to ensure there’s plenty of room and nearby green space for your furry family members. That’s why we partnered with Redfin, the popular real estate brokerage, to determine the top cities for dog lovers. We ran the numbers on over 14,000 cities across the country, compiling a list with the highest counts of walks, dog walkers and sitters, along with total hours, minutes and distance per walk by each dog walker or sitter on Rover.

And because each top city needs a top dog, we also uncovered the most popular breed in each area. Why yes, we have noticed a lot of French Bulldogs in New York lately, now that you mention it.

We then coupled our insights with Redfin data to take a closer look at what life as a dog is like in each city. We recorded how often the keyword ‘dog’ appeared in the online listing descriptions of homes for sale, typically to note that a property was dog-friendly, close to dog parks, etc. We also included each dog-friendly city’s Walk Score®, to highlight how easy it is to treat your dog to his or her favorite activity.

So, which cities are the best for your best friend? Here’s Redfin and Rover’s definitive ranking for the most dog-friendly cities of 2019.

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