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Read about America's dog-friendliest towns from years past and enter your town in the 2014 contest.

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Every year DOG FANCY asks its readers to nominate America’s most dog-friendly cities. The editors then research each city and name the winner based on the presence of dog-friendly activities, restaurants and businesses, dog parks, medical specialists, pro-dog legislation, and other criteria.

dogtown Nominate Your City for 2014 DogTown USA

Think your town has what it takes?
It’s not easy to find the best place in the country to be a dog, but we’re always up for a challenge. Tell us why your favorite town ranks as a great place for dogs.

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dogtown winner 2013 Best City For Dogs 2013

Each year, the editors of DOG FANCY magazine search the country for the most dog-friendly cities in search of the one that will be named DogTown USA.

See the 2013 winner >>
Editor Ernie Slone Visits Steamboat Springs >>

dogtown winners 2012 DogTown USA Winner Bend, Oregon

Just around the bend. 
Residents of the winning Oregon city work, dine, and stay fit with their dogs.

See this year's winners >>
                    2012 Runners-Up >>
Editor Ernie Slone Visits Bend >>

dogtown winners 2011 DogTown USA Winner Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene has been called a slice of heaven.
No single person, organization, or law can make a city dog-friendly. It takes ongoing effort and dedication from many people.

See last year's winners >>
Editor Ernie Slone Visits Coeur d'Alene >>

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How Dog-Friendly Is Your Town?

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Can you take your dog dinner? Does your town feature dog events? Where is the nearest dog park? Answer a few questions about your hometown to find out where it ranks.

dogtown winners DogTown USA Winners Circle

See the winners and runners-up of years past.
Although our top cities vary in location, climate, and general atmosphere, nearly all have one thing in common: Dogs are not just possessions, but family members.


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Melian and Tiny   E, CA

4/21/2013 11:36:35 PM

I wouldn't have imagined Bend being in this list!

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Bobbie   Caledon, ON

2/15/2012 9:42:52 AM

I love in Ontario Canada but have just stayed in St. Augustine Florida with my 3 dogs for over a month. I cannot believe how incredibly dog friendly this town is. Specifically Crescent beach where I'm staying. I've seen dogs on motorcycles in Strollers and everyone seems to be very caring and respectful. picking up after their dogs, etc. we'll be back!

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tina marie   coeur d'alene, ID

8/12/2011 4:36:09 PM

Did coeur d'alene Idaho win?I live there.

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Alyssa   Hesperia, MI

2/27/2011 7:06:24 AM


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