John Bain Gainesville, FL 10/22/2012 2:35:20 PM I'm in Gainesville, FL and it's pretty dog friendly - scores a 12 or 13! We have 5 municipal dog parks, going on 6, and 1 private park (per visit or membership fee). The regular parks also allow dogs on-leash. There's quite a few restaurants that allow dogs. Also, there's available hiking trails at some of the state or county areas with city limits, not to mention lots of open areas you can find on your own.