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All year long, FIDO Friendly field reporters sniff out Fido-friendly cities across the country so that each issue will have new and exciting destinations for Fido; after all, no one wants Fido to miss out on his or her well-deserved vacation. To kick-off our new look, we decided to feature the top 23 Fido-friendly cities. This quick guide offers an overview of these cities—keep it handy just in case you come home one Friday night and Fido has the bags packed and ready to go on an impromptu adventure!
1. Albuquerque, New Mexico
A classic Southwest town rich in history, this ultra- pup friendly town boasts plentiful brick pathways, lush gardens, chic shops and great restaurants.
2. Austin, Texas
With 206 parks, 12 preserves and 26 greenbelts, there is plentiful outdoor fun for you and your pup in this “city with-in a park!”
3. Boise, Idaho
This Northwestern city is essentially made for pups, especially in the summer months with waterways galore.
4. Boston, Massachusetts
Take your little bean to bean town for some on-paw action.
5. Caramel, California
Caramel’s Mayor has a city video called “A Dog’s Dandie Day in Carmel.” We need say no more.
6. Charlottesville, Virginia
Take your pawtriotic pup to the home of Thomas Jefferson—Monticello’s greens are ready for your dog’s frolics.
7. Chicago, Illinois
The Windy city is one of the most dog friendly off-leash urban areas around, with some 9-inning baseball fun pitched in for good measure.
8. Colorado Springs, Colorado
This resort town offers the best of both worlds- indoor luxury for hoomans, outdoor adventure for hoomans and pups alike. Become one with your inner canine!
9. Dallas, Texas
Home to the largest urban art district in the U.S., all walking tours offered through-out the city for viewing dozens of public sculptures will welcome dogs!
10. Huntington Beach, California
Hit the waves in Surf City with plentiful water sports for fuzzy family fun.
11. Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Known for the the MontBlue, With casino and spa onsite, the Resort caters to canines with their Bleu Ribbon Pets Program.
12. New York, New York
There are endless apples for your dog to bite into in NYC! Central Park, Madison Square, Shake Shack- the fun goes on for miles (or blocks, as it were!)
13. Portland, Oregon
Home of the Portland Dog Bowl in the North Park Blocks, the 8’ x 10’ fountain has checkerboard granite tiles and a bubbling dog bowl at dog level with much more to boot.
14. San Diego, California
Beach bum? Look no further for sun and surf than the water sports awaiting you in San Diego.
15. San Fransisco, California
Union Square, baseball, and a dog parade?! Um, yes. Sign us up.
16. Seattle, Washington
Water front strolls, live music, and The Blue Dog Pond (home to an enormous statue of a blue dog) are just some of the offerings of this west coast must.
17. Stowe, Vermont
Your pup might just turn into a mountain goat with all the delightful trails Stowe offers—there’s even a Dog Mountain, with a Dog Chapel speaking to the canine/human bond.
18. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Sung Harbor Inn is a highlight of this Midwestern town, offering quaint cottages, boat rides, and delicious local cuisine.
19. Telluride, Colorado
There are only two people for every dog in Telluride, so dogs are welcome nearly everywhere! We’re talking city buses, mountain gondolas, mountain trails, and more.
20. Tucson, Arizona
The blending of Western American, Mexican and Native American cultures results in an exceptionally unique town, with pup furiendly terrain seemingly as far as the eye can see.
21. Quebec City, Canada
Santol and Whisky are two local celebrity dogs awaiting meeting you and your pup as Quebec’s canine ambassadors! Drop by the Fairmont le Château Frontenac and Boutique Nanouk for the local pup treatment.
22. Brugge, Brussels
Known as the Venice of the North, Brugge is one beautiful city—only made more beautiful by your pup! Walk along the maze of winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals, because nothing says romance like a great puppy date!
23. St. Moritz, Switzerland
A quintessentail glamour spot for celebrities and locals alike, St. Moritz specializes in pup-friendly cafes and glitzy walks, helping you and your dog alike have a taste of the champagne life-style.
Enjoy your adventures!
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