Dog-friendly cities!

According to, there are some really dog friendly cities out there. Chicago tops the list with Vancouver, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Tucson, Toronto and San Antonio following behind.

Since we live near Chicago, we've visited there often - love the city, it's dog friendliness and its beaches. One city we'd like to visit is San Diego.

Here's what has to say:

Dogs love San Diego's off leash parks and especially the beaches. Dog Beach and Fiesta Island offer your dog off-leash beaches second to none in California. Many other beaches allow your well-behaved leashed dog to accompany you.

In San Diego you and your pup can ride in a carriage together, or rent a boat or kayak for the afternoon. You can stroll around Old Town State Historic Park with your dog and dine at an outdoor cafe. San Diego has a lot of outdoor restaurants for you and your dog to choose from.

Sea World San Diego has day kennels for dogs at a minimal price of $5 per day and they lend you a pager just in case they need get in touch while you are in the park. Nearby attractions include the mountain town of Julian and the wine country of Temecula.

Room for Improvement - The San Diego Zoo doesn't allow dogs or have a kennel for dogs to stay in while you visit the zoo. It makes visiting this landmark difficult while traveling with a dog.
So if you are looking for a great vacation place to take your dog, San Diego and these other cities look like winners.

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If I ever get a chance to go out to San Diego, I'll be sure check out the beach and hopefully get to to look up SurfDog. And, oh, I truly want to visit the folks at the Helen Woodward Animal Center and learn more about their facility, program and events for pet rescue.