By the Kent Redding Group
AUSTIN, TX. – Thanks to a new survey from wallethub.com we know that Austin Texas is the nation’s 7th most pet friendly city.
The notoriety from the 2017 Most Pet Friendly Cities survey is another wonderful addition to many other positive things which have been said about Austin Texas within the last year and it's another great reason why many people will consider moving to one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Texas.
National Homeless Animals Day
Coming up on August 19th 2017 is National Homeless Animal’s Day, the day which highlights the plight of homeless animals in Austin and across the United States with the hopes that this day will also encourage more cities like Austin to embrace those animals that have been abandoned or neglected in shelters.
There's no doubt that caring for a pet isn't a small feat considering the fact that the average cost for caring for a pet can you cost up to $2,000 per year depending upon the age and also the breed of the pet.
Many people in Austin consider their pets to be a part of their families and the great thing about living here is that there's a wide variety of things to do with pets in the area including pet friendly parks, a wide variety of hiking / running trails, and other pet-friendly events that are held in Austin throughout the year.
Wallethub ranked Austin as one of the top pet friendly cities in the United States based upon data including veterinarians in the area, pet friendly businesses, pet friendly restaurants, percentage of pet friendly hotels, dog parks and also Animal Shelters in the area.
Austin was the highest-ranked Texas city in the reckoning, with two other municipalities making it to the top 20 lists. The city of Plano in North Texas was ranked 12th while San Antonio came in at 19th. Further down the line, Dallas came in at 35th most pet-friendly city, trailed by Fort Worth in the 36th slot. Houston's showing as respectable at 39th most pet-friendly city.
Other Texas cities ranking highly were Corpus Christi, Arlington and Garland, coming in at 43rd, 44th and 45th, respectively. The Dallas suburb of Irving was deemed the 69th most pet-friendly city in the calculation. El Paso, Texas, was ten notches below in the 79th position. Trailing closely behind were Lubbock and Laredo, ranked 82nd and 84th.