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Is Austin the Most Dog Friendly City in the U.S.?

Note: I’ve partnered with Pauly Presley Realty to bring you this post.

I live in one of the most dog friendly cities in the United States—San Diego!

People are DOG CRAZY around here. There are dogs in the grocery stores (pretty sure that’s illegal?), dogs in CVS, dogs in bars, breweries, coffee shops and outdoor restaurants.

Plus, we have plenty of dog friendly beaches, parks and trails. Not to mention dog walkers, groomers and daycares galore.

But the one city I always hear about as being even MORE dog friendly than San Diego is Austin.

What do you guys think? Is it true? Do any of you live in Austin?

Austin and San Diego are on pretty much every list for the top 10 dog friendly cities in the U.S. Others on the lists often include Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Chicago. In my opinion, San Diego beats most of those cities—hands down.

But … I’ve never been to Austin, so I can’t say.

The folks at Pauly Presley Realty put together a dog friendly guide to Austin, and it’s quite impressive.

Is Austin the most dog friendly city?
I’d love to visit Austin and see how it stacks up to San Diego as a dog friendly city.

Get the full guide to Austin’s dog friendly businesses – Click here

The guide is broken up into categories – dog friendly restaurants, bars, retail stores, parks & trails and of course adoption organizations.

And listen to this!

Austin has more than 35 dog friendly restaurants, according to the guide.

Banger's Sausage House

For example, Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden says on its website that it has its very own off-leash dog park and even has a specialty sausage made just for dogs on the menu. Wow!

Austin also has at least 22 dog friendly bars such as the Dog House Drinkery, a bar with an off-leash dog park!

The city also has at least 27 dog friendly retail stores and more than 12 dog friendly parks & trails, according to the guide.

Check out the full guide here.

Have any of you traveled to Austin? What did you think?

What’s the most dog friendly feature in your own city?

Let me know in the comments below.

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