Top 10 Pet Friendly Cities Announced by Livability.com

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Portland, Oregon Tops List of Best Places to Live with Pets

Livability.com ranks Portland, OR at the top of the list for Pet Friendly Cities.

Livability.com ranks Portland, OR at the top of the list for Pet Friendly Cities.

“Our editors researched cities around the country and looked for cities that were both pet AND people friendly...these cities are some of the best places to work, live, play and own a pet in America."

Livability.com, a website offering in-depth information about America’s best places to live, has just released a list of Top 10 Pet Friendly Cities. The cities on this list have pet friendly parks and trails, quality veterinary care, active animal welfare groups, as well as an abundance of pet boutiques and retail shops. But to make the list, these cities also had to offer an incredible quality of life for pet owners as well.

“According to the American Pets Products Association (APPA) pet owners will spend over $47 billion on their pets in 2010,” says Livability.com spokesperson John Hood. “Obviously Americans take their pets seriously and we’ve noticed a tremendous amount of interest in pet-related content. So our editors researched cities around the country and looked for cities that were both pet AND people friendly. From quality healthcare and higher education to diverse job opportunities and active artistic and cultural scenes, these cities are some of the best places to work, live, play and own a pet in America.”

Top 10 Pet Friendly Cities:
1. Portland, OR
2. Colorado Springs, CO
3. Rocky Mount, NC
4. Boulder, CO
5. Santa Cruz, CA
6. Eugene, OR
7. Asheville, NC
8. Albuquerque, NM
9. Nashville, TN
10. Louisville, KY

Other recent Livability Lists:
Top 10 Best College Towns
Top 10 Best Foodie Cities
Top 10 Best Golf Cities
Top 10 Best Farmers Markets

Members of the Livability.com editorial staff are available for interviews. Hi-res artwork is available upon request.

About Livability.com: Livability.com (http://www.livability.com) showcases America's best places to live by providing an in-depth look at some of the most livable cities in North America. It's also a valuable resource for the moving audience. Content includes original photography, compelling articles and includes moving tips and advice.

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