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Fri, Sep 28 | By Matt Van Hoven | 145

For those of us who choose where we live based on accessibility for pets, a report by the Purina Pet Institute found the top 5 U.S. cities pets call home. The top locale is Denver, Colorado. The mile high city rated best in an evaluatio… more ›

Top 5 Healthiest Cities for Pets
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Anne C.
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Anne C.
5 years ago

Denver area has lots of great pet related facilities. Indeed a good place training.

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Pitbullloverx3
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Pitbullloverx3
6 years ago

Yay!!!! Go Denver!!!!

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Jill J.
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Jill J.
6 years ago

makes sense....healthy pets and healthy owners

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Billie R.
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Billie R.
6 years ago

I would think rural areas are more pet friendly because they have room to run around in.

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Barbara K.
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Barbara K.
6 years ago

Go, Denver!

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Linda L.
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Linda L.
6 years ago

Hmm...interesting. Maybe it is all that sun and warmer climit.

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EddieP
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EddieP
6 years ago

Surprised at some of the cities. I will stay where I am, my cat is a indoor cat she does not know what state she lives in and she is happy.

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donna r.
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donna r.
6 years ago

i live in KY. and my pets donot suffer / they are completly HAPPY

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Brian K.
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Brian K.
6 years ago

Yay CO! We take care of our critters.

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Sandeecbell
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Sandeecbell
6 years ago

Our pets are as healthy as we allow them to be. Regular exercise, good nutritious food, veterinary care, and lots of love. That's what makes a pet healthy, not where you live.

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Hymcheng
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Hymcheng
6 years ago

Interesting report... I hope Columbus, Ohio makes it to this list next year.

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Jamie
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Jamie
6 years ago

Interesting, but I think my cats are happy and healty living here in Ohio. They never go outside so they live in paradise.

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Teresa K.
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Teresa K.
6 years ago

No my state of IL. needs a lot more education on the proper care and importance or animals and stiffer penalties for animal cruelty.

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Michelle R.
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Michelle R.
6 years ago

I would chose MIchigan over California any day. Michigan at least has fresh air and wilderness. Besides Detroit and Flint, I think Michigan IS a good home for people and pets.

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Michelle R.
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Michelle R.
6 years ago

You know, just because I'm super close to Detroit doesn't mean my pets aren't healthy. I can believe Denver, but California? The Land of the Smog? I can't believe it.

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Lambrhondal
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Lambrhondal
6 years ago

THERE ARE NO EASTERN OR SOUTHERN CITIES LISTED IN THE TOP 5. WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT US?

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Eddie
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Eddie
6 years ago

WEll, right off the bat, I knoew New York was not going to be included. Heck, not healthy cities jsut for pets. Wish I could live ther.

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

i think dogs can be happy wherever they are as long as they can be with their owners!!

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Theresa
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Theresa
6 years ago

My pets love London, Ohio. Shh, I wont tell them Denver is better.

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Kate F.
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Kate F.
6 years ago

My dog loves St. Louis, but there are too many strays here for it to be a pet friendly city. Too many people just let their dogs go free instead of finding new homes. Not to mention that the midwest is puppy mill central. I don't think that would be called pet friendly...

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

I wonder where West Virginia would be on that list.

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Tonycat
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Tonycat
6 years ago

Great, but hardly a reason to choose where to live.

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

I think some of this may have to do with the fact that there are a lot of hikers, mountain bikers, x-country skiers, etc., in Colorado. Coloradans love to be outside and love to take their pets.

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Kellie  H.
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Kellie H.
6 years ago

wow nothing in the mid west or east US?!?!

Good to know though!!

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Jenn
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Jenn
6 years ago

That's cool.

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

Denver has too much snow for arthritic pets and senior owners. My beagle, Sandy, and I moved to Virginia to escape snow and frigid temperatures. We both feel much better. Although Sandy is 12+, she still runs around like a puppy on her good days.

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cathi g.
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cathi g.
6 years ago

i'm amazed that california is mentioned several times. i'd like to think that my home state, pennsylvania, was in the running.

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Kristi L.
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Kristi L.
6 years ago

Interesting...

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Felicia
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Felicia
6 years ago

okkkk

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Tami T.
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Tami T.
6 years ago

Yay! We're No. 1 for dogs!! I hope to see more and more dog-friendly amenities here in wonderful Denver.

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anne c.
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anne c.
6 years ago

Gotta love a city that loves pets!!

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Susan H.
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Susan H.
6 years ago

That is interesting to know.

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LadySephiroth
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LadySephiroth
6 years ago

Interesting...

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

good for denver !

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AbbyScott
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AbbyScott
6 years ago

Well apparently I need to move! I find it interesting that most are from California. They apparently get out more often then those of us snowed in here in the midwest.

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Amber M.
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Amber M.
6 years ago

interesting. Suprised that its all cities. Im kinda partial to my little town and the country surounding it.

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karen
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karen
6 years ago

interesting.

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mike o.
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mike o.
6 years ago

i bet it would of been a cool list

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Margaret S.
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Margaret S.
6 years ago

I too wish the stories stayed up longer. But, we still can see the list of what were considered the top 5 healthiest cities for pets. Too bad my city is not on the list.

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

interesting

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Karen S.
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Karen S.
7 years ago

I have to wonder how they came up wirth these cities! All in the western part of our country! What was the criteria used?

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I4swim
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I4swim
7 years ago

No Story.

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PurplePoe
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PurplePoe
7 years ago

That's interesting news

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1978Bill
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1978Bill
7 years ago

Boy what I would give to have that kind of backing in my community.

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shelia s.
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shelia s.
7 years ago

I quess the south has a bad reputation for dog fighting so we'll probably never get on the list.

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
7 years ago

There are serious validity questions about all types of ranking like this. The criteria used are questionable and debatable. For example, I just laughed when Pittsburgh received the "Most Livable City" rating several years ago. If you change the criteria, you will change the rankings.

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Tammyg
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Tammyg
7 years ago

Interesting...especially about Portland. Article here has expired but I saw the AP story in the paper.

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Morgan
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Morgan
7 years ago

Yahoo for any pet friendly home, city, region

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Kim D.
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Kim D.
7 years ago

Intresting!

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