In addition to 32 off-leash dog parks, which is the most of any city other than New York, Portland has puppy romps and holiday parties for dogs.
Dogs can play in 27 dog parks, many of which have breed-specific events, such as Pug Sunday at Alta Plaza Park in Pacific Heights.
Not only does Las Vegas boast affordable pet care, but also more than four dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some have special features, such as the Desert Breeze Dog Park that has gated sections for different sized dogs.
In addition to 13 dog-friendly parks, Miami is a very walkable city, so you can easily walk your dog while running your errands.
Not only does the nation's capital offer affordable veterinary care and plenty of dog parks, but also clean streams for dogs to go swimming, such as Shirlington Park or Glencarlyn Park.
Although veterinary care is a little more expensive here than in other cities, there are 11 off-leash dog parks, including the 50-acre Warren G. Magnuson Park with an off-leash area for dogs on the shores of Lake Washington.
St. Louis is known as a pet-friendly city. In addition to plenty of dog parks, it has quite a few restaurants and attractions that allow you to bring your dog along, including the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Six Flags and Laumeier Sculpture Park.
Although there are not very many off-leash dog parks, the ones they do have are excellent. For example, Granville Dog Park has wooded trails, a creek and hills. In addition, Milwaukee has very low-cost veterinary care.
Nerdwallet.com calls Minneapolis a Mecca for dog owners, with plenty of dog parks and affordable care. You can even try out Doga--yoga with your dog.
This sunny and very walkable city offers affordable vet care and several off-leash dog parks. You can even take your dog hiking in a redwood forest!