The pet budget category compared dog insurance premiums, veterinary care costs and the minimum pet-care provider rate across cities. The pet health & wellness category looked at factors including veterinarians per capita, pet-friendliness of the rental market and dog-friendly shops per capita. Finally, the outdoor pet-friendliness category looked at factors like dog-friendly trails per capita, weather and walkability.
Here are the top 10 pet-friendly cities:
1. Scottsdale, Ariz.
3. San Diego
4. Austin, Texas
8. Seattle, WA
9. Las Vegas
10. Irvine, Calif.
The WalletHub study also ranked individual categories, from the cities with the lowest dog insurance premiums to the most animal shelters per capita. Tampa ranked fifth for the most veterinarians per capita.