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The Dog-Friendliest Cities, According to Yelp

Sunday is for the canines this National Dog Day on August 26. In honor of man’s best friend, Yelp has gathered a list of the most dog-friendly cities across the U.S. There’s no better feeling than being able to bring your dog while you run errands or grab lunch with your human pals. In fact, our top ten cities certainly agree and welcome dog patrons just as much as they encourage human ones.

To compile this list, we scored cities based on the percentage of page views in the Active categories that are for dog parks, percentage of page views in the Pets categories that are for dog walkers, and the percentage of businesses in the restaurants, bars, coffee, hotels, and beaches categories for which we had data on whether they indicated they allowed dogs. Only 2 cities per state were included for geographic diversity.

Make sure you’re barking up the right tree by visiting some of the most popular businesses in each city that welcome your dog this weekend and every day out of the year. Grab a leash and be sure to treat your best friend out on the town! And for those of you who don’t have a pup of your own, these are also great places to go dog watching.

Don’t see your city on our list? Snap pictures with your dog at your favorite local spots and share them with us on Twitter (make sure to @Yelp). See below for a gallery of some of our favorite dog selfies.

1. Arlington, VA

Take in the smell of paninis at Paramount Cafe

Chill together on the patio at The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant

Share a bite with your pup at Ambar


2. Tampa, FL

Grab some drip coffee and relax together at Ginger Beard Coffee

Bring your pooch and shop around Farmacy Vegan Kitchen & Bakery

Don’t forget to cater to your dog with the water station at c.1949


3. West Hollywood, CA

Stop by Smith & Tait during your walks with your canine

After hiking Runyon Canyon Park, grab a bite at Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

Eat outside together at Flavor of India


4. Dallas, TX

Split some fries at Blues Burgers

Check out the dog-friendly patio at Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar

Dig in on Mediterranean food together at Open Sesame


5. Portland, OR

Order together at the food cart and enjoy pasta outside at Gumba

Give your best friend a bite of your burrito at MF Tasty

Share some sliders PDX Sliders


6. Minneapolis, MN

Get your brunch on at Town Talk Diner & Gastropub

Your pup is treated like family at Mojo Coffee Gallery

Dine outside with your dog at Cave Vin


7. Colorado Springs, CO

Nibble on pupusas together at Monse Pupuseria

Indulge in some pasta with your mutt at Carbonella Creations

Try some whiskey while hanging with your buddy at Axe and the Oak Whiskey House


8. Seattle, WA

Fill up Fido with Mediterranean meats at Gyro Time

Learn about tea and chill out with your dog at Steepologie

Hang out on the outside patio at Biscuit and Bean


9. Jersey City, NJ

Greet all the doggies at Hidden Grounds Coffee

Have a delicious breakfast with your precious pup at The Cliff

Brunch is perfect for splitting at Latham House


10. Phoenix, AZ

Sip a coffee and enjoy your time together at Tres Leches Cafe

Pig out with your dog on the patio at The Dressing Room

Two rottweilers and their owner operate Rott n’ Grapes