Dallas loves its dogs and cats, according to Petside.com, a pet care and services website, best I can tell.
The online entity recently published its list of top 10 cities for dogs, and pets in general, in the United States and Dallas came in at No. 2 behind San Diego, which is also pretty good for people, from what I hear.
Dallas’ wealth of dog-friendly activities, vet-to-population ratio, number of pet store businesses in town, volunteer organizations benefiting pet welfare, and our “good ole’ southern charm” — aww, how charming —helped push the city near the top of the heap.
Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Tucson, Ariz., Charlotte, N.C. — hey, there’s Fort Worth at No. 8, nice; hi, Fort Worth — Sacramento, Calif., and Phoenix round out the top 10, and dear sweet baby corn that is one slow-loading website.
Interesting that the list is all about pet-friendly cities yet all the photos used in the feature show only dogs. There’s your minutia for the day.
Let’s see about gaining the alpha-city ranking on this list for next year. Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue-adoption operation, will ya? You’ll both be happy you did.
Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He loves dogs. Lists? Nah.