Chicago among the most dog-friendly cities in America

Owners and pet owners are, most often, one and the same. The majority of recent homeowners report at least one pet in the home, according to Zillow, and these furry friends drive important housing decisions. In particular, dogs.

According to new research from Zillow and Rover, the popular pet care app, 72% of dog owners prioritize their dog’s comfort when considering a move.

“We’ve seen pandemic pet ownership skyrocket among renters, impacting their housing preferences,” said Amanda Pendleton, home trends expert at Zillow. , in the report. “[And] like recent movers on the whole, they seem to be looking for more space and a relatively affordable price in places where they can get a fenced yard or room for a doghouse.
So where do dog lovers move?

By comparing Rover’s extensive database of pet profiles to Zillow’s lists of pet-friendly rental homes, the companies determined the 20 fastest-growing dog-friendly cities. These are, in order:

1. Antioch, Tennessee
2. Baltimore, Maryland
3. Alexandria, Virginia
4. Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
5.Kansas City, Kansas
6. Cumming, Georgia
7. Bellevue, Washington
8. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
9. Palo Alto, California
10. Charleston, South Carolina
11. Lee’s Summit, Missouri
12. Bentonville, Arkansas
13.Denver, Colorado
14. Tuscaloosa, Alabama
15. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
16. Lewisville, TX
17. Chicago, Illinois
18. Rochester, Minn.
19. Norman, Oklahoma
20. Grand Rapids, Michigan

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