St. Pete named as one of the most dog-friendly cities in America
August 25, 2020 - St. Pete has been named the eighth most dog-friendly city in the U.S., according to a study by financial technology company SmartAsset. To conduct the study, SmartAsset analyzed data from the 100 largest cities across the country on metrics including how many dog parks, dog-friendly businesses and veterinary offices exist in each area. St. Pete, which finished two spots behind Tampa, earned high marks for its high concentration of pet stores and vet clinics, and it has the 15th-highest ratio of dog parks to residents, at 2.3 per 100,000 residents. The top city on the list was Tucson, Ariz.