Move Here to Walk Fido

Move Here to Walk Fido

Where can you find impressive trails and safe conditions for dog walking? To mark National Walk Your Dog Day on February 22, LawnStarter ranked 2024’s Best Cities to Walk Your Dog. They compared nearly 480 of the biggest U.S. cities based on 4 categories. They also looked at access to dog-friendly trails and off-leash parks with paw-sitive ratings, dog walking services, and safety, among 17 total metrics.


Best Cities to Walk Your Dog


  1. Colorado Springs, CO
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Phoenix, AZ
  4. Boulder, CO
  5. New York, NY
  6. Boise, ID
  7. Oakland, CA
  8. Las Vegas, NV
  9. Burbank, CA
  10. Portland, OR

Worst Cities to Walk Your Dog


  1. Pompano Beach, FL
  2. Avondale, AZ
  3. Memphis, TN
  4. Warner Robins, GA
  5. Macon, GA
  6. Rockford, IL
  7. Montgomery, AL
  8. Kansas City, KS
  9. Davenport, IA
  10. Evansville, IN

Key Insights:


  • Western cities trotted to the top of our ranking, thanks to their vetted pup-friendly trails.
  • Cities like Colorado Springs, Colorado (No. 1), San Francisco (No. 2), and Phoenix (No. 3) offer plentiful paths for taking Buddy on a stroll.
  • Texas suburbs – Flower Mound (No. 13), Georgetown (No. 16), and Mansfield (No. 19) – outwagged their bustling neighbors Austin (No. 21), Dallas (No. 126), and Fort Worth (No. 172) despite having fewer dog parks and trails. These suburbs bark up safer walking conditions in addition to better-rated routes.
  • You might have a ruff time walking the dogs in Kansas City, Kansas (No. 469), Montgomery, Alabama (No. 470), and Memphis, Tennessee (No. 475), though. These cities heeled at the tail end of our ranking with poorly rated trails and high rates of pedestrian fatalities.

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