Massachusetts is known for many things. It's a state known for its rich history, beautiful scenery, world-renowned colleges, and iconic sports teams, but one thing Massachusetts is not known for is its love of dogs.

Yup, that's right, Massachusetts hates dogs. Well, not exactly, but they aren't nearly as popular in the Bay State as they are elsewhere. According to Forbes, 66% of households in the United States own dogs, yet only 24% of households in Massachusetts have dogs, a nationwide low.

Labrador Retrievers are the most popular dog breed in Massachusetts, followed by Golden Retrievers and the Boston Terrier. Recently there has been a spike in the popularity of crossbreeds like Golden Doodles and Labradoodles as well.

Despite its low rate of dog ownership, every county in Massachusetts has at least three dog parks and many more in the more populated areas. However, a new report from WalletHub names this Massachusetts city on its list of 2023’s Most and Least Pet-Friendly Cities.

This Massachusetts City is One of the Least Dog/Pet Friendly in the United States

Boston, Massachusetts was ranked as the 94th pet-friendly sitting, with only six cities ranking lower.

In order to determine where Americans’ animal companions can enjoy the best quality of life without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the creature-friendliness of the 100 largest cities across 23 key metrics. The data set ranges from minimum pet-care provider rate per visit to pet businesses per capita to walkability.

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  • Most Pet Friendly
  1. Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Tampa, FL
  3.  St. Petersburg, FL
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Colorado Springs, CO
  6. Birmingham, AL
  7. Atlanta, GA
  8. Raleigh, NC
  9. St. Louis, MO
  10. Portland, OR
  • Least Pet Friendly
  1. Detriot, MI
  2. Buffalo, NY
  3. Chula Vista, CA
  4. Boston, MA
  5. New York, NY
  6. Laredo, TX
  7. Durham, NC
  8. Santa Ana, CA
  9. Dallas, TX
  10. Baltimore, MD

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