Buffalo is among the top 10 least pet-friendly cities in America.

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WalletHub examined 25 key metrics in 100 cities in the United States to determine to most and least pet-friendly cities. The three key areas that the study looked at were pet budget, pet health and wellness and outdoor pet-friendliness.  Within those three categories, WalletHub looked at metrics like dog insurance premiums, dog-friendly restaurants per capita, and pet-friendliness of the rental market.

Buffalo ranked #94 on the list of 100 cities. The most pet-friendly city in the U.S. is Tampa, Florida. The least pet-friendly city is Fresno, California.

According to WalletHub's report, here's how Buffalo ranks (1st is the most pet-friendly, 100th is bad):

  • 48th – Veterinary Care Costs
  • 69th – Dog Insurance Premium
  • 35th – Veterinarians per Capita
  • 72nd – Pet Businesses per Capita
  • 57th – Dog-Friendly Restaurants per Capita
  • 26th – % of Pet-Friendly Hotels
  • 77th – Dog Parks per Capita
  • 15th – Walk Score
  • 65th – Animal Shelters per Capita
  • 68th – Pet Caretakers per Capita

American pet parents spent approximately $97 billion (yes, with a "B") on pet food in 2019, according to Cision PR Newswire.

"Adding an animal to the family roster can be hard on the wallet. A long list of expenses that include licenses, grooming and medical care can cost from around $230 to more than $2,000 annually, depending on the type of animal. Health insurance alone can exceed $200 per year for a dog, and it may not even be worth it. " ~ WalletHub


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