Arlington Ranked Among Most Dog-Friendly Cities In America

Published April 4, 2019

​Arlington, Virginia can now add another reason for being one of the top cities in the nation. Redfin, along with, “The world’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers,” recently unveiled their list of the 20 Most Dog-Friendly Cities of 2019.

Arlington has already been recognized as having one of the best park systems in the country, “Best City to Live in America,” “2nd Best City for Millennials” and #1 Best City to Retire. 

Now, Arlington is in the top 20 most dog-friendly cities in the country.‘s report states, “We ran the numbers on over 14,000 cities across the country, compiling a list with the highest counts of walks, dog walkers and sitters, along with total hours, minutes and distance per walk by each dog walker or sitter on Rover…We then coupled our insights with Redfin data to take a closer look at what life as a dog is like in each city. We recorded how often the keyword ‘dog’ appeared in the online listing descriptions of homes for sale, typically to note that a property was dog-friendly, close to dog parks, etc. We also included each dog-friendly city’s Walk Score®, to highlight how easy it is to treat your dog to his or her favorite activity.”

The end result is a list of the 20 most dog-friendly cities:

  1. Seattle, WA
  2. Chicago, IL
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Manhattan, NY
  5. Washington, DC
  6. Portland, OR
  7. Los Angeles, CA
  8. Brooklyn, NY
  9. San Francisco, CA
  10. San Diego, CA
  11. Philadelphia, PA
  12. Houston, TX
  13. Austin, TX
  14. Arlington, VA
  15. Minneapolis, MN
  16. Alexandria, VA
  17. Dallas, TX
  18. Atlanta, GA
  19. San Jose, CA
  20. Nashville, TN

On their website, Rover also included:

  • “Share of Homes for Sale that mention ‘Dog'”
  • The city’s Walk Score
  • Top dog breed

Be sure to visit to read the full report about Arlington and other cities.


Must Love Dogs: These Are the 20 Most Dog-Friendly Cities of 2019. (2019). The Dog People: Powered by Rover. Source: